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Overloaded Snare #7927187
08/13/23 09:48 AM
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FarmerDan Offline OP
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I got some snares made last year and I think they may have been overloaded. When I open the snare to about 11” it looks like a sideways oval and is only 8”-9” top to bottom. I’m targeting coyote so I’d like to get a nice 10”-11” circle. When open the snare about 8” they are a perfect circle.

Maybe I had some miss communication with the snare maker but I’m just not real happy with them. I’ve gotten cable restraints made from the same place and they are pretty good but to take some oval shape when opened to 12” but not quite this bad.
Any thoughts or opinions on this would be great.

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Re: Overloaded Snare [Re: FarmerDan] #7927191
08/13/23 09:57 AM
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Just bend em back with your thumb and fingers the way you want.

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Re: Overloaded Snare [Re: FarmerDan] #7927222
08/13/23 10:31 AM
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Did you communicate to the maker that you wanted them loaded for a 10 to 11 inch loop? If not then he loaded them for a standard 8 inch loop. Either do as Boco suggests or load a little more of the cable to get to the 10 inch loop you desire. Does not appear that there is a deer stop or breakaway on them, please do not set them in PA. Eric

Re: Overloaded Snare [Re: FarmerDan] #7927226
08/13/23 10:44 AM
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Where's Aix or Airport trapper ? That's all they use. Heck jonsey and then boys from around his way use .... something a little uglier lol


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Re: Overloaded Snare [Re: FarmerDan] #7927268
08/13/23 11:41 AM
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You can unload the snares with some bending.

Snares need to be loaded for the size loop you want.

Re: Overloaded Snare [Re: eric space] #7927284
08/13/23 12:03 PM
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There snares are for coyotes in Mississippi just for clarification.

Re: Overloaded Snare [Re: Boco] #7927293
08/13/23 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Just bend em back with your thumb and fingers the way you want.

yes. very easy to adjust the loop it takes seconds to do.

Re: Overloaded Snare [Re: ~ADC~] #7927312
08/13/23 12:37 PM
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Boco & ADC, are correct!! I like to wear a heavy leather glove when loading/adjusting many snares at a time.

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