I am going to stick my neck on chopping block again. But I have never understood why anyone would want a "loaded" snare unless they have a couple serious misconceptions about snare usage.---First an animal has to start pulling on the snare to make it close. Second, once it starts to close, round or tear drop has nothing to do with speed of closing, compared to where snare is used and how it is stabalized to begin with. Yes Yes, I know playing with them in your hands the rounded seems to close faster, but only because you are holding the top of the snare level, which is not the best way to set it in the field--Wind, rain, light snow will close a snare that sets level in the field, but if a snare is set to have to climb over the top to start to close, because the snare is fastened to point up and not flat or level, so light wind, and light moisture will not close the snare, both will close at equal speed with the same style lock.
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