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#1687780 - 12/27/09 01:53 PM Making Your Own Snares
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
I always pre-cut all cable to length!




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Here I am hammering aluminum stops on an old piece of railroad. Makes a good anvil! smile



Hired help closing swivels on snares.



Finished product, a 1x19- 5/64 coyote snare.





Some lynx and mink snares colored white drying for an Alaskan customer.


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#1687805 - 12/27/09 02:03 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
JTM Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 719
Loc: Utah/Wyoming
You just fill the coffee can full of ferrules then order when it is half full?

I like your knee pad.

Nice lookin snare's.
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#1687851 - 12/27/09 02:28 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: JTM]
KatKrazy Offline
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Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 1316
Loc: Idaho
LT, I see you use 2 double ferrules per end. Why? Another question I have is this.....Is a double ferrule that is hammered on weaker, the same, or stronger than the listed breaking strength of the cable?
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#1687866 - 12/27/09 02:36 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: KatKrazy]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
You should ALWAYs use 2 stops or double ferrels per end on 1x19 cable...it is much slicker than aircraft and big boss coyotes and blanket beaver can , on occasion, pop off if only 1...so use 2 on this type of cable.

Aluminum stops or ferrels hammered on or crimped on...I haven't noticed much difference, really!

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#1687883 - 12/27/09 02:55 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
KatKrazy Offline
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Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 1316
Loc: Idaho
So 1 is sufficient on 7x7 cable. Sorry if my ? was confusing but I was not asking about hammering vs. crimping. Rather, when a ferrule is hammered on say a 5/64 7x7 cable, is that connection as strong, stronger, or weaker in your experience than the cable.
I believe the listed breaking strength on the 5/64 cable I have is 680lbs. Do you think the cable would break before the ferrule would fail?
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#1687997 - 12/27/09 04:11 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
James H. Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 2680
Loc: Michigan
GREAT POST LT!!!!! I AM ASSUMING THE POST IN THE VICE IS FOR LOADING THE SNARES?
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#1688051 - 12/27/09 04:48 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: James H.]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
Yes, good eye! It's is a 1/2 smooth rod T-Bar,(upside down.)

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#1688060 - 12/27/09 04:52 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
Cable will not break using it for snaring coyotes or similar type animals.
An improper put on swag may "pop" off... The reason to use 2 on 1x19.

7x7 is not inferior by measurement... but there sure some bad cable out there!

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#1688236 - 12/27/09 06:15 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
tmrschessie Offline



Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7352
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
Good post LT...

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#1688240 - 12/27/09 06:15 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
USAFtrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/16/09
Posts: 292
Loc: NE Ohio
Hey LT, just wondering how you make your snares Ohio legal? BAD, deer stop, or break away lock?
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#1688257 - 12/27/09 06:19 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: USAFtrapper]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
Sullivan's BAD or a Gregerson's lock, both legal.

Deer stops? blush
laugh Surely you jest!
How would I ever foot snare fox and coyotes with a deer stop? smirk

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#1688261 - 12/27/09 06:21 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
braswell 38 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 370
Loc: Challis, Idaho
some just don't think of a snare around somethings foot. If I was checking twice a day that is the way I would want all of them. Much easier skinning than frozen.


Edited by braswell 38 (12/27/09 06:22 PM)
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#1688264 - 12/27/09 06:22 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: braswell 38]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
Oh, if they only knew what I know!

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#1688311 - 12/27/09 06:48 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
braswell 38 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 370
Loc: Challis, Idaho
If I only knew half of what you know I would be a lot better off.
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#1688410 - 12/27/09 07:26 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: braswell 38]
USAFtrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/16/09
Posts: 292
Loc: NE Ohio
Haha, i'll second that..
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#1688774 - 12/27/09 09:29 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: ]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
Painfull as it is.... smile we make over 100 dozen a year for trappers across the country from Alaska to Florida and a lot of places in between. I make several hundred for myself to use each year.

I'm not high tech, but I make the same snares that I use and that's what people want.
I won't sell something I wouldn't use.

But this post isn't about what I can do for you...it's about what you can do for yourself.

Snares are not hard to make if you have the right stuff and a little bit of know how.


You don't need high dollar crimpers and such, to make a quality snare.

What I really sell, or should say, "give" is customer service When you get something from me, I teach you how to use it and do so effectively.

Trappers call me all the time and ask for advice. I never turn any away, either.

And I dare say, that if trappers on this web-site who read my post stood up and said, "Your post helped me become a better snareman", well there'd be one or two anyway...


I hand tune everything that leaves here...I'm an ADC trapper full time. I trap and snare for a living and the things I make are the things that help keep me in business. People understand that.

Regardless, trappers won't stop ordering...I guess they like something custom made. wink


Edited by LT GREY (01/02/10 07:17 PM)

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#1689028 - 12/28/09 01:36 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
Rye Offline
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Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 2142
Loc: havelock, NC
good post LT. I didn't realize you were a jarhead too.

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#1689592 - 12/28/09 01:26 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: Rye]
conibearguy Offline
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Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 766
Loc: Randolph, NE
so u don't need a crimping tool for the ferrules.
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#1689622 - 12/28/09 01:42 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: conibearguy]
WST Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 290
Loc: Eastern Oregon
How does Possum Skinner make snares? Enlighten us!

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#1690067 - 12/28/09 05:48 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: WST]
BUD25 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 2749
Loc: southern Minnesota
Originally Posted By: WST
How does Possum Skinner make snares? Enlighten us!
one at a time of course!!!
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