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#440135 - 12/01/07 09:59 PM ADJUST - pan tension question
Mike McNeil Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/21/07
Loc: New Brunswick Canada
I hate to be a novice at legholds but I am . I have set the number threes at 2.5 on the scale for yotes. I was thinking of 1.5 lbs for fox please advise me as to what is best. Traps used for fox are number 2 in montgomery and victor with a few 1.75 in the same brands. I am now trapping in frozen ground using ant mound and antifreeze for bedding. Most traps are offset,laminated and center swiveled or a combination of all three. Thanks in advance for the help.
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#440156 - 12/01/07 10:08 PM Re: pan tension question [Re: Mike McNeil]
Lynxcattrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/18/07
Loc: Idaho
Sounds like you've got a good handle on it to me!!!
lynx
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#440194 - 12/01/07 10:28 PM Re: pan tension question [Re: Lynxcattrapper]
Marshrabbit Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/26/07
Loc: eastern Va
I run all my footholds at 2.5 pounds, and for me that produces consistent high catches on the reds, grays, and yotes.

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#441534 - 12/02/07 07:51 PM Re: pan tension question [Re: Marshrabbit]
Mike McNeil Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/21/07
Loc: New Brunswick Canada
Thanks men for the help it sure is great to have a forum like this where you can learn from the experience of others. Good luck on the line. Mike
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#441620 - 12/02/07 08:29 PM Re: pan tension question [Re: Mike McNeil]
lennitrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/14/07
Loc: south east pa
i have no idea what mine are i set my pans sa that when i lift them off with the trap snapped they fall down on their own weight rather easy
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#441625 - 12/02/07 08:32 PM Re: pan tension question [Re: lennitrapper]
SNIPERBBB Online   happy
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
That would be 0 pan tension lenni.
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#441918 - 12/03/07 12:37 AM Re: pan tension question [Re: SNIPERBBB]
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: N.W. Iowa
3lbs with steel screen for pan cover.T.20

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#441919 - 12/03/07 12:40 AM Re: pan tension question [Re: Tactical.20]
lennitrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/14/07
Loc: south east pa
o wow i feel dumb! but there is tension when they are set,but yeah 0 is prolly right
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#442077 - 12/03/07 08:41 AM Re: pan tension question [Re: lennitrapper]
Lynxcattrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/18/07
Loc: Idaho
Dont feel dumb...you LEARNED something today so it's a GOOD day!!!
lynx
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