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#926808 - 10/11/08 04:12 PM Re: replacing springs musicwire vs stock [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Lil' Bit
1: I'm pudgy, so I don't know what on earth would be pushing hard enough on the trap to make it want to bow.

2: I think that if a trap is properly reinforced, or properly constructed int hef irst place, it shouldn't bow. Thin frames with stronger-than-intended springs will bow as soona s you put the springs on it, or relatively soon after few settings.

imho.


Its just got to do with where the pressure is on the traps base. The way I do it the pressure is on the ends of the base, breaking them over your thigh (like my trapping partner does) puts the pressure on the center of the base.

I agree though they should be reinforced so no matter how you or anyone sets them they won't bend. wink

Thanks for the replies!!!

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#926838 - 10/11/08 04:50 PM Re: replacing springs musicwire vs stock [Re: ]
45/70 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Georgia
On my 1.5dcs, I replace with # 2 music wire.
On dcs, 4 coiled I usually go a different direction.
45/70,

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#926852 - 10/11/08 05:06 PM Re: replacing springs musicwire vs stock [Re: 45/70]
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Registered: 03/02/07
Loc: Kansas
For those saying you put 1.5 music wire on 1.5 coils, you talking 2 or 4 coil?
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#926857 - 10/11/08 05:12 PM Re: replacing springs musicwire vs stock [Re: bearclaw]
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#926877 - 10/11/08 05:51 PM Re: replacing springs musicwire vs stock [Re: 1st RiverRat]
Matt N. Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Loc: SE Oklahoma (Ouachitaw Mtns.)
Originally Posted By: 1st RiverRat
Originally Posted By: goldy
I put #2 music wire on all my #1 1/2's. Maybe a little strong at first, but they soon weaken some. I RARELY have a coon pull out.


YUP you said it


Me too.
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#926915 - 10/11/08 06:25 PM Re: replacing springs musicwire vs stock [Re: bearclaw]
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Originally Posted By: bearclaw
For those saying you put 1.5 music wire on 1.5 coils, you talking 2 or 4 coil?


just like lil' bit... 2 coils.

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#926923 - 10/11/08 06:28 PM Re: replacing springs musicwire vs stock [Re: ]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Georgia
Hey, I covered that in my post above.
45/70,

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