How does anyone rig there chains with shock springs. I received a dozen in the mail and would like to try them this fall. I normally use disposable stakes and have had coyotes stretch the quick links open from lunging I guess. I'm hoping the springs remedy this problem.
Let somebody else tell you the importance of short chains and how to rig springs. What I want to know is what happened on the quick links? If they are good quality and you tighten the barrel nut with pliers then I don't see anything breaking that. It would take a lot of pull.....Here are the facts from F&T....
Quick Links are available in three sizes. The small quick links have a working load limit of up to 220 lbs., are made of 1/8" steel, have an overall length of 1 7/16", and have a jaw opening of 1/8".
The large quick links have a working load limit of up to 620 lbs., are made of 3/16" steel, have an overall length of 1 15/16", and have a jaw opening of 1/4".
The extra large quick links have a working load limit of up to 1,540 lbs., are made of 5/16" steel, have an overall length of 3 7/8", and have a jaw opening of 3/8".
Krank I found a coyote in a trap last year and the small size quick link was stretched open like a "C". I did a test and drove an earth anchor attached a trap with quick link and pulled. Now I'm only a 130 lbs. man and it didn't take much to pull that quick link open. I could pull it open without much force from one arm. I can only imagine the coyote lunging to open the link. My chains are only about 9 inches long so it's not like they've got a lot of room to get a good run. I'm just afraid a link is going to pop and there's not much left to hang up or act as a drag.
Put the shock spring as close to your anchor point SS you can get it, as that is where all the force is not at the trap proper. I like JC corners shock springs and long link connect them with a crunch proof no way a coyote is going to open this up what so ever.
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2015 19:07:08 GMT -6 by adccoyote
I built my chains for my new no.2s. I've got a crunch proof swivel, 2 links of no.3 chain, a jc conner shock spring, 2 more links of chain, and another crunch proof swivel. I have to weld on my base plates still and decide if I'm using double stakes or earth anchors. Then I'll attach the chains to the baseplate.
I have shock springs on a few traps and I have no clue if they make a difference or not, they look cool though I think the nut on a quick link has to spin loose first then it straightens out. I use a few quick links on coon traps and I use a wrench to tighten the nut tight.
Last Edit: Aug 17, 2015 19:20:51 GMT -6 by mmaxwell
I carry pliers and always tighten the nut on a quick link and never pulled one apart. Coons are smart enough to unscrew things. I used to have a trailcam video of a coon unscrewing a jar. I think it was dumb old Dale that said a coon will not work on the stake end. He works on the other end near the trap.
bverboy: yup.. joe told me so
Feb 25, 2017 19:20:11 GMT -6
raymond: I heard Joe was bringing an sr22 for everybody at his table . Thanks Joe .
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Walleye Joe: You need your hearing checked Ray!
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krank: He said "Lesser fun for you" not "SR22".....
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farmnhunter: If you want to avoid feline, you can't use any meat or fish item or scent. Try a piece of black licorish covered by dairy feed, or lucky charms or corn/koolaid (mix 1 qt whole corn with a package of grape koolaid)
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