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Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #15863902 03/04/21
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nobody ever did, most just jumped in and set them. naked in ice water isn't a good way to impress the girls, just show them the bulging arms

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Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #15864575 03/05/21
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I made a setter. Bought a 4’ piece of 1” by I think 3/16” flat iron at Home Depot. Cut it into two about 18” pieces. Drilled 1/4” hole about 10” from the end of each piece. Bolted them together to make a scissors. Rat tail filed an angled notch near the end of each of the 10” portion of the scissors. Works fine, and cost about $7.

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Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #15870611 03/06/21
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I prefer this type safety

Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #15965423 04/02/21
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I always used the tongs they made for them.

Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #15968729 04/03/21
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Tongs are a pain for the 330 and larger traps. Ive found good heavy rope easier.

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Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #16034031 04/27/21
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By hand, use 2 hands if needed. I watch my 70 year old father still do it by hand so there is no way I am even going to step foot around a conibear with a setting tool.
Prep a few with the safeties if [bleep] is going to be sloppy.

Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: humdinger] #16066867 05/08/21
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"If you don't already have one, you ought to
consider picking up one of the little spring
loaded safety devices they sell for about $5.00
It'll sure save your rear if you fire one on your
hand accidentally even if you have tongs or a
rope or whatever. "


Be very serious about taking this advice. I failed to use one while setting a 330 Bridger in late October of 2020. The trap snapped on my left thumbnail.
.The pain was almost unbearable, and the thumb bled for quite awhile. I would later lose my entire thumbnail. But fortunately I did not lose the ability to grow a new thumbnail, for which I was quite lucky. I still have not completely healed and have just a little bit of thumbnail to grow before I am back to normal. These large killer traps are no joke. Be very careful with them. Don't do what i did. Use a safety device at all times.

Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #16105963 05/22/21
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I use the sleepy creek setters for large conibear a and double long springs. A safety is a good idea! I haven’t used one, but many use the caulk gun style locking/ratcheting setters. Just be careful!


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Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: Theoldpinecricker] #16109739 05/23/21
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Originally Posted by Theoldpinecricker
Tongs are a pain for the 330 and larger traps. Ive found good heavy rope easier.


This is how I was taught, a white nylon rope from the farm store with a loop tied in the end to put your foot in so I could pull with both hands.


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Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #16125087 05/28/21
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I've used caulk gun type, tongs, rope and hands. Hands is not a matter of strength but rather technique, and I don't set enough conibears to bother perfecting it. Rope don't work too good in a swamp. Tongues are my preference. Caulk gun when necessary.

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Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: electram] #16137486 06/02/21
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Thats what large strong friends are for..


Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #16164629 06/12/21
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The difficulty of setting them and the potential for disaster were the reasons I quit using "comic bears" for beaver a long time ago. 220's still for fisher, but what little beaver work I do anymore is with done with leghold traps, specifically MB 750's with laminated jaws. Yes, it takes a little more set construction effort, yes, you need to know a bit more to make a good drowning set, but to me, it's worth it.



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Re: Best easiest way to set large conibear traps? [Re: rickt300] #16166672 06/13/21
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Easiest way..... let some else do it.

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