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Bought an new Victor rat trap, and filed the pan notch down.

Got a nice light release now! Should work better.

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Ranhger99;

Could you tell me more about the 110?

I'm thinking this must be the Conabear (SP?)110.

Thanks! Virgil B.

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110 is the size designation for that small body
grip trap. I have a few dozen of mixed manufacturers
mostly victor and duke
They can be had at RP outdoors or Fleming traps
either one for right at $4.00 each
Not much to tell. You can bait the trigger wires,
or I set them in runs, or places the animals habitually
travel with no bait. Sorry, no way to post a photo here.
Body grip traps ( and steel traps in general) last
forever +4 days with minimal care, and do the
work for you while you take care of other business
Good Luck

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Probably already said it
Any trap you set needs to be fastened securely
to avoid the animal dragging it away, or to prevent
a larger something from dragging away your caught
animal and trap. Fasten traps as if you're trying to
catch a t rex

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I just bought 2 of the Squirrel tube traps that have a trap pan and 2 pretty stout springs running through them. Apparently somebody hates Squirrels as bad as I do. I haven't had a chance to use them yet but it seems like those springs are strong enough to cut that Squirrel so you can just shake out the Squirrel pieces out after it goes off. They like to run my fence lines so I still have to devise a wooden "T" with double legs to straddle the fence and screw the tube onto the top of the "T". Also bought some peanut butter oil from the same place to add to the allure of them running through the tube.

https://www.wildlifecontrolsupplies.com/animal/WCSTUBE.html

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This will work

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theoldpinecricker;

Thanks for the video!

Never new how these traps worked!

Going to pick one up, and give it a try.

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Originally Posted by vbshootinrange
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Thanks for the video!

Never new how these traps worked!

Going to pick one up, and give it a try.

Virgil B.
They are fantastic. Good luck. I love those traps

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I got to try that

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Just came home with a 110.

Had to watch the video again to see how to set it!

Time to dig out the marshmellows! (GRIN!)

Hope I don't get my fingers!

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I tried to set my trap, but couldn't hold the spring down with one hand, to set the latch.

I'm thinking I got a trap that's bigger than a 110. It "looks" bigger than the one in the video.

Any "tricks" to holding the spring while setting the latch? Thanks!

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I watched the video again, and "think" I have it figured out now.

After opening the trap while compressing the spring with one hand, I have to grab the two "jaws" with my other hand,

Then hold it closed while setting the latch, then easing my hold on the jaws, to make sure the latch is "set"

Watching the video, I did get a bigger trap than a 110. My trap is about 6"X 6" and the 110 in the video looks to be about 4"X 4"

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The dog will have 2 or more notches
They are for varying degrees of sensitivity
one will be a notch that makes the trap harder
to fire. That's what you'll want to use until you
get a handle on it

If you have a #110 trap, it should be like 4 1/2 × 4 1/2
with a single spring

Hopefully, you cleaned all the factory oil and grease
from it and didn't wax coat it like folks do for
foot hold traps. That'll make it fire too easy

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A 6x6 is not a #110

That's a # 159 or a # 160

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Thanks Ranger!

That must be what I bought, a # 159 or #160.

Anyway, the spring is way stiffer than the 110 in the video.

I'm OLD, but still have a pretty strong grip, and I could barely get this trap open.

Going shopping again tomorrow.

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Still a useful trap though
I use #160's for possums and similar sized pests
with a bucket

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Any of mine bigger than #110 I use the tongs
to set. Sometimes a hook

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Ranger99;

Could you describe the "tongs" you refer to?

Sounds a lot safer than using my hands to try to compress this spring.

I haven't removed the factory oil yet. Think I'll try some Gun Scrubber to clean it up.

Will NOT be waxing it!

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Got my trap de-oiled.

I watched a video on using "tongs" for setting these traps.

Looks LOTS safer! Going shopping to see if I can find these.

I "Think" the place I bought the trap had something like this.

Can't seem to find a # 110 trap near me. Will keep looking.

As you can tell, I'm a novice at this!

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Bought a pair of tongs for setting my trap. $10.49 ...cheap enough!

Still having problems figuring it out.

I must be getting to be a "wimp" in my old age (69)

Can't seem to hold the trap and set it, even with the tongs.

Don't want to take a chance on getting my fingers!

Time to watch more videos!

Virgil B.

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