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Old 12-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Mr. 16 gauge Mr. 16 gauge is offline
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Bridger? Duke? Onieda?

....can anyone tell me what the difference is between the various trap manufacturers? I'm a bit confused that there is such a price difference between some manufacturers on the same "type" of trap. I figure some are probably better than others, but what should I be looking for?
Thanks in advance.........

Also, is there one method of dyeing traps that is better than another, i.e. logwood crystals, walnut hulls, speed dip, ect?

Again, thanks in advance........
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:59 AM
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I think you'll find varying opinions on here as to who make the "better" trap. It's probably a matter of personal preference. I have some Duke and Oneida and a friend of mine gave me a 4 coil #2 bridger. It's the only 4 coil I have so it's not a good comparison to the Oneida #2's. The 4coil fires faster of course. The guy that gave me the bridger says that the Oneida's are "weak" but to be honest they've never lost an animal for me. I use 1 1/2's on coons and #2's on fox. I have some 1 1/2 duke long springs (they're 30 or 40 years old and they still catch coons as well...

I do think the proper design for the application is important no matter the trap manufacturer you choose.
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