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Old 09-29-2014, 08:01 PM
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Default #1 coil for muskrats

Is a #1 coilspring heavy enough to drown a muskrat on a float set??
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:08 PM
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If its in deep enough water, I use them, but add weight to them so it does the trick.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:09 PM
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I've been told that you'll need some weights on the chain. Lug nuts are what a lot of people use. I bought 1.5 for that specific reason. Someone will be along to confirm.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:57 PM
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If its in deep enough water, I use them, but add weight to them so it does the trick.
x2 add a large lug nut to your chain with some tie wire,worked great on my #1 stoploss,cheers Peter
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:00 AM
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I prefer the 1.5's. I have found I get less wring-offs because of the higher up catch on the leg. Plus you have a heavier trap that will drown your rat.
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