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Old 04-20-2017, 03:36 PM
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Default 330 to 280

is there that big of a difference between the two when it comes to the size of beaver ... what's your thoughts...


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Old 04-20-2017, 04:15 PM
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I've caught lots of Beavers in 280 s but given the choice I much prefer 330s. And as for size no I've caught some monsters in 280.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:27 PM
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I've caught lots of Beavers in 280 s but given the choice I much prefer 330s. And as for size no I've caught some monsters in 280.
X2 I have caught a ton of beavers in 280's I mostly use them in tighter areas where a 330 won't fit as well, caught some big beavers in them.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:40 PM
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Non magnum 330's dukes or victor. Never let me down. Don't miss many, don't self destruct like the magnums I tried. No broken bones, don't need a setting tool. Trapping beavers, no otters in my waters. Maybe if I had otters and troubles with misfires or catching too far back on the body I would try 280. Just my opinion guys.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:40 PM
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My father used 330's exclusively. Everything was set up to use them back in the 1960's. I followed the same practice.
330's are plentiful and have a strong and firm catch on all beaver, lynx and wolf. By managing where I put my dog, so that it doesn't mark the valuable back of the beaver, I have had no issues with the 330. I view the 330 like hunters view the 30-06; it is efficient in its performance and everyone has some to trade or has extra parts to fix yours.
More traps of different sizes means more of a different stock you must keep in the trapping shack.
Here's wishing you well in all your trapping endeavors.
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