I'm a big victor guy, I really like them, I take a beating on here for it too... But, I do not like these traps... They have thin jaws, which causes the obvious. I don't like the pan, it's hard to adjust the pan, as you can't see how much further you have to go before it fires.. They have a lot of power for a little trap, too much in my opinion... Id buy victor #2 off sets... They are cheaper and they work alot nicer.... I bought 4 dozen Bridger #2 off sets this year, as they are a much beefier trap.. After using them, I think I still like the victor 2 better, it's just a great all purpose trap for the price....
Post by camohoyt340 on Nov 26, 2013 22:51:08 GMT -5
I agree with you but I like welding and modifying so mine are laminated with PIT rod dogs and a real baseplate welded on, better chain and real swivels. So now that I think about it, they probobly aren't worth it. Lol.
If coyote catches are a possibility, I don't use any of my old style #2's, whether Victor, B&L, or Oneida, coil spring or jump or whatever. I love(d) them as fox traps, and still use them where coyotes are a very, very low probability. The old chains are OK for fox but ridiculous for coyotes. I'm still in the process of replacing the old chains to #2 machine or twist, those that have the tiny swivels at the trap get replaced with either a cold shut or a quick link on the (weak) frame, those with a large enough swivel hole get a crunch proof but none of them will be seeing action with coyotes as long as I own them. I'd like to sell them but -- maybe to a collector, lol! They do work great for drowner sets but my access to water trapping grounds is now very limited and VERY shallow, just feeder creeks and one pond on my properties. As old as they are, I don't see the point in beefing them up, either. I just buy a few more good traps each year and keep looking for good uses for the old ones.
"A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington
I have Vic's,duke,sleepy creek and use every last one but I keep buying bridger the 1.75 is an excellent trap for fox but will hold coyotes fine with no mods,but I really like my #2's.i like to buy American when I can also but the bridgers are too good a trap for the money for me to pass on
I think the bridger would have worked fine,but,coyote danced the jig on my trap last night and it was froze,i did have one sprung trap but must have been froze enough to slow it down.i have some learning to do.coyotes 3 newfox 0 !!!!!
Post by walshy0913 on Dec 21, 2013 23:02:48 GMT -5
i have a buddy that swears by the 1 3/4 4x4 vics but hes slowly switching to mb 550s and says they are a great trap...i prefer the num 2 bridger offset and i did 4 coil some this year but they work great as a stock 2 coil and have never had any problems with yotes..fox no problem..the chain is also good on them but i do add more and better swivels and use the bridger ones for my conibears..i really dont like the j hooks they use and wouldnt want to chance it with a big dog..also plan on welding on base plates but the stock ones work fine
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