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New wire type for snares

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Witch Doctor 01, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I recently helped a friend replace her windshield ( more accurately I watched a professional do it ;))
    I noticed that he was using a tool called cutting wire... the braided wire he used had a tensile strength of 50 lbs. or so I was able to procure a partial box of the wire and it makes pretty good small game snares. Amazon has several versions of it from piano wire styles up to some more expensive types. Check it out it might be of interest for bug out bags...

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  2. Garand69

    Garand69 Monkey Site Supporter+

    That stuff is awesome!, on a side note, Post SHTF, don't forget garage doors. While the cable is a bit thick, it will work quite well on larger critters like bambi.
  3. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    A garrote is a excellent somewhat silent killer. In addition, the piano wire makes a decent saw. Although thinner wire is better than heavier.
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    A roll of music wire would work much better than a garage door cable. I have about a half dozen rolls of various wire sizes, due to building hammered dulcimers.
  5. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    @Garand69 use for garage cable was for larger game, as he said Bambi.

    What would you use to snare deer? Is dulcimer wire solid or braided?
  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    This 1/16" cable would make much better snares, due to the #480 strength and much harder to see. Lighter weight too.

    Cable & Wire Rope | Fastenal
  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Post shift or now, I would recommend leaving these cables alone. They are only @9' long and will not throw a big loop. They are under spring tension, and can and do hurt folks who mess with them. (I dislike jobs with blood all over the floor).
    Besides that, the owner of that garage will take a very dim view of you destroying his door, and just might feel the need to offer you some free bullets.

    Just as a reference, take a look at the properties of music wire.
    Music Wire - ASTM A 228 - Spring Wire Properties
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  9. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    I normally keep stainless leader wire in about 120# test. It is available in heavier weights too.If you get the sleeves as well make sure they are the right size.
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