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Old 01-30-2023, 03:56 PM
NapperJD NapperJD is offline
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Default Faulty Power Rams?

Curious if anyone else has seen this happening and if share shop was decent about getting replacements?

4 brand new Rams out of a batch of 16 I bought this year have snapped in the coil without anything touching them other than cold weather.

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Old 01-31-2023, 01:26 PM
kingrat kingrat is offline
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Seems to be fairly common now. Not sure about the snare shop but I know dam beaver here in sask was replacing all broken ones.
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Old 01-31-2023, 10:26 PM
TrapperMike TrapperMike is offline
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I still have a couple hundred of the original Rams made by Bruce and have had no problems. Iíve also gone through a number of the newer ones and have experienced some bad results, such as snapped off arms and uncoiled springs. I believe that is do to the use of inferred metal. Another problem with the new snares is the lap link used to attach the snare. In the beginning Bruce used a coil made of stiff wire that fit smoothly in place when setting the ram. These new lap links are bulky and have burrs that get hung up when setting the ram. Because of the the link will jump in or out of place when setting the ram causing it to misfire causing some close calls and the odd injury. Both of these problems can be fixed but probably wonít because it would cost a few pennies more. Until then we will have to deal with broken rams and hurt trappers.

When I look at my old reliable ram a saying comes to mind.
If itís not broken donít fix it.
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:08 AM
Big Grey Wolf Big Grey Wolf is offline
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Mentioned it before. I did some technology work with Alta Steel. We found that recycle steel made from old car bodies ended up with steel billets with mixture of contaminate metals other than iron in the core. Very poor quality products like truck springs, imagine other products would suffer same failure rate.
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