January 2019 Update: Supermagnums... NOW AVAILABLE!!!

January 2019 Update: Supermagnums... NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Our intention is to never sit still whilst our product can yet be improved! We bring you the #33 Supermagnum Stinger Kill Spring. This device has been thoroughly tested during Fall 2018 into Winter 2019 and we very proudly bring this new product to you!

Development of this product began back in 2012, however, the design was shelved due to belief that the Magnum Stinger Kill Spring was as heavy and cumbersome as a trapper would ever care to have. After 4 years of Magnum Stinger usage (now dubbed the #22 Magnum Stinger Kill Spring), it became apparent that this spring could be yet improved, and now a larger version has been fully tested and has proven itself in the field to be the most devastating snare torsion spring ever conceived for the steel self locking snare. Truthfully the Supermagnum spring as it is was drawn up in 2015, as numerous other designs as well, but few of these designs were produced at that time, and the various springs shelved as we expanded our business in other directions.

Let me say at this juncture, the #22 Magnum Stinger Kill Spring has proven itself worthy as is, and there is no need to phase this spring out in any way shape or form, it is an awesome unit, especially for coyote usage and will continue to be used by trappers in the field for many years to come. The selection of the spring will boil down to the preference of the trapper. A #22 Magnum Stinger Kill Spring is a lightweight unit, easy to blend/hide at the site, achieves a very desirable balance insofar as a round snare loop that is functional, fires quickly, and is extremely formidable to both coyote and wolf and puts both species down humanely. It was described as "perfection" by an un-named official involved in trap research in North America, of which I can say with confidence that it is not quite that, but that it is an extremely efficient killing snare spring! Undoubtedly the Magnum Stinger is here to stay, however the #33 Supermagnum has it's advantages over the #22.

The #33 Supermagnum Stinger Kill Spring is made of a heavier spring material. As with all of our Deluxe Stingers, these are made of extremely high quality stainless spring steel which is very expensive to manufacture but is more durable and has more longevity/vigor than a lower quality spring steel as currently all of the copy springs are made of.  As trappers, we are taking these torsion snare springs of today way/far beyond the safe load limits of the spring, yet the design and spring-wire is tolerating the deflection and load. The Supermagnum has a significant increase in arm length, a slightly increased body size and wire diameter.  Couple these features with the sheer strength of this powerful spring and it is second to none and the device achieves extremely fast death rates of captured animals. 

Positive "in the field results/observations" of the Supermagnum are blatantly obvious. This spring, when coupled with a good snare lock achieves death, in truth likely faster than any snare used on coyotes today. Used with 1/16" cable, straight cables are the norm with each catch and virtual zero snare site destruction of the set also is an obvious and regular observation. The effects of this spring, the #33 Supermagnum Stinger Kill Spring have blown me away... I am not only most impressed, I am stunned by the results that I am seeing daily.  First and foremost is a much increased lack of snare brush location damage even over the deadly #22 Magnum Stinger, much increased... much!!! One drawback is an increase in coyotes rolling up in the cable, hockey player syndrome as I call it, such as when a hockey player rolls around on the ice in an apparent show to impress the referee that he is surely dying, however in this case, the coyotes are actually dying, unlike the hockey player who simply pretends!!! Ok, yes a joke, however, the rolling snare death phenomenon strongly suggests the coyote dies very quickly and is at a loss of how else to fight in its death throes, and only happens when it realizes death is imminent. Much of the time I see coyotes simply laying dead at the end of an extended/stretched snare cable with zero location damage of even the most delicate snare site environments, the cable suffering simply three or four bite marks from the captured animal immediately upon the animal realizing it is trapped before panicking, next attempting to rush away hitting the end of the snare cable once or twice, and positively firing the trigger virtually 100% of the time as with the Magnum Stinger #22 when the trigger is set correctly.

On this note, again, pay attention, always set the trigger in the 9 o'clock position on the non-active side of the spring eyelet, also referred to as the dead side, the wire-end side of the eyelet. This is a very simple procedure, however if set incorrectly the unit will fire hard or even fail to fire.  One individual currently has felt compelled to copy our spring and trigger design with a slight variation  claiming a one position trigger is "better" however, the truth in the matter is that his design fires quite prematurely, prior to dependable lock up, and will leave the user with poor results, this coupled with selling a lighter duty spring made of much inferior quality wire as essentially the same price or higher than what we sell our very high quality springs at.  At any rate, the active side of the spring eyelet is the  wrong side to clip the trigger on, the spring arm side of the eyelet, clipping here will render a low spring firing rate, do not do so!!! I have to accept responsibility for the confusion on the matter of trigger position, for not having properly educated the user. Our packaging has been updated over the past year or so to include detailed instruction on proper trigger position, which should have occurred upon release of the magnum spring. 

Use the new #33 Supermagnum with the most dependable lock that you are able to get, the most efficient locking device possible. I tested the new spring with a variety of new as well as used Lightning Locks, as well as some brand new smooth surfaced camlocks with hand filed teeth. I had very good results with both locks, however, when reusing any snare lock, it is imperative that you inspect the lock for wear. The most noticeable wear will be on the teeth, however another very important area to inspect is the clasp of the lock which is the opposite binding point to the teeth. Though it would seem to not be of consequence, be aware that it is. I have not yet tested the Supermagnum with the Bridger Sure Hold Camlock with machine stamped teeth even as popular as the lock currently is. I have not tested the Supermagnum with any hole lock nor do I plan to as such locks groove/blow too quickly. 

Much has been said already by other individuals on filing teeth into existing snare locks. It is noteworthy to mention and give credit to Craig O'Gorman of Montana for releasing the technique to the North American trapper,  many years ago on his Snare #5 video I believe. Without this addition to our technique, the North American snareman of today would be in a different place.The snare lock is the heart of the whole system, a good lock achieves good results with a snare spring, a bad snare lock yields negative results. Another noteworthy trapper, Trevor Walch of Nevada has been using a technique called cross-hatching snare locks for many years, taking a camlock, both smooth and with stamped teeth and cross filing teeth into the lock surface. Much experimentation has been done for many years by such noteworthy trappers, in particular trappers that have included much training/influence by O'Gorman via personal instruction, videos and written matter, as well as by spin offs of such from many trappers on the online forums over the years, in obsurity often, yet is old news to those in the know.  We see today individuals discovering such techniques and attempting to claim originality, attention, and opportunity to beat ones chest, albeit in ignorance!  However, the canines of today are benefiting by increased humane death as each individual trapper progresses his game!

And so, Trappers, literally the world over, I bring you the #33 Supermagnum Stinger Kill Spring! Though over 5 years in the development, it is now come to fruition! It is not yet available but should be rolling of the "press" ('er spring winding tool) very soon. We hope to have them at the end of this month but cannot promise an exact date. Stay tuned!!!

Marty Senneker

Canadian Coyote Company Ltd

Hays, Alberta, Canada