Thompson Snare Components
All neck locks, tree locks and swivels are made from various gauges of domestic cold rolled steel.
STANDARD SWIVEL END:
All #0 through #2 snares come with our standard swivel (S) end, designed to be connected to a stake or other anchor setting.
Sizes #0 and #1 can utilize the same component but have larger washers and stronger ferrules to work similar to our tree lock (TS).
TREE LOCK END:
(XX) (XX - as it would wrap around a tree)
All snare sizes, both standard and deer stop, can be ordered with our tree lock end (XX) versus a swivel end (S). The image above on the right illustrates how the mechanism works.
HEAVY SWIVEL / CENTER SWIVEL:
Size #4 and larger snares are also equipped with a standard (heavy) swivel end unless otherwise specified. They are made of heavier grade steel to be more durable.
This same component is also utilized in our Center Swivel option on our #3 and larger snare types.
STANDARD NECK LOCK:
Made of only the best US steel, our standard neck locks prove durable and dependable and are used on all sizes of snares and deer stops.
Thompson New Release Locks:
A modification of our standard neck lock - the Thompson New Release Lock is an improved break release device allowing you to reset your snare should the release be activated. The lock utilizes a release pin which can quickly be replaced if necessary without needing to replace the snare. This break-away noose device, rated at 280 lbs, meets all legal requirements for states which require their use.
CABLE RESTRAINT ANCHORING SYSTEM:
The cable restraint anchoring system allows the usage of a 1/2" rebar stake to be inserted and the anchor to swivel around the stake. This eliminates the need for added components while providing an alternative to our tree locks which are not legal in many areas. We can also put these on our standard snares as well.