"Mr Jo Macdonald" wrote:
I got the impression that some people were saying no shackles release reliably unless you hook them to a steel ring while others were saying the Wichard 2673 works fine with a plastic coated chicken loop or plain rope loop.
As far as I could gather the general consensous of opinion was that the side release snap shackle (below) only releases reliably from a metal ring and then probably after applying a lot of force to release it
So, does the Wichard 2673 release reliably from a chicken loop?
I have tested a Wichard 2673 on a chicken loop under my body weight (maybe not enough) and it releases every time easy.
Some shackles might be dangerous with steel rings, I thought someone said even the Wichard 2673 can catch on a steel ring but this trigger shackle below has a bloody big hook on the end when it's open, just waiting for a metal ring.
Obviously the most important thing of all is to test your own particular settup and make sure it releases reliably.
Anonymous wrote:I've been fiddling around with my 2673.
I have actually found it to catch on a steel ring. But not catch the way I think most people are referring to.
I can have all my body weight on it, pull the trigger and NOTHING happens. The shackle does not even open. No movement, nothing. Putting more or less body weight has no effect. This is pretty much a brand new shackle. I think you need to make sure that the thickness of the steel ring is wide enough that it does not sit right up in the hinge of the tip pivot. Mine is a pretty standard steel ring though. It kind of freaks me out. Happens every tenth time or so.
Anybody experienced this? Is this what some people are referring to when they say that plastic loops or rings sometimes don't work?
Peter_Frank wrote:Are you 100% sure that the 2673 is not angled slightly, because it touches your harness hook, or something ?
Because if this is the case, the ring might stick on the non-pivot side of the schackle, so it won't open !
And does it move freely - the tip pivot ?
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