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Thats easy

The washer locks have what amounts to a bent washer to keep the snare from opening when it catches a critter.
The second example has a tubular wire loop guide which does the same thing, it keeps the snare loop from opening once its closed by using friction, they work about as well as the washer types.

Since they are crimped together they arent as easily rebuilt with new cable as the bent washer type lock ( read that almost impossible to rebuild ) and so they dont have a place in my snare collection. If they are significantly cheaper for you to buy, like less than half the cost of the washer type, they might be worth it, but I rebuild my snares.

You will be amazed at how much a rabbit can damage 1/16 cable when its caught. Its a rare thing to be able to use a snare twice.
 

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Thanks for the info - the loop end snares are only 15% cheaper than the washer lock so I'll go with your recommendation, cheers!
 
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