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Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7097680
12/20/20 09:05 AM
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MB550 is a heck of a nice trap.

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7097685
12/20/20 09:09 AM
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I have read 100ís of pages about all that is done to make sure the paw has no markings on it at all but not a word about that mark left by the .22

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Tailhunter] #7097780
12/20/20 10:07 AM
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Made me choke on my coffee!!!!
I had just said the same thing to my wife

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Bob] #7097821
12/20/20 10:38 AM
12/20/20 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob
Originally Posted by Savell
.... I have quite a few 550ís... theyíre a thick solid trap... but Iíll grab a bridger 2 dogless first... that is the flattest...easiest bedding trap Iíve ever used... almost donít even need to dig a bed in soft ground... just twist it in

... and I have no problem with letting sorry stinkin coyotes wear the burs off lol


Folk like you are the reason antis have got so many restrictions put on us. That attitude right there.


... go on and wire some maxi pads to your trap jaws ....and then ask the antis if they like you now ...and are going to
let you keep trapping lol

... sissy


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Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Savell] #7097834
12/20/20 10:51 AM
12/20/20 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Savell
... go on and wire some maxi pads to your trap jaws ....and then ask the antis if they like you now ...and are going
let you keep trapping lol

... sissy


That was pretty good.

I love my 550s, great bear trap.

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7097867
12/20/20 11:07 AM
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I bought 2 dozen MB 550's several years ago, I used them 2 years, best trap I have ever used! I now have 15 dozen and that's all I use. I put 2 extra swivels and 16" of extra chain on them. I have caught 100's of coyotes in them and many other animals and the only animals I have ever lost is some coons pulled out because of the off set (that's a good thing). I have caught and held 2 by the elbow that I'm sure were rolling on the set.
Yes they are spendy but if you hold one extra cat or coyote they make the money back for you. Long storey short what ever steps in them it WILL be there when you get there

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: super cub] #7097872
12/20/20 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by super cub
Long storey short what ever steps in them it WILL be there when you get there

Almost everything.
https://youtu.be/lLNnxccBpy0

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7097920
12/20/20 11:47 AM
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I do not trap a ton of coyotes but do catch some every year and I use MB 550s along with some other traps. I have NEVER had to readjust/repair anything on a MB 550s after catches.

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Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7097933
12/20/20 11:53 AM
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I have some mb 650s with offset cast jaws, theyre a nice quality trap. Stuff made in North America is worth the few extra bucks. I have some bridgers and dislike them.

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: WadeRyan] #7098034
12/20/20 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by WadeRyan
Originally Posted by Knappett
I have some mb 650s with offset cast jaws, theyre a nice quality trap. Stuff made in North America is worth the few extra bucks. I have some bridgers and dislike them.

Last time I checked Taiwan wasnít in North America, however, they are quality traps.

I said I have some bridges and dislike them. But they were a gift lol so what can you do. I know they're made in Taiwan and I personally wouldn't buy them. But whatever lifts yer skirt.

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Posco] #7098044
12/20/20 01:18 PM
12/20/20 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Posco
Originally Posted by super cub
Long storey short what ever steps in them it WILL be there when you get there

Almost everything.
https://youtu.be/lLNnxccBpy0

Wow


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Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Mark June] #7098051
12/20/20 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark June
I've been quietly and not so quietly promoting the MB 550 OS since they came out all these many years ago. It's all I use and I haven't ever used a shock spring with the short chain set up. More to bed, taking longer, and you don't need them.

Wisdom from a Biblical narrative = realizing you don't know everything.
That's opposite the modern-day definition which may well be: Whatever you know about, I know more than that.

Blessings,
Mark


How many inches of chain do you use. I have been thinking about taking the shock springs off mine.

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7098096
12/20/20 01:55 PM
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... and for yíall hands wanting to give coyotes foot messages ... pedicures and what not

... if yíallís coyotes looked like mine youíd likely hate them too lol

... they all look like old yella lol

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Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7098107
12/20/20 02:05 PM
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But those cats make up for those ratty coyotes ...


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Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7098113
12/20/20 02:09 PM
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... used to lol


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Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7098120
12/20/20 02:17 PM
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Iíve heard the tale of the dead spot too many times . I donít run 550ís but have them on my Christmas list, I do run 650ís and have for the better part of 20 years. Iíve heard the story about the dead spot so much that I started digging and uncovering traps to see for myself . Horse hockey, they can step on the jaw or the spring leavers but if they step on the pan they will be there in the morning. I suspect if they step on the dog of any trap it wonít fire Either.

Donít blame a miss on the trap , they donít always put their foot where you want it !

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Tailhunter] #7098137
12/20/20 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
I have read 100ís of pages about all that is done to make sure the paw has no markings on it at all but not a word about that mark left by the .22

Its In the Rules At the top^^^ no dispatch talk.


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Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7098145
12/20/20 02:41 PM
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I cant remember who suggested that I get MB 750ís years ago for beaver trapping. All l did was water trapping and when I decided to start land trapping l was told to get MB550ís and l could kiss them square on the lips and sell tickets.
I still got a ton of duke 1.5ís and #11ís and a gaggle of other traps but my go to coyote trap is the MB550 offset and the MB750 is my go to beaver trap. I just dont use the others anymore.
Im going to wait till this spring and clean up all my old traps and find them a new home since I dont use them any more.

Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7098544
12/20/20 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Grandpa Trapper
Originally Posted by Mark June
I've been quietly and not so quietly promoting the MB 550 OS since they came out all these many years ago. It's all I use and I haven't ever used a shock spring with the short chain set up. More to bed, taking longer, and you don't need them.

Wisdom from a Biblical narrative = realizing you don't know everything.
That's opposite the modern-day definition which may well be: Whatever you know about, I know more than that.

Blessings,
Mark


How many inches of chain do you use. I have been thinking about taking the shock springs off mine.


I just use the stock chain on chain stakes. I cut 5 links off the 16" chain stakes.


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Re: Mb 550 first impressions [Re: Providence Farm] #7098550
12/20/20 08:24 PM
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Set traps yesterday and here is exactly why I use MB550 OS 2-coil.
1st night haul.
You know, a day in the field is a magnificent thing!

[Linked Image]


Blessings,
Mark


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