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Bridger #9? #7114200
12/31/20 06:47 PM
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Anybody using them much? What do you think of them? I know somebody on here a while back said they had some issues with them but didn't mention what the issues were and I can't remember who it was. I know one guy who used a few down here and really bragged up what a great trap they were, but to my knowledge all the wolves he caught were in MB 750's not the big Bridgers.

Was thinking about getting me a few to try out, but thought I would ask if anybody has much experience with them on wolves first. Most of the guys down here are using 750's or modified TS85's. I've had issues with the 750's being real bad to freeze down though, and was thinking of trying a trap with the big jaw spread. (Everything I have is 7 1/2" except one trap I made myself which is 8" inside)

Re: Bridger #9? [Re: bearcat2] #7114262
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I have some. Never use them anymore though. Ive had wolves break the springs. The last time only one spring was broke, the wolf didnt get away, but the foot damage was severe. One of my beefs with the Canadian trap standards. That trap is certified and its the worst wolf trap made in my opinion. The Koro #9 and the Alaskan are the only way to go. Way better traps in every way, and they are Not certified.


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Re: Bridger #9? [Re: bearcat2] #7114297
12/31/20 08:09 PM
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I had a few and caught wolves in them but I did not care for the trap. Like Yukon I don't like the exposed spring levers. I found them very hard to set w/o setters, trying to stand
on those little nubs of springs sticking out was terrible.

The no BS wolf trap and the Koro 9 are far better and still use the dog -less design, which I prefer.

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Dang! I used those springs on the trap I made. They certainly look and feel beefy. I guess that's what you get from China though.

Re: Bridger #9? [Re: bearcat2] #7119976
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The Koro #9 is not certified trap. not that a good of a trap. I have both of them. thin jaw,s Spring,s two strong.

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Originally Posted by beer
The Koro #9 is not certified trap. not that a good of a trap. I have both of them. thin jaw,s

Interesting, the Koro 9 is IMO second only to the Alaskan 9. Those are the only two traps, that I can be reasonably sure, will fire after I leave them in our freeze-thaw-snow weather.
I know for a fact the MB750 and SC 4.5 won’t work with remotely similar results in the same conditions.

Re: Bridger #9? [Re: mad_mike] #7121067
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Originally Posted by mad_mike
Originally Posted by beer
The Koro #9 is not certified trap. not that a good of a trap. I have both of them. thin jaw,s

Interesting, the Koro 9 is IMO second only to the Alaskan 9. Those are the only two traps, that I can be reasonably sure, will fire after I leave them in our freeze-thaw-snow weather.
I know for a fact the MB750 and SC 4.5 won’t work with remotely similar results in the same conditions.


I have some SC 4 1/2s and like them better than the 750s, a pain to set but they bed nice and solid and the jaws arent bad to freeze down like the 750s, but they are slow coming up through any sort of crust. Missed a wolf and I'm pretty sure that was the reason with one. They will dang sure hold on to whatever they grab ahold of though, including my thumb frown Lost a thumbnail over that learning experience.

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