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duke 650 o.s. #7220810
03/19/21 10:26 AM
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Philippines,,ohio
west river rogue Offline OP
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Has anyone used these on coyote yet? What were the results,any bent dogs,traps etc? Thanks

Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7220872
03/19/21 12:01 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
Leftlane Online content
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They are built like a tank and there is basically no dog to get bent Steve. There is a big pin but it is hardened steel. I like to trap around rows of round bales so I occasionally get a trap runned over by a tractor and the 650's and Jakes always pull thru.


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
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Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7220873
03/19/21 12:02 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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Edit- I missed the duke part- youre on yer own

Last edited by Leftlane; 03/19/21 12:03 PM. Reason: Cause I don't read well LOL

“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: Leftlane] #7220885
03/19/21 12:14 PM
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Philippines,,ohio
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Edit- I missed the duke part- youre on yer own

well geesh!! thanks alot Pard!

Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222004
03/20/21 05:09 PM
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Caught seven coyote this spring around a couple ranches for rancher by there calving pastures with Duke 650's no bent dogs just reset and go dandy trap imo but I am running them on drags.


Kenneth schoening
Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222027
03/20/21 05:34 PM
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I got my hands on one a few days ago, thinking about 10 dozen are in my future!


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Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222035
03/20/21 05:42 PM
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Never tried em,,,,,,never will.


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Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: upstateNY] #7222042
03/20/21 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by upstateNY
Never tried em,,,,,,never will.

Fell the same way . Duke has copied many traps BUT perfected none of them. LOL!

Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222049
03/20/21 05:51 PM
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Put a doz to work this past season. A beast of a trap. Not fun to release cats from (they lock up super tight!) which is a great thing. I advise welding the cheaper j hooks. A very solid predator trap

Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: steeltraps] #7222053
03/20/21 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by steeltraps
Originally Posted by upstateNY
Never tried em,,,,,,never will.

Fell the same way . Duke has copied many traps BUT perfected none of them. LOL!

As if mb hasn't done the same or been made in taiwan...this has been beat to death 100 times. Let's keep this a review of the op

Last edited by Flint Hill fur; 03/20/21 05:55 PM.
Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: steeltraps] #7222085
03/20/21 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by steeltraps
Originally Posted by upstateNY
Never tried em,,,,,,never will.

Fell the same way . Duke has copied many traps BUT perfected none of them. LOL!


I’m sure Duke can handle missing two sells.


B

Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: BBarnes] #7222089
03/20/21 06:40 PM
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I run mainly #3 Victor Montgomery’s, but I decided to buy just 3 of them and I like them. Like someone pointed out, they do lockup tight. I am not ready to give up my Victor Montgomery’s though.


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Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222109
03/20/21 07:14 PM
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OK I have handled Both the Duke 550 and the Duke 650 , BOTH are junk . Have seen Duke 650 tore of the base plate by a 30 lb coyote. HAVE seen dog bent on Duke 550 . Picks on here of Duke 650 bent up. Traps have very HEAVY pan tension , some you must bend the dog greatly to get down to 3 lbs. Even on U tube Casey on the Management Advantage says = they need to be tuned and worked on. HE is sponsored by Duke so what does that tell you! Duke has copied = Mb 550 , and the Duke 650 is just a up sized rip off ,of the MB 550 . Duke has copied Bridger and Bridger Dog less . And the list goes on and on

Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222126
03/20/21 07:41 PM
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I have been using #4 duke with Paws I Trip pans for years and caught lots of coyotes and never had a coyote bend one up.If the duke 650 would of been around when I was buying traps I would of bought them.

Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: forestman3] #7222139
03/20/21 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by forestman3
I have been using #4 duke with Paws I Trip pans for years and caught lots of coyotes and never had a coyote bend one up.If the duke 650 would of been around when I was buying traps I would of bought them.

I also have used duke #4 4x4 and 4x2,,awesome strong trap. Frame is very thick. Nothing bending them.

Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222173
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They performed perfect for me. No damaged parts or bent pieces. I did drop them down to 2 coils though. 4 coil was super powerful. Then I just sprayed them off and took em beaver trapping. Did great there too.


"Based on my knowledge of weaponry, that thing was a piece of @#$% since the day it was made." ~ 'Lightning Lou' Gregory
Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222247
03/20/21 09:51 PM
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I run both the 550 duke and bridger 550 some one needs to explain to me how the duke nameplates and dogs are getting bent when they are the exact same diameter stainless dogs and the exact same thickness material for the base plates. The baseplates are both made from mild steel so I cant see how one can be stronger than the other. A friend of mine and I both bought a dozen 650 to try this year. All I have ever heard him say about duke traps is they are junk. After using them this season he commented that he was thinking of switching to all duke 650s and I agreed with him. My only complaint is they do lock up super tight and are so strong they are hard to set . I am thinking of making mine 2 coiled. The only damage either of us experienced was one of mine got run over and it bent the base plate. As far as the pan tension goes I had another friend bring me a half dozen brand new mb 550s. He said what is wrong with my traps they are all over 5 pounds on the pan tension how do I fix them. At the time I didnt know about bending the dog. I told him I dont know what to do he said I am going to send them back. So i spoke to minnesota and they told me how to fix them. So the pan tension issue is not only a duke problem. All of my 650s were good on pan tension from the start.


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Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222253
03/20/21 09:56 PM
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As far as the copying situation trappers begged for a larger version of the 550 for years minnesota didnt deliver. I am not knocking Minnesota products as they make a high quality line of products.


Won't take no prisoners,won't spare no lives.
Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222255
03/20/21 10:01 PM
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I’m glad y’all are getting the high pan tension 550’s. All mine have been perfect.

Re: duke 650 o.s. [Re: west river rogue] #7222265
03/20/21 10:11 PM
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Heard of a couple folks running them 2 coiled an got along great. I've yet to have an issue with (any) ss dog. Takes a big hole to bed one especially in a stepdown dh. As for pan tension an travel I can't remember them being any more work to tune than an mb.

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