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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7312786
07/24/21 10:53 AM
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It really wouldn't take much to grind off a 1/32 of an inch off the top of each jaw. Flap sander and 30 seconds.
But I like dog on traps myself.

Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7312800
07/24/21 11:33 AM
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That's exacly what i did, took about 2 minutes with a grinder. I took a 16th off the hi point.


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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Arrow B] #7312835
07/24/21 12:50 PM
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Nice trap but is it worth the extra $ over the 550?

Me thinks not.

Last edited by Tailhunter; 07/24/21 12:54 PM.
Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Tailhunter] #7312866
07/24/21 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
Nice trap but is it worth the extra $ over the 550?

Me thinks not.

I picked one up at the national this week. Every bit as well built as the regular MB 550 but I don't think I'll be upgrading anytime soon due to the cost difference. Maybe someday if coyote prices go back up then I might add a few more.


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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7312869
07/24/21 01:48 PM
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If was buying more coyote traps I'd be take a serious look at them for sure. I prefer the #3 size trap

Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Tailhunter] #7312885
07/24/21 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
Nice trap but is it worth the extra $ over the 550?

Me thinks not.

It does give the user adjustable pan tension. No worries of a bent dog or having to bend to get more or less tension. Pan is set down lower than jaws for a low spot over pan area.

If I could afford to re-tool from the B2 dogless....this is the trap....but they are twice the cost of the B2 dogless......whew!


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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7312893
07/24/21 02:15 PM
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Iíll probably get 2 dozen love dogless style traps and now one with cast jaws.

Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7312920
07/24/21 02:55 PM
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With The Alpha dogless system we stretched the pan attachment point as far as we could so there's no dead spot but realize the closer to attachment ( fulcrum point) point the pan tension increases slightly, the further toward the end of the pan it decreases . That's the reason I always set pan tension dead center at 2.5 with a masonry hammer that weighs 2.5#. Its gonna be real hard for a yote to step inside the jaws and not get restrained. With 4 coiled Alphas I can get from 1.5# to over 5# just by turning a screw. If ya live in snow country the extra jaw spread over the 550 is a game changer. You can also bed the Alpha deeper witch can help with detection. The cast jaws have the widest contact surface without lamination in the industry. Factor the costs of modifying other traps in to the equation and the cost of the Alpha is more realistic. The wide jaws will help a bunch for you trappers with extended checks too.


thanks again for the interest


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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: trappergbus] #7312929
07/24/21 03:10 PM
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Do they come in regular jaw as well?

Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7312943
07/24/21 03:56 PM
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No, i asked the young man at the stand and he said no, I asked if they were gonna produce closed jaw and he wasn't sure if they would. It would be nice if they did!


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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: SNIPERB🦝] #7312947
07/24/21 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by SNIPERB🦝
Originally Posted by Blaine County
Do you ever read these threads and say "great, now I have to buy more traps that I don't really need"?

Maybe I am the only one.

Yes. Then the wallet and the dozens of traps I haven't used for years for coyotes glare accusingly at me.



Yep....guilty as charged!! smile


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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7313013
07/24/21 06:49 PM
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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7313115
07/24/21 10:08 PM
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I like the looks of this trap. Iím also not a fan of the mb 650. I would like to know why the price increase over the 650?


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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7313138
07/24/21 10:40 PM
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A Loose jaw on them or no loose jaw I canít see either way?

Last edited by Law Dog; 07/24/21 10:41 PM.

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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Law Dog] #7313144
07/24/21 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
A Loose jaw on them or no loose jaw I canít see either way?


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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7313195
07/25/21 01:34 AM
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Im ordering a dozen duke 650ís. Better deal anyhow

Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7313301
07/25/21 09:31 AM
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I like the looks of them. I would think with that wide jaw face the 4 coil would make that trap very efficient.

Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: DWC] #7313309
07/25/21 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by DWC
Im ordering a dozen duke 650ís. Better deal anyhow

I've got 9 for sale on the trap shed.


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Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7313363
07/25/21 11:28 AM
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Hopefully they have the good steel in the leaver like the mb 550, levers on the bridger coils are thin and weak.

Re: New MB "APLHA'S" *PICS* [Re: Wolfdog91] #7313562
07/25/21 05:26 PM
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The levers and pans are heavier gauge than the Bridgers or MB 550s. The spring pin is heavier and heat treated also. We left the tab on the free jaw to save cost of another jaw mold and after testing they added support to the free jaw when bedding.

Thanks Wolfdog91 for posting the vid, and thanks for the positive video


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