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Mb550 or mb650 #7602791
06/11/22 12:43 PM
06/11/22 12:43 PM
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Wisconsin
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I'm asking more about the pan 3" on the 650 2 1/2 on the550

Is the half inch worth buying the 650.?

Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7602845
06/11/22 01:46 PM
06/11/22 01:46 PM
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Marion Kansas
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In my opinion the traps are so different the last thing I'd be basing my choice on is the pan size.

Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7602875
06/11/22 02:31 PM
06/11/22 02:31 PM
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West Central MN
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I agree with Yes sir. Alot also depends upon what your going after.


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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7602902
06/11/22 03:20 PM
06/11/22 03:20 PM
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NNY
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Agree with above. Depending on what your trapping I believe jaw spread is more important than pan size.

Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7602999
06/11/22 04:55 PM
06/11/22 04:55 PM
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Wisconsin
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I like the oversized pan for coyotes. I just don't like packing setters
I think I will stay with the 550s.

Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7603038
06/11/22 05:58 PM
06/11/22 05:58 PM
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550 is plenty in Wisconsin


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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: keets] #7603080
06/11/22 07:47 PM
06/11/22 07:47 PM
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West Central MN
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Originally Posted by keets
550 is plenty in Wisconsin

Works great for me here in MN.


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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7603165
06/11/22 09:20 PM
06/11/22 09:20 PM
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venango county,pennslyvania
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buy bigger pans for the 550's!


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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7603235
06/11/22 11:10 PM
06/11/22 11:10 PM
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Northern Nevada, 31 yrs old
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I donít like 650s. Theyíre well built but I dislike dog less traps altogether. I run a lot of 550s though, and they are great traps. As far as pan size, the 550 pans are plenty big. Donít put a bigger pan on them. Bigger pan, better chance the trap goes off with half the coyotes foot on the jaw of the trap, then best case scenario you got him by a couple toes, worst case you got an educated coyote. If you want a bigger kill zone, you need a bigger jaw spread. You can get away with a bigger pan then.

If you want to try the 650s then do it, they are a good coyote trap, just not my style. When I run bigger traps, which I do when Iím trapping areas Iím fairly certain I wonít run into domestics or thieves, I run bridger #3s and #3 and #4 double longsprings, and sometimes even #5 longsprings. But I donít know if thatís legal in Wisconsin. Here I can use as big a trap as I want to.


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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7603239
06/11/22 11:21 PM
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Frazee, MN
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550's will work for what ever you chase in Wisconsin.

Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7603933
06/12/22 10:07 PM
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Both are excellent traps or split the difference and go with the new Alphas! If domestics are a concern I would suggest the 550 offset although I have released several dogs from. 650's with no damage.

Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7604316
06/13/22 04:11 PM
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E central Il
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The 650 is a tank and the 550 is a little tank. I like having both jaws tied down on the 650ís and once I set the pan tension it stays until I reset it. Some of them were set over ten years ago at 4# and they are still at 4# . As far as the pan size I think they are appropriate for the size of the trap.

Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7604363
06/13/22 05:15 PM
06/13/22 05:15 PM
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Wisconsin
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I use the 550's offset here in Wisconsin and they're a great trap for coyote and fox.


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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7604390
06/13/22 06:03 PM
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Theyíre both great traps and will hold whatever steps in them. Donít worry about the pan. The 650ís are great but pretty tough on a coyote.

Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7604842
06/14/22 09:00 AM
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Upper Catskills , New York
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Try the Alpha

Big pan
Nice jaw spread and legal in most states


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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7604857
06/14/22 09:15 AM
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Southern Michigan
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Since we developed the Alpha my 650s set in the shed. I didn't care for dogless till I used them. Now I prefer dogless reason being no dead spot and larger kill zone. I still use 550s in certain situations. There's a use for both. Example, snow...... The Alpha is a better snow trap.

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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7605478
06/15/22 04:03 AM
06/15/22 04:03 AM
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Wisconsin
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I use the MB 650 is/os laminated, cause that's what I have for coyotes.

Would get some Alpha's if coyote fur prices were much better or if someone wanted to donate a few. In my opinion, they are the new go to trap for yotes.


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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Lance Squires] #7605627
06/15/22 11:16 AM
06/15/22 11:16 AM
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Mesa,Washington.
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Originally Posted by Lance Squires
I use the 550's offset here in Wisconsin and they're a great trap for coyote and fox.

This is a good idea for you to consider if there are any Fox in your area?

Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7605822
06/15/22 07:40 PM
06/15/22 07:40 PM
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wisconsin
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I agree with Lance the MB 550 for the price is a great trap for what animals I trap in Wisconsin


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Re: Mb550 or mb650 [Re: Guss] #7608655
06/19/22 09:40 PM
06/19/22 09:40 PM
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Oklahoma
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I would vote 550s.


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