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Another pull out in a 550 #7777498
01/20/23 03:39 PM
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Had another critter pull out of a 550 I'm guessing there just getting leverage bc I'm running drags . Got the offset 550 2 coil on 10 ft of chain with sabertooth drags I'm just having bad luck with the drags did hold a couple reds but thas the 4th pullout now an it's not like they just pull it tight an take off you can see there in trap for a little bit before they get out .....any comments would be great

Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777515
01/20/23 04:01 PM
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MB or Duke? Just curious.

Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: k snow] #7777533
01/20/23 04:15 PM
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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777534
01/20/23 04:17 PM
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Iíve been running offset 2 coiled MB550s for 12 years, and I donít remember ever having a pullout in one. Hundreds of critters caught, mostly coyotes, and the only one to ever pull out was deer. I donít run them on drags very much but Iíve caught lots of critters in them in situations where the animal could get leverage and itís never been a problem

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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777536
01/20/23 04:18 PM
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Northern Nevada
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That is very odd. My MB 550s have held every coyote, fox, badger, skunk, coon and bobcat these ever stepped in them


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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777537
01/20/23 04:19 PM
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Northern Nevada
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Did you mess with the pan tension?


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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777538
01/20/23 04:19 PM
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Do you know what kind of critter it is? Is it possibly deer?

Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777559
01/20/23 04:56 PM
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I also have bad luck with 550s. Wet clay conditions are the worst for me.

Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777581
01/20/23 05:25 PM
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How old are the traps that are experiencing pullouts?

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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777593
01/20/23 05:52 PM
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I started with 550s. I lost a critter or in them but I was just beginning and my skill level might have something to do with it. I still use them when I run out of other traps. But I see a much higher rate of toe catches with them than I like. And I've seen quite a few pics of toe catches on here with them. To me a toe catch is a near miss and I don't like to have to many. I will also say I like bedding my traps deeper probably than some people and that might be a contributing factor. I know there quite a few that like them and if u like them that's great. They just aren't for me.
Another thought might be if your covering traps with grass or hay, too much over the jaws will cause some problems

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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777601
01/20/23 06:09 PM
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I know a guy that runs those 550s and I am not sure why but he gets a lot of toe catches.


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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777608
01/20/23 06:20 PM
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That's strange I run almost exclusively 550s. I don't tinker with them at all just boil and wax and put in the ground. I can't remember having anything other than deep pad catches in them. I get pullouts from deer in them but furbearers are always waiting in the trap when I check


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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777610
01/20/23 06:20 PM
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Thatís been the opposite of my experience. In 12 years of using them I can count the number of toe catches Iíve had on one hand


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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777613
01/20/23 06:22 PM
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Almost all the catches I have in 550s are deep pad catches. In fact a lot of the time you couldnít shove the foot in there further if you tried


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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777619
01/20/23 06:32 PM
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The MB 2 coil are strong.

Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777625
01/20/23 06:42 PM
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I have a few hundred mb 550's and run them hard. Everyone that traps alot gets a pullout occasionally. It usually happens as you approach the set, but it happens. I have used many other brand name traps and I have had some pullouts with them also over the years.

Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777645
01/20/23 07:18 PM
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I like the traps there not more than 5 years old or so it's just the drags first time really using them I usually just stake solid with rebar or Wolfgang an don't have any pullout that I can't think of idk might be seeing some Saber tooth on the trap shed soon haha

Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777677
01/20/23 08:10 PM
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I have no experience with drags, yet, but I run MB550ís and have had a few tow catches but not enough to worry about it. My ďpulloutsĒ were in offsetsÖBUT when a small pebble or stick gets in between the jaws at the right place it will happen. Thatís on me, not the trap. Iím buying nothing but closed jaws now.

Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777691
01/20/23 08:29 PM
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Can you confirm itís not a deer pulling out??? Doesnít take much for them to slip out and it wouldnít be right away with a drag

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Re: Another pull out in a 550 [Re: Keystonekiller] #7777699
01/20/23 08:32 PM
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Yeah you can see the sticks are chewed up ya know I just don't have good luck with drags not sure

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