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Posted By: 330 Belisle

1-1/2 foothold thread - 01/21/21 02:28 AM

NO BS KO 1.5 or Bridger 1.5 Special?
Which is better for Mink, Coon and Muskrat
Posted By: SpottedOwl

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 02:33 AM

Any *foot*hold that will work just fine.



Owl
Posted By: DelawareRob

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 02:38 AM

Originally Posted by SpottedOwl
Any *foot*hold that will work just fine.



Owl

Yup,

Any “foot” hold will work fine. Go with what is cheaper so you can buy more of them. Foot holds that is, I’d stay away from leg holds since they don’t exist.
Posted By: grisseldog

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 03:08 AM

Order some Duke traps
You won’t be disappointed
Posted By: Rat Masterson

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 03:13 AM

Duke 1 1/2 double jaw, best coon trap value.
Posted By: KYtrapper2005

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 03:18 AM

Originally Posted by grisseldog
Order some Duke traps
You won’t be disappointed

Yeah you’ll be GREATLY disappointed. I am not a fan of duke! Go with the Bridger.
Posted By: grisseldog

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 04:02 AM

Duke will hold anything a Bridger will
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 04:06 AM

Another peeing match
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 04:08 AM

Originally Posted by 330 Belisle
NO BS KO 1.5 or Bridger 1.5 Special?
Which is better for Mink, Coon and Muskrat


To answer this, the no bs is 10X the trap the bridger is.
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 04:17 AM

Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Originally Posted by 330 Belisle
NO BS KO 1.5 or Bridger 1.5 Special?
Which is better for Mink, Coon and Muskrat


To answer this, the no bs is 10X the trap the bridger is.

I would agree
Posted By: 330 Belisle

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 05:27 AM

Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Originally Posted by 330 Belisle
NO BS KO 1.5 or Bridger 1.5 Special?
Which is better for Mink, Coon and Muskrat


To answer this, the no bs is 10X the trap the bridger is.

I have a couple. I was just trying to weigh my options and see if it's worth buying the Bridger 1.5 Special
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 05:31 AM

Go to a trap store and get them in your hand ...wherever you want to compare

You will know right away which ones you want to own for decades.
Posted By: DWC

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 06:02 AM

The ko is a better trap out of the two. That said, i dont like either one. I dont like the levers on the ko and dont like how the pan and trigger meet on the bridger. I think someone nailed it with the duke dbl jaw being the best option available. 2nd being the regular duke. 3rd, or maybe tied for 2nd for me would be to find some used victors for 50/doz and put some 1.5 music wire springs on. Remember that having a pair of rubber gauntlets on when its 35 degrees makes setting 100 traps quickly a lot harder than barehanded at a summer convention. The dukes and victors set better for me, even with strong music wire.
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 06:24 AM

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Then there's these Rare Tuff birds

Talk about able to hold an otter or Godzilla.
Posted By: DWC

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 06:47 AM

My eyes suck-what is that?
Posted By: Muddyrat

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 10:21 AM

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Bridger 1 1/2
Posted By: trapdog1

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 10:51 AM

I'd also just go with the Duke DJs. Great coon trap.
Posted By: Turtledale

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 10:55 AM

Don't own either. Have dozens of old Vic's that have caught countless fur of all three types of animals and more
Posted By: trapperkeck

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 02:30 PM

I would vote Duke double jaw, also. Not as much weight to lug around and holds, pretty much, everything that steps in them.
Posted By: ratbrain

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 03:12 PM

My coilsprings are OLD Victor. Keep good chains and springs on them. I ran 1.75 springs or 1.5 music wire springs. They are laminated too.
I have caught and held muskrat,mink,'coon and also the occasional coyote, red, and beaver.
Posted By: Trapper7

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 04:50 PM

I had some older Victor 1 1/2 coils that easily held coon and mink. I thought they were overkill a little for rats with their fine bones.
The most amazing and powerful for their size coils I ever owned were some older Montgomerys. I think they would hold a large beaver by a toe.
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 06:13 PM

Originally Posted by DWC
My eyes suck-what is that?

Sleepy creek 1.5

One Tough trap
Posted By: Bruce T

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 06:21 PM

For mink and muskrats I don't want any type of pan tension.
Posted By: TNcat

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 06:36 PM

Duke 1 1/2 my choice. Bridger 1 1/2 hello no!
Posted By: Ditchdiver

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 06:43 PM

B+L or Vic #2 dls.
It is technically a 1.5 with two springs..... wink
Posted By: mole

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 08:24 PM

I like my Montgomery 1.5's .
Posted By: Bruce T

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 08:28 PM

Originally Posted by mole
I like my Montgomery 1.5's .

Those are some nice traps.
Posted By: Bigfoot

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 08:42 PM

The duke 1 1/2 is my favorite water trap , hands down the best springs on the market . I've never owned a no Bs ive got a bunch of dukes a few dozen bridgers and a bunch of Nortwoods . I havnt needed any water traps since no b.s. came around .
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: 1-1/2 leghold thread - 01/21/21 08:44 PM

I have 1 Duke 1.5 dj good trap
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