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Re: MB 550 or 650 for coyotes? [Re: waterrat] #15188882 09/02/20
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Originally Posted by waterrat
I have a handfull of MB-650's,, they are a great wolverine trap and have never lost one or had a trap destroyed to date.[Linked Image from hosting.photobucket.com]


I hear Wolverines are rough customers on traps so that says a lot .

MadTrapper3 , the K-9 Extreme looks great , I like getting stuff that's 'ready to go' these days , more time for other stuff .


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Re: MB 550 or 650 for coyotes? [Re: nick] #15189586 09/02/20
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i think a bigger trap should work better


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Re: MB 550 or 650 for coyotes? [Re: nick] #15225954 09/15/20
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I have a half dozen 550s with the cast jaw (not offset) that I bought, dyed, waxed, and never used. Anybody want to buy them?

Re: MB 550 or 650 for coyotes? [Re: ol_mike] #15248444 09/23/20
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First let me say that I've never used Minnesota traps. I've heard they are really good. However, for coyotes I prefer #3 Bridger traps. They are 6 1/2" inside where the MB 650 is 6 1/8". That's probably not an issue, but a 550 at 4 3/4" will hold a coyote. The The Bridgers cost less, too.


Link to MB-650 specs .

https://www.minntrapprod.com/MB-650-Cast/productinfo/MB650C/


Here's another link...... not sure if either is correct.

https://www.rpoutdoors.com/mbcoytrapwit.html


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Re: MB 550 or 650 for coyotes? [Re: nick] #15250822 09/23/20
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I used the 650' s with the cast, offset jaws when I lived up on the Canadian border where we had some really big coyotes. What I liked about them: with the wire followers and quad springs they would come up through a pretty good, partially frozen dirt cover and still get a high grip on a coyote. I seldom had one where the foot was not still mashed down on the pan. I liked the centered D ring, so the coyote was not able to get an angled pull on the trap. I liked the offset jaws which close further, relative to how high on the jaws the followers could get. In my experience, when a coyote tripped that pan, he was yours.

What I didn't like about them: The inside jaw spread was bigger than the state of NY thought I should be setting on land.

If I were getting started today, I would have no problem going with the same trap in a 5" size if it had all the same characteristics.



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Re: MB 550 or 650 for coyotes? [Re: cra1948] #15251737 09/23/20
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Originally Posted by cra1948


If I were getting started today, I would have no problem going with the same trap in a 5" size if it had all the same characteristics.


That would be a Sterling 500 which is generally considered a superior design to the MB's, but dang near impossible to find. I looked on a dozen each of the 500's and 600's 6 years ago, right when the bottom fell out of fur (everything but yotes) and my life circumstances took me away from much trapping. I sold of all the 500's and all but 2 of the 600's.

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