For all you hard core trappers out there.

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by cuttingout69, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    I received a brand new MB550RC in the mail today. I will not say who sent it, but I will say this is the best built fox/cat trap I have ever seen in my life. The base plate is made in two pieces and bolted together with lock nuts. The jaws are thicker and heavier than any trap jaws I have ever seen any where. They are also cast jaws. The pan is not adjustable and has 0 pan tension on it. The dog is some of a work of art. The dog is round and angled with a hair trigger night latch built in. This is the heaviest and smoothest trap I have ever seen. I am ordering 2 doz tomorrow morning along with all my next year supplies.

    I thought I would give yall my review of this new trap line from MTP.
     
  2. yotepeeler

    yotepeeler New Member

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    I saw it last year in Hutchinson ,made me drool the rest of the convention LOL . I tried to buy one then but was sent off trapless :angry: That was before the trigger was changed to the way it is now . It was my understanding the pan tension would run around 2 lbs after it is set . The spring tension will make it be more then before it is set .

    That unadjustable pan tension will take it out of the market for a few states that require it to have an adjustable tension though .

    Coyote cuffs also run a cast jaw as well as wire levers . I bought a set of jaws to play with LOL . Maybe I will get around to doing that this summer yet :confused2:

    Drifter
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    OK Tony, Pete yall got my curiosity up , who makes em?
     
  4. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Minnesota Trapline Products. Check it out, I uploaded some pics. I am ordering 2 doz tomorrow. They are strong and heavy. They have three swivels. One attached to a D ring on the base plate, 4 links of crunch proof chain, another swivel, and 4 links of cruch proof chain, and another.
     

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  5. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    how does it compare to the victor double coils as for trap size.1 1/2 1 3/4 or num. 2s.icant tell from the pic.or does it come in multiple sizes.
     
  6. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    How much do they sell for?
     
  7. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    ........... they would be compared to a number 2 with it haveing a five and a half inch jawspread
     
  8. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    i wish they would make them in three's myself
     
  9. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    The 550 only comes in one size. It is the 550, and it is as large or little larger than than a BMI 2Wolfer. They run $175 a doz. Tom, if you want a #3, you need the MB650, that is what is comparable to the 3-4.
     
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Good lookin trap, I,ve been usin # 2 montgomery dogless on coyotes for years and these are my fav . i dont believe you need a huge trap to catch and hold dogs but a stout trap is a necessity.
     
  11. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    It looks like a real nice trap, well made. Thanks for the pics and the review.
     
  12. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    never have owned any of there stuff. kinda looking for a nother dozen or two. might buy one of those 650's and check it out. dont own anything smaller than a three. just way to many yotes and big bobcats for the smaller traps imo. those 650's any good?
     
  13. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    I just ordered myself 2 doz new MB 550RC. They released them to the general public Monday of last week and they are totally out today. I was told I they are now two weeks out on orders.