Post by goshawkfalconer on Jan 21, 2014 13:21:45 GMT -5
I bought a few MB 550 traps recently and I also got the extra springs to 4 coil them. What is the easiest way to put the extra springs on? I was going to 4 coil a few, and leave the others with just 2 for fox traps because MB I guess does not recommend all 4 coils for fox?
Post by camohoyt340 on Jan 21, 2014 15:55:01 GMT -5
I think the reason they don't reccomend 4 coils for greys is the fact that the pan tension on a 4coiled 550 is significantly higher than the 2coiled. Greys are a fairly small, light footed critter and they may not trigger the trap. Unless you bend the dog down. Then you may be ok.
Post by trappermac on Jan 21, 2014 16:30:42 GMT -5
A fox trap is a coyote trap and conversely, you target one you'll get the other also. I run 550's with 2 coils, never had a problem holding anything or causing damage. Some guys like the 4 coils for when the weather gets rough with freezing conditions and for us at hay sets or they just want a faster firing trap. Just starting out like you are I'd start with the 2 coils and if you have issues that you think the extra coils would remedy then add them.
on the 550s ihave caught a lot of coyotes in them & do not see the need to 4 coil had tryed to set some at conventions & they are a bear. as stated unless you intend to use in winter conditions then you might want to go that way ,you will probably miss a lot of fox with the added springs due to pan tension being higher, making them more of a coyote only trap.
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