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Thanks for the input guys! Just trying to make some adjustments, I lost a big coyote the other day . He pulled out of a MB 550 4 coil and lost a bobcat that pulled out of a Bridger 1.5 4 coil.
im sorry for this next statement but i would say your problem isnt holding power but you problem is getting them to step to the center of the pan so your not getting 1 or 2 toes..
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Re: 2 coil vs. 4 coil traps

I own both 2 and 4 coiled traps. Sterling 600 and MB550, I don't see any difference in holding power and if you are concerned about freezing ground, power will not fix the problem. Dry peat, waxed dirt or dry dirt and calcium will.
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I have a hard time believing a yote pulled out of a 4 coiled 550. What are the details of your setup? offset or closed jaw? Staked or drag? What evidence was left behind?

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I have a hard time believing a yote pulled out of a 4 coiled 550. What are the details of your setup? offset or closed jaw? Staked or drag? What evidence was left behind?
i always laugh when people say they lost such an animal , how does anyone know what pulls out or was missed without witnessing it , hair tells nothing and I totally agree , I've held lots of toe catches in the my traps , plenty of power for anything in this state
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Thanks for the input guys! Just trying to make some adjustments, I lost a big coyote the other day . He pulled out of a MB 550 4 coil and lost a bobcat that pulled out of a Bridger 1.5 4 coil.


And you know this how?

You witness it. Large well worn catch circle with Ideable droppings.

Just because your trap is sprung, fired off, tripped, ect. Does not mean that your target animal is the animal that did so. Smaller animals can pull out of a offset jaw and deer will pull out of either.

My opinion on the original post is two coils ( music spings )are plenty..
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I have a hard time believing a yote pulled out of a 4 coiled 550. What are the details of your setup? offset or closed jaw? Staked or drag? What evidence was left behind?
i always laugh when people say they lost such an animal , how does anyone know what pulls out or was missed without witnessing it , hair tells nothing and I totally agree , I've held lots of toe catches in the my traps , plenty of power for anything in this state
I have many of both 2 and 4 coil. Prefer a #3, 2 coil.

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Thanks for the input guys! Just trying to make some adjustments, I lost a big coyote the other day . He pulled out of a MB 550 4 coil and lost a bobcat that pulled out of a Bridger 1.5 4 coil.
no need to 4 coil an MB. They fire fast enough 2 coiled.
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Re: 2 coil vs. 4 coil traps

I use 2 Coil Bridger #2 dogless with wax dirt. I don't have any freezing issues and catch whatever comes. If I have water pool up on top of my set I simply peel it off, it does not effect my dirt at all. Never had a use for a 4 coil trap.
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