I have 18 MB550's I plan on utilizing this upcoming season (my first). Seems like the pan tension is abit high on them. There is no adjustment (bolt) like on my Bridger #2's. Anyone else experience this?
I've got the opposite problem with them. Mine are close to 2 lb but always close on the low side, like 1-14 to 2 lb. I prefer closer to 4 for coyotes. I bought underalls for them, supposed to kick it up a bit, but I haven't measured with them yet.
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1 to 1.5 pounds if two coiled out of the box. 2.5-3 pounds for 4 coiled out of the box. They are crisp and fine for fox and coyotes, great for coyotes. Two coiled is perfect in the Fall but should be used 4 coiled in the winter to get them to fire out of the ground. The second year you use them, the 4 coiled will be fine going forward. If you only trap early, 2 coil will do it perfectly. 1-2 pound pan tension will catch them all, 1/4 to half pound will get you toe catches, pullouts and misses. Great trap! Animal