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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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MB 550 Pan Tension?

I have some MB 550's that I dipped this past summer. Seems like that pan tension is abit high. Any of you gentlemen have this issue with the 550's? Any way to reduce the tension? Obviously there is no bolt to adjust. I also have some new Bridger "2's, no problem with them. I'm new to trapping and was looking for some input. Thanks.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 01:27 AM
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Re: MB 550 Pan Tension?

what did you dip them in ?

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Re: MB 550 Pan Tension?

there is no adjustment on them, they are pre-set so you won't be getting a lot of non target animals.
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Re: MB 550 Pan Tension?

If you want to lower the pan tension bend the end of the dog down! Up for more!

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Re: MB 550 Pan Tension?

This is my first year using 550's and i'm real happy with them. Everything has been high pad catches so far.
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Re: MB 550 Pan Tension?

What tension are they at now? Mine are almost up to 2 pound and I prefer more. Haven't tried them yet as I trap later in the season but I bought underalls to boost it up to keep out rabbits, squirrels, and I'm hoping smaller opposum and skunk. For coyote alone I like to get it in the 3-4 range to exclude as much as I can.

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Re: MB 550 Pan Tension?

Haven't officially measure them but they have to be at 4lbs. I notice a difference compared to my MB 650's and Bridger #2's.

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Re: MB 550 Pan Tension?

like kish said you can bend the dogs on them to lower the tension. if dippped in speed dip, make sure theres no gunk under the latch making the dog stick or drag.

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Re: MB 550 Pan Tension?

I dipped them in that KBL stuff. Made sure I cleaned the dogs up and filed them a tad. They are nightlatched as well.

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