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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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MB 450 fx

Anyone else run these traps or MB 450 of any model? I bought 6 of them to try this season in addition to my dukes and bridgers all 1.5 or 1.75 and I have certainly noticed some differences! It takes me more time to set the MB s @ dirt sets because they are very touchy and seem to want to go off without much cause (I guess I need to adjust pan tension). The trappers cap seems to help this problem very little when compared to the bridger 1.5s (I have set the MBs off repeatedly by slightly bumping the cap while packing dirt). Without using the trappers cap I have noticed that it is quite easy to pack dirt under the pan rendering them useless- even with foam under pan things. I appreciate the the craftsmanship of the trap- the smoothness with which they set and hold- I may just need more experience working with them- but how could they be worth the added expense when they take more time to set because of their sensitive nature? Any one care to ring in on this?
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Re: MB 450 fx

Don't drop the pan into the night latch position until you have it bedded. I bed my MB450's with the pan setting just above level, then lightly raise the loose jaw, reach under with a finger and engage the night latch. Then lower the loose jaw back into it's bedded position. Great traps, I hope this helps you.

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Re: MB 450 fx

I have 6 reg. model, 1 does seem touchy vs the others. I like them, but alittle pricey. Was going to get more, but leaning to the # 2 Bridger as a all around land trap.
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Re: MB 450 fx

In addition to all my other traps, I ran about 2dz of the regular 450's. Absolutely love them, I bought some more the other day and will be buying more when I sell the rest of my fur.
How do you treat your traps? ( Dye and wax or dip )
I don't use no cap. I don't use pan covers of any kind and I don't use poly or underalls under the pan. I have no problem with dirt under the pan to render them useless ( Thats any brand of trap I have). I have not had a problem or reason to adjust the pan tension on the 450 at all, I use them straight out of the box as is.. As with any trap, after you treat them, you should remove the treatment from the end of the dog as well as some times under the pan too.
Leaving the treatment on will make the trap "very touchy". This may be your problem.
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