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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Duke VS Sleepy Creek

Which one of the 2 is better for coyotes? Looking to buy some for next year. There is a significant price difference between them, I was told to buy 1 3/4 offset jaws but not sure if 2 or 4 coils. Are the sleepy creeks worth the extra money?
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Re: Duke VS Sleepy Creek

I have used both. Now going with the MB550. JMO

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Re: Duke VS Sleepy Creek

if you are new to trapping or have no idea how to modify ,i would get the sleepy . i see no need for 4 coil .
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Re: Duke VS Sleepy Creek

For out of the box, the Sleepy's for sure. I have both, caught coyotes in both. I've seen the baseplate bend on Dukes from a coyote. The Dukes will work most of the time but sooner or later something will bend or break. If you want to baseplate, bend jaw tips up, and replace the pan bolt the Duke is just as good. This season I added a dozen #2 Dukes regular jaws I baseplated and worked over. I was very pleased. Held everything that hit the pan including a nice 37lb. coyote with no issues. No need to 4 coil either brand both very strong.

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Re: Duke VS Sleepy Creek

Sleepys not worth the $$$ in my opinion.
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Re: Duke VS Sleepy Creek

mb's! no mads needed,heavy duty out of the box trap.i'm going with 450's, i don't mess with yotes!

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Re: Duke VS Sleepy Creek

DUKE #2 no need to 4coil a lot of guy's do not like Duke traps but for someone just starting and might not stick with it or if you just want to save some money Dukes will hold Coyotes
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Re: Duke VS Sleepy Creek

I'm new to trapping as well. Sleepy Creek came recommended to me. Many of the guys I know say stay away from Duke. I've been reading a good bit on here and trapperman. It seems a lot use Duke with good results and a lot don't like them as well. MB comes highly recommended as well. I haven't read many complaint if any on the Sleepy Creek brand. They are also MADE IN THE USA as well. I see you're in Cumberland County, run over to Johnson's Furs and take a look at them. His prices are the same or better than what is online it appears, plus no shipping.
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Re: Duke VS Sleepy Creek

I didnt have any Dukes so i bought 1 1/2 coils double jaws and i have to say that is a great trap , you will here guys complaining about them being foreign made as they drive their Toyota to check traps !!!!
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Re: Duke VS Sleepy Creek

I run all Duke 3's for yotes and have never had one problem.All I do for mods is cut chain down to 6" length and add an in line swivel,nightlatch and put 2lbs pressure on trap pan.Takes a matter of minutes to have the trap ready for waxing.if I bought sleepy creeks, I'd be doing the same exact thing to them.Save your $$ and buy the Dukes.The owner is a great supporter of trappers too

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