Re: This forum has been a little slow lately...
I run 1.75 and #3 Sleepy Creeks and MB550s. You'll still need to modify the 1.75's a little.
I don't like the cheap double loop chain, plus it's too long for my liking. I use the MB Crunch Proof swivels when I add either #2 or #3 chain. At least 2. Not much room for 3 when your chain is 6-8" in length.
I found there's no need for the offsets in the 1.75". Regular jaw is fine.
Bubble weld the jaw ends. I don't know if the Western Coyotes can pop the jaws on a 1.75, but their Eastern cousins sure can!
Walkercoonhunter (lanes trapping supply) has the Paws-I-Trip system for the Sleepy Creeks if you wish to upgrade the dog & pan. Perhaps he'll chime in.
The #3's were just routine maintenance. Adjust the pan and tension. I like them in offset.
There's a guy running Bridger #3 dogless and he claims they're it! Hopefully he'll chime in. Hopefully, some of the coyote slayers who have been silent all season, will add their .02. For like the Dos Equis - Most Interesting Man In The World, their .02 is worth $37 and some change.
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