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 Post subject: Conibear Traps
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2015, 10:31 
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I am going to buy a half dozen 220 Conibear traps and wanted to know your opinion which brand is the best value.


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2015, 11:08 
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Hands down the LDL Magnum.

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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If you can afford them Amak is right from what ive read. Fur prices are down again and many are selling off their supplies, dont overlook the used market if youve got a few days to haggle. I usually buy Duke conis new anymore but i dont buy a lot of new conibears and mainly 110's and 160's sizes.

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2015, 17:30 
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Amak wrote:
Hands down the LDL Magnum.


Amak, those are a little out of my comfort zone. I think I am going to have to go with the Duke for $60


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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wannab wrote:
Amak wrote:
Hands down the LDL Magnum.


Amak, those are a little out of my comfort zone. I think I am going to have to go with the Duke for $60


Try BMI....Good USA made traps for $50 on 6. I called her to find out.

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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Wannab have you looked on ebay or craigs list?

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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Swamp Rat wrote:
Wannab have you looked on ebay or craigs list?


LMAO, Swamp you may have to send that to Shannon.......I don't do ebay or crags list. Not real sure I know how.


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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Wannab have you looked on ebay or craigs list?


LMAO, Swamp you may have to send that to Shannon.......I don't do ebay or crags list. Not real sure I know how.


Just get your credit card out, go to their website and take the plunge. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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wannab wrote:
Amak wrote:
Hands down the LDL Magnum.


Amak, those are a little out of my comfort zone. I think I am going to have to go with the Duke for $60

Wannab, I understand the pain of the investment, but I swear I'll cry if you blow that hard earned cash on a duke! Amak told me about BMI before, I'm just not in the market for bg traps right now but I'll not be lookin in the direction of duke unless they change their ways. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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Ok, so it sound like if I buy Duke I'm gonna get kicked of WAT; what's your thoughts on Victor?


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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wannab wrote:
Ok, so it sound like if I buy Duke I'm gonna get kicked of WAT; what's your thoughts on Victor?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nope, you're stuck here forever. I wish I could give you some guidance here Wannab, but I only have duke. :oops: Other than that LDL that Amak gave me. All I can tell you is that duke bg's are a temporary trap, the jaws bend and the rivets go to pot quickly. You can drill out the rivets and put bolts in their place, which solves that problem. Perhaps you could put striker bars on the jaws to reinforce them, but all of that takes time and money too. Hopefully someone will chime in and say Victor bg traps are the best and here's why. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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Mohawk wrote:
wannab wrote:
Ok, so it sound like if I buy Duke I'm gonna get kicked of WAT; what's your thoughts on Victor?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nope, you're stuck here forever. I wish I could give you some guidance here Wannab, but I only have duke. :oops: Other than that LDL that Amak gave me. All I can tell you is that duke bg's are a temporary trap, the jaws bend and the rivets go to pot quickly. You can drill out the rivets and put bolts in their place, which solves that problem. Perhaps you could put striker bars on the jaws to reinforce them, but all of that takes time and money too. Hopefully someone will chime in and say Victor bg traps are the best and here's why. :wink:


Lol, Mohawk I don't have to have the best, if I did, I would order the LDL. I just want a good value trap for the money. RP Outdoors is in Mansfield LA, and I have to go there tomorrow, I was thinking of stopping by there and get some.


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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wannab wrote:
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wannab wrote:
Ok, so it sound like if I buy Duke I'm gonna get kicked of WAT; what's your thoughts on Victor?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nope, you're stuck here forever. I wish I could give you some guidance here Wannab, but I only have duke. :oops: Other than that LDL that Amak gave me. All I can tell you is that duke bg's are a temporary trap, the jaws bend and the rivets go to pot quickly. You can drill out the rivets and put bolts in their place, which solves that problem. Perhaps you could put striker bars on the jaws to reinforce them, but all of that takes time and money too. Hopefully someone will chime in and say Victor bg traps are the best and here's why. :wink:


Lol, Mohawk I don't have to have the best, if I did, I would order the LDL. I just want a good value trap for the money. RP Outdoors is in Mansfield LA, and I have to go there tomorrow, I was thinking of stopping by there and get some.

Well that would save shipping! I am curious about what you think about the victors. I don't have 220s in serviceable condition or I'd be makin you a deal! I don't use that size much so I haven't reworked them.

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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Amak wrote:
Hands down the LDL Magnum.

Hopefully someday. :( Got to catch more fur to pay for them. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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spend a little extra money, get a good quality trap and you,l be happy foryears, but I will say I got alot of bridger traps and very happy with them. got vics,northwoodsan a few besisle which r high quality traps.


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2015, 01:19 
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wannab wrote:
I am going to buy a half dozen 220 Conibear traps and wanted to know your opinion which brand is the best value.


First off wannabe what are you using the 220,s for. Big importance what you want to target. Many different types of brands work well but some just out do others. Need to know the specifics.


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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wolf1199 wrote:
wannab wrote:
I am going to buy a half dozen 220 Conibear traps and wanted to know your opinion which brand is the best value.


First off wannabe what are you using the 220,s for. Big importance what you want to target. Many different types of brands work well but some just out do others. Need to know the specifics.


My plan was to build some box cubbies to put the 220's in for cats and coon.


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2015, 20:38 
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I doubt you will see much difference between the duke and victor. The dukes work, I own a mess of em. But they do bend in the jaw striking area and as a result animals can remain alive on land. Dukes as a water trap are much better imo. I own a tassel of different brands and sizes, and all take animals, but as wolf said some are better then others. I dont recommend duke connis anymore because of probs ive seen involving land animals. I try to steer folks to BMI as a comparable price alternative that has better metal. I cant hold it against anyone for buying duke bg traps though, i did and i catch animals in them. About all my 110's are duke and a crap load of 160's and 220's. If i had known about bmi back then i would have them instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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I have a pile of duke 220s they work just fine.... Bmi are better but iv never had a problem with my dukes and they have been put to the test, To each there own.... I don't think you will be upset either way.


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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wannab wrote:
Ok, so it sound like if I buy Duke I'm gonna get kicked of WAT; what's your thoughts on Victor?

I know nothing about the duke 220, but I do know about the duke 330 mags. JUNK. Jaws bend after every catch, even new. Never again. It was'nt just one either, all of them bent. I will buy another brand in the future and pawn these off to some one.

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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Look like it's up to you on choice Mark. The LDL would be to expensive for what you want to do and the Belisle would be a close second in price. I think the Duke is by far your cheapest trap to purchase. However cheap is sometimes not the way to go. Look for a trap that is in mid range for price' usually the quality is better. The BMI is good and the bridger. Send me your mailing addy


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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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I would stay away from BMI's. I had a problem a few years back with springs breaking during cold weather.
Duke, Bridger, Victor's all seem to be good traps.

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 Post subject: Re: Conibear Traps
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Bridger would have to get my vote here. I agree with Amak, not much difference between a Victor and a Duke except a price tag. If I had to do it all over again I would get Beslisle, very strong springs and I love the safety on them. I recommended Bridger because you were looking for a more affordable trap. Victor springs seem to fade quick, I can set all of my Victor 220's by hand, no chance doing that with the Beslisle(for me anyways).

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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2015, 19:32 
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maineguide wrote:
I would stay away from BMI's. I had a problem a few years back with springs breaking during cold weather.
Duke, Bridger, Victor's all seem to be good traps.

Hells bells! I can't imagine a trap company being in business if they weren't better than duke!

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