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#884063 - 09/14/08 10:08 PM ADJUST - nite latching with pics
BIGDOGG Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 699
Loc: Central NE
tryed these 2 first i've ever tryd what am i doin wrong??? i set them and they hardly stay set without anything touching the pan and i have the pan tension a lot more stout then i would normaly use
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#884066 - 09/14/08 10:10 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: BIGDOGG]
dublelung Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 798
Loc: South MS
I'm not seeing the pics or links to pics.
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#884067 - 09/14/08 10:10 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: BIGDOGG]
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#884069 - 09/14/08 10:10 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: BIGDOGG]
BIGDOGG Offline
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the bottom was my first a little far in a beleave and the top was my second
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#884081 - 09/14/08 10:17 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: BIGDOGG]
waterfordcooner Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2462
Loc: Waterford. PA 17
is the dog tip flat or is it rounded?
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#884089 - 09/14/08 10:22 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: waterfordcooner]
Ricky Cox Offline
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Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 2723
Loc: Lexington, Texas
What did you do to the end of the dog? You need to file it too. I file mine at an angle.
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#884090 - 09/14/08 10:22 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: waterfordcooner]
BIGDOGG Offline
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Loc: Central NE
i squared it off
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#884093 - 09/14/08 10:23 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: waterfordcooner]
shelbysguns Offline
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Registered: 09/13/08
Posts: 74
Loc: Jefferson City, MO
yeah i have problems with this but i think i figured it out you need to make the second notch a little shallower as the arc of the dog wont catch on some thing that deep. also sqare up your dog tops. i did mine with a dremel though.....
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#884096 - 09/14/08 10:24 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: BIGDOGG]
BIGDOGG Offline
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Loc: Central NE
what kinda angle do u file it at??


in the pictures did i do that part right or is there somethin i outta change?
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#884100 - 09/14/08 10:26 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: BIGDOGG]
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http://malcolmhess.home.mindspring.com/triggers.htm

Pay close attention to the angles.

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#884114 - 09/14/08 10:32 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: ]
BIGDOGG Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 699
Loc: Central NE
thnx ADC printed the picture of and will try it again tomarrow hopefully with a lil btr results
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#884119 - 09/14/08 10:34 PM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: ]
pass-thru Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1554
Loc: Va
What difference does it make if the dog is filed at an angle or flush?

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#884578 - 09/15/08 09:36 AM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: pass-thru]
Ricky Cox Offline
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Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 2723
Loc: Lexington, Texas
With the dog filed at an angle you reduce any drag and get a nice crisp fire.
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#884660 - 09/15/08 10:33 AM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: Ricky Cox]
Cletis Richards Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4470
Loc: 10714 Apple road Carthage,Mo6...
If you look at the mechanics of the 45 degree slope insures a crisp break when the dog leaves the notch.

Also if you short notch the pan or have a short notch in the night-latch method you are assured of full engagement reguardless of the level or angle the dog approaches the notch.

With the dog squared and coming in at an upward angle the bottom of the dog will hit first limiting engagement.

The first time I saw the night latch with an angle on the dog was at the NTA convention at Hutchington Ks at a gentlemans table, one look first hand the mechanics were obivious and an improvement. The gentlemans name was Charles Dobbins.

Cletis.
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#884669 - 09/15/08 10:41 AM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: Cletis Richards]
Josh H. Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 480
Loc: Michigan
It looks to me like your step is too deep in both directions. That is a pretty large jump for the dog to make and still stay set. Start small and increase as needed.
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#884690 - 09/15/08 10:50 AM Re: nite latching with pics [Re: Josh H.]
Bristleback Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 460
Loc: Iowa
Few points, keep you PAN LEVEL, when filing.
I like to file the UNDERSIDE of my dog at a slight angle and make sure the TOP of the dog is FLAT.......sometimes there is a bump on the end.

Don't forget to close the slop out of the dog eye.

..........just checked out ADC's link, good info.


Edited by Bristleback (09/15/08 10:52 AM)

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