Question on 330. - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
whytail3912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Shelocta, PA
Posts: 339
Back To Top
Question on 330.

I picked up two brand new duke 330's and a caulking gun setter, well today I decided to see how the setter worked. So I squeezed both springs with it and locked them with the safeties, then I went to squeeze the two bars together and put the dog on the trigger. As soon as I started to squeeze, WHAM it went off and had me by both wrists! Why would both safeties come off the squeezed springs by them self when doing this? Luckily I was able to get out of it by myself, but I am bruised up and very sore!
whytail3912 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 09:55 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: 2D
Posts: 626
Back To Top
Re: Question on 330.

If your safeties were slack on the springs, sometimes when the slide to the ring on the spring they pop off. Ive had this happen a few times with my dukes. When you set make sure your safties are the whole ways down the springs next to the setting rings that way should it fire the springs are in possition.

Also, when you tighten the jaws use two hands, hold the jaws with one hand while setting the trigger with the other, before removing your holding hand place you setting hand firmly on the dog FLAT, while placing pressure on your dog remove your holding hand.

Greed leads to stupidity, and stupidy leads to complete and total failure. ~G. Bish
Dayton_Boy13 is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
whytail3912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Shelocta, PA
Posts: 339
Back To Top
Re: Question on 330.

yes they were the whole way down, the springs actually bow that direction so that is the only place they can go.
whytail3912 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 10:03 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
trapperrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somerset County, PA
Posts: 4,155
Back To Top
Re: Question on 330.

Yes, like Dayton mentioned, make sure your safeties are tight against the springs. After setting the dog slide the safety towards the loose ends and remove.

The horizon is your starting point.
trapperrick is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
whytail3912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Shelocta, PA
Posts: 339
Back To Top
Re: Question on 330.

This is how they look when hooked. do the springs compress more when you bring the dog and trigger together, which could have caused the safeties to come unhooked?

whytail3912 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 10:12 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: 2D
Posts: 626
Back To Top
Re: Question on 330.



Left side is right, right side is wrong.
Your not to far away from me, im right.outside plumville, hows you beaver season going?

Greed leads to stupidity, and stupidy leads to complete and total failure. ~G. Bish
Dayton_Boy13 is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
whytail3912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Shelocta, PA
Posts: 339
Back To Top
Re: Question on 330.

yea, i'm far from there. I haven't done anything since last week/weekend when I was off for new years. that is all I do unless I get to go with someone on weekends.

I am guessing when the springs came together more the hooks came off.
whytail3912 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 10:27 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: 2D
Posts: 626
Back To Top
Re: Question on 330.

Another good thing to do is carry a 3-4` piece of rope with you, if you should get pinched you can attach the rope to one end of the spring serpenie it through and pull, it will tighen the springs up with little pulling power.
This pic I usedcable which was stupid cause its junk now, but its all i had laying around

Greed leads to stupidity, and stupidy leads to complete and total failure. ~G. Bish
Dayton_Boy13 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
whytail3912's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Shelocta, PA
Posts: 339
Back To Top
Re: Question on 330.

yea is a good idea to carry with you. I was able to get my left hand out and push the right spring down with it on the floor, just enough to get my right hand out.
whytail3912 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 11:02 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: PA
Posts: 434
Back To Top
Re: Question on 330.

I think the safety latches don't compress as much as when set just to save a bit of elasticity in the springs in case you store them for a long time with the safeties on. easiet suggestion-get a conibear safety gripper.

When using 330s, i constantly check the position of the safeties to make sure they are pushed as far down the springs as possible. I also set the dog on the opposite jaw but not on the trigger. When I finally have the trap stabilized in position i hold the top jaws together with one hand and then move the dog onto the trigger with the other, then take off the safeties.

If you use a conibear safety gripper too, you can get up to 3 safety redundancies
1. keep safety latches on
2. set dog in opposite jaw instead of trigger
3. use a safety gripper
troutdoorsman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome