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Deciding on a gun?

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REHass

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Hello Everyone,
I am a new member and also new to spearfishing. I tried spearfishing last weekend for the first time and am now (hooked on it). I used a Sea Hornet gun and really liked it. I will mostly be spearfishing in the Florida gulf and around Fla. and Ga. coast lines when I go. I know most of the spearfishing will be done on reef and wreck dives. My question "What will be the best universal gun to use on these dives?" I don't want to end up having different kinds of guns for different dive sights. I am clueless to gun types, rubbers, and shafts. One thing that I am certain of is I love spearfishing and can't wait to go again. I am a 225 lb. healthy male and should have no problems loading a gun. I would just like to have a good idea of a good accurate and dependable gun.
The gun I used was shooting the fish in the gills or just plain missing them. I am not blaming the gun by far. Like I said that was my first time spearfishing and I know I will be needing alot more practice. I did get a grouper and a trigger fish by the end of the dive. I just needed to get used to the gun. First time I used one.
Any suggestions would be helpful.

THANKS
 

fuzz

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Glad ou enjoyed your experience, that's awesome! :D

Quick question that'll help in reccomendations - are you freediving or using scuba?
 

JJRICE

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Glad to see you`re hooked.Finally i might have someone else to go with.But you know it wasn`t my gun:confused: We just are terrible shots!just imagine if you would of got that big ole jew!luckily you missed again:D but was it the hunting or the beer on way home that hooked ya? call me tomorrow if you can go this weekend.check out the riffe mt1.
 

Spearooo

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Gun

Get a RA railgun with twin 16mm rubbers from Florida freedivers and put a reel on it. Youll be glad you did
 

poacher

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Mate if your hitting fish in the gills your very close to the perfect kill shot -just behind gills on lateral line or almost level with top of gills -on some fish anyway -there all built a bit different this should hit spine and put fish out of action
to aid you in getting a kill shot and also prevent spears getting stuck in recks by the flopper youcould use a pranger or 5 or 6 pronged cluster head these are very popular in Australia and hold fish well especially in the inch long prangers. aswell as having an area of about 2 inches in dia to hit spine with.
regards Peter
 

ivan

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Jan 26, 2002
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hi

Like he said get a Ra although with a Single 20mm rubber

cheers
 

Dogmatrix

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lol Like Ivan said but go the double 16mm rubbers.. your on scuba.. you have plenty of time to pull them back.

Depending on your price barrier perhaps a RA Saracen would be nice. These have a carbon fibre barrel ect and are very flash. If not then look at the Rob Allen Sniper turbo.

Rob
 

ivan

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hi

Hi dog mr 16mm man :D Im a 20mm man.

Whats with all these names of these railguns I think im a bit behind on that. My 1.1 gets called the small gun and the 150 the big gun simple but effective :D

Sniper Turbo Sacren :hmm

I wonder what our non technical old school South African friend would think of these names :D But like Griff said he already confuses everyone with his 135's and 145's. Aaaaabbbbbrrriiiiii where are you :waterwork

cheers
 
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