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First speargun

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yulichenlu

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There is a beuchat sport 100
Is this a good gun? or should I save up for for beuchat hero 100? or Marlin evil?
 

Spearito

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Great question!

What type of diving?
target species?
Where?
Expected conditions?

the answers to these questions may help you decide... and probably Consider other guns!

best
Ramsey
 
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Mr. X

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Agreed, it depends on your criteria: your needs, location, conditions, preferences, size of fish, water clarity ("viz"), how much you will use it, etc.

It's probably an ok speargun.
 
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DivingNomad

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beuchat hero 100

The Beuchat Hero is a much better gun than the Sport for sure, not even close. I'd skip a couple of meals and save money for the Hero if money is an issue. What gun length is a different question from which model to choose however. It will depend on the environment, fish and visibility where/what you are hunting.

The Hero is probably Beuchat's best gun so far.
 
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What are the key differences between the Hero and the Evil?
 

DivingNomad

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I think that the Beuchat "Sport" is EOS (End of Sale or not sold by Beuchat anymore). Is inferior gun compared with the Hero for sure.
 

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I went for steel trigger mechs on my 2 most recent speargun purchases (Apnea ST & Apnea Amarok roller) but in truth my spearguns before that - Omer XXV s and RA railgun - have plastic triggers and work brilliantly well and are tough. I would say the Omer's have an excellent, large stainless line release, which I think is superior to the Apneas' line releases and the RA's plastic line release. I believe the RA s/steel line release works better than their plastic one but I haven't tried the former and the latter has been improved since I last used one; but the large s/steel line release is the best and most reliable design I have come across.

The Hero or Evil would be my preference. I don't like the name of the Evil but I like the red and black colour scheme, which is striking but also quite practical for spearing, as reds tend to look grey underwater. Also, I tend to put black tape over the logos on my spearguns.

A single 16-18mm rubber would be ideal but 2x14mm should be ok, more hassle but more trendy currently.
 
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