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looking for tips on straightening bunt shafts

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New Member
Jun 29, 2004
looking for tips about straightening bent shafts

I was wondering if anyone has tips for straightening bent shafts. I hunt Ulua alot so all my shafts get destroyed. I try to salvage most of them by bending them back. Does anyone out there know some good techniques other than just bending them. Has anyone tried heating them up or hammering them.
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New Member
Nov 28, 2001
Gotta go for da stone shot!! Nah, every ulua I shot had bend my spears to. Once bent they neva work the same, damn even the small ones are gear bustas. I usually just use the vise and eyeball em, had a article in HSD about straightening shafts, sounded complicated. Laters


New Member
Mar 21, 2003
I haven't pounded a lot of uluas (despite the screename) but got lucky on the ones I have shot. What type of shafts are you using? If you are using the euro factory shafts, I can see why they are bending. If you are using stainless spring steel, then they should be pretty tough. The spring steel ones, like Rob Allen shafts, are also tough, but will eventually rust. The 7mm (9/32")shafts are only $25 at Hanapaa. Like HawaiianStyle said, try to go for the stone or spine shot. If you are shooting that many uluas, then perhaps wait to take a good shot. If the uluas you find are in caves, then maybe a shorter gun with a shorter shaft will decrease the bent shafts.

Sorry I don't have tips on straightening shafts.


Jun 21, 2002
does anybody know if RA shaft fits in omer T20-Excalibur mech?


Oct 8, 2002
Heating a shaft will destroy the TEMPER and make the steel even softer.

There is no 100% succesful way of doing this. the best way it to remove the flopper and roll the shaft on a flat surface. You will then see where the bend is and wil be able to strighten it on your knee or vice.

A bent shaft will return to its bent shape a lot faster the second time around. - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing


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