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New Salvimar Predathor Models

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popgun pete

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I note that Salvimar has added new models to the Predathor range. You can now get a single power 55 cm gun with a camo tank which is called the "Storm" and there are three single power guns in 40, 55 and 65 cm which are the "Rock" model. Interestingly the latter guns are supplied without a hand pump, so that will be an extra purchase. There is now a 55 cm "Dark Side" model which is also single power.
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popgun pete

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The Salvimar 2021 catalog has dropped the camouflaged "Storm" model, but the "Rock" models are still listed. Just checking and the "Storm" model is still available at a few outlets, but you pay more for it than the same length in the "Rock" or the basic single power "Predathor" with white trim, which basically are exactly the same guns with different colour schemes. If you already have a long Predathor gun then the lack of a hand pump with "Rock" models is no big deal. However I have found the basic "Predathor" with hand pump on special is only a few bucks more than the equivalent "Rock" in some retail outlets. COVID-19 has squashed sales and with Christmas coming stores are looking to sell guns.
 

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I just had the chance to measure two Salvimar pneumatic speargun with a builder's rule which is way easier than using a retractable tape which flops around while you are trying to lock the tape in position. To my surprise the Predathor Vuoto 100 measured 107 cm from muzzle tip to rear valve cap and the Vintair Vuoto (Vuoto Air) 85 measured 92 cm, so that is 7 cm extra in both cases above the nominal length. A Salvimar Vintair 35 single power measures out at 42.3 cm, so again there is that 7 cm difference.

A Mares Cyrano 1.3 blue handle 90 model measures out at 90.7 cm which is more like it, and a Miniministen 2001 model (classed as a 42) measures out at 42.4 cm.

A Cressi Saetta 88 Quasimodo measured from muzzle tip to rear valve cap is 91 cm, so that is only 3 cm different. I am surprised Cressi did not call it a 90, but maybe the marketing people thought “88” sounded better. I don't have one to measure, but it would be interesting to see what the length is for the Predathor Dark Side 99.9!
 

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How to measure the working course of the piston. As the rear grip section and nose cone and muzzle are the same lengths for a given speargun model then you can calculate the working course for each model in the size range using the difference in tank lengths from the figures shown here for this short model. Note drawing is not to scale.
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