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Pneumatic spear guns

458mike

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Usually pneumatic guns for fresh water. The best pneumatic guns from Russia, becouse people hunting in lakes and rivers. For ocean sling guns the best choice, becouse they are simple and reliable. Pneumatic guns you must to know how to maintain.
 

marco15499

Laguneros Spearfishing
Apr 4, 2011
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Panama
Usually pneumatic guns for fresh water. The best pneumatic guns from Russia, becouse people hunting in lakes and rivers. For ocean sling guns the best choice, becouse they are simple and reliable. Pneumatic guns you must to know how to maintain.
Do you have one? If not overpressured, pneumatics are 0 maintenance for 5 years or more.
 

458mike

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No need to argue, I know what i'm talking about.At first when spearos from Russia come to Word Cup they all was equipped with pnevmatic. But not today. Sling guns much more reliable for the sea hunting. You must be very carefull with Pnevmatic. Sand, dust etc.
For the rivers - pnevmatic best choice, of course. In Russia pnevmatic guns - something like 95 - 97 % from the market.
 

marco15499

Laguneros Spearfishing
Apr 4, 2011
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Ok. You know what you're talking about.

I don't know what I'm talking about. I just shoot fish with them. :)
 

458mike

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It`s really good! No offence meaning! But you see it`s good for you. And one before buying pnevmatic, must to know pro and con.
 

Andrew the fish

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Oct 17, 2010
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458mike, you must be very inventive to get DUST into the internal work of the pneumatic gun.

I fish exclusively in the ocean because I live in coastal area. Only once I had to open one of my pneumatic guns and replace 0-ring and that was after many years of maintenance-free fishing. That was normal wear, in fact I was surprised how much mileage I got out from that particular gun.
 
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marco15499

Laguneros Spearfishing
Apr 4, 2011
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Panama
458mike, you must be very inventive to get DUST into the internal work of the pneumatic gun.

I fish exclusively in the ocean because I live in coastal area. Only once I had to open one of my pneumatic guns and replace 0-ring and that was after many years of maintenance-free fishing. That was normal wear, in fact I was surprised how much mileage I got out from that particular gun.
Well. I've been using exclusively pneumatics the last 3 years and haven't done any mainteinance whatsoever. I was also wondering how does he gets dust inside a presurized pneumatic gun. But he knows what he's talking about...
 
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foxfish

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I have one Mares pneumatic gun that is over 20 years with no issues, my main hunting gun is a dry barrel 100cm Asso, it is super reliable and very powerful and over 10 years old.
There are thousands of spear fisherman who use air guns, they are used in every corner of the world and have proved to be reliable.
Dry barrel air guns are particularly powerful and very smooth to shoot with very little noise.