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Question for Wong owners.

blaiz

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Just got a pretty awesome gift from a causin here on Maui. he handed me down a brand new 110 mid handle carbon fibre/teak wong hibrid. It is a beautiful piece of work but I do have a few questions for you other wong owners.

I took the gun out for the first time today. Its got a little more kick than my riffe but seems to be dead accurate. This is also my first mid-handle so took some time to get used to.

On to my question. Are these guns typically well balanced? This wong seems to be very unbalanced. VERY heavy in the muzzle and VERY bouyant in the butt.

It sinks with the shaft in but when Im laying on the bottom I have to hold the but of the gun down or it will lay verticle with the tip in the sand and the butt straight up. I typically hold my gun to my side until I see a fish but find it a bit harder to do with this gun as it wants to "stand up"

Just wondering if anyone has noticed this and may have a solution rather than drilling and adding lead/foam.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

alexrom1207

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Certainly not an expert on this subject, but that carbon fiber barrel should be buoyant. Daryl is actually a member on this site so I'm sure he will give you the perfect answer. Until then you're stuck with my 2 cents. Possible problems I can guess would be either someone replaced the standard spear with a spear that is too long and too heavy or has a very heavy tip, or the barrel is damaged and allowing water to flood in. Either one of these sound possible?
 
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blaiz

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The barrel seems sound. and its not an over sized shaft just a 5/16 tahitian flopper.
 

Bill McIntyre

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The barrel seems sound. and its not an over sized shaft just a 5/16 tahitian flopper.
I would consider 5/16" to be oversized.

I'm confused about which gun you actually have, as the hybrids are generally described by their length in inches rather than cm. I have 50", 55", 57" magnum, and 60" hybrids. But anyway, I think the 50 and 55 are definitely designed for 9/32" shafts, and that is all I've ever used in them. The 57" magnum has an enclosed track for 5/16" shaft, but I used a 9/32" in it anyway.
 
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blaiz

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Im not a hundred percent sure on the shaft size but I imagine its a stock shaft as the previous owner only used the gun 2 or 3 times and he bought it brand new. it could be 9/32 as its just a hair bigger than my riffe 17/64. I had assumed the next size was a 5/16, you know what they say about assuming things !)

I thought a bout it last night and I think the muzzle might not be that heavy its just that Im not used to a mid handle, the butt is so buoyant that its forcing the muzzle down so Im getting a bit of a lever effect. Thats just a thought...
 
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