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scuba pro spear-gun

rg_garcia

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I have 2. They were made from 80 to 85. according to a scubapro rep. thats been around for many years. I am very satisfied with these guns. From time to time you will see one on ebay. The last one I purchased was about 6 weeks ago. It was the shorter one. If you can find one, get it. This gun was way ahead of it's time. I have modified the shaft for 2 5/8 riffe bands. The original bands were 1/2 and not enough power.
I almost started to bid on another panther but 2 is good for me.
sometimes you can get a deal on ebay for $70 or you can go up to $150.
Thats about where I would stop. Depending on the condition.
Good luck
 

blaiz

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Yeah, I'm gettin the shaft for about $30 shipped.
$30 shipped? that is insane! Im getting robbed! 60-70$ for my shafts!

So your telling me that your shaft is worth 15X what the gun is worth?:blackeye
 

Pastor

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$205 guns and $30 shafts? Now that's my kind of tool :)
Are these guns sinkers or closer to neutrally buoyant in the water?
 

rg_garcia

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Hey slingshaft,
How did I mod. the shaft? All you do is take a dremmel tool or a file and round off the corners so they are not so sharp. I used my dremmel tool to buff out any scratches. It was amazing how this small mod. did to this gun. more power and super quiet.
 

Argoanaut Diver

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Dear rg_garcia,
I have a 45" Scubapro Panther. What length Riffe bands would you recommend for the 3/8" spear? - 17" and 18" ? Where did you buy the Riffe bands you use?

Regards,
Argo (Craig) :blackeye
 

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Craig, there is a formula for working that out: Measure the distance from the hole the bands go through in the muzzle to the furthest notch on the shaft. Double this measurement then subtract the length of the wishbone. Now divide the remaining length by the ratio of band stretch you want (between 3 and 4), this will be the size of band you want.
 

britrick17

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hey ive just got a scuba pro panther 45" for $50 from a friend .. dose any 1 have any tips ..im 17 and this weekend will be my 1st time shooting it .. so i would be greatfull for tips .. thanks .. Rick =]
 

rickalles

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Hey guys I have an old Panther Scuba Pro three band gun that the locking piece broke and wont lock my shaft in place. Where can I get a replacementy part. I'm kind of attached to the gun!

Rick in Santa Barbara
 

Don Paul

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Hey guys I have an old Panther Scuba Pro three band gun that the locking piece broke and wont lock my shaft in place. Where can I get a replacementy part. I'm kind of attached to the gun!

Rick in Santa Barbara
Could you post a picture of the broken part ?
http://stores.ebay.com/aaron-osters?_trksid=p4340.l2563... This guy sells new ones, but he may have a new mech. I believe he purchased the Scuba Pro Panther tooling.
Thanks Don Paul
 
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