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Seac sting

flandersander

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Looking for info on the seac-sub sting. I've never heard of it before, and the 65 dollar price tag for the 75cm model seems to be too good to be true. I'm just looking for a gun to swim around our cold saskatchewan (thats canada) lakes. Anybody used/held one? I'm using a jbl mini carbine at the moment. Thanks
 

spaghetti

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It's a new product (must have been on the market for a few months now).

The Sting is Seac's entry level bandgun. You cannot expect a great performance from that gun and never think to kill a Wahoo in the Ocean with a Sting 75. But if you're in Sasketchewan, and supposedly hunt for panfish and largemouth or similar freshwater fish, a gun like that is supposed to do the job.

See below some pics of my freshwater catches: as you see it's all from smallish guns.
 

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CMAUSTIN80

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I'm most definitly not going to be giving an "expert" opinion here, but I just recently got in to spearfishing & my kids got me the Sting 75 for Christmas. Here's my personal experience with the gun so far (Being used for shallow water beach dives in Florida):

1. It's an entry level gun so you really arent getting much in the way of looks & extra's (Causing alot of joking behind your back from your friends with "real" guns.)

2. Take the nylon cord it comes with & toss it in the garbage. I set up a shooting line with 150lb mono & it was perfect (Again, just shooting smaller fish off the beach)

3. The accuracy is actually pretty impressive, I've been able to take some fairly small fish out at approx 10ft.

All in all I'd say it's a pretty decent gun for the price
 
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flandersander

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That's perfect. Exactly what I wanted to hear. An opinion from somebody that actually has one. So, does yours come with 2 bands? And how about the line release, is it a mechanical "finger" that holds solid till the trigger is pulled? Where abouts was it purchased from? Really looking at getting one. Thanks!
 

foxfish

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I am not sure exactly want you want to here but the guns looks like what it says on the can!

Entry level, 16mm single band, (you dont want twin bands on an ally 75) 6.5mm spear - sounds great to me!

You are going to get a lightweight gun with a proven formula of band size & length matched to the spear.

This will give you good accuracy & minimum kick but it is a cheap product so you will get what you pay for.

The gun might not be balanced very well underwater with the spear in place?
The trigger might be stiff?
The spear my not be completely rust resistant?

Some detailed pics here....
Seac Sub STING Speargun for Spearfishing - UK Dive, swimming, snorkelling
 

CMAUSTIN80

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Got it from Amazon for $60.00 w/ free shipping.

It comes with one set of yellow bands, but if you look around you can upgrade to black bands. (I'm not really sure how to set it up for 2 bands)

As far as rust, balance & trigger, no issues at all.

Really my only complaint is the nylon cord supplied with it, total garbage. But for $60.00 I got an awesome gun for banging around on the beaches & rockpiles & shooting dinner-sized fish. At some point I will have to upgrade to a gun with a little more power & a reel, but I should be able to get a couple years out of this one.
 
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flandersander

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Okay, looks good. My question about the line release... The gun I currently have uses a friction type, and i'm limited to one wrap of chord. And on a 65 cm gun, that just isnt enough if I get a half decently clear day. So I need one that has a mechanical release. Most guns have it, jbl explorers are an example.
 

foxfish

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I am sure it will be the same style of line release as fitted to 99% of euro guns, the line wraps around a post that is connected to the trigger mech.
The line is released on pulling the trigger.....