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Who uses a 3/16" shaft?

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Jan 24, 2018
Hi, I'm curious as to who here uses a thin 3/16" shaft. Me and my friends use this shaft for almost everything here. Biggest catch is a 24 and a half kilo gt shot by my friend. My gun measures 110cm with 3/16" shaft and a single 14mm exercise bands. That's me on the photo with my gun. Accuracy before power. Safe diving all


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The longer and thinner the shaft the easier it is to bend, some divers use 1/4", but not many would use less than that. The shaft tail needs enough material for a tail notch to fit the sear box and tabs can replace wishbone notches. The Japanese rollerguns used thin shafts being spear tail drivers, however the shafts were relatively short.

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We weld a 1/4 shaft about an inch in lenght. This is where we make the notch for the sear... some local spearo here use up to 8 feet of 3/16 stainless shaft. At first I doubt that they will hit anything with that long and thin shaft. Until I saw it firsthand. Once the weather permits I will try to take photos of them in action. Photo is a thumb trigger gun with 7feet, 3/16 shaft. Gun is used for wahoo, gt, and baracuda.


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