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    Spear Guns

    Im after a spear gun but have zero idea on brands etc.
    I think I would like the Tikka of spearguns, I certainly dont need the blaser or Sako of guns.

    Would this in a 110cm do the job and be capable of piercing a kingi?

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    If you use double rubbers it would take a king no worries, id recommend going to a shop and get a staff member to help you figure out what length gun you can load before buying one

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Im after a spear gun but have zero idea on brands etc.
    I think I would like the Tikka of spearguns, I certainly dont need the blaser or Sako of guns.

    Would this in a 110cm do the job and be capable of piercing a kingi?

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    If you had the "Sako" or "Blaser" of the Spear Gun world then getting under the water would be easy cause they are so heavy but getting back to the surface would be interesting. Although I guess with the Blaser version you could buy 900 different spears for it in different "calibres" even

    But seriously mate I think @stingray or his young fella might be the best to help

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    Hi Vietnamcam,

    I've just got into spearfishing this summer and have been absolutely loving it. I worked in closely with a long time commerical diver and spearfisherman to sort out all my gear and he couldn't recommend Rob Allen gear highly enough. I've got the Rob Allen Scorpia 100cm speargun and its absolutely perfect for my needs. I'm only spearing Kaikoura so no real big fish so only need a general use short gun.

    He does a ton of kingie spearing and uses his Rob Allen Caranx which is the higher end gun and its a bloody dream to use. I'd go for one of them in 120cm if I we're to buy a kingie gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Im after a spear gun but have zero idea on brands etc.
    I think I would like the Tikka of spearguns, I certainly dont need the blaser or Sako of guns.

    Would this in a 110cm do the job and be capable of piercing a kingi?

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    Hi Cam,

    Wettie is a great shop and know what they are talking about. Yes this gun should take kingies. I recommend you give the owner of Wettie, Daren a call he IS 6 times NZ spear fishing champion and a top bloke.

    Darren Shields

    I have purchased a number of things including my wet suit of Wettie.

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    My old 80's gun final died last summer and yet to try my new Pelaj 1100 which I got from these guys:

    Spearguns & Railguns | Best Deals Online @ Marine Deals

    Deal was too good to turn down although you usually have to wait until winter for cheap prices. They are Australian made and pretty dam solid, but the Wettie gun is probabaly better. I only use my gun twice or three times a year.
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    The wettie gun will be fine. If you want to spend a few more dollars, a Rob Allen would be better (it's definitely the Tikka of NZ spearguns).

    110 is a great length for Nelson - you should let the visibility dictate what length you want, more than your ability to load (it's about technique, not strength.)

    Single rubbers is fine and far simpler than doubles. Still more than enough punch for kingfish. A single 16mm will be fine, if you want more punch you can move up to 18mm or so.

    Pelaj guns used to have a bad rep, but I believe they're perfectly adequate now. Similarly any of the Euro brands like Omer, Beuchat etc will be fine.
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    Should probably start practising by doing all your forum browsing on one breath....

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    http://wildblue.co.nz/ have a look on here Cam . I'll have a look tonight as they have another site that I can't find . They are good to deal with . There specials are usually very hard to beat . They are also good to phone if your not sure and need advice . I was always told to go for a rail gun over one without rails . But if you are after butters , moki etc it's normally close 2mts and less




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    Read all there articles , straightforward, and to the point. Good one on spear guns . I also see a gun on special $135 1.0 long . Personally I don't think you need much bigger unless you doing blue water . If you around rocks and weed easier with shorter gun .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Wild Blue have a look on here Cam . I'll have a look tonight as they have another site that I can't find . They are good to deal with . There specials are usually very hard to beat . They are also good to phone if your not sure and need advice . I was always told to go for a rail gun over one without rails . But if you are after butters , moki etc it's normally close 2mts and less
    I agree WRT Wild Blue.

    I'm not convinced rails are all that though - I don't have one on either my 110 or 130. The 130 in particular is pretty springy and bendy (aluminium tube), and it's ridiculously accurate.

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    Can't be fucked reading what others have said
    I use a rob Allen 900 and is mint for everything, the long ones are a cunt when hunting moki/cod/butters and the viz is low
    I have a 110 that I take when I'm after a kingy - witch hasn't happend yet


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    Got home and the wife had bought me the one above I had watchlisted....she must have been feeling guilty.

    So looks like I am getting that one in a 110

    If I cant see that far fuck diving Ill be line fishing
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    Nil durum volenti !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    It will take a few days to arrive I guess.
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    I doubt you will be disappointed.

 

 

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