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07-24-2003, 10:54 AM
Hello Fellow Hunters!
I love my Metal Tech 2, it's the best there is. Range is 17ft with a reel an wings. It has so much power and so very quiet. I had this gun for 2 years now and it's awesome. Ive hit Stripe Bass,Taug Taug, AmberJacks. So if you happen to be looking for a speargun for Scuba and Free diving, then check out Riffe. Later
P.S. the picture below is a 40lb AmberJack, that I tag underneath the water on Scuba, in Moorehead City, N.C. At a depth of 70ft. :cool:
07-27-2003, 04:09 AM
Welcome to the forum SpearMaster, good to see another Riffe fan about. The Riffe Competitor #3XS is my favorite and primary daytime gun. #1 (11 yr. old son) has a Comp #2S that I sometimes borrow and my night gun is a Metal Tech #1. Have you tried the enclosed track or aluminum muzzle on your MT #2? These are changes I have been considering for my MT.:)
07-27-2003, 08:38 AM
Hey Kasshia, I have the open track, and no aluminum muzzle. I love my gun the way it is, but i might change to a aluminum muzzle later on, but right now it has all the power, i need. Most of my shots are just behind the gills, and most of the time the whole shaft went completely thru the fish. Man! It's great. Getting beat up by a fish like, gives me a rush!! Later!
07-27-2003, 01:38 PM
Welcome Spear Master......I am a Riffe nut too.....:D
Nice AJ..... yum yum.
If your MT2 is with an old model (slim) floater wing, installing an aluminum muzzle and with a reel will make the gun sink even when shaft is out.
4 x 9/16 bands is plenty enough for a MT2. If you have not try a 3/8" shaft, try it.......... the gun will be more powerful with the same rubbers ( must be 4 though ).
Tell me, is your reel a new type or the older Riffe reel ?
07-27-2003, 01:56 PM
Hey Iya, my MT2 is the Older reel, it's a open track, and I love it to death. My wife is jealous, cause I pay more attention to the gun than her. ;) . the reel is the older type not the new CFN. But still it has power. Maybe I should switch to the Alum Muzzle an maybe a thicker shaft. Hmmm food for thought! :cool:
07-27-2003, 02:20 PM
Those older reels are the REEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ultra solid !!!!
Just make sure to keep the reel in "loose" position when during storage, the rubber brakes inside sometime dry out (oxidized) or has the squeezed memory effect from the "ON" positioned. You can buy the repair kit cheap from Riffe.
Just get a 3/8" shaft and if you don't think the power is increased ( ok...ok...recoil a bit extra too ) when using 4 bands, I will buy you a beer....:D. Riffe bands are good up to one year with very frequent use. I change them every year even when they don't break or worn out much.
Use 3 double wraps shooting line when using 4 bands and 3/8 shaft. Aluminum muzzle for MT2 is not required, I had it for my MT0, now back to plastic muzzle, the 5 bands are toooooo much power for the midget gun. MT3 and longer models benefit a great deal from aluminum muzzle + 3/8 shafts + wing kits + 5 or 6 x 9/16 bands.
Open track is GOOD. I have the enclosed track kit but they can't be used with 3/8" shaft ( not required anyway), so I keep it aside.
MT2 shaft is too short to benefit the enclosed track. It is difficult to whip a short 44" x 5/16" shaft, I am assuming your MT2 is with 5/16" shaft and not the 9/32" Hawaiian.
I "bath" my gun after every trip, my wife is also jelous....it is a spearo thing .........;) , women won't understand.
07-27-2003, 02:26 PM
Sound Advise! Ok I will call Riffe tomorrow an order me the shaft and the Alum Muzzle is it self install or do I have to send it to Riffe? And what do you use to Lubicate your reel? WD40 or something else. I usually soak it in fresh water for a couple of hours.
Yes it's the Standard breakaway Barb with wings.
07-27-2003, 02:54 PM
Here you Go! My wife understands, sort of! :D I even name my gun , it on the reel it says Killshot and on the other side it say my wife's name. Vivian. What did you name your gun Iya?
07-27-2003, 08:33 PM
Sweet Gun, SpearMaster!!
07-28-2003, 03:22 PM
Nice gun. I noticed you're in NYC, ever go offshore to go hunting with the MT2? I'm on the Jersey shore and am just getting started and looking for the right gun. I'll be looking at the stripeys in the spring and fall but am really dreaming about the tuna and mahi offshore in the summer. Any suggestions?
07-28-2003, 04:19 PM
Yes get a Riffe MT 2 or 3 with a reel with 500lb line. The effective range on MT2 is 17ft and MT3 is about 20 or so. Get it with the Wings an get it with 500lb steel smooth coated cable. And get either the Barb tip or Ice tip spearhead. I do go offshore on wrecks and I do lots of Beach dive, where the Stripers are. You will fine that the Riffes are Silent and extremely powerful. You might read the thread above that was posted by Iyadiver on adding more power to the gun. I just took his advise and getting the thicker shaft and the Alum Muzzle. IyaDiver catches Tuna all the time. Lucky Bastard! LOL! The Riffe guns are expensive but worth every penny. Heres there link www.speargun.com. My gun came out to be about $1400.00. It will definitely bag a Tuna or AmberJack and Stripers with ease, if your a good shooter. ;) I have an msn addy firstname.lastname@example.org an you can im me.
Hope I provided you with some advise.
P.S most of my friends have Riffe guns.
07-28-2003, 10:48 PM
Sweet piece of killing machine..........just like mine.
The name on my gun is just my own name. Next time I should put my mobile phone number, just in case I lost the gun...again !!!..:D
I lost a fully rigged MT3 + reel to a big tuna once.......:mad:
What spearhead are you using ? That looks like a normal head but how come it is so long? The Riffe spearhead is short .
07-29-2003, 07:43 AM
Hey Iya, it's a large 2-barbed detachable spear tip. As for being long well :) that is what she said, how come it's so long! lol! Anyways Iya I order the Alum Muzzle, the bigger shaft and extra stuff from Riffe. Actually I spoke to Jay himself, and I mention you. And this wonderful forum. Power to the Spearos!
07-29-2003, 08:17 AM
Geezzz how stupid of me, that is the Riffe Detachbable....:rolleyes: I have one but never use it, it keeps disengaging when pointed down.... ha ha ha. Ice Pick been my choice since day 1.
Good thing you spoke to Jay. With the aluminum muzzle and 3/8 shaft, use first 5 bands and later when u feel good about the recoil use 6, make sure when at 6 bands the shooting line must be 4 double wraps. However since you use a reel, 3 wraps is OK but at maximum range it will be hampered/limited by the shooting line length. If at 6 bands with 3 double wraps, and without a reel your coated cable will get damaged at least 3 strands if you miss the fish, yep that much is the power. Tell me if at 6 bands your MT2 still can maintain accuracy, the MT3 can.
Yumy yumy....Beware Fishes.....this MT2 will have another 3-5 feet deadly range !! I mean really really deadly.
07-29-2003, 07:09 PM
what do you mean by 3 or 4 wraps? can you show me? Iya
07-30-2003, 12:58 PM
Below is what I called 4 double wraps, as seen from the gun's shooting line release. For my MT3 with full 6 bands of 9/16", I need the shooting line to be this long. At 3 double wraps and when 6 bands are used, I tested shooting at nothing and ended up the shooting cable broke 5 strands at the shaft's side crimps and the gun almost flew out of my hand wanting to follow the shaft !!
4 double wraps on an MT3 is about 25-27 feet shooting line worth, can't remember the exact length. However I know that at 23 feet ( Speartip to Fish ) it is very deadly.
07-30-2003, 01:06 PM
So if you count the number of cables running at the line anchor point, it is 8 ( 4 wraps x 2 ). See photo.
Not a very nice length to re do a gun aftershooting but without 4 double wraps, I can not utilize the MT3 full power potential at 6 bands when using 3/8 shaft. Anyway I shoot only twice per tank dive mainly if the fish are plenty, 3 shots per tank is rare. In 5 tanks dive a day, I may only pull the trigger 3 times if the fish are not within my targetted size or species.
You will get used to it with re-doing this extra long shooting line but in strong current.....not so fun... :mad:
07-31-2003, 09:51 AM
Iya, I greatly thank you! You gave me a lot of infomation that are now sinking into place. Now I have to order some more cable, about 20ft. Since my current cable is only 12ft. I see that with the new muzzle,extra band, etc... will transfer more of the kinetic energy to the spear with a longer cable line using a 3 or 4 wraps.
Your the Man, I thought about adding more line, but once you pointed out, I see the light. lol!!! What do you do for a living?
Inquiring minds want to know. Also do you sleep with your gun? Do you think about your gun all the time. Do you take out your gun on a date? lol. And Lastly do you have intimate relations with your gun? lmao
08-01-2003, 08:47 AM
He he he he......I am a PADI Instructor but no more in teaching status, if I teach I can't hunt so I stop teaching in 1997.
I am also a 5% bar/restaurant owner, technically 5% buys me the toilet only...:D We drinkers-party boys (share holders ) thought since we like to drink why don't we open a bar/restaurant...WRONG !!!! When you want to drink, drink elsewhere cause..... you get so screwed up when you are drunk you look like a fool in front of your staff. So I ended up drinking elsewhere to look less of a fool when I wanted to behave like a fool.
My main line is yacht sales because I love the water and yachts but I only sell one or two yachts per two years.....:p...poor country...what to do. Still stick to it cause I love it. In between selling, I sell yacht's spare parts, custom propellers and crawl in engine room all the way to the holding tank for maintenance......anything to make a living.
By doing marine related work, I have never have any problem being invited to dive since a few of the yacht owners are hunters like myself. So I can be a professional dive guide, captain a boat, fix the engine, navigator, fix those clogged toilets in a yacht and rigged a Riffe to the teeth. In fact I have more invitation to dive every weekend than my schedule can allow me.
I am a poor man but I live a very good life here in Indonesia..... ha ha ha.
And I bathe my gun, rub it with teak oil after every trip and think of it all the time. I don't spend much on fancy clothing but I collect fancy guns..... ha ha ha.
08-01-2003, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by IyaDiver
I am a poor man but I live a very good life here in Indonesia..... ha ha ha.
Sounds like you'll end your days a happier man than I. Nothing like making a living doing what you truly enjoy.
08-01-2003, 01:50 PM
yes!! No kidding!
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