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Forum: All About Guns 08-17-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 115,198
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Trigger Mechanism Design Rules

My gun is lengthened and I attached side stocks weighted with lead. Also added a semi-enclosed track. This mod combined with firmly restraining the stock extension from rearward travel results in...
Forum: All About Guns 08-05-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 115,198
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Trigger Mechanism Design Rules

Thanks for the info on the bands. My Biller is from a long time ago and the wishbones were sharp, round ones will not fit (still have the shafts with pin upgrade).
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 08-04-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,363
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Is there a way to retreat a stainless shaft?

Oddly enough, zinc coating will destroy a stainless shaft thru corrosion. Zinc 'sacrificial' anodes protect regular steel by developing a voltage such that the zinc corrodes instead of the steel....
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 08-04-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,832
Posted By PigStikr
Forum: All About Guns 08-04-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 115,198
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Trigger Mechanism Design Rules

A hard learned lesson and a question:

Biller spearguns having a shallow notched shaft require a metal wishbone that is ground to a knife edge at the engagement point. Loading bands causes some...
Forum: Suggestion Box and Complaint Center 08-04-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By PigStikr
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Forum: California Off-Topic 07-30-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,847
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Kimera slip tip

I have used Biller slip tips on fish to around 4 feet long, specifically the PK-312 mounted on a regular spear rather than on a pole spear. The solid slip tip slips off after penetrating and is held...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 07-29-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 27,826
Posted By PigStikr
Apollo 13 Rebreather Emergency

Turns out the LiOH 'rebreather' systems for Apollo 13 Lunar Module were inadequate for returning to earth after mission abort. The Command Module was shut down and the rectangular canisters were...
Forum: California Off-Topic 07-29-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,847
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Kimera slip tip

Looks nice! I use cable mainly because it is much thinner and thus can penetrate thru thicker fish without as much friction. The crimp around the single 'tag end' vs. both cables after weaving is...
Forum: California Off-Topic 07-18-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,847
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Kimera slip tip

I use 1/16" 7-strand stainless cable. Unwind the end leaving 3 and 4 on a side. Push each end thru the eye in opposite directions. Then wind the cable back together until hitting the fork. Then wind...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 06-30-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 27,826
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Rebreather's Will Kill You

Seem to remember there have been divers that hooked the argon bottle to the oxygen line and died as a result. Is that even possible?
Forum: California Off-Topic 06-27-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,845
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Weight for salt water locations

Have a great trip! Post some pics for sure!
I had HP 120's but after taking up freediving could get 2 dives per tank, don't know why. So changed to HP 80 steel. If I ever run into a lot of money...
Forum: California Off-Topic 06-27-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,845
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Weight for salt water locations

Actually the weight of your air is going to be the biggest factor. If you leave 500 psi in the tank your tank will gain about 4.5 pounds buoyancy during the dive. A steel 80 weighs less than an...
Forum: California Off-Topic 06-25-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,845
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Weight for salt water locations

Fresh water density is about 62.4 pcf and salt water is 64pcf So if you are diving 16 pounds of weight in salt water you will have to remove .4 pounds of weight in fresh water, or about 6 ounces....
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 06-25-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 27,826
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Rebreather's Will Kill You

This is the most bizarre thread I have ever read on any BB. Glad you resurrected it.
Forum: California Off-Topic 04-04-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,403
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Patagonia donates to antifa

The North Face? Really? Huge pushers of the climate change ripoff. They quote some Everest Climber whining about receding glaciers. Meanwhile there is tons of North Face garbage, oxygen bottles, and...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 03-29-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,250
Posted By PigStikr
Re: 20 satisfied FRV divers with their catches

Hmmm,

Billy Mac. Was wondering how he was doing.

78 and still spearing fish!
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 03-02-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 39,421
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Educational Discussion of Michael Reed Accident/Incident

A comment and then some questions. If there is a noob on board the experienced guys have an obligation to keep a closer eye on them for awhile.
Now despite the fact that it is 'impossible' for ROK...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 03-02-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,334
Posted By PigStikr
SCUBA and Freediving Don't Mix

Once you have done a tank dive, you are DONE freediving. Think of it as shaking a soda pop, things start to fizz. Worse, when you are deep freediving the bubbles compress and get thru your lungs to...
Forum: Non-Gun DIY Projects and Customizations 02-28-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,046
Posted By PigStikr
Re: DIY - Melt your own Diving Weight - Quick release Camouflage

Lead does really bad things to your brain. That white stuff that eventually forms on your weights? Lead oxide - get it on your hands, breath it, ingest it - bad. Soft weights with lead shot = much...
Forum: Off Topic Area 02-23-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,794
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Vibrator for motion sickness, drug free

We towed a boat Baja one time near Loreto. Buddy and I and his friend. So we get out to the tiny islands offshore fishing, and the friend gets very sick. We drop him off on one of the little islands...
Forum: All Other Gear 02-23-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,113
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Cheap dyneema float line

We just get norprene tubing. We have tried a variety of ways to thread high strength line inside. The one that works best is to cut a small hole in the side of the tubing about 3" from the end. Lay...
Forum: Off Topic Area 09-06-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By PigStikr
Re: An Answer To Fermi's Paradox

Well the aliens have probably been studying us and noted the incredible amount of wars we have had for like forever. They probably also have noted what happens when we discover a new people, such as...
Forum: All About Guns 08-26-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By PigStikr
Speargun Rigging Lines

Dusting off my homebrew 60" and have a couple questions, not remembering exactly the line sizes after 6 years in storage:
The gunline is connected to the floatline is shock-protected with 1/4 black...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 12-08-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By PigStikr
Re: Trophy Hunting Degrades Gene Pool

You make some good points.

There are other issues to be considered.

One possible difference from land hunting is that it is primarily the males that are taken. A trophy has probably been...
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