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Old 06-23-2020, 07:22 PM   #1
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Carbon cannons

Alright guys, picking your experts' brains here.

I want to upgrade from an aluminum 140 (three 14mm bands, 8mm shaft) to a carbon gun to chase large yellows and wahoo, and occasionally use for BF when I can't get my hands on a wooden tuna cannon.

The go-to carbon behemoth everyone recommends is the Oceanborn 145. https://www.spearamerica.com/collect...n-l-e-speargun
What do I miss in performance if I go for a bit of a less expensive option like the Picasso Magnum BW Bluewater 140, with an 8mm shaft and three 14mm bands, or its 120 roller sister https://www.spearamerica.com/collect...25251987816512

The OB is monocoque and 4 bands, the Picasso has a cuttlefish pipe but handle and muzzle are plastic.

Let me know!
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: Carbon cannons

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Old 08-24-2020, 04:10 PM   #3
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Re: Carbon cannons

Has anyone ever used the Picasso magnum bw I'm really interested in the 130 roller but am not ready to pull the trigger. Also looking at the salvimar wild carbon 115. Can anyone give me some input
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Old 08-27-2020, 02:55 PM   #4
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Re: Carbon cannons

I used the Picasso Magnum BW carbon but in the 115 version. It's a nice gun. Well balanced, powerful, good stock shaft, nice trigger mechanism, decent bands.
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Old 08-28-2020, 12:26 AM   #5
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Thanks Marco I appreciate your input !
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Old 08-28-2020, 11:13 AM   #6
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Old 09-12-2020, 05:57 PM   #7
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Re: Carbon cannons

I could be wrong, but 3 band 8mm setups are starting to get to the point where recoil becomes an issue on anything other than a timber gun.
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Re: Carbon cannons

Have you considered Aimrite? Never had one but they seem to be offering what you’re looking for, with a good price point. Those dudes in Hawaii kill it! Big yellowfin on the 140. Can anyone speak on this?
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Old 09-13-2020, 11:52 AM   #9
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Alright guys, picking your experts' brains here.

I want to upgrade from an aluminum 140 (three 14mm bands, 8mm shaft) to a carbon gun to chase large yellows and wahoo, and occasionally use for BF when I can't get my hands on a wooden tuna cannon.

The go-to carbon behemoth everyone recommends is the Oceanborn 145. https://www.spearamerica.com/collect...n-l-e-speargun
What do I miss in performance if I go for a bit of a less expensive option like the Picasso Magnum BW Bluewater 140, with an 8mm shaft and three 14mm bands, or its 120 roller sister https://www.spearamerica.com/collect...25251987816512

The OB is monocoque and 4 bands, the Picasso has a cuttlefish pipe but handle and muzzle are plastic.

Let me know!
1660$ in 145 special edition and special edition LE

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Old 09-13-2020, 11:57 AM   #10
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if not, you can contact underpressure, he makes carbon spearguns, (I believe it was bleutec who copied them) contact him by facebook, he is very responsive

http://underpressure.gr/
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:02 PM   #11
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Have you considered Aimrite? Never had one but they seem to be offering what youíre looking for, with a good price point. Those dudes in Hawaii kill it! Big yellowfin on the 140. Can anyone speak on this?
I have an Aimrite King Venom 150. (3 band 8mm shaft) that I think is awesome.

Itís got great maneuverability underwater, but recoil makes it to where itís not a good idea to shoot with 1 hand accuracy wise. (I palm my other hand on the butt of the gun now)

-Although I have shot 2 small very fast moving Skipjacks 1 handed though haha
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:49 AM   #12
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Re: Carbon cannons

Why carbon if I may ask ?
Might be lighter for travel but other than that, I love timber.
I use an Aimrite sometimes(king venom & a roller). Great guns!
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Old 09-28-2020, 05:17 PM   #13
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Re: Carbon cannons

I have an OB 125 I'm thinking about selling. It's in excellent condition. I don't think it has any boat rash. It's a SE LE with green and white paint.

I have 2 or 3 shafts for it, and it has a reel as well.

PM me if interested and I can send you photos.

I have an OB 145 as well and too many other guns, so I'm downsizing a bit.
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