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Old 09-02-2017, 10:40 AM   #1
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Finished my second build - 29" midhandle

Just finished my second gun build.
29" laminated purpleheart and teak.
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AR-15 midhandle grip
Riffe low profile reel
Two 16mm bands

Abalone inlay of a tautog with diamonds covering some less than perfect drill work

Had the gun in the water 3 times now and could not be happier with the performance. Has plenty of power despite it's short size and swings through the water with little résistance.

Only my second build so would love some feedback on areas to improve.
I will be gutting my first build this winter to rebuild it.









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Old 09-02-2017, 01:07 PM   #2
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Finished my second build - 29" midhandle

Need better pictures, but it looks pretty sweet


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Old 09-02-2017, 11:57 PM   #3
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Re: Finished my second build - 29" midhandle

spear diameter and length ?
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:23 AM   #4
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spear diameter and length ?
Fits a 5/16 modified JBL 28" shaft for days where I can only see 2-3ft. But I have been mostly using a 3/8 shaft 36" when I have vis. I like the overhang for aiming and the heavy shaft punches through bass at 8 feet.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:13 AM   #5
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3/8 shaft with 2* 16 ? This regular rubbers ? These spear heavy and need bigger rubbers to reach 8 feet,isnt ?
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:54 AM   #6
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3/8 shaft with 2* 16 ? This regular rubbers ? These spear heavy and need bigger rubbers to reach 8 feet,isnt ?
8 feet is probably optimistic. I use 2 16mm at 350%. I took a bass at at around 7 feet this past weekend.
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:50 PM   #7
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Nice gun for me I like to use Iroko for small size buoyancy very high and u can get good balanced

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Old 09-05-2017, 12:54 PM   #8
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Nice gun for me I like to use Iroko for small size buoyancy very high and u can get good balanced

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Thanks for the tip! How is it to work with? I'm all sorts of done with purpleheart. I like to work with wood not against it. Purpleheart was a battle.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:28 AM   #9
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I did 95 size and its good if you make sure its dry before start work otherwise it will bend ,after finish I have calculate the required ballast its the highest even more than the mahogany ,ratio was 0.64 so 1 kg gun wood required approximate 640 grams to sink slowly that's why I prefer it for small size thin gun below my new design I hope i ll finish soon .
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:34 AM   #10
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Iroko 95 camu

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Old 09-07-2017, 02:42 PM   #11
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Looks epic! What's your instagram handle, we'd love to repost
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:00 PM   #12
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Looks epic! What's your instagram handle, we'd love to repost
You already have! I'm remodeling my first build this off season. That gun is also all neptonics hardware I'll make sure to send you a dm when It's all done.
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:15 AM   #13
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Don't Want to sound like an ass, but why do you have your bands loaded out of the water for a picture?? Gun looks awesome. The fish in lay is a great touch.
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