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Old 08-01-2019, 09:50 AM   #1
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Freeshaft to lineshaft models? (for SCUBA)

Hello!

I currently have a Mako 100cm rail gun. I like the gun and will continue to use it on SCUBA and for shallow freediving but lately when on SCUBA I have had a few situations where my reload time was not great and would like to be able to sling out a second free shaft for a follow up shot or when another fish comes in right away. Mainly dive the east coast FL and the Keys.

Also I like the idea of having a second shaft ready for a follow up shot or in a shark situation where a powerhead is accessible.

-which models can you "backload" like I see in some of the commercial guy videos? Is this stock on any gun or aftermarket with a particular maker?

-The other gun I see is a KOAH battle axe that is marketed towards switching between line/free. Is this the only readily available model besides custom. Any others?

-Is a 48" or 52" comparable to a euro 100cm? My mako 100 seems like a good all around size for hunting on the reef for a mix of ledge shots and some open shots just outside the ledges.

Thanks guys.
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:23 PM   #2
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Re: Freeshaft to lineshaft models? (for SCUBA)

The Ocean Rhino guns are set up for that type of work with piggy back shaft holders made for the job. I have two of them, one is the chunkier stock special edition "Wind Song" model. You might be able to pick one up if there are any guns still left, otherwise it is the black RX or the CX model in natural timber finish. The "hyperlink" system makes switching the shooting line a cinch from spear to spear as a line attached ring slips over a sliding conical body to form what is in essence a two-part line slide.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:35 PM   #3
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Re: Freeshaft to lineshaft models? (for SCUBA)

If you want an immediate second shot then you can go for an under and over gun using the Neptonics double speargun trigger mechanism.

https://neptonics.com/product/double-trigger-mech/

http://www.bonafidespearguns.com/spe...inch-spearguns



Or you might find an old "Ultimate Double" which was probably the heaviest band gun on the planet. The attached photo is of my gun which seems to be more appropriate for trudging along the bottom rather than swimming with it.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:25 AM   #4
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Re: Freeshaft to lineshaft models? (for SCUBA)

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The Ocean Rhino guns are set up for that type of work with piggy back shaft holders made for the job. I have two of them, one is the chunkier stock special edition "Wind Song" model. You might be able to pick one up if there are any guns still left, otherwise it is the black RX or the CX model in natural timber finish. The "hyperlink" system makes switching the shooting line a cinch from spear to spear as a line attached ring slips over a sliding conical body to form what is in essence a two-part line slide.
Thanks for your response. It looks like Ocean Rhino might be a solid choice for what I need. The Wind Song was an interesting story I looked it up.
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