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Forum: All About Guns 10-15-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Mahogany 150 Tuna Gun

Thanks, yeah this is definitely the best I've ever done on ballasting, especially for such a big gun. Probably my favorite part.

But as far as the setup goes, the more I shoot it and the more I...
Forum: All About Guns 10-15-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Mahogany 150 Tuna Gun

Here are what some practice shots look like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Nw3RCyjqQ


It kicks, but not as bad as some other big guns out there. After about 10 practice shots what I've...
Forum: All About Guns 10-15-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Mahogany 150 Tuna Gun

So you think 3x 14.5mm bands @ 340% will kill a big yellowfin? I'd be open to changing bands because this thing does have a good kick to it which makes accuracy difficult on long shots. If I...
Forum: All About Guns 10-14-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Muzzle repair advice - wood gun

I agree, clean the crack out the best you can, countersink the screws (stainless for sure) with a good strong epoxy in the crack and in the screw holes, then cover the screw heads up either with wood...
Forum: All About Guns 10-11-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Mahogany 150 Tuna Gun

I thought more about what you said and repowered it. I also got more accurate numbers after the shaft finally arrived.

Updated band info is: Regular ID 16mm rubber @ 315% stretch. I think this...
Forum: All About Guns 10-10-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: 51" rear handle twins (Gun porn, NSFW)

I like the taper on the body of the gun, did you use a hand plane?
Forum: All About Guns 10-09-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Mahogany 150 Tuna Gun

Sure, the bands are not tied yet because I still have to de-rig and ballast. Just got too excited about taking photos. The gun weighs 7.8lbs with no shaft unballasted, will weigh 10.55 without...
Forum: All About Guns 10-09-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Mahogany 150 Tuna Gun

Thanks man, I would have actually liked to do a colored track but I was in such a hurry to build this gun for a trip I have in 2 weeks that I didn't want to wait for the coloring to come in. It does...
Forum: All About Guns 10-08-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Mahogany 150 Tuna Gun

Yeah I was trying to keep things symmetrical but I may have to shave a bit more off on that side. Stilllllllll waiting on the shafts...
Forum: All About Guns 10-08-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Custom Roller Gun

Yeah so I used plastic beaded wishbone inserts and when I first rigged the gun they made the ends of the band fat enough that it stopped itself from pulling all the way through. Once I shot a few...
Forum: All About Guns 10-07-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Mahogany 150 Tuna Gun

Thanks man, that's funny I was looking around and taking little design ideas from some of the more popular tuna gun shapes out there and I'd never actually seen the ulusubs. It really does look...
Forum: All About Guns 10-06-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hpwatson
Mahogany 150 Tuna Gun

Just finishing up my first tuna gun build, I tried a lot of new things on this build (new to me) and everything ended up coming together really smoothly. The shaft hasn't come in yet so I mocked it...
Forum: All About Guns 10-06-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Hpwatson
Forum: All About Guns 10-05-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Custom Roller Gun

Yes from tip of the spear. I don't think I'd shoot at a fish from that distance but it's fun to see it shoot a tight group at that range.
Forum: All Other Gear 10-05-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Soft Shackles for floatline rigs. Anybody use them?

My thoughts exactly, cool to hear of somebody else using them.
Forum: All About Guns 10-05-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Hpwatson
Custom Roller Gun

Just finishing up two builds this week. This is the first - a 110cm single roller made from black locust with some thin red cedar strips for color. All of this wood came from a pile of old fence...
Forum: All About Guns 10-05-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Teak Oil Finish for Mahogany?

Good tips here, thanks guys. Once these coats I've already applied have soaked in and dried I'll dunk it in the water and see how it does. Good news is this is a big blue water gun that'll get used...
Forum: All About Guns 10-04-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Teak Oil Finish for Mahogany?

What about sanding between coats? I've seen on other wood working projects how some people sand with 1000 grit between oil coats.
Forum: All About Guns 10-04-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Teak Oil Finish for Mahogany?

I'll definitely post results, I've had trouble uploading photos recently but I'll figure it out
Forum: All About Guns 10-04-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Hpwatson
Teak Oil Finish for Mahogany?

Any reasons not to use teak oil on mahogany? I've always finished with epoxy but wanted to give oil a try this time. I've actually already applied it but at least now if I screwed up somebody can...
Forum: All Other Gear 10-02-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Soft Shackles for floatline rigs. Anybody use them?

Yes hollow core dyneema. I believe this is the thinner one but either one will be strong enough because the soft shackle is fully back-braided
Forum: All Other Gear 10-02-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Soft Shackles for floatline rigs. Anybody use them?

That's a good point. Do you think the swivel on the float line plug is enough though ? Or you would prefer a swivel there and also a snap swivel?
Forum: All Other Gear 09-29-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Soft Shackles for floatline rigs. Anybody use them?

Interesting, so would you recommend using them on your shooting line or not?
Forum: All Other Gear 09-28-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Soft Shackles for floatline rigs. Anybody use them?

I updated the original post and showed my way of doing it. This is the most secure way to to rig it and it is still easy to undo.
Forum: All Other Gear 09-28-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Hpwatson
Re: Soft Shackles for floatline rigs. Anybody use them?

Cool, yeah I really think they have a place in spearfishing. The photo I posted isn't really how it's done, I need to post my own to show what I'm talking about. Basically the knot in the dyneema...
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