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Old 07-18-2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. Relatively new to the sport, but after several pole spear outings Iím seriously considering pulling the trigger on an entry level gun. I will primarily be hunting SoCal inshore reefs and kelp beds, so from the research Iíve done and the budget I have, I think Iím going with a 100 cm, open muzzle Mako Predator. Am I right in thinking the 100 is a good size, or do more people go with the 90 for the environment Iíll be in? I donít want to start a big debate, but Iíve read mixed opinions on other threads so Iím a little confused. Also, I noticed on the Mako website that I have the option to go with either a blue or green camo paint job for an extra 35.00$. Do you guys feel like this is worth the extra cash? Does it actually make a difference? Finally, I think Iím gonna go with two 16mm bands, but apparently I have the choice of 21Ē, 22Ē, or 25Ē length. I want to minimize recoil and have a relatively easy time loading it, but I donít want it underpowered either. Suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:28 AM   #2
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For a first gun id get a 90 with a single 20mm band, as for the camo it's just for looks I'd save the money
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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Hey. Also new to the sport. I too am looking at Mako guns. I'm near the LA/Ventura county line. If you're nearby and need a partner, let me know.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:14 AM   #4
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Hello everyone. Relatively new to the sport, but after several pole spear outings Iím seriously considering pulling the trigger on an entry level gun. I will primarily be hunting SoCal inshore reefs and kelp beds, so from the research Iíve done and the budget I have, I think Iím going with a 100 cm, open muzzle Mako Predator. Am I right in thinking the 100 is a good size, or do more people go with the 90 for the environment Iíll be in? I donít want to start a big debate, but Iíve read mixed opinions on other threads so Iím a little confused. Also, I noticed on the Mako website that I have the option to go with either a blue or green camo paint job for an extra 35.00$. Do you guys feel like this is worth the extra cash? Does it actually make a difference? Finally, I think Iím gonna go with two 16mm bands, but apparently I have the choice of 21Ē, 22Ē, or 25Ē length. I want to minimize recoil and have a relatively easy time loading it, but I donít want it underpowered either. Suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.
Sounds like a good choice. 100 cm with 2 bands. Slap a reel on it. Camo's up to you. Go 25" if they give you that option, then if it's not enough power cut them down a few inches.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:33 AM   #5
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I would get two bands: easier to load, more powerful than a single band, can load one band for shooting under rocks... just a better way for your first gun. The camo paint job is cosmetic only.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:06 PM   #6
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Hey. Also new to the sport. I too am looking at Mako guns. I'm near the LA/Ventura county line. If you're nearby and need a partner, let me know.
I'm down in OC and don't really get up that way much, but I'll shoot you a PM if I do. Feel free to do the same if you ever make your way down here. Good luck.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #7
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Sounds like a good choice. 100 cm with 2 bands. Slap a reel on it. Camo's up to you. Go 25" if they give you that option, then if it's not enough power cut them down a few inches.
Thanks for the reply, that's kind of the setup I was leaning towards. One last thing though, would it be a good idea to get 2 bands of different lengths? For example, maybe one 25" for shooting around rocks or in holes and something stronger for open water? And if I used them together, would it screw things up if they're different lengths? Not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but honestly the issue of band size/strength has been the most confusing part of the buying process.
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