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Old 08-25-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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Gun Review

Has anyone ever used, owned or know someone who owns a JBL explorer 22 lightning? (Or any size of this model) Some say it is an average gun for the price and others swear against JBL in general. If anyone has any opinions feel free to share thank you
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:41 PM   #2
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Don't buy a lightning.Trigger is garbage and the overall construction is cheap.I am going to stop because I don't want this to turn into a rant.If you want a gun in that price range check out mako and if you wanna spend a little more go with pathos,or if you are dead set on jbl check this out http://www.speardeals.com/JBL_Reaper..._p/jbl-610.htm
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:46 PM   #3
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Thankyou for the input I've heard the triggers are terrible too
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:53 PM   #4
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You want an inexpensive tiny gun, Id look into a 70-90 Rob Allen, and consider a Meandros Reverse Trigger mech upgrade to add some extra band stretch. I have made videos on how easy it is to install.

Im sure a few NJ divers will chime in with their setups. Cant go wrong with a Rob Allen rail gun, or a Pathos lazer in aluminum.

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spearamerica.com forPathos and trigger upprade. Chances are, if you ask REALLY REALLY REALLY NICELY, petros might put it in for you MIght have to bribe him with some beer money tho..
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:58 PM   #5
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Price doesn't really matter, I'm looking for quality but not trying to spend a fortune. An employee at a local dive shop near me told me to go with Rob Allen also so I may look at some models thank you
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:17 PM   #6
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If you're looking at a JBL for the money in alum., the Special, Custom and the Magnum will last you for many years. I have a Northwest that have been using for the last 12 year without any problems just band replacements from time to time I also have a number of other wood guns that are just too nice to even get them wet.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:26 PM   #7
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I have the newer jbl with the improved mech and have taken some nice fish with it. The quality of the guns are improving from them but at that size I would probably think about a pipe gun too.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:49 AM   #8
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Ive actually shot decent fish with the 22 lightning. Effective range is about 3 feet and forget trying to shoot anything over ten pounds lol. Trigger mech is fine for the gun, you cant exactly load up the mech on a 22 inch gun lol
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Ive actually shot decent fish with the 22 lightning. Effective range is about 3 feet and forget trying to shoot anything over ten pounds lol. Trigger mech is fine for the gun, you cant exactly load up the mech on a 22 inch gun lol
Pathos is a much better choice
The gun isn't 22 inches it's just the name of the model...it's in the 40 inch range, every retailer gives different measurements and I've only seen it in person once and it looked like a pretty cheap setup. I'm going to probably give Mako a try.
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