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Old 05-28-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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hey, just wanted to know about this gun. its a JBL Super Carbine 45" long, Spear tip 3 1/2", and Spear tip to trigger 45 1/2", what should i expect from this gun. what price would i be looking at.
anything would help, thanks
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:21 PM   #2
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Re: JBL Super Carbine

handle is in the rear, and has 2 band's
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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what should i expect from this gun.
Broken wishbones - Oversized spears - Clunky and heavy for the size - No power - Headaches....Shall I go on?

Do yourself a favor and get a MAKO or a Rob Allen or something similar. The JBL will kill some fish for sure - I've shot tons with mine before giving it away to a newb friend.

In MY world any of the old style JBL's are pure junk. They have however recently come out with some more modernized better looking guns - The price is more modern too though! For my money I'll go with a well known euro style gun every time.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:34 PM   #4
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Re: JBL Super Carbine

If that's Ur only option buy a rail for it for around 15$ well worth money but its still a jbl.... get a rail and kill as many fish as you can
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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JBL is known for making crap spearguns. I'm surprised they're still in business.

They have no power, and their shafts are too thick .
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:18 PM   #6
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Re: JBL Super Carbine

"JBL is known for making crap spearguns. I'm surprised they're still in business.

They have no power, and their shafts are too thick ."

Simple answer...they are cheap and shoot fish. I have shot literally hundreds of fish with my $70 carbine without any problem.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:20 PM   #7
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I like the new jbls a lot more.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:19 PM   #8
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"JBL is known for making crap spearguns. I'm surprised they're still in business.

They have no power, and their shafts are too thick ."

Simple answer...they are cheap and shoot fish. I have shot literally hundreds of fish with my $70 carbine without any problem.
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Yes they shoot fish, but when you compare them to all the other companies, they are inferior in many ways
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:23 PM   #9
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I think so many of you fail to realize jbl has,PRICE POINT don't bash a guy of thats what he wants to invest in a gun. Jbls work not as good or quality as others but we come back to price point. They can get the job done
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:44 AM   #10
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I have the super carbine. Main issue i had is trigger malfunction. sometimes it wont fire when you press the trigger. it has happened about 4 times during 15 different dives.

I just got a magnum 450 tho. If you can spent a little more buy something different.
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:34 AM   #11
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great perch and carp gun, but not much else
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:53 AM   #12
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Re: JBL Super Carbine

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Broken wishbones - Oversized spears - Clunky and heavy for the size - No power - Headaches....Shall I go on?

Do yourself a favor and get a MAKO or a Rob Allen or something similar. The JBL will kill some fish for sure - I've shot tons with mine before giving it away to a newb friend.

In MY world any of the old style JBL's are pure junk. They have however recently come out with some more modernized better looking guns - The price is more modern too though! For my money I'll go with a well known euro style gun every time.
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Get a Rob Allen. They are just a little more expensive than the Makos and are leaps and bounds better than JBL and much better than Mako. I have a mako and have used RA and know many people who have them. Save up a little longer and it will save you much frustration in the future.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:57 PM   #13
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Single-piece trigger in the "Carbine" models limits the amount of band pull that can be used with the gun. Not a show-stopper, but means that the gun has to be used with the stock bands. An entry level gun for those starting out and want to buy something made in the US.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:45 PM   #14
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If you're set on jbl go with one of their elite woodies
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