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Old 07-12-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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Cool Best speargun under $200

Whats up guys and ladies! I've been pole spearing for a little bit and now i want to get some new underwater weaponry!

I'm looking for something under or around $200 that will meet my mostly close-to-shore needs. I'm usually at children's pool in San Diego, CA and the pole spear isn't really giving me the distance when i get into the deeper parts.

So far these caught my eye:
+ JBL Magnum 38-Special Northwest Triple Sling Spear Gun mainly because of the good reviews and the price.
+ Its double sling model
+ Cressi Geronimo II 39.5 Inch Speargun .. i hear these cressi models have some not-so cool shafts and things (?) people tend to modify which adds more cost to the equation. Also havent seen reviews for this so i'm skeptical.
+ Do you have any suggestions?

I'm just assuming that the 38in range would be right for me but i dont know. I won't be going deeper than 30' for now and will be staying pretty close to show. I also don't know if i need 1, 2 or 3 bands.

Thanks for helping me out! -Sergie
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Re: Best speargun under $200

Check out www.makospearguns.com
Best low price gun I've ever used and the customer service is absolutely top notch. Not to mention the guns come with a 3 year no questions asked warranty
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:12 PM   #3
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Re: Best speargun under $200

Oh and another option:

+ AB Biller Mahogany SM 36 at $189 but like the cressi i can't find any reviews for it.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:16 PM   #4
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Re: Best speargun under $200

Some great deals here http://spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=128522
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:24 PM   #5
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Re: Best speargun under $200

I second Makospearguns, Just picked me up a 70 cm and they were all great help. Definitely less than $200 as well. Super great service all the way.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #6
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Re: Best speargun under $200

Get a 90cm Mako. Very good company and excellent quality.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:12 PM   #7
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Re: Best speargun under $200

Thanks for the suggestions guys!

So I think I'll be going with the mako! Which one, the Predator Pro 90cm or Iconic Pro 90cm? I don't mind paying a little more for something significantly stronger but I don't know if I need it.

I also need your help choosing Open muzzle vs closed muzzle (for predator model) and 1 band vs 2 bands. 2 bands will give me more range but will it be worth it with the extra effort? What do you suggest?

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Old 07-12-2011, 11:31 PM   #8
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Re: Best speargun under $200

You want an open muzzle. For one band vs two, I like two but other like one.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:40 PM   #9
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:55 PM   #10
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go to mark morgan at the spear shack! he will get you the perfect gun trust me!
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:07 AM   #11
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Re: Best speargun under $200

Speargunhunter will sell you one of his 20 wongs for 200 bucks.

Or I can sell you my spraypainted gold beat up riffe c3 with a reel for 200 bucks
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:05 PM   #12
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Re: Best speargun under $200

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You want an open muzzle. For one band vs two, I like two but other like one.
Thanks for the info man! I think i'm gonna get the iconic pro with open muzzle and two bands. Mako sounds like an awesome company with awesome products. Any noticeable difference between shark fin or notches for the shaft? I'm guess shark fin are stronger so i'm gonna go with those.

Mark at the Spear Shack is a really cool guy, i just saw him this morning to pick up some stuff!

Thanks for all your help guys!

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Old 07-13-2011, 05:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info man! I think i'm gonna get the iconic pro with open muzzle and two bands. Mako sounds like an awesome company with awesome products. Any noticeable difference between shark fin or notches for the shaft? I'm guess shark fin are stronger so i'm gonna go with those.

Mark at the Spear Shack is a really cool guy, i just saw him this morning to pick up some stuff!

Thanks for all your help guys!

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You are correct shark fins are stronger, get those. Mark also has lots of nice euros in his shop...
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:03 AM   #14
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Re: Best speargun under $200

Also shark fins allow you to have more options in wishbones. Might be a consideration if in the future you ever want to make your own bands.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #15
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