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Old 09-09-2018, 03:44 PM   #16
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

Unpacking a brand new "Taimen" PV700 with "Universal" handle.

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Old 09-09-2018, 03:51 PM   #17
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

That guy needs a carbon steel blade Opinel for sure. Those inox blades are crap.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:39 AM   #18
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That guy needs a carbon steel blade Opinel for sure. Those inox blades are crap.
SubSub! How come you didn't suggest nything Fallkniven???
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:03 AM   #19
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

Here are some rear handle cross-section photos showing how compact the inner workings of the "Taimen" are. It is this lightweight but very strong construction that makes the "Taimen" speargun a good "floater" when usually spearguns of similar dimensions are dedicated "sinkers". A rapidly traversing, elevating and aiming speargun, the "Taimen" enables the quick reflex shooting of targets of opportunity.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:06 AM   #20
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

The "Taimen" retail price list is found here:-

http://taimen.pro/catalog/podvodnye-ruzhya (LHS at bottom of page)

or here as an attachment (EXCEL spreadsheet) to this post.
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:35 PM   #21
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

I have proposed an alloy in-line rigging eyelet for the "Taimen" which screws into the air inlet valve's hand pump thread. Thus if a PV850, PV1000 or PV1200 "Taimen" speargun is used on a very big fish then the gun can be released and a rig line with torpedo float will follow. The "Taimen" handle has no inner bracing strut, hence the butt of the handgrip offers no attachment points. (more on this later, see below)
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:42 PM   #22
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

Prototype side-mounted line release lever is 3D printed.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:37 AM   #23
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

Some videos of "Taimen" spearguns in action against Carp, a monster Catfish (Wels?) and a Pike. Last two videos show the "Taimen" 1200 in action


https://youtu.be/hOCYyCfwuEI carp


https://youtu.be/Mjw22sUFm1o taimen 1200 cstfish


https://youtu.be/SE1cO7yT0J8 taimen 1200 pike


https://youtu.be/NNrnErCxSbU taimen 1200 pike
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:12 AM   #24
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I have proposed an alloy in-line rigging eyelet for the "Taimen" which screws into the air inlet valve's hand pump thread. Thus if a PV850, PV1000 or PV1200 "Taimen" speargun is used on a very big fish then the gun can be released and a rig line with torpedo float will follow. The "Taimen" handle has no inner bracing strut, hence the butt of the handgrip offers no attachment points.
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:54 PM   #25
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

Watch as "Taimen" 1200 mm model bowls over more victims in murky waters due to range and power of the shot.

https://youtu.be/nle02Ay-A_4
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Underwater hunting conditions in Russia.
https://youtu.be/wmnRvXy1CBo
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:21 PM   #27
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Bluewater hunting with “Taimen” 1200 mm model.
https://youtu.be/AwOcDXVVcbQ
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:36 PM   #28
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

Hunting in the reeds, the "Taimen" in its design environment. Note the angled reel fitment to a gun with a standard trigger finger guard mounted line release.

https://youtu.be/-wh95ShfTTU
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Re: Taimen Pneumovacuum Speargun

The "Taimen" handle has a plastic bung that fits in the rear of the grip section and keeps grit and sand out of the threaded port for the inlet valve. I was always disappointed that it was not a screw in plug as is used on other guns, but it had a rear profile that followed the lines of the rear of the grip handle and thus it was not possible to rotate it. Now with my inline rigging attachment piece being a screw in aluminium item the rear plastic bung can be shortened and sit in directly behind it as is shown on this diagram. Note the access hole running right through the plastic bung for the rig line attachment to pass through.
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