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Old 12-14-2019, 09:32 PM   #1
Andrew Makely
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Carbonia 115x6

So this showed up at my door last week. Got to dive with it once so far. Only pulled trigger 3 times but three fish died. Will report back more once I get a few more times diving with it but when they say you will be in awe every time you pull the trigger they were not kidding.
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Old 12-14-2019, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: Carbonia 115x6

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Old 12-15-2019, 02:57 AM   #3
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Re: Carbonia 115x6

Tell us more about it after you used it a bit more. These have been on my radar for a long time. It seems like they pack all the features of a top gun.

It seems like the flopper doesn’t rest on the gun. From previous pictures I have seen I thought they adjusted the spear to match the speargun length so the flopper on the bottom side doesn’t need a o ring to retain it in closed position.
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Old 12-16-2019, 01:21 PM   #4
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Re: Carbonia 115x6

That's a nice gun man. Looks very well thought out and made. I've been using my 6 banded invert in the reefs a lot this year (without a top band) and it's been doing well for me. Do you know the band diameter for the 6 bands?
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:16 AM   #5
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Re: Carbonia 115x6

How complex is the loading sequence and what do you think of the mech?
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:09 PM   #6
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Re: Carbonia 115x6

Andrew texted me earlier that he wasn't able to respond to this thread, mentioning he was locked out. In response to my question about the bands, the gun came with 3 pairs of 16mm Rob Allen bands on the bottom and a 14mm for the top.

As for loading sequence, I'm going to guess it's similar to my invert (and probably others) where you first load the line on top, pulling one pair of bands on the bottom. Then flip the gun over and load the last two pairs onto the hook(s) near the handle. Lastly, flip the gun back upright and load the 14mm kicker band.

I can't speak to the mech since I don't have that, but I believe it's a roller type mech and would imagine it's very smooth compared to a reverse mech style.
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:52 PM   #7
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Re: Carbonia 115x6

Looks like you pull the rear band wishbones back by moving them sight unseen into the gap between the reel mount and the gunstock.
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:34 PM   #8
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Until Andrew's account issue is resolved, I'll just post up his latest responses I got from him.

In response to Deep_Six about the mech "The mech on the gun is smooth. The line release could use a hair more bend to retain the shooting line, but not a big issue"

"The only struggle to load is hooking the bands to the hooks under the reel because you can't see them. But I think that with a little more practice it will be easy"

Which speaks to popgun pete's last post.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:19 PM   #9
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Re: Carbonia 115x6

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Until Andrew's account issue is resolved, I'll just post up his latest responses I got from him.

In response to Deep_Six about the mech "The mech on the gun is smooth. The line release could use a hair more bend to retain the shooting line, but not a big issue"

"The only struggle to load is hooking the bands to the hooks under the reel because you can't see them. But I think that with a little more practice it will be easy"

Which speaks to popgun pete's last post.

Actually this is a significant problem with this gun. Especially when you have a reel installed and you absolutely cannot see the hooks
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:39 AM   #10
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Re: Carbonia 115x6

Very nice gun and looks like a good shooter. The loading hooks definitely is an issue that needs to be fixed. Should be quite easy though. Just put inserts up front where you can put hooks in front of the reel if a reel is used, and go back hooks if no reel is used. Sure you will need to readjust band length ... but man … the idea of maneuvering those wishbones around the reel and into the hooks looks really scary … especially at high tension.
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