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Offline Abalonejoe

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2017, 08:39:40 PM »
Unless you tie really long wishbones!!!

Offline Rob102

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2017, 09:47:39 PM »
Unless you tie really long wishbones!!!

Or short bands.

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2017, 05:29:22 AM »
Unless you tie really long wishbones!!!

Or short bands.

That still doesn't change the distance they stretch on the gun.

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2017, 08:29:25 AM »
True!

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2017, 02:06:34 PM »
Unless you tie really long wishbones!!!

Or short bands.

That still doesn't change the distance they stretch on the gun.

I don’t follow. Using your method of measurement, If you have a 4’ gun and one foot bands you have 3’ band stretch or 300%.

If you cut the band length in half you would have 3.5’ of band stretch or 700%.

If you lengthen the bands to 2’ you get 2’ of bandstretch or 100%.

Your method of measurement determines potential band stretch but says nothing about shaft overhang or overall gun length. Personally I think overall gun length (shaft included) is the most important measurement in selecting a NorCal reef gun, band stretch is arbitrary.




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Offline Scallop shooter

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2017, 08:02:08 PM »
I have a Wong “nor Easter” and love it.
I use it all the time up north....

Chuck, if you could trim 6" off the length in order to make it easier to swim around kelp and into caves, would you? Or do you feel like the 42" is the right size for everything we do up here?
For me ,no , I love that gun .
I also have a 75cm sea sniper for the real low viz days , but I usually use my Wong.
Chuck


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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2017, 06:38:07 AM »
Unless you tie really long wishbones!!!

Or short bands.

That still doesn't change the distance they stretch on the gun.

We're talking about a system of measurement to compare one gun to another, not changes in power by changing band length on a single gun.

I don’t follow. Using your method of measurement, If you have a 4’ gun and one foot bands you have 3’ band stretch or 300%.

If you cut the band length in half you would have 3.5’ of band stretch or 700%.

If you lengthen the bands to 2’ you get 2’ of bandstretch or 100%.

Your method of measurement determines potential band stretch but says nothing about shaft overhang or overall gun length. Personally I think overall gun length (shaft included) is the most important measurement in selecting a NorCal reef gun, band stretch is arbitrary.

Alfonso

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2017, 06:40:58 AM »
We're talking about comparing the length of one gun to another, not differences in power caused by different band lengths on a single gun.

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2017, 11:16:51 AM »
The easiest way to measure guns for cross comparison between brands/models is to measure from the back of the band slot on the muzzle to the farthest back fin on the shaft, since that's the only length that really matters when it comes to power and range. (If a ten foot long gun stock has bands that only stretch two feet, it's a two foot gun.)

So I’m lost. What did this mean?

It looks like you are suggesting that the only measurement that matters is the length of the tube only. This doesn’t account for overall length.
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Offline Abalonejoe

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2017, 08:57:56 PM »
Hes suggesting he has a 300 cm hole hunter!! And thats without shaft overhang

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2017, 10:02:12 PM »
Hes suggesting he has a 300 cm hole hunter!! And thats without shaft overhang

I guess if have 240cm bands it’ll be just right.

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2017, 10:58:08 PM »
Yeah..... and hopefully a push rod

Offline Travis Mills

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2017, 06:02:26 AM »
I've been waiting that whole discussion for that remark.... It only took four pages to get there...  But worth the wait!

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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2017, 08:46:38 AM »
Hes suggesting he has a 300 cm hole hunter!! And thats without shaft overhang


My hole hunter changes size depending on the hole. YMMV
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Re: Wong Gun for NorCal?
« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2017, 04:16:49 PM »
Hes suggesting he has a 300 cm hole hunter!! And thats without shaft overhang


My hole hunter changes size depending on the hole. YMMV
300cm?  That will be perfect for when they open up whale season.



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