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Offline Rob102

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Re: First wood gun for inshore/hole hunting?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2018, 09:33:59 PM »
I got the Pathos 75cm with universal grip. Looking forward to trying it. Thanks again for the help, everyone.

Great choice!

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Re: First wood gun for inshore/hole hunting?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2018, 09:39:28 PM »
My favorite gun for NorCal hole hunting is the Riffe MetalTech OS I found on the bottom of the ocean covered in sea weed and barnacles. Must have been there for at least a year. I scraped off the junk (there was a lot of it) and it was ready to go! No rust! The bands even lasted a year after I found it. Great power for a small gun (3 bands) and mid-handle is great for hole hunting. The only thing wrong with it is it doesn't float once the spear is shot. But what do you expect after being on the ocean floor for at least a year. My next favorite gun is the Riffe mahogany #0. Slightly bigger. Good for holes and longer shots on clear days. But a little too long sometimes for hole hunting close range. Either way, a Riffe is much better than a JBL. So are Mike N.'s guns, Sea Sniper, Pathos.

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Re: First wood gun for inshore/hole hunting?
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2018, 06:40:33 AM »
My favorite gun for NorCal hole hunting is the Riffe MetalTech OS I found on the bottom of the ocean covered in sea weed and barnacles. Must have been there for at least a year. I scraped off the junk (there was a lot of it) and it was ready to go! No rust! The bands even lasted a year after I found it. Great power for a small gun (3 bands) and mid-handle is great for hole hunting. The only thing wrong with it is it doesn't float once the spear is shot. But what do you expect after being on the ocean floor for at least a year. My next favorite gun is the Riffe mahogany #0. Slightly bigger. Good for holes and longer shots on clear days. But a little too long sometimes for hole hunting close range. Either way, a Riffe is much better than a JBL. So are Mike N.'s guns, Sea Sniper, Pathos.

Metal tech are made to sink.  Good for scuba or marking the bottom.

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Re: First wood gun for inshore/hole hunting?
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2018, 08:47:39 AM »
I got the Pathos 75cm with universal grip. Looking forward to trying it. Thanks again for the help, everyone.

Great choice!
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Re: First wood gun for inshore/hole hunting?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2018, 03:23:17 PM »
My favorite gun for NorCal hole hunting is the Riffe MetalTech OS I found on the bottom of the ocean covered in sea weed and barnacles. Must have been there for at least a year. I scraped off the junk (there was a lot of it) and it was ready to go! No rust! The bands even lasted a year after I found it. Great power for a small gun (3 bands) and mid-handle is great for hole hunting. The only thing wrong with it is it doesn't float once the spear is shot. But what do you expect after being on the ocean floor for at least a year. My next favorite gun is the Riffe mahogany #0. Slightly bigger. Good for holes and longer shots on clear days. But a little too long sometimes for hole hunting close range. Either way, a Riffe is much better than a JBL. So are Mike N.'s guns, Sea Sniper, Pathos.

Metal tech are made to sink.  Good for scuba or marking the bottom.

Ah, well that makes sense. Glad I never decided to try to fix it.

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Re: First wood gun for inshore/hole hunting?
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2018, 02:58:54 PM »
My favorite gun for NorCal hole hunting is the Riffe MetalTech OS I found on the bottom of the ocean covered in sea weed and barnacles. Must have been there for at least a year. I scraped off the junk (there was a lot of it) and it was ready to go! No rust! The bands even lasted a year after I found it. Great power for a small gun (3 bands) and mid-handle is great for hole hunting. The only thing wrong with it is it doesn't float once the spear is shot. But what do you expect after being on the ocean floor for at least a year. My next favorite gun is the Riffe mahogany #0. Slightly bigger. Good for holes and longer shots on clear days. But a little too long sometimes for hole hunting close range. Either way, a Riffe is much better than a JBL. So are Mike N.'s guns, Sea Sniper, Pathos.


I use the riffe metal tech 0s and love it for humboldt < 6ft vis hole hunting. It was perfect for those kind of conditions. Before that I had a riffe padauk that would float up and move around after marking a spot.. very frustrating.


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