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Ronin
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My buddy gave me a spear gun today, I will post pics tomorrow. Still debating what to do with it, it needs new rubber. Any recommendations on what to use?
 

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Well, maybe speargunrubber? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> As the rubber Joerg used with the medieval slingshotcrossbow. Or do you want to modify it, like, to shoot balls?
 

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A speargun, cool!, i think speargun rubber is the way to go
 

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Ronin
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Spear gun rubber it shall be then. Here's a pic of the speargun, I will try to pick up some rubber today for it.<br><br><br><img src="http://i71.servimg.com/u/f71/17/90/14/43/cam00510.jpg" border="0" alt="">
 

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Looks cool, but a little bit flimsy, if you know what i mean, with the green paint and the alloy(?) handle
 

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Ronin
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<tr><td class="quote">Looks cool, but a little bit flimsy, if you know what i mean, with the green paint and the alloy(?) handle</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>It's pretty solid, and from what I have been able to find online itallian made in the 60s.</span>
 

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<tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mikehunt042084 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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<tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
<tr><td class="quote">Looks cool, but a little bit flimsy, if you know what i mean, with the green paint and the alloy(?) handle</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>It's pretty solid, and from what I have been able to find online itallian made in the 60s.</span>
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<span class="postbody"><br>I've used one of those in my youth ... good stiffness even with 100lb ...</span>
 

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Looks good to me. In Sweden (rubberpowered) spearguns are only allowed if they are shorter than 50 cm and use only one "cable" (=rubberband).
 

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I am actually contacting the Department of Fish and Game here in my state to check the laws on speargun fishing. I don't know the rules and don't want to get myself in needless trouble.<br><br><br><br>Edit: Sadly spearfishing is banned in the county I live in, the next county over however allows spearfishing in a couple of their lakes. What strikes me as odd is I am allowed to go bow fishing but not spearfishing. Makes no sense to me.
 

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<tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mikehunt042084 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>Lol. Many laws are like that. Here in Arizona we can hunt with bows and arrows but not crossbows (unless you have a handicap that doesn't allow you to shoot a regular bow). Also illegal are spears and atlatls. I really wanted to try some primitive hunting a number of years ago, but the game laws pretty much ruled it out. I could hunt with a primitive self longbow, but the arrows have to have metal heads (which means no obsidian heads to complete the primitive bow package). <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"> I guess I could have made some copper or bronze arrowheads, but still...like you said, it makes no sense. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"></span>
 

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<tr><td class="quote">Lol. Many laws are like that. Here in Arizona we can hunt with bows and arrows but not crossbows (unless you have a handicap that doesn't allow you to shoot a regular bow). Also illegal are spears and atlatls. I really wanted to try some primitive hunting a number of years ago, but the game laws pretty much ruled it out. I could hunt with a primitive self longbow, but the arrows have to have metal heads (which means no obsidian heads to complete the primitive bow package). <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"> I guess I could have made some copper or bronze arrowheads, but still...like you said, it makes no sense. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>There are some strange laws here, Bow hunting and blackpowder hunting are the same times of year, but rifles (modern guns) and crossbows hunt at the same time. And I am still trying to find information on the legallity of trapping, The Department of Fish and Game has yet to get back to me. I'm probably just going to have to download all the regulations and dig through until I find the info i need. <br><br>A side note about arrowheads, they not only have to be metl but must have a minimum cross-section (1 1/2 inch I think) so make sure to not make them too small or they will still be illigal to hunt with.</span>
 
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