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How to Choose your Perfect Speargun

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How to choose the perfect speargun

Choosing the perfect speargun can be a daunting task. There are so many options to choose from, including MVD or double roller spearguns, pneumatic, carbon, aluminium, wooden spearguns, rail guns or pole spears from all the brands you know and love.

However, there is no such thing as the “best speargun,” as the perfect gun for you depends on your fit and the application it will be used for.

In this article, we will discuss the advantages, disadvantages, sizes, designs, and band choices found with spearguns to help you narrow down your options.

Pneumatic Spearguns

Pneumatic spearguns, also known as air guns, are extremely powerful at close range and track well through the water column. They are perfect for high current and dirty water, making them an excellent choice for hole hunting.

However, when it comes to overall accuracy and power, band guns have been proven to shoot further and more accurately in pool tests.

Therefore, unless you are specifically targeting fish in holes or diving in high current, a band gun may be a better option.

Banded Spearguns

As their name suggests, banded spearguns are powered by bands and are offered by many manufacturers. They are streamlined, handle well, and shoot accurately, making them an excellent choice for lateral tracking. This is particularly useful when hunting trophy fish that suddenly appear on your side.

Great options include Rob Allen, Salvimar, Ocean Hunter, and our very own, assembled in store at Diversworld. 

Roller Spearguns

Rollers have been gaining popularity in recent years due to their advanced technology and increased availability. Unlike traditional spearguns, roller spearguns use a muzzle with two spinning rollers that are attached to a leverage point on the underside of the speargun barrel or handle.

This design allows for great accuracy, fast speed, and punching power. Roller spearguns utilise the full length of the barrel, resulting in more power, speed, and momentum.

Overall, the roller speargun provides numerous benefits, including increased power and reduced recoil.

Wood Spearguns

The use of wood in speargun barrels offers numerous benefits beyond just minimizing recoil. Wood is a naturally dense material, which can provide additional weight to the barrel, helping to improve accuracy by reducing movement caused by recoil.

Additionally, wood has a unique look and feel that many divers find appealing. It can also help to reduce noise underwater, as wood is less likely to produce loud sounds that may scare off fish. Furthermore, wood can be easier to grip and hold onto, particularly in wet or slippery conditions.

Finally, wood is a renewable resource that can be sustainably harvested, making it a more environmentally friendly choice compared to other materials. Overall, the use of wood in spearguns can provide numerous benefits that make it a compelling choice for many divers.

Our Conclusion

Choosing the perfect speargun depends on your fit and the application it will be used for. While there is no such thing as the “best speargun,” pneumatic guns are excellent for high current and dirty water, rail guns are great for lateral tracking, and wooden spearguns are suitable for blue water hunting.

Rather choose several lengths of the same model, built by the same manufacturer, instead of switching between brands and models. Like this. you’ll get used to one speargun and develop laser sharp accuracy with it. You should know your speargun inside and out and be able to load and shoot it from any angle.

We hope you’ll find the speargun that works best for you. If you have any questions, contact us – we’re happy to help.

Check out our range of Spearguns

DiversWorld Dorado Carbon Roller

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From: $699.00

: $799.00

Rob Allen Moana

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$499.00

: $555.00

Salvimar Pulse Speargun

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$149.00

: $249.00

Salvimar Pole Spear

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$159.00

: $169.00

Rob Allen Timberline Roller 110cm

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$2,399.00

: $2,429.00

Rob Allen Timberline Roller 100cm

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$2,349.00

: $2,379.00

Rob Allen Timberline Roller 90cm

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$2,299.00

: $2,319.00

Rob Allen Timberline Roller 80cm

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$2,249.00

: $2,279.00

Rob Allen Sparid Evo

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$479.00

: $555.00

Rob Allen Snapper Roller

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$819.00

: $895.00

Rob Allen Scorpia

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$388.00

: $445.00

Rob Allen Tuna Pro

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$579.00

: $635.00

Rob Allen Nomad Speargun

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$599.00

: $695.00

Salvimar Hero Speargun

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$749.00

: $894.00

Rob Allen Samburu Carbon 140cm

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$849.00

: $1,025.00

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