Mares Viper Pro DS Speargun

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Mares Viper Pro DS Speargun
Mares Viper DS Speargun Mares Viper DS Speargun Handle Mares Viper DS Speargun Muzzle
  • 1m
  • 1.1m
  • 1.2m
Weight 6.00 kg
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RRP $359.00 $305.00 AUD. INC GST

Mares Viper Pro DS Speargun Product Description

 

The Mares Viper Pro DS Speargun is a top quality product with all of the features that you would want to have on your gun. It comes with twin 16mm rubbers to give you the maximum amount of power that is needed when hunting larger species and has a strong 7mm spring steel shaft. The rubber has a dyneema bridle that is tied off with constrictor cord that hooks on to either of the notch's on the spear which is where the power comes from. They sit in a double muzzle that is also open and having the 2 rubbers give the maximum amount of power that you could want, however if you prefer to only load a single rubber but still want the power you can purchase a 18mm or 20mm and use this instead.  

 

The 28mm aluminium barrel is a light weight yet strong aluminium and allows the gun to stay neutrally bouyance when in the water with the spear in it so you can hold the gun out straight with your shoulder locked in and not have to strain to keep the gun upright when shooting. It has an open muzzel design which means that the line holds the spear in place to keep it tight and prevent rattling in currents and with the "V" cut out of the handle on top this allows you to look directly down the barrel to the tip of the spear with a clear line of sight and without any thing obstructing the shot giving you the best chance of acuracy. The monofilament line that attaches from the spear to the gun bungee keeps the spear connected to the gun to prevent from loosing it. The 10mm bungee is a shock absorber that gives a bounce when the line has hit its maximum length and having the bungee takes pressure off the line, gun and yourself. 

 

A very cool feature of the Mares Viper Pro DS is the reversed position stainless steel mechanism which give you a further distance to pull the rubbers back to the last notch on the shaft giving you more power than other guns. Being made with steel the trigger mech is more durable and will last longer than any plastic mech but make sure you give it a goo clean after every use with fresh water. If you do not clean it and leave the steel spear in the steel mech, it will rust and not come out easily. The handle is extremely comfortable to grip and there is a loading butt that helps when loading thr gun on your hip. On the side of the handle is the safety catch which prevents the trigger being pulled when it is on. 

 

The general rule when purchasing a speargun and what length to get is determined on where you will use it. 90cm - 110cm and normally used in shallow reef diving as they are shorter and easier to maneuver in shallow water. 120cm - 140cm and normally used in open water aiming for the larger fish, this is due to them have a longer range which you need with bigger fish. This is a general rule though!

 

Product Features

 

  • Available in 3 lengths
  • Aluminium Barrel 26mm
  • Rail Gun
  • 7mm Spring Steel Shaft
  • Single flopper
  • Twin 16mm Rubbers
  • Dyneema Bridle
  • 10mm Gun Bungee
  • Double Muzzle
  • Open Muzzle
  • Monofilament line
  • Metal Line release
  • All Metal trigger mech
  • Comfortable Handle
  • Loading butt
  • Safety Catch

 

Colour

 

  • Black With Blue Handle

 

Size & Shooting Range

 

  • 100cm (approx 4m shooting range)
  • 110cm (approx 4.4m shooting range)
  • 120cm (approx 4.8m shooting range)

 

Care Instructions

 

  • Rinse with fresh water after every use to remove all sand and sea water
  • Keep rubbers in the freezer if not being used for long periods of time - this slows down the perishing process
  • Remove spear when cleaning and dry throughly before storing
  • Keep in a dry and safe place
  • Store in a speargun bag if possible
  • Do not load out of water
  • Do not rely on the safety catch

 

Extras:   When purchasing a speargun, there are a few extras that we recommend you purchase to complete you kit. A float rope and divers float are the 2 main extras. The rope is connected to the gun at handle and the other end of the rope is to be connected to the float, this will ensure you will not loose your gun by accidental dropping it, or having a fish steal it! (It does happen). A pair of gloves is another item that we recommend you purchase also. Once you have shot your fish, trying to grab it and finish the kill can be very difficult without gloves. Fish are not only slippery but also have made spikes and teeth. Gloves will prevent cuts and scratches as well as grip. Here at Dive Warehouse we are loading with information regarding spearfishing, gear and tips so feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 


 

 

PRODUCTS PURCHASED WITH:

 

                     

Mares Phantom 3mm Wetsuit                    Mares Tech Torpedo Float

                          

 

 


 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the warranty?

 

Mares  Spearguns have a 2 year warranty on the handle, trigger mech and barrel.

 

Do I need a license to buy a speargun?

 

You do not need a license to purchase a speargun, however you may need a fishing license depending on which state you are in. In Queensland you do not need a fishing license.

 

How do I load my speargun?

 

The best place to load your spear gun is on your hip. Place the butt of the gun on your hip, lean over the gun to grab the rubber with palms facing upwards and pull with one swift movement towards you to hook the bridle on to the spear notch. If you can not reach the rubber (usually on 1.2m +) you will need to load the gun from your chest. Simply grab one side of the rubber with 1 hand whilst placing your other hand on the butt of the gun. As you start to pull the rubber towards you, push with the hand on the gun until you can slide the butt of the gun in to your chest and then grab the rubber with both hands and finish the load.

 

Where can I go spearfishing on the Gold Coast?

 

On the Gold Coast, you will need to stay out of all of the rivers and the broadwater. Stick to the headlands and ocean. There are fines if you get caught where you should not be and your gear can be confiscated. 

 

What length is best for me?

 

The best length of speargun for you depends on where you are spearfishing. If you are in shallow reef waters then a shorter gun from 50cm -110cm is perfect. If you are in deep open waters then 110cm - 140cm is perfect.

 

Which one is a beginner gun?

 

All of the spearguns work in a simular way. There is no such one as a beginner gun, its more about quailty and what you are prepared to spend for your first gun. The more you spend, the better the quality they will be.

 

Can I shoot the gun out of water?

 

No, this is dangerous and all spearguns are to be used in water only. 

 

What else do I need once I have me speargun?

 

Once you have purchased your speargun, you will need a knife to kill your catch, a float and flag to connect the gun to and your mask, snorkel and fins. These are the necessary items however there are many more things you can add on like a wetsuit, gloves, socks, stringer, flasher & more.

 

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