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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR SHOOTING LINE
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR SHOOTING LINE

Most spearos will prefer to change there own shooting line.  This saves considerable time and money, especially if you dive frequently.

First, selecting the appropriate tools and consumables.
1.  A good monofilament of 1.8mm diameter and approx 400lb breaking strain is best.  Mono with very high breaking strain can be a little too rigid so don't go over 400lb.  Mono over 1.8mm diameter may make it difficult to feed into your trigger mechanism and may get caught when fired through a tight muzzle.
2.  Crimps should be double barrel copper and be as close to the mono diameter as possible so 1.9mm crimps to suit 1.8mm mono. Slightly larger crimps may be used but don't go over 2.2mm
3.  Good quality crimping pliers will last a lifetime.  Stainless Steel is best for obvious reasons
4.  Cigarette lighter, knife and/or pliers with a cutter and you are set

Changing your shooting line:

1.  Feed mono end into crimp. Always best to cut mono at an angle to make it easier to fed into the crimp.
2.  Feed mono through appropriate hole in shaft.


















3.  Feed mono through crimp to complete the loop.
4.  Burn end of mono and dab to make a small ball shape at end.

5.  Adjust loop size so that it is about 50mm in length (do not make loops too big).

6.  Locate crimp in pliers (about 2mm from ends) and crush with suitable pressure.  Repeat along the entire length of the crimp ensuring it flares out at each end so there are no sharp edges of the crimp pressing on the mono.



7.  Grab the mono with a firm hold and pull to ensure crimp has held firm.

8.  Place shaft into trigger mech and feed mono through muzzle, down and around line release and up to muzzle bungie.
9.  Cut mono a little longer than required and feed crimp to make smaller second loop to connect to bungie swivel.
10. Adjust to required length ensuring muzzle bungie keeps line taught, cut to length, burn mono end per step 4, position crimp and crush per step 6 and repeat step 7.

 

 

 

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