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Seac has been pushing hard in the recent period to update its product line. We have already presented the very interesting polymer fins, the Seac Booster. Here we will present the new spearguns line by the Italian company. The Seac Target, Fire and Fire Camo represent a real upgrade of the Seac offer.

Release mechanism and grip

Release mechanism

The grip of the new spearguns line is completely new on the same for all the three models. The first aspect to underline is the release mechanism, and the “castle” being completely in 100% stainless steel.

Internally the mechanism has a very long lever. This determines that the force that must be applied with the index finger on the trigger, even with heavy loads, is extremely reduced. This gives a much better control by the spearo on the release system. On the Seac Fire and Fire Camo the sear slides on a small steel wheel mounted on the trigger. This permits to transform sliding friction (higher) into rolling friction (lower), improving the sensibility on the trigger and reducing wear of the two part in contact (sear and trigger). The reduction of wear means constant good performance in time.

The stainless steel lateral line release lever can be easily positioned on one or the other side of the speargun. This can be done simply acting on a screw inserted on the top of the castle.

Another key element of the release mechanism is a rubber shock absorber inside the grip that eliminates the noise of the lever. In fact, when such lever will move downwards, instead of hitting a hard element it will do so on the rubber component.

Safety System and line passage

Still looking at the grip of the new Seac spearguns line, we find the safety system. The spearo can definitely feel the lever that activates the security system (lock on). This is due to the fact that such lever will be in the way when the diver will want to pull the trigger.

Moving to the lower part of the grip, the line passage is made in polymer, positioned under the handle and it is removable. So, in case of breakage of such element for any reason, it can be simply substituted removing a lateral pin.

Dismounting the release mechanism and rear support

The entire release mechanism is fixed on the grip thanks to two steel pins. These can be easily removed and the release mechanism extracted for maintenance. The positive aspect is the mechanism will come out entirely with no element (spring or other) detaching from the main body.

Also the rear sternal support can be dismounted and substituted simply removing a small steel pin. The upper profile of the sternal support has a V shape design in the center to help clear and improve the line of aim. It is a single element for the Seac Target, while it has a overprinted rubber cover on the Seac Fire and Seac Fire Camo.

The Seac Fire and Seac Fire Camo are offered standard with the reel.

Barrel

The barrel is a 28 mm diameter circular section tube. The shaft guide is integrated one piece with the tube. In addition, the barrel has a thickened area all along its inferior part. Such solution, plus the integrated shaft guide, increase noticeably the stiffness of the barrel, especially in the vertical axis. The barrel is anodized in black color with white graphics, except for the Fire Camo version which has an interesting camo solution with grey tones shades.

The Seac Target comes in the lengths of 60, 75, 90, 100 and 110 cm. The Seac Fire and Seac Fire Camo are offered in the lengths 75, 90, 100, 110 and 130 cm.

Muzzle

The muzzle is an open track solution, with two closed passages for the circular rubber bands. A special solution here is very useful and handy and keeps the mono-filament in position. The system is obtained thanks to a rubber element in the front center of the muzzle. Between this element and the lateral glass loaded nylon parts of the muzzle there are two small passages who’s width is smaller than the diameter of the mono-filament.

The latter can be then inserted in one or the other passage and remains, thanks to the deformation of the rubber part, stuck in such position. When the shaft is released the mono-filament comes out of the passages with a negligible resistance, which can be considered null. For such reason the system is extremely efficient and there is no loss of power of the shot.

Below the muzzle a steel ring is used as passage for the line, and its material of course resists perfectly to stress and wear.

Elastic bands, wishbone and shaft

Seac Target, Fire and Fire Camo muzzles and elastic bands

Apart from the Seac Fire Camo with camouflage barrel, the main differences between the 3 models of spearguns are the elastic bands, the wishbone and the shaft.

Target

The Seac Target is offered with one 16 mm Power Blue circular band. The wishbone is an articulated model with a steel flat arch. Such wishbone is evidently set for a shaft with notches. The one mounted on the Seac Target is a 6.25 mm diameter Tahitian solution with single barb positioned in the superior part of the shaft. The notches are two.

Fire and Fire Camo

The Seac Fire and Seac Fire Camo differ only for the camouflage solution on the barrel of the latter. They are offered with double 14 mm diameter circular Tripower bands. These are new elastic bands made of three (Tri) layers. The internal one is more reactive, the central is more progressive for more power during the release phase, and the external one is an anti-aging layer. The elastic bands are offered with Dyneema wishbone. Such wishbones are nicely tightened on the bands thanks to plastic rings forced on the rubbers.

The shaft on the Seac Fire and Seac Fire Camo is a 6.5 mm diameter Seac Shark Laser model. This has three shark fins for the longer models and two for the shorter ones. All the shark fins are complete with holes for the passage of the line.

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