Dr. Michael S. Tripp
Hey Daryl,

     i just returned from fiji where i put the gun to some good use. the more i shoot it the more i like it. dead accurate with both a 9/32 and 5/16 shaft with very predictable 15-20 ft shots. the guides were very impressed as well and commented on the worksmanship several times.
i wasnt sure how the smaller shaft would work out but was forced to after a dogtooth turned my last 5/16 into a pretzel and eventually tore off at the slip tip cable after working it on the reef. those fish are beasts.
anyway, thanks again and here are some shots. feel free to use them on the site.
mike

Michael S. Tripp, M.D.
LCDR Medical Corps USN
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Naval Hospital Guam
"The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism."-Osler




Aloha Daryl,

Thanks for the reply and the information Daryl. I really enjoy my super mag and find it to be very effective for just about everything, including the mighty dogtooth. from what i could see, shot placement was more important than gun power for landing the dogtooth. it was a real challenge to get anything past the herd of 20+ sharks that followed us everywhere and i lost my best fish of the trip to a pile of 10ft whaler sharks. i was considering a larger gun for chasing some larger yellowfin or bluefin, but the more i read about the limited utility, weight, and cost of a larger gun the more i think i will just stick with my current arsenal and borrow a cannon if i ever take a trip where i need one.
will running 4 3/8 bands get any extra range out of my super mag or will it just increase whip and recoil?
i will attach a picture from my coral sea trip. i got a couple nicer fish, but i never take enough pictures.
thanks again for making the most accurate gun i have ever owned.
Cheers-
Mike

Michael S. Tripp, M.D.
LCDR Medical Corps USN
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Naval Hospital Guam
"The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism."-Osler




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