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About Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns

Sten - a legendary name a spear gun that is known and appreciated by all spear fishing enthusiasts for its characteristics of precision, power and reliability. The Sten is one of the finest pneumatic spear guns on the market, optimized for superior performance in a wide variety of spear fishing conditions. Equipped with a rigid ergonomic grip and hydrodynamic muzzle, when used with 8mm diameter shafts, it will meet the needs of fishermen looking for great power and reliability.

Spear Gun is equipped with a patented side line release and safety catch. When the fish is fighting your grip the Durable Harmonic Stainless Steel 8 mm Shaft won't bend or break and the Techno-Polymer shock-absorber bushing and piston will absorb the fight of the biggest fish.

Speed and penetration is assured with the Sten's high capacity air tank. The 1/2" (13mm) internal barrel can use either a 7mm or 8mm shaft. The simple but sturdy design and construction makes the spear gun highly reliable. Special innovative technical solutions give these spear guns an accuracy that further exceeds all other products on the market. Sten comes with a double barbed tip, shock line with rubber shock bungee, spear shaft, shaft loader and recharging pump. The 16.5" (42cm) spear gun also comes with a leg holster. All Sten Spear Guns come with a 24 month limited warranty.

The Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns is commonly used for Close To Shore, Cold Water, Large Prey, Open Water, Small Prey, Warm Water and more. The Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced Diver, Recreational Diver among others. The Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns: Accurate, Durable, Fast, Good Range, Lightweight, Low Recoil.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns Features

  • Rigid Ergonomic Handle
  • Patented Side Line Release
  • Patented Safety Catch
  • Harmonic Steel Shaft (8mm Diameter / 7mm Male Thread)
  • Hydrodynamic Line Retainer
  • Techno-Polymer Shock-Absorber Bushing and Piston
  • High Capacity Air Tank
  • Uses 7 or 8 mm Shafts
  • 1/2" (13 mm) Internal Barrel
  • Complete with Loader, Pump, Shock Line with Rubber Shock Bungee, Tip and Shaft
  • Five Models to Choose
  • 16.5"(42 cm) Guns Includes Leg Holster
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns Specifications

Type Gun
Pneumatic
Total Lengths
16.5 (42 Cm), 22.7 (58 Cm), 27.6 (70 Cm), 33.1 (84 Cm), 39.4 (100 Cm)
Shaft Diameter
8 Mm
Spear Point
Double Barbed
Material (Shaft)
Stainless Steel
Available in the Following Sizes:
100 cm, 41 cm, 58 cm, 70 cm, 84 cm
Weight [with packaging]
41 cm: 2.8 lb,
70 cm: 3.25 lb,
84 cm: 3.7 lb,
100 cm: 3.9 lb,
58 cm: 4.3 lb

Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns Customer Reviews

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4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Accurate (16)
  • Low recoil (16)
  • Fast (13)
  • Good range (12)

Cons

  • Poor range (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Close to shore (14)
  • Small prey (13)
  • Warm water (11)
  • Cold water (9)
  • Large prey (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational diver (8), Advanced diver (5), Divemaster (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

this is an exelent gun

this is my second mares i first had the cyrano model and i loved it ive caught up to a 30 pound grouper and i havent had a problem with the gun its fast and...Read complete review

this is my second mares i first had the cyrano model and i loved it ive caught up to a 30 pound grouper and i havent had a problem with the gun its fast and very accurate to about 7 feet i would recomend it to anyone

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

100 CM

I have a 100CM super sten, and while the gun is fast and easy to load, it's also got some maintenance issues. The seal leaks around the power reducer, so almost every time...Read complete review

I have a 100CM super sten, and while the gun is fast and easy to load, it's also got some maintenance issues. The seal leaks around the power reducer, so almost every time I take it out, as soon as I switch the power reducer around the rocks to get in close it starts leaking little bubbles and won't stop no matter if it will is switched to full power or discharged and reset. It's an o-ring thing, but I have only had it out 8-10 times and it did it on the 4th time. [...] they are difficult to maintain on your own unless you have the tools. Loads well, but not maintenance and beginner friendly.

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4.0

Decent Gun

By cojack2006

from Alabama

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Low Recoil

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Close To Shore
  • Cold Water
  • Small Prey
  • Warm Water

Comments about Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns:

This is a nice speargun for the money. It is easy to load on low power setting and is quite accurate. The monofilament shooting line that comes with it is a bit short, however. Plus, you need to make sure to double check the factory installed crimps/ferrules on the supplied shooting line. I learned the hard way by missing a shot on high power setting and the shaft reach the end of the shooting line and simply stripped the mono out of the ferrule...bye bye spear. I use this in lakes in Arkansas, so once you drop something, it is gone. But the 58 has decent power, even in low setting. I can put a shaft straight through the head of a 4 lbs smallmouth bass at 6-8 feet range on low power...not bad. The storage for the loader in the handle is lacking. The tabs that hold the loader in fatigue and break off after just a few dive trips. I ended up getting a bracelet to hold my loader. Overall, great gun. I would recommend this to my friends.

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4.0

Mares Sten performs like a champ

By Lisa the Fish Slayer

from Shelter Cove, CA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to pack
  • Fast
  • Good Range
  • Lightweight
  • Low Recoil

Cons

  • Lanyardcable Replaced

Best Uses

  • Caverock Outcroppings
  • Close To Shore
  • Cold Water
  • Large Prey
  • Small Prey
  • Warm Water

Comments about Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns:

I use this speargun in the Lost Coast Region of NorCal. The water is cold and can be rough. There are a lot of cave/rock outcroppings in the areas that I frequent. This gun is a little longer than my Omer, but still gets in the tight spots where I like to hunt. I replaced the stock lanyard on it with a coiled JBL type because it does not behave well in cold water. I am hoping it lasts as long as my Omer did (10 years). If you put the full amount of air in it when new, it is rather difficult to load at the surface for free diving but loads quickly and easily at 40 ft.The only reason it doesn't get a 5 star rating is because I had to get rid of the sub optimal lanyard.

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4.0

Mares Sten MiniMini

By Flipper

from Dunedin, New Zealand

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Range
  • Lightweight
  • Low Recoil

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Close To Shore
    • Small Prey

    Comments about Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns:

    I have used this wee gun about 4 times now, I was quite impressed with its power for its size.
    On the first trial run I bent the stainless steel spear (which I had bought as an extra) while trying to load it, I must have accidentally moved the safety onto the "on" position, and for this reason the spear just bend when I pushed down on in.
    Like other reviews have mentioned, the instruction manual that comes with the gun are not very clear but with a little patience you can figure it out. The other thing which lets this gun down is the holster, it does not stay in place. I have resorted to ditching the holster and keeping the gun in my catch bag.
    The size of the gun makes it really handy, you can have it in your catch bag and hardly notice it. Good for when gathering shell fish and see a yummy fish lingering around.

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    4.0

    Mares Sten

    By Divrguy

    from Northern CA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Good Range
    • Lightweight
    • Low Recoil

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Close To Shore
      • Cold Water
      • Large Prey
      • Open Water
      • Small Prey
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns:

      I fish Northern CA to Carmel. I love this gun. While the tip is completely use that comes with it, purchase a new one Stainless and your in business. This gun is deadly accurate. Have taken Hundreds of Rock Cod, Greenling, Ling Cod, Cabezon at close range to 10 feet. The 70cm gives you a little more range. Love it

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      5.0

      great close quarters

      By outcast

      from Central Florida

      About Me Advanced Diver

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      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Low Recoil

      Cons

      • Poor Range

      Best Uses

      • Close To Shore
      • Large Prey
      • Small Prey
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Sten Pneumatic Spear Guns:

      Fast easy loading

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      Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
      JERRY B  Versatile, but plastic holster not good and lost the gun kicking in current.
      Arian R  Can a 7 mim shaft be use with this gun ?
      BERNARD F  YES, BUT THE LOCKING MACHANISM MUST BE 8MM OR IT WILL NOT LOCK!
      Shopper  Do the longer version have more power or do they all have the same power?
      GORDON B  The longer guns will have more power. It has pros and cons. The shorter guns are easier to maneuver. I would go with the mini sten unless your shooting at large fish. My mini works on 25 lb fish to give you reference. Any bigger and I'm going with my longer guns.
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