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Penn Battle 7000 or Penn SS 750?

Old 02-21-2011, 07:01 AM
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Looking to update my large spinning reel and trying to decide between the SS or the Battle. The reels we have now are SS but are 20 yrs old so its time to upgrade. So I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the larger size Battles.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:31 AM
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Try Fin Nor 7500 big game series I got rid of my Penn 7500 and 750 after getting that Fin Nor, But I'm still a Penn man
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:33 AM
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All we have every had is Penns and me and my dad kind of want to stay with Penns but i will check out the Fin Nor, thank you
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The Battle reels have an all metal body, rotor, heavy duty bail and HT100 drags.
Also has a braid ready spool so you don't have to put backing if you plain to use braid on the reel. If you compare drags ratings from say the 750SSM and the Battle 6000 which are close in size the Battle has a max drag rating of 20lbs and the 750SSM is only 11lbs.

The Battle 7000 & 8000 have a max drag or 25lbs.

For the money I don't think you can go wrong with the Battle series.
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Thats what i was thinking, my dad bought a 3000 and it seems to be put together very well. We will be using them for tarpon, big drum, cobia, and sharks so the strong drag is a plus. Thank you for the info RightRigger
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I just bought a couple of Battle 6000's. I haven't used them yet but, they are outstanding reels for their cost.

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Of the two you mentioned, I would go with the Battle.
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Ordered 4 7000s and new rods today, wish spring would hurry up do I can try these things out.
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Good choice
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by outlaw gunner View Post
Looking to update my large spinning reel and trying to decide between the SS or the Battle. The reels we have now are SS but are 20 yrs old so its time to upgrade. So I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the larger size Battles.
If you want to get rid of your ss750 reels let me know
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change the drags on the 750 to carbon fiber, update the handle, give it a full cleaning and lube, replace bearings if needed, spend lots less than a new Battle, and fish it for another 20 years. The old Penns are rock solid. Simple and strong. And I also own a few Sargus and Conflict Penn reels (same as the battle for the most part).
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Unless Penn made a change, my 4000 battles (2 yrs old) have no type of seal/gasket that prevents water getting to the gears. I think it gets in from right under the spool on the side u can remove.
Hopefully they made a change...I spread grease around the edges to try and keep water out.
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The current SS you own are probably still better than both.

I have not had a lot of luck with the Battles, or really Penn in general since offshoring production.
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6 year old thread...
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6 year old thread...
And yet you still read it and replied
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