Well, after all of that, ended up buying one of each the price was so good. To get a MG50 and a 100BSV delivered to your door for $388.00 seemed like stealin'. Now I can't wait to figure out which one I like best.
Still curious if Bantam or someone else has some input regarding the "brass gear set" for the MG50?
I see four gears in the MG50. Two idle gears (BTN2400 & 2451), a drive gear (BTN3158) and a pinion gear (BTN3163). When you say "the brass gear set", is that all four of those gears, or just the pinion gear, and is there a P/N associated with it?
I just got one of these reels, would you suggest changing the gears out before using it, or would you wait until the first time you needed to tear it down? Thanks a ton.