International 50vsx or avet hxw raptor

Discussion in 'Fishing Reels' started by Bigboytowing, Apr 16, 2018.

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50vsw or hxw

  1. 50

    14.3%
  2. Hxw

    85.7%
  1. Bigboytowing

    Bigboytowing Newbie

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    I can get a gently used international 50vsw 2speed on a all roller rod for 500 my question is that good or would i be better off getting a hxw raptor. It will be used on 36 hour tuna trips chunking for yellowfin and dropping big baits for grouper and ajs.....thanks
     
  2. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A 50 is a big reel and heavy. I would go with the hxw raptor, but will be curious to see other opinions.
     
  3. AKSalmon

    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Those are very different reels in size and capability. The HX Raptor is at most a 100# reel while the much heaver 50 fishes heavier and has slower gears and more cranking power. They work best on very different rods.
     
  4. jonrx7

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    The 50VSX is a solid built machine. I would not hesitate to buy it.
     

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