Is it a fairly equal comparison between the Avet Raptor series and the BX2 400,500,600 series of Accurate? The prices didn't seem that different, and given everything else I have read I should get an accurate. I can't believe I just said that either. Anyway the accurate's downfall is always price or so I read. But these two series don't seem all that far apart on their price. a hundred dollars or so, but when we are up around 500 what's another hundred. It's only money. So is this a fair comparison or no? Thanks
I think the real issue is that the Accurates have a one way bearing for an anti-reverse while the Avets have an anti-reverse dog. Some say that the Accurate anti-reverse will fail at very high drag pressures or if the bearing gets rusted. I have yet to experience that. Other than that issue, they are both good reels. I have several Accurates and Avets and like them all. Pick up a couple and see how they feel to you. You can't go wrong either way. And they are made in the US...
Take a few minutes to look at the schematics of both reels. To me Avets use of "dual drag" is sales puffery. The design is really a single plate with a "brake" on each side. Like most reels, this is only on one side of the spool.
The Accurate on the other hand has "rotors" on each side of the spool for even drag distribution. It is a true dual drag system.
Personally after fishing the Avet, I took it back and went with Accurate and have never looked back.
You can believe that the more expensive Accurates are better. The Avet is less money, and will work great, That is there marketing strategy. Make what people want, a reel that works well and doesn't break the bank. If you know how to drive well, a volkswagon can beat a porsche , alot of it depends on the driver !!!!!!!
BUT, put an equal driver in each, and the Porsche will win every time.
I am an Accurate fan. Haven't had much luck with the Avets, except the SDS. But, like everything else, it's personal choice. If you're talking Accurate ATD reels, that's another story. (They are much more expensive, but even more superior)
Depends on what you want. For me it's an easy choice.
I am not questioning whether or not the Avet will get the job done. I am questioning whether or not these two models (Raptor, BX2 400-600) are a close comparison. and if they are everything I see says to get the accurate. the reason typically not to get the accurate is because they are too expensive. That though isn't an issue here, if this comparison is equal. Thanks for everyone's input.
Between the BX2 Accurates and Avet Raptor series reels it is a tough choice. Avet stepped their game up significantly on the Raptors. I'd still give the nod to Accurate on the fit/finish/machining of their reels verses Avet. But, for harder fishing the Avet Raptors are exceptional and their cast control system is a big step up from what Accurate does. Both are truly great reels in my estimation. I would have a tough choice between the two. So, in cases like that I have my own set of rules to go by... When in doubt, buy 'em both!
In all purchasing decisions, I initially take money out of the decision and just look at all available products/vendors in that category. You might discover Daiwa has the combination of features you want.
The Avet mag cast control is awesome. The over-sized gears and twin drags on the Accurates are some of the best you can buy. Charkbait has some amazing custom colors for each.
Now that you have your list and know what features are a must have, add cost back into the equation. You now know the true value (not cost) of that reel. Buy based the one with the highest value to you. If you need to save for a month or so, wait to get what you truly want instead of settling.