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#11794164 - 08/24/16 09:06 AM Ranger or Basscat
West Texas FX Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 85
Loc: Midland, Tx
I have narrowed my decision down to either a Ranger Z520c or Basscat Puma?
Would like to hear what you guys think of each

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#11794177 - 08/24/16 09:12 AM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
Allen Bass Fisher Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 2034
Loc: Allen, TX
I'm a BassCat guy. I've owned three of them. I currently own a 2012 Cougar with a 250 Pro XS. I like the Cougar deck layout better than the Puma but that is really just a matter of how I store my gear in the boat. Customer Service is fantastic!

Ranger is a very reputable manufacture as well. When I was in the market for a new boat, I was considering Ranger but with my previous experience with two other BassCat's, it was really no contest.

BassCat is a little less expensive for the same accessories.

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#11794184 - 08/24/16 09:14 AM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
the skipper Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3112
Loc: nederland, TX
Ride and decide. The Ranger will fish bigger but the cat is like a sports car. The best thing to do is go climb around each and see which one fits you best.

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#11794233 - 08/24/16 09:41 AM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
RedRanger Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 22808
Loc: Frisco, Texas
SkeeterRonnie is ProStaff for BassCats......
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#11794245 - 08/24/16 09:56 AM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
lockjaw Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/24/10
Posts: 278
Loc: Plano
Love my Z520 not fast but its dry and it fishes great.

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#11794278 - 08/24/16 10:13 AM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
californiabass22 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/22/15
Posts: 176
Loc: Irving, TX
went from a 21' Skeeter to a 20'8 Bass Cat recently. Bass Cat is a great boat, great customer service. My 2 cents, but i have not spent a whole bunch of time in a Ranger.
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#11794434 - 08/24/16 11:51 AM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
Pumadon Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1156
Loc: Royse City, Texas
BassCat or Ranger really no bad choice, as my sig suggest I am a Cat guy and have a Puma. I prefer the deck layout of the Puma over the Cougar. Great riding boat and cruising speed is upper 60's. Never had it at WOT to fast for me.
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#11794436 - 08/24/16 11:52 AM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
Ken A. Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8672
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Both great boats. Ranger will resale better & for more money. History has proven this time & again.

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#11794468 - 08/24/16 12:12 PM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: Ken A.]
RedSkeeter Offline

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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 14552
Loc: Fork/Arlington some.
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Both great boats. Ranger will resale better & for more money. History has proven this time & again.

Agree, wonder though, what the affects will be with BC being sold recently.. It touted how the family ownership made them different from the rest.. Big company holding now, time will tell, great product no doubt..
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#11794472 - 08/24/16 12:14 PM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
C.J Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 677
Loc: Belton Texas
I have a Z520c probably one of the best fishing platforms I've been in. The boat will run 68-73 loaded yes you'll run faster in a cat but when it all comes down to its how a boat fishes right? Both are great boats don't think you'll go wrong with either one.
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#11794529 - 08/24/16 12:56 PM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
Cass Caldwell Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 1998
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Both great boats. I love my Basscat though! Ride in and fish out of both and make your decision.
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#11794563 - 08/24/16 01:17 PM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
TBassYates Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/21/01
Posts: 6385
Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
I have owned a Ranger 520 and 2 Bass Cat Pantera ll's and would have either one depending on what kind of deal I could get. Can't go wrong with either boat.
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#11794578 - 08/24/16 01:24 PM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7914
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Ranger has a way bigger front deck. basscat is faster and can be cheaper both are high quality ranger will resale better. Really comes down to how big of a deck do you want, if you can deal with a small front deck then basscat would be my vote they will be faster, cheaper ride great to and still resale is solid.

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#11794594 - 08/24/16 01:32 PM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
squib Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 1214
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I've had both. Back in a Ranger now.

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#11794602 - 08/24/16 01:35 PM Re: Ranger or Basscat [Re: West Texas FX]
2014NITROZ-7 Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas
I wonder why people can't make a decision on their own.

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