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#11900509 - 10/26/16 08:41 AM Abu Garcia BCX
Bob Landry Online   content
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Registered: 08/10/11
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The general reliability of these reels is legendary and I've read nothing but negative comments about them. I would never take a chance on one but I'm really curious. What is it about these reels that make them destined for a mechanical failure. I guess I'm asking the difference between the C3 6500 and the BCX. Has anyone ever upgraded one of these with Abu parts?
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#11900858 - 10/26/16 11:14 AM Re: Abu Garcia BCX [Re: Bob Landry]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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They are made in China use cheaper components. Thats why they get the bad rap. Just a cheap chinese plastic version of the sweden made Abu's. Also dont I recall you saying you wouldn't spend or save or whatever $20 on a cheap chinese reel?

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#11901681 - 10/26/16 05:42 PM Re: Abu Garcia BCX [Re: Bob Landry]
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You recall correctly, and I would never buy a BCX, I was just curious about them because of so many negative statements that have been posted about them and I was wondering why, if it was possible, so few people upgrade them to the point of being reliable I'm an Abu fan, but if it doesn't say Sweden, I pass on it..

The Abu "S" models are also another to avoid, and there is a video on YouTube by a guy from PMR that strips one down and compares it to a Swedish made 6600.
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#11917184 - 11/04/16 03:27 PM Re: Abu Garcia BCX [Re: Bob Landry]
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the gears are made out of cardboard and they use crisco oil. The drag is made from tin foil.

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