Shimano Bantam MGL???

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Kurt L » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:10 pm

This one has me very interested too, after 30 years of Shimano I have wandered over to Daiwa just like others but I think one of these XG Lefty's will be coming home with me! It has potential to be a killer light Salmon and Steelhead reel.

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby brownhl » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:19 pm

May have taken the big bearing of the top on the AR bearing the Chronarch MGL has. I was surprised to learn it is the same bearing as the pinion bearing.

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Kschultz76 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:39 pm

I’m hoping this frame design and philosophy makes it way into a magnesium reel sometime in the future.

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:45 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:And there goes my money....

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/5341


Great. Just great. Im gonna have to sell more stuff now. Lol.
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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby chreim20 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:46 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:And there goes my money....

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/5341


Great. Just great. Im gonna have to sell more stuff now. Lol.


Unless that plastic drive gear is exposed, LOL :lol:
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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Mike son » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:26 am

The idle gears are still plastic... 8-[

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Markanthony404 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:44 pm

Mike son wrote:The idle gears are still plastic... 8-[


I would say yes but it’s not really a big deal, even the shimano conquest has a plastic idle gear. It's not under any real stress so it will take forever to wear out.
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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby LgMouthGambler » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:48 pm

Markanthony404 wrote:
Mike son wrote:The idle gears are still plastic... 8-[


I would say yes but it’s not really a big deal, even the shimano conquest has a plastic idle gear. It's not under any real stress so it will take forever to wear out.


Its not the idle gears that I have a problem with, its the wormshaft and pawl.
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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Slazmo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:50 pm

The wormshaft and pawl are metal on the Bantam.

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby LgMouthGambler » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:17 pm

Slazmo wrote:The wormshaft and pawl are metal on the Bantam.


Ooooooooooooooohhhhh Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! \:D/

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:44 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:
Slazmo wrote:The wormshaft and pawl are metal on the Bantam.


Ooooooooooooooohhhhh Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! \:D/

:lol:


They are metal on the Chronarch MGL too right? What is life? Why are we here? Now I am questioning everything...

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby LgMouthGambler » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:06 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:
Slazmo wrote:The wormshaft and pawl are metal on the Bantam.


Ooooooooooooooohhhhh Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! \:D/

:lol:


They are metal on the Chronarch MGL too right? What is life? Why are we here? Now I am questioning everything...


Are they both metal on the CH MGL?, But then again, we are talking about a reel that is composite. Maybe you dont understand what we do down here. Lol
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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:13 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:
Slazmo wrote:The wormshaft and pawl are metal on the Bantam.


Ooooooooooooooohhhhh Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! \:D/

:lol:


They are metal on the Chronarch MGL too right? What is life? Why are we here? Now I am questioning everything...


Are they both metal on the CH MGL?, But then again, we are talking about a reel that is composite. Maybe you dont understand what we do down here. Lol


Don't know, don't plan to disassemble mine, think the pawl and worm gear are both metal though actually, think the Ci4+ Chronarch was too.

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby fvanzela » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:04 am

I just got a Chronarch D7 and a Core 100 in very good condition, since I didn't like anything after the E series. Maybe this is the reel to bring my attention back to Shimano reels. After 3 curado E's (50, 200 and 300) I got at the time of their launching, never got anything new from shimano, just playing with some Quantums and Revos and not disapointed.


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