old core 50 and aldebaran or new

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old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by kyty » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:04 am

Wondering what you guys prefer. Old Cores and Aldebaran or the newer version of the 2? My core 50 is the favorite reel I own and I've got several different reels.

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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by LgMouthGambler » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:44 am

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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by kyty » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:02 am

Good to know as I just bought a couple more old ones.

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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by JBcrankaddict » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:56 pm

Overall, the new is better than old IMO. Addition of Xship alone can’t be ignored. New braking system and Mgl spool make it a much better distance caster as well. The old feels more solid in hand(new version is almost 1/2oz lighter, so this is expected), though this has nothing to do with actual fishing as they are both powerful reels in a small package. The addition of a 7.7:1 brass gear swap in the old model is the only thing that keeps me using them instead of the MGL.
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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by kyty » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:57 pm

Sounds like I need to break out my 2 new ones. Thanks for the input.

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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by Cristo » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:46 pm

Older E/MG7 are t*ts IMHO, I can't quit them. I like them out of the box but in my stable they are pretty much upgraded 8-) . To me they are like older C-10 or obs chevy/gmc, fun to upgrade, tough, proven and just plain bad a**.
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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by kyty » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:16 am

I love my old cores.

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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by mrpao » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:58 pm

I like both versions.
I have two core 50mg7, two aldebaran mg7.
Also a Aldebaran 50HG, Aldebaran 50, two Aldebaran 30HG.
I use them interchangeably.
The older 50E body feels more solid but the newer Aldebarans are crazy light.

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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by kyty » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:38 pm

Thanks for the input.

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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by lil_man72 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:17 am

Newer platform for me.. they're lighter, palm better and perform better...
Nothing wrong with the older 50 platform but I wouldn't trade back..

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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by goldrod » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:11 pm

kyty wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:04 am
Wondering what you guys prefer. Old Cores and Aldebaran or the newer version of the 2? My core 50 is the favorite reel I own and I've got several different reels.
You can do a gear swap in the 50e and pretty much turn that reel into whatever you want. I flip with mines. But the cores are really good reels too.
As was stated here , I’ve modded all mine. And they are strong and proven equipment.

The ergonomics alone on the D7/ core 100 MG7’s are easily one of the best features
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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by Pen3 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:46 pm

I sold my newer Aldebaran and went back to using the old Aldebaran Mg7. I just like how the old ones palm and wasnt a fan of the more hollow feel of the newer reel. I did some mods like the rest here too, ZPI spool, Brenious gears and the usual.

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Re: old core 50 and aldebaran or new

Post by Cali » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:17 pm

mrpao wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:58 pm
I like both versions.
I have two core 50mg7, two aldebaran mg7.
Also a Aldebaran 50HG, Aldebaran 50, two Aldebaran 30HG.
I use them interchangeably.
The older 50E body feels more solid but the newer Aldebarans are crazy light.
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Not the reels in question, but the 1000 xt and Curado 50e are just better looking reels. I prefer them over the new smaller-platform Shim Shams.

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