Product Comparison: Penn Battle II 2500 (1338217) vs Penn Battle II 3000 (1338218)


General Specifications
About the Product
Crafted from durable materials and packed with fish-fighting features, this saltwater reel is engineered to catch fish year after year. From the full metal body, sideplate, and rotor to the five sealed stainless steel ball bearings, each component is designed to help you land your catch.
The PENN Battle II offers attractive cosmetics, durable design, and silky smooth HT-100 drag as just a few of the many reasons why so many anglers fish this reel. The Full Metal Body construction allows it to maintain precision gear alignment under severe punishment. With the Superline Spool™, no backing is needed because of the rubber gasket that keeps superlines from slipping. A great value for the price point.
Brand
Penn
Penn
Model
Battle II 2500 (1338217)
Battle II 3000 (1338218)
Origin
USA
USA
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
240/10, 220/15, 160/20
250/15, 180/20, 130/30
Type
Spinning
Spinning
Reel Size
2500
3000
Bearings
6
6
Mono Line Capacity
255/6, 175/8, 140/10
200/8, 165/10, 120/12
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Penn Battle II 2500 (1338217) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • I like this reel allot. It is all metal and has sealed bearings for less than $100 shipped.
  • Great reel for surf fishing, sealed bearings, durable reel and powerful drag.
  • The sealed bearings are great - smooth action - long casts. I feel it was money well spent.
  • This reel has sufficient ball bearings to produce a smooth retrieval action.
  • The reel feels solid yet smooth and casts great with new 8lb mono-filament line.
Penn Battle II 3000 (1338218) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • A little heavier than most reels of the same size, but I like it very well so far.
  • Nice size, weight. Feelss great. Meets expectations.
  • I have several different sizes of the Battle II's now and am happy with all of them.
  • I really like the size of the reel. Very smooth and a nice steady drag.
  • I have 4 sizes now and the all perform great. All have braid line on them with a mono leader.
Size & Weight
Height
5 in.
5 in.
Weight
10.3 oz.
12.3 oz.
Width
4 in.
4 in.
Depth
3 in.
3 in.
Drag
Max Drag
12 lb.
15 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Lever
Lever
Drag Material
HT-100
HT-100
What customers say about "Drag"
Penn Battle II 2500 (1338217) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • Has plenty of drag and quality is above the cost in my opinion.
  • The drag on all of my Battle II reels is fantastic and as the cheapest reel that has the HT-100 drag system, it’s a solid entry into the Penn family.
  • The drag and action remain smooth year after year with virtually no maintenance.
  • I think I've caught close to 50 fish with it already, and the drag has always been smooth. Great for fluorocarbon line!
  • It also has a nice drag seal, which is a always appreciated.
Penn Battle II 3000 (1338218) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • I used it regularly for one season and it served me well: the drag was smooth and I landed many fish with it.
  • The drag on all of my Battle II reels is fantastic and as the cheapest reel that has the HT-100 drag system, it’s a solid entry into the Penn family.
  • I think I've caught close to 50 fish with it already, and the drag has always been smooth. Great for fluorocarbon line!
  • Casts nicely and drag feels clean.
  • Works perfect for all your Midwest fishing needs. Even muskie if you set the drag right!
Features
Gear Ratio
6.2 : 1
6.2 : 1
Retrieve Rate
33 in.
35 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Yes
Yes
Type Of Crank
Single-grip
Single-grip
Reel Handle Position
Left / Right
Left / Right
Extras
Superline Spool, Line Capacity Rings, Full Metal body, sideplate, and rotor
Instant Anti-Reverse, Heavy-duty aluminum bail wire, Superline Spool, Line Capacity Rings
What customers say about "Features"
Penn Battle II 2500 (1338217) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • The reel feels very solid when you turn the handle with very little play.
  • The handle is very well designed and feels really nice.
  • This reel feels like its built like a tank and I expect it will be with me for many years catching a variety of inshore salt water and fresh water salmon.
  • My favorite feature is how the handle is actually hooked to the reel. The battle 2 has the handle actually screw into the mechanism.
  • Most of the charter fisherman use these reels. They handle the saltwater well.
Penn Battle II 3000 (1338218) Spinning Fishing Reel
  • No certain I the idea of an automatic anti-reverse, but knew going in that was a feature of the reel. Like the heavy duty construction. Should last a long time, even using in salt water!
  • This reel is a workhorse. The body is totally aluminum, which gives it some weight, but I have finesse fished quite a few aluminum reels.
  • The reel feels very solid when you turn the handle with very little play.
  • This is a great reel. I love the looks, durability, line capacity, braid ready spool, and drag.
  • The spool can be more sturdy, it flexes when line is under tension causing clicking sound/action when jigging, drastically reducing sensitivity and hard to detect a bite.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.95 $
109.95 $


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