Opinions are like .. elbows, everyone has one So, I don't want this to turn into brand name loyalty here. From what I can gather both of these reels are great reels for big cats and you can't go wrong with either. I'm looking for what makes them different so I (and others) might pick the best one to suit their purposes. Here's what I've gathered so far from dozens of posts on this board (correct these if I'm wrong). - The 7000 casts a bit smoother (3 bearings) and farther (10-30 yards diff) than the 320 (2 bearings). - The 320 has a slightly higher gear ratio 4.3:1 vs 4.1:1 - The 320's drag system is a bit stronger. - The 320 holds a bit more line (320/20 vs 325/17). - The 320 is around $10 cheaper on average. So in a nut shell they are very comparible with the items mentioned above. Here are my main questions. - Both seem reliable, anyone say different? Warranty's similar? - Which is easier to clean/repair? Are parts costs similar between reels? - How do the bait clickers compare? Are they adjustable, can they hold in strong current? Is one more likely than another to backlash on a hard hit? How does each engage or turn off the clicker on a strike? - Is one easier or more difficult to cast than another (i.e. backlash)? Anything else to know? please add questions or answers below.