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Rich, just a few quick comments:

September 03, 2020 08:32PM avatar
Package arrived today - and I was busy as all get out. Hoping to have some time here shortly to open the box and have a looksee.
It won't take long to open and assemble the APEX, but it will take more time admiring the slim, sleek appearance and nice physical package design.

Will need to get her charged up ....
Maybe not. Mine came with almost a complete charge, and I am enjoying very good battery life, too. I did charge it up after working with it for a few hours, but it was only down 2 bards.

... and familiarize myself with all of the controls.
Almost blindfold simple.

And as part of my yard installation. i should get a test area cleaned and ready to be planted with some coins. cool smiley
CAUTION!! The Garrett APEX is a good, call if 'average' performance, detector for the MSRP. It does better than some, but it is not a 'depth monster.' Plant a good test garden at 'reasonable' depths. Do not plant them too deep such as an up-line model with round 11" DD coil might find.winking smiley

Garrett detectors have not been noted for depth-of-detection since comparing models since the early '80s. They do have their strong points, and as I am working with the APEX I am finding things I like about it along with some that make me grab a different detector based upon the site I am going to work. TID isn't too bad on shallower coin-sized targets to about 3"-4", then it can start to get a bit inconsistent. Naturally, it all depends on the type of terrain, the amount of scattered trash you encounter to deal with, the target size, metal make-up and orientation, and with the APEX we can't forget to consider the operating frequency used.

Enjoy getting to know the APEX.


PS: It's nice to ADD it to my working detector outfit, but it has not urged me to part with anything. It's a 'one more' detector and not a replacement for anything I own and use.

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Subject Author Views Posted

Its on its way!

Timbertodd 580 August 25, 2020 08:48PM

Joel is sending an Apex my way as well.

UtahRich 417 August 31, 2020 11:37AM

Apex has arrived - now just need to time to get acquainted -

UtahRich 401 September 03, 2020 05:30PM

Rich, just a few quick comments:

Monte 399 September 03, 2020 08:32PM

Re: Joel is sending an Apex my way as well.

diggindeep 424 August 31, 2020 12:05PM

Re: Joel is sending an Apex my way as well.

WM6 427 August 31, 2020 12:54PM

Garrett joins the world of SMF -

UtahRich 443 August 29, 2020 08:59AM

SMF's ... Single Frequencies ... Zincoln's sneak-tactics ... Working Vs Detecting.

Monte 457 August 29, 2020 02:30PM

You guys are killing me - the coin whisperer:-)

zincoln 423 August 30, 2020 10:11PM

Zincoln's sneak-tactics ... Working & Detecting

UtahRich 434 August 30, 2020 02:30AM

Re: Zincoln's sneak-tactics ... Working & Detecting

EL NINO 412 August 30, 2020 01:38PM

Re: Zincoln's sneak-tactics ... Working & Detecting thumbs up N/T

Dan'o 410 August 30, 2020 09:46AM

Re: Garrett joins the world of SMF -

Timbertodd 407 August 29, 2020 01:43PM

Mine too!smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float N/T

Albert 409 August 25, 2020 10:26PM

I also have one coming so we should get them about the same time.thumbs up N/T

Monte 414 August 25, 2020 09:14PM

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