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Rich, just a few quick comments:

September 03, 2020 06:32PM avatar
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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.


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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.


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


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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.

Monte

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 85 August 25, 2020 06:48PM

Joel is sending an Apex my way as well.

UtahRich 59 August 31, 2020 09:37AM

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

UtahRich 55 September 03, 2020 03:30PM

Rich, just a few quick comments:

Monte 56 September 03, 2020 06:32PM

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

diggindeep 58 August 31, 2020 10:05AM

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

WM6 57 August 31, 2020 10:54AM

Garrett joins the world of SMF -

UtahRich 70 August 29, 2020 06:59AM

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

Monte 82 August 29, 2020 12:30PM

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

zincoln 50 August 30, 2020 08:11PM

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

UtahRich 61 August 30, 2020 12:30AM

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

EL NINO 48 August 30, 2020 11:38AM

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

Dan'o 41 August 30, 2020 07:46AM

Re: Garrett joins the world of SMF -

Timbertodd 56 August 29, 2020 11:43AM

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

Albert 55 August 25, 2020 08:26PM

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

Monte 49 August 25, 2020 07:14PM



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