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"a reminder that you don't need to spend a lot to get in the game"

July 31, 2021 05:45PM avatar
How very true.

Ditto on the enjoyable to see what others are finding, Monte.

Too, seeing many nice finds made with basic Garrett models, like the Ace 250, is a reminder that you don't need to spend a lot to get in the game.


In many cases we have very good mid-price range offerings today that can handle a lot of hunt-site challenges quite well. Some upper-end models feature a lot of adjustable features, even to the point of confusing many novices, or maybe even fooling some of the somewhat savvy detector operators. Then there have been some multi-function detectors that needed very little tweaking at all. My favorite example is the White's XLT. A lot to tinker with, but very little that needed to be changed from the default settings.

I kind of like the Minelab Equinox 800, and for some the XP Deus is terrific. But me? I like things that are Simple, yet Functional, and the result is decent Performance so my pick is the XP ORX. Nokta / Makro make some very solid and dependable detectors like their top-end Anfibio Multi. But for me, and not needing waterproof, the 14 kHz Nokta FORS CoRe is about the most reliable when it comes to get-serious Relic Hunting in iron debris, followed by their FORS Relic at 19 kHz. My two Tesoro units continue to work exceptionally well, as do my three Garret Apex SMF devices. They easily display their performance abilities of a mid-priced but functional detector.

Yes, it is good to see the Garrett Searcher with nice finds made by hobbyists, young and old and even somewhere in-between of any gender.

Now, if it would cool off I'd get back outside hunting and maybe find something worthwhile for m to submit.


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The latest Garrett Searcher is now available.

Monte 525 July 30, 2021 03:35PM

The latest Garrett Searcher

UtahRich 332 July 31, 2021 08:40AM

"a reminder that you don't need to spend a lot to get in the game"

Monte 385 July 31, 2021 05:45PM

Re: The latest Garrett Searcher is now available.

Albert 385 July 30, 2021 05:28PM

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