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April 10, 2019 05:09PM avatar

My 800 has a similar audio feel to my previous explorer xs and etrac. Yet, it is also very different. It is a straight up Visual Target ID machine. No Ferrous / Conductive Screen to watch the cursor bounce around. Discrimination settings are different. The tones set up is more traditional. It can't do some things my etrac could. But it can sort things much quicker. And seems to have a good ability to unmask targets.

Still, there are a large percentage of people that bought them expecting something that didn't materialize for them. They were disappointed. So they moved on to something else.

I am at the point I am comfortable hunting with it in most situations and feel like I am doing as good or better in my general hunting than I have with any of my previous detectors. There are special situations where I currently feel like it only does good, but not great. Which is why I have a complementary detector that does Great where the 800 only does good. thinking Hope I didn't confuse everybody there.

Perhaps I can increase my skills and settings knowledge with it so it can do 'better' in some of these places. It takes time and experience to get there. We'll see.

Rich (Utah)

i agree in principal with everything you have touched upon monte! i have no doubt we all have to find what works for us as individuals,and 'where" we are hunting.as you have mentioned,and i agree,there is NO perfect detector.
from the traffic i read on the forums,it 'would appear" that many,many veteran hunters have purchased this detector,and that,to me,speaks volumes because the guy that's been in the "trenches"(so to speak) seems to be convinced by his finds that this detector is providing the "edge" that's been desired for a long time when hunting in trash laden sites.i do see some being bought and sold,but the vast majority "love" it.i am NOT saying it's the best thing since rock and roll,but there appears to be a hell of a lot of them being bought by guys who have tons of experience! got to be a reason for this,as this didn't just happen overnight! i'm just sayin'


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Weekend Outing Attachments

UtahRich 496 April 08, 2019 11:08AM

Very good hunt. I like the finds N/T

NWCindy 313 April 08, 2019 07:54PM

Re: Weekend Outing

Kickindirt 315 April 08, 2019 07:42PM

Obviously a very rewarding weekend.thumbs up

Monte 282 April 08, 2019 05:37PM

So many places to hunt and not enough time in the week !

UtahRich 317 April 08, 2019 06:25PM

Re: Weekend Outing

jmaryt 306 April 08, 2019 01:39PM

Working up a few targets

UtahRich 318 April 08, 2019 03:19PM

Re: Working up a few targets

jmaryt 310 April 08, 2019 07:45PM

j.t., trying to figure out different detectors is difficult because there is no 'norm' in how we define 'trash.'

Monte 362 April 10, 2019 12:16AM

Re: j.t., trying to figure out different detectors is difficult because there is no 'norm' in how we define 'trash.'

jmaryt 322 April 10, 2019 01:39PM

Good, Better, Best . . . . .

UtahRich 362 April 10, 2019 05:09PM

Re: Good, Better, Best . . . . .

jmaryt 336 April 10, 2019 07:44PM

To Dig or Not To Dig -

UtahRich 285 April 08, 2019 08:57PM

Re: To Dig or Not To Dig -

jmaryt 334 April 09, 2019 07:08PM

Change of Venue ? Change of plans . . .

UtahRich 323 April 09, 2019 09:56PM

Re: Change of Venue ? Change of plans . . .

jmaryt 314 April 10, 2019 01:45PM

Re: To Dig or Not To Dig - Attachments

DesertRokon 332 April 09, 2019 08:14PM

Trash Density

UtahRich 320 April 09, 2019 10:06PM

Picking it up then dumping it out. confused smiley

Monte 299 April 10, 2019 12:33AM

Re: Weekend Outing

OregonGregg 309 April 08, 2019 03:14PM

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