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It's a good thing it's cold outside ... No melt-down moment for OG.

November 30, 2020 11:42PM avatar
It's Monday night, I have a good warm fire going in the wood stove, and now counting the days. Wednesday OregonGregg should get his new Vanquish 440 as well as a 5X8 coil he also ordered. My 2nd V-540 will be here Friday and I'll keep one ready with the 5X8 an the other with the standard 9X12 to grab for working the wide-open areas. Gregg is going to swing by after he gets his so we can check the GB glitch and I can explain it to him. Then we can compare some targets with his 3-Tone 440 and my 5-Tone 540.

Next will be he winter-season / cabin-fever period when it will be too cold for Gregg to get out with his new Minelab. That means he won't take it out for one or two short hunts and have a melt-down because it's 'different' from what he's used to. Instead, he will have several weeks to a month or two to do some indoor 'bench testing' and get to know some of the Vanquish / Multi-IQ behavior. Hopefully he will have some good feelings about what it might do for him, and once we get our first crack of warmer weather to sneak out, he just might find out the Vanquish isn't such a bad critter after all.

Personally, I felt the Vanquish 540 wold make almost an ideal pick for him since he stopped by and first held mine many months ago. The V-440 will work with that standard coil, but the 5X8 DD will make it just about an ideal pick for hunting the 'fringe-areas' out from the trashier sections of the old town sites, or as a 'scouting' unit just to work an area looking or any sign of any former habitation or activity. Should have just mad this move before investing in that 7" Detech coils for the M6.


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It's a good thing it's cold outside ... No melt-down moment for OG.

Monte 550 November 30, 2020 11:42PM

440 vs 540

OregonGregg 433 December 01, 2020 09:23AM

Re: 440 vs 540

Kickindirt 382 December 01, 2020 02:03PM

Looking forward to getting the 440

OregonGregg 369 December 01, 2020 04:26PM

The Vanquish will be 'different' ... and that can be a good thing.

Monte 398 December 02, 2020 01:09AM

My thoughts on the 440 vs 540 and their search coils.

Monte 434 December 01, 2020 11:31AM

Re: My thoughts on the 440 vs 540 and their search coils.

jmaryt 436 December 01, 2020 11:34PM

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