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440 vs 540

December 01, 2020 09:23AM avatar

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.


Well, the 340,440 and 540 offer the same performance, with the 540 offerings the most bells and whistles, it actually offers the wrong bells & whistles. I decided on the 440 over the 540 because the 440 offered 3 tones. smiling smiley I don't need or like a bunch of multi tones so that was a deal-breaker and the 440 also came standard with the V10 coil. The V12 coil on 540 starts to put the machine into the nose-heavy category. Yes, the 440 lacks a few things such as the wireless headphones and the update from Minelab. But overall, the 440 looked like the best deal for me.

The Detech 7" coil on the M6 is fine and will outperform the vanquish coils in trashier areas and also isn't afraid to try and tackle some iron smiling smiley

But I look forward to giving the Vanquish w/5x8 coil some time out in the more open fringe areas of the ghost towns we hunt.

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

Monte 459 November 30, 2020 11:42PM

440 vs 540

OregonGregg 358 December 01, 2020 09:23AM

Re: 440 vs 540

Kickindirt 312 December 01, 2020 02:03PM

Looking forward to getting the 440

OregonGregg 301 December 01, 2020 04:26PM

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

Monte 329 December 02, 2020 01:09AM

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

Monte 363 December 01, 2020 11:31AM

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

jmaryt 365 December 01, 2020 11:34PM

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