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I think I'll go ahead and disagree on this topic.

December 03, 2020 11:55PM avatar
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Kickindirt
Well one good thing is if ya upgrade to the 540 pro pack ya can sell the 440 with the 5x8 and keep the 10" coil and have the best 2 coils still.

If Gregg should get the 540 Pro Pack he'll benefit by having a few improved features / options, like more Discrimination pixels to fine-tune the rejection, plus the Low Iron Bias choice, the red Back-Light, and most of all the ML-80 wireless headphones as well as the Iron Audio Volume upgrade.

If he bought a 540 Pro Pack, he would have the 5X8 and 9X12 which make the better two coils to complement each other, and the 440 could be sold with the standard, sort of blended-size coil. Perhaps he might stumble on a 540 with everything for a great price,but w/o the 5X8 DD and that could be good because he already has that coil. Even if he bought a complete Pro Pack, I'd hang onto the 5X8 DD just to have a back-up / spare because it is an awesome search coils for day-to-day hunting.

The Vanquish coils remind me of the three currently available from Garrett for their new Apex. I keep the 'Ripper' 5X8 DD mounted on my main-use Apex ... which is also a good performing coil even compared along side a Vanquish w/5X8 DD. Perhaps an 'air-test' or 'on-floor' test, but a test-is-a-test and they are both impressive in their own way. On my 2nd Apex I am going to mount a NEL Sharp 5" DD coil when I get one in-hand and see how it dos in some tough conditions. Then I will either leave it on Apex #2, or I'll mount the 'Raider' 8½X11 DD. It's very close in physical size to the Vanquish 9X12, and I believe it might provide ample additional depth on coin-size targets like the Vanquish 9X12 over the 5X8.

The 'Viper' coil, the standard 6X11 DD, got the same treatment I would give that middle-size or blended-size 440 coil ..... get rid of it or tuck way somewhere to be out-of-the-way. Just my thoughts and I've hunted a fair amount with the 540's two coils, and am now doing the same with the two comparable coils from Garrett for the Apex.

But, as I often state, our decisions for detectors and coils are just that, 'our' decisions, and as long as we are satisfied with them, that's a good thing. Then we just need to get out and use them to make sure we are comfortable with our decisions. I know I am of my current Outfit.

Monte

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/2020 11:55PM by Monte.
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OregonGregg 221 December 03, 2020 11:46PM

A few thoughts to start the morning.

Monte 206 December 04, 2020 11:42AM

A thought or two myself...... Attachments

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OregonGregg 160 December 04, 2020 08:37PM

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Monte 173 December 04, 2020 10:37PM

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OregonGregg 179 December 05, 2020 09:03AM

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D&P-OR 171 December 05, 2020 07:43PM

Chew toys

UtahRich 169 December 05, 2020 05:01PM

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Kickindirt 193 December 05, 2020 10:54PM

Its new, why is it broke....this is Minelab, not Whites

OregonGregg 165 December 06, 2020 09:24AM

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Kickindirt 164 December 06, 2020 04:52PM

It IS is 'Monte condition' as I am the source.

Monte 178 December 05, 2020 05:22PM

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OregonGregg 161 December 05, 2020 07:26PM

Some detectors have earned a place of honor . . . and respect

UtahRich 188 December 05, 2020 02:15AM

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jmaryt 170 December 05, 2020 10:09PM

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OregonGregg 187 December 06, 2020 09:34AM

Not quite correct.

Monte 205 December 05, 2020 03:59AM

thoughts about transitioning to urban sites

UtahRich 171 December 04, 2020 09:49PM

Very correct, Rich, and that's been my plan.

Monte 159 December 05, 2020 03:42AM

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EL NINO 281 December 04, 2020 02:32AM

yes and no

OregonGregg 162 December 04, 2020 07:00AM

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jmaryt 198 December 04, 2020 02:01AM

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Kickindirt 172 December 03, 2020 11:01PM

I think I'll go ahead and disagree on this topic.

Monte 278 December 03, 2020 11:55PM

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Kickindirt 194 December 04, 2020 02:13AM

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OregonGregg 164 December 04, 2020 07:26AM

Joel, back to you.

Monte 174 December 04, 2020 07:01AM

The devil made me do it. eye popping smiley

UtahRich 192 December 04, 2020 04:23AM

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Kickindirt 171 December 04, 2020 03:06PM

As for being a big fan .....

Monte 167 December 04, 2020 05:57PM

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OregonGregg 177 December 04, 2020 07:33AM

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D&P-OR 159 December 04, 2020 04:21AM

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