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I like the 'combo' idea as well as a 'trio' approach.

May 04, 2021 02:31AM avatar
Naturally, a lot will depend on the types of sites an individual generally hunts and the amount of, and type of, debris encountered. For me, it's generally a lot of Iron Nails and other ferrous challenges so I put an emphasis on handling that kind of closely-associated trash. Great examples are some of the old RR or mining-era ghost towns we hunt in Eastern Oregon, Nevada, Utah and elsewhere.

I've owned and used the Equinox 800 and like it with the 6" coil for low-to-modest trash, as well as the Vanquish 540 w/5X8 DD. However, when I get into a lot of closely-spaced Iron Nails in old town sites, or other places with decayed / demolished stuctures, they fell short on performance.Side-by-side comparisons revealed how well my 'combo' or 'trio' selection can out-perform the Multi-IQ models in several tests.

The pick would be from one of my two favorite Tesoro's w/6" Concentric coil; either my Nokta FORS Relic w/5" DD or Nokta / Makro Simplex + w/5X9½ DD; and a Garrett Apex w/5X8 DD 'Ripper' coil mounted or other coils that are working well for me. From these I can, and do, tote along a great 'combo' or 'trio'. I'd also pick an XP ORX w/5X9½ HF coil for hunting iron-challenged ghost towns over either of the Minelab Multi-IQ offerings.

Just my views on what works best for me and my needs and places I like to go.

Monte

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Kickindirt 459 May 03, 2021 04:52AM

I'd like the combo please

UtahRich 169 May 03, 2021 11:19PM

I like the 'combo' idea as well as a 'trio' approach.

Monte 147 May 04, 2021 02:31AM

Re: I'd like the combo please

Kickindirt 144 May 03, 2021 11:54PM

Combo's

UtahRich 151 May 04, 2021 08:06PM

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jmaryt 152 May 04, 2021 09:46PM

Yes, the Apex does.thumbs up --- It isn't going to happen.thumbs down

Monte 160 May 05, 2021 10:16AM

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Kickindirt 146 May 04, 2021 11:54PM

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jmaryt 147 May 05, 2021 09:45PM

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Kickindirt 150 May 06, 2021 12:59AM

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jmaryt 133 May 06, 2021 07:37AM

The difference being the 800 can ground balance. ... A definite plus!

Monte 162 May 06, 2021 01:43AM

Combo's and entre's

UtahRich 148 May 05, 2021 11:08PM

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jmaryt 140 May 06, 2021 11:12AM

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Kickindirt 136 May 06, 2021 01:04AM

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OregonGregg 153 May 04, 2021 08:24PM

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UtahRich 162 May 04, 2021 09:01PM

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OregonGregg 159 May 05, 2021 08:09AM

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jmaryt 125 May 06, 2021 11:21AM

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OregonGregg 126 May 06, 2021 09:11PM

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D&P-OR 123 May 06, 2021 10:30PM

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jmaryt 128 May 07, 2021 07:26AM

Nah----He just needs to become ambidextrous with his Etrac. N/T

D&P-OR 151 May 03, 2021 06:08AM

Na still need a deus no matter what. N/T

Kickindirt 113 May 03, 2021 07:54AM

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OregonGregg 166 May 03, 2021 07:05AM

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D&P-OR 144 May 03, 2021 01:14PM

UtahRich option

OregonGregg 151 May 06, 2021 08:01AM

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jmaryt 123 May 07, 2021 07:32AM

Slaving away for OregonGregg, it's the good life!

UtahRich 145 May 07, 2021 03:08AM

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OregonGregg 116 May 07, 2021 07:18AM

it's the good life!

UtahRich 123 May 07, 2021 11:13AM

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OregonGregg 107 May 07, 2021 07:36PM

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