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

May 05, 2021 10:16AM avatar
Any detector, of any make or model, can either provide performance we like, or reflect some glitches or challenges we just don't care for. Sometimes a different coil can enhance the model's performance, but in the end, the consumer has to either like or not-like a detector in order for them to outfit their detector team for their selection of sites and challenges.

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jmaryt
yes! monte is facing new challenges.the apex may work well for him in Texas ...
I anticipated the change in locations and challenges of finding new and different huntable locations. As for the Garret Apex .. thumbs up ... It worked well for me in Oregon and it continues to serve my needs just fine here in Texas. I just grab the Apex and coil combination I feel fit the site environment and have fun.

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jmaryt
... but he may regret getting rid of the vanquish 540 pro-pack,
Regret paring with my three Vanquish 540's? ... No. ...thumbs down ... I do like their physical package, simplicity of operation, weight & balance, and both coil in the Pro Pack, especially the 5X8 DD for general-purpose hunting. However, the 'didn't like' column shifted my decision to hang onto it.

• Battery Run-Time was, by comparison with other detectors, was terrible. Alkaline AA's or three brands of NiMH rechargeable batteries, it wasn't impressive.

• Lack of Ground balance and the preset design created falsing in all of the modes if All Metal Discrimination was accepted (The Horseshoe' button) which made it difficult to use in some challenging bad-ground locations.

• A worthless, dim, red back-Light.

• Poor audio and visual performance on a small 'cluster' or 'clump' of coins, such as a pocket spill.

• Failure to perform well on my Nail Board Performance Test against all the other makes and models I had, or now have, on-hand. Even with the smaller 5X8 DD the V-540 couldn't match the results I got from a couple of favorite Tesoro models, nor my Nokta CoRe or Relic, or my Garrett Apex with any of four search coils mounted.

Initially the Vanquish 540 Pro Pack worked okay for many places I took it, but as time went by, and other site challenges were encountered, I made the decision that even though fine for some 'average' or 'typical' urban Coin Hunting, the in-the-field performance scratched it from my list .... never to return as it is.

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jmaryt
the little vanquish with the two coils is a genuine "park killer!" especially with the 8" coil on board!
the "red head" loves to hunt! I'm just sayin'
I like the 5X8 DD, the comfort and general performance ... but not in areas with the likelihood of pocket-spills and especially not for the Iron Nail and other dense ferrous debris places I also enjoy hunting.

Monte

"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

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Detector Outfit: A selection of my favorite makes and models, with the best coils mounted, for the tasks I'll take on.
Apex .. FORS CoRe .. FORS Relic .. Bandido II µMAX .. Silver Sabre µMAX
Pinpointers: Pulse-Dive Pointer and AT Pro-Pointer .. Headphones: 'Hornet' & 'Wasp' .. MS-3 Z-Lynk ..
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Kickindirt 361 May 03, 2021 04:52AM

I'd like the combo please

UtahRich 137 May 03, 2021 11:19PM

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

Monte 118 May 04, 2021 02:31AM

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Kickindirt 113 May 03, 2021 11:54PM

Combo's

UtahRich 115 May 04, 2021 08:06PM

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jmaryt 117 May 04, 2021 09:46PM

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

Monte 120 May 05, 2021 10:16AM

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Kickindirt 108 May 04, 2021 11:54PM

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jmaryt 117 May 05, 2021 09:45PM

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Kickindirt 115 May 06, 2021 12:59AM

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jmaryt 100 May 06, 2021 07:37AM

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

Monte 123 May 06, 2021 01:43AM

Combo's and entre's

UtahRich 111 May 05, 2021 11:08PM

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jmaryt 104 May 06, 2021 11:12AM

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Kickindirt 99 May 06, 2021 01:04AM

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OregonGregg 119 May 04, 2021 08:24PM

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UtahRich 125 May 04, 2021 09:01PM

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OregonGregg 125 May 05, 2021 08:09AM

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jmaryt 92 May 06, 2021 11:21AM

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OregonGregg 94 May 06, 2021 09:11PM

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D&P-OR 91 May 06, 2021 10:30PM

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jmaryt 100 May 07, 2021 07:26AM

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

D&P-OR 120 May 03, 2021 06:08AM

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

Kickindirt 87 May 03, 2021 07:54AM

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OregonGregg 143 May 03, 2021 07:05AM

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D&P-OR 117 May 03, 2021 01:14PM

UtahRich option

OregonGregg 116 May 06, 2021 08:01AM

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jmaryt 91 May 07, 2021 07:32AM

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

UtahRich 113 May 07, 2021 03:08AM

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OregonGregg 90 May 07, 2021 07:18AM

it's the good life!

UtahRich 93 May 07, 2021 11:13AM

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OregonGregg 79 May 07, 2021 07:36PM

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Kickindirt 152 May 03, 2021 07:48AM



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