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On the General Forum I'll comment on the Vista X.

December 12, 2019 09:43AM avatar
If you get one be sure to let us know what you think. I liked some of what I saw on You Tube videos, but I liked some of what I saw about the Vista Smart and Smart Plus and Vista Gold. That was until our WTHO last May in the Ogden, Utah area. Lance from Colorado attended and relied mainly n his Deus and other top-end models, but also brought along a Smart and Gold. We did some comparisons using some test Samples I had along with me and the Vista Smart was not impressive at all, at least to me, but the Vista Gold performed pretty well.

It was after that outing I started following the Vista X quite a bit and their release of the smaller-size coil, too. I rely heavily on smaller-size coils on just about every detector I own, and have for 48 years. I also enjoy my up-scale models with numeric VDI read-out, Tone ID and just enough adjustment features to provide me with a very versatile unit, but I am not afraid to also grab a single-tone detector and/or model w/o Target ID or Tone ID, such as my two favorite Tesoro models.

It's not the limited features that spook me away from the Vista X, it is the crazy price tag they slap on the unit. $679 with factory lower rod and $705 with a carbon-fiber rod. Those are the prices at Backwoods Detectors. I guess with a 'Free' 5" DD coil that is bearable, but I bought an XP ORX w/9" X35 DD coil and the MI-6 Pinpointer for about that much. I'd like to know if the Vista X w/5" DD coil can come close to the performance I get in the dense iron contaminated ghost towns as I do with my Bandido II µMAX or Nokta CoRe or Relic with their smaller coils.

I just checked my pocket and wallet so it looks like I'll have to find a 'wish list' for Santa this year if I'm going to get one.thinking

Monte

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Who's Planning on Adding a new detector to their Equipment?

UtahRich 141 December 07, 2019 04:09PM

Re: Who's Planning on Adding a new detector to their Equipment?

Kickindirt 61 December 13, 2019 11:55AM

Re: Who's Planning on Adding a new detector to their Equipment?

D&P-OR 57 December 13, 2019 01:13PM

Re: Who's Planning on Adding a new detector to their Equipment?

Kickindirt 57 December 13, 2019 07:12PM

Re: Who's Planning on Adding a new detector to their Equipment?

diggindeep 102 December 09, 2019 04:16PM

Welcome aboard Andrew

UtahRich 60 December 09, 2019 11:18PM

Re: Welcome aboard Andrew

diggindeep 54 December 10, 2019 01:09PM

Andrew, 'Welcome' to the AHRPS Forums!smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Monte 58 December 09, 2019 09:16PM

Re: Who's Planning on Adding a new detector to their Equipment?

RickUK 90 December 08, 2019 02:28PM

Oh, I should add my backup / loaner detector to my list -

UtahRich 97 December 08, 2019 11:53AM

Re: Who's Planning on Adding a new detector to their Equipment?

OregonGregg 99 December 08, 2019 08:57AM

Rich, a very nice post to get folks thinking.

Monte 116 December 08, 2019 02:38AM

Oversight Committee Report:

Monte 79 December 09, 2019 11:42AM

Re: Oversight Committee Report:

GeoW 52 December 09, 2019 06:10PM

Re: Rich, a very nice post to get folks thinking.

D&P-OR 66 December 08, 2019 10:46AM

Oversight Committee -

UtahRich 71 December 08, 2019 11:57AM

Yes, the Nokta FORS CoRe started some major changes in my Detector Outfit.thumbs up

Monte 101 December 09, 2019 12:05PM

Re: Yes, the Nokta FORS CoRe started some major changes in my Detector Outfit.thumbs up

Digstrashtomuch 47 December 10, 2019 06:49PM

On the General Forum I'll comment on the Vista X.

Monte 56 December 12, 2019 09:43AM

Re: On the General Forum I'll comment on the Vista X.

Digstrashtomuch 46 December 12, 2019 02:57PM

Yep, the Vista X is about all that grabs my interest right now. N/T

Monte 41 December 12, 2019 06:08PM

Vista X -

UtahRich 70 December 11, 2019 10:02AM

Re: Oversight Committee -

D&P-OR 68 December 08, 2019 03:42PM

Perhaps another change is coming down the turnpike. ? N/T

UtahRich 54 December 08, 2019 11:57AM

Re: Who's Planning on Adding a new detector to their Equipment?

Dan'o 71 December 07, 2019 10:21PM



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