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You have more than 1 gripe with Minelab? eye popping smiley

November 26, 2020 04:40AM avatar
And that's a (kinda) reasonable way of thinking/response Gregg. winking smiley-----I've been through 'em all & IMO---IMO---if you end up getting the Vanquish---use the V8 AND the V10 coils on it---loose the V12.-------With the E800---it's the 6"---loose the 11".-----How I wish Coiltek or Minelab would come out with a 5X10 for the E800---but it doesn't look like that is likely to happen.-------Try the Vanquish---it's obvious you are going to be miserable till you do! grinning smiley-----

First, the gripe: Minor, perhaps, but calling an elliptical or oblong-shaped coil a V8 or V10 or V12 is annoying. They ought to give a better description, such as a 5X8 or 9X12. Their Equinox comes with an 11" and they also offer a 6" for it. But those are round-shaped coils so the measurement refers to the round shape, just like we used to use for a round 6" or 8" or 950 coil.

They aren't alone, either. The Teknetics T2 and Fisher F75 come with an 11" BiAxial coil, but it isn't a round shape, it is elliptical or oblong. A physical description should have been 7¼X11¼. White's used 5.3 to describe a 6½" coil so Tesoro used 5.75 to label their 6" coil. More dumb marketing.

As for losing the 9X12 Vanquish coil, I disagree. The V-540 comes with the two better coils they offer for the Vanquish, with the 5X8 DD making a great all-purpose type of daily-use coil for Coin & Jewelry Hunting or relic Hunting an old-use site when either type of hunting involves some trash, or maybe weeds, brush, or other obstacles. In open areas, like a plowed field, out in the middle of a grassy city park, or elsewhere that might call for a little more depth, the 9X12 DD worked fine for me.

Additional thought, about Gregg, i that I think he might come to like the vanquish, if he hangs onto it until we get huntable weather again, once he takes it out to a few locations where he can actually use it. I know that, for me at least, the V-540 is a likable detector that is fun to have along to grab for some quick hunting in a variety of sites, and where Gregg might use it, for 'fringe area' or 'scouting' purposes, it should do all he needs it to do.


The whole naming game thing; What to name a detector? Do coils need names? The first coil name that jumped to mind was an aftermarket coil for the Minelab Sovereign called the WOT for Whopping Orange Thing. NEL likes to name their coils, seems that Garrett is joining them with the Apex Viper and Ripper. You have the nickname of OOR for the small Nokta coil for the CoRe. If the name fits and sticks it is easier to slip into a discussion than quoting the exact dimensions of a coil. And a nickname or name has more character to it than a static measurement. If we do go with exact dimensions, would that be with or without a coil cover? Metric or imperial units? 8x6 and 12x10. I think Nokta uses millimeters in their coil measurements. Do we include height and weight with that? Ounces or grams?

And what about nicknames? They're important and typically earned in the field, but sometimes can be assigned immediately upon sight. Like my Vanquish - Red. My Deus goes by Deuce, just a play on pronunciation. My 'Equinox' has never been an Equinox or Nox like some, but rather my '800'. The name Equinox doesn't really flow off the tongue, does it?

And nicknames are personal, they make an item yours alone. Everybody can have a detector like the one you have, but if yours is the silver slayer, well, that says it all.

As for Gregg and his Vanquish, we'll see how that shoe fits when he tries it on and gets in some walking time with it. He's a good hunter, so I think there's a chance for his 440. Maybe he'll call it the Hemi, keeping with the car theme. Who knows? We all wish him luck. Except leave something for the rest of us.

Good luck Gregg, knock it out of the park in 2021. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float



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Mr. Apex & Mr. Vanquish......

OregonGregg 125 November 25, 2020 01:34PM

A good presentation by Minelab .... or was it?

Monte 73 November 25, 2020 06:30PM

SMF - Poking Fun at others

UtahRich 51 November 25, 2020 08:30PM

Re: SMF - Poking Fun at others

Dan'o 46 November 26, 2020 09:01AM

Yes, it was sort of funny, but at the same time,

Monte 49 November 26, 2020 03:29AM

Re: Mr. Apex & Mr. Vanquish......

Timbertodd 47 November 25, 2020 05:13PM

Re: Mr. Apex & Mr. Vanquish......

EL NINO 65 November 25, 2020 04:14PM

LOL - .Let the fun begin . . . . . N/T

UtahRich 41 November 25, 2020 04:04PM

Re: Mr. Apex & Mr. Vanquish......

D&P-OR 67 November 25, 2020 01:58PM

Well Del, I wonder....... Attachments

OregonGregg 63 November 25, 2020 08:31PM

Re: Well Del, I wonder.......

D&P-OR 58 November 25, 2020 09:44PM

ok serious answer

OregonGregg 76 November 25, 2020 10:02PM

Re: ok serious answer, even better

Kickindirt 61 November 26, 2020 02:22PM

Re: ok serious answer, even better

D&P-OR 57 November 26, 2020 03:00PM

Re: ok serious answer

Dan'o 44 November 26, 2020 08:35AM

Whoa there Gregg . . . . . .

UtahRich 58 November 25, 2020 10:16PM

Re: ok serious answer

D&P-OR 52 November 25, 2020 10:14PM

Del, one of my gripes with Minelab, and a thought or two.

Monte 60 November 26, 2020 04:00AM

Monte: I agree with you in that manufacturers in some instances have put "strange" names/figures on their coils--------but-----

D&P-OR 56 November 26, 2020 04:41AM

Looks like we need us a "Timeout"

OregonGregg 57 November 26, 2020 08:45AM

Re: Looks like we need us a "Timeout"

Kickindirt 51 November 26, 2020 01:35PM

Two shows I never watched and an actress and actor I never cared for. Just opinions.grinning smiley N/T

Monte 36 November 26, 2020 09:05AM

No way......

OregonGregg 43 November 26, 2020 09:15AM

Are you that young? thinking thinking ... Oh wait a minute. I figured it out, I was busy.

Monte 40 November 26, 2020 12:08PM

You have more than 1 gripe with Minelab? eye popping smiley

UtahRich 47 November 26, 2020 04:40AM

I'm sure I could give it some thought and come up with more than just one.

Monte 48 November 26, 2020 08:10AM

Re: You have more than 1 gripe with Minelab? eye popping smiley

D&P-OR 51 November 26, 2020 05:05AM

Re: You have more than 1 gripe with Minelab? eye popping smiley

EL NINO 55 November 26, 2020 07:02AM

But Why?

OregonGregg 56 November 26, 2020 08:19AM

Re: But Why?

EL NINO 55 November 26, 2020 11:53AM

Now, there are some good answers for OregonGregg. N/T

Monte 42 November 26, 2020 12:18PM

Re: But Why?

OregonGregg 51 November 26, 2020 12:12PM

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