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"It is the rifleman and not the rifle."

January 18, 2021 06:10AM avatar
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UtahRich
While we're contemplating the upcoming detecting season, here's a thought / question . . . .

If you sat down and put a yellow sticky note on each or your metal detectors / search coils with the total number of hours used in the field, what would they say?

What if the sticky note also had a list of good finds made with that detector / coil, what would be on the list ?

Be sure you need what you buy. I am a firm believer in the adage, It is the rifleman and not the rifle.



Rich -

A very good suggestion for those who might have more detectors or more search coils than they really need. I've often thought about the same concept, but using Yellow sticky-notes for older detectors that have been around a while, and Blue sticky-notes for the newer or more modern detectors we often acquire to 'check-them-out.'

"It is the rifleman and not the rifle." Definitely applies here, and I also agree with you on this statement. I have firearms that serve a purpose, and thy do their job well as long as I do mine. Long ago I trimmed the excess from my firearms that were simply 'duplicate' calibers or just excess that I seldom made use of, or in a case or two just didn't work well for me.

Well, as my health, or lack of, continues to hamper my mobility and being able to get into certain challenging sites, I made the same decisions when it came to metal detectors. My personal outfit is now down to only a very few, both older and proven and newer to be put to work. I have eliminated all the extra detectors and coils I wouldn't need or use.

So, for me, no sticky-notes are needed because I already know what they can do, and do well, as I've been using two of the models since October of '97. They have their 'assignments.' The other 'model' is newer, and while only one model, I own three of them because there are three different search coils I want to rely on based on the site environment. That is / those are the Garrett Apex.

My primary-use Apex keeps their 5X8 DD 'Ripper' coil attached for all sorts of day-to-day hunting, rural or remote. Apex #2 sports the 8½X11 DD 'Raider' coil and I grab that set-up for any beach, wide-open grassy area, a plowed field, or other more open / sparse-target sites. For times when I want to have audio Tone ID and Visual Target ID and I'm working a very brshy or debris choked location, I have Apex #3 ready-to-go with the new NEL 'Sharp' 5" DD coil.

So I'm down to 3 different models that are proven or have been proving their-self to me, and I am quite comfortable with what I now own and use.

Monte

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Monte 262 January 15, 2021 11:50AM

I know I want to 'go smaller' with my Garrett Apex.

Monte 123 January 22, 2021 09:30PM

A deep thought for this winter.

UtahRich 142 January 18, 2021 02:18AM

Re: A deep thought for this winter.

OregonGregg 119 January 18, 2021 10:18AM

"It is the rifleman and not the rifle."

Monte 146 January 18, 2021 06:10AM

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OregonGregg 110 January 18, 2021 11:41AM

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UtahRich 115 January 18, 2021 04:45PM

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OregonGregg 130 January 19, 2021 10:46AM

My time has come and gone . . . . .

UtahRich 156 January 19, 2021 10:26PM

Re: My time has come and gone . . . . .

OregonGregg 111 January 20, 2021 09:33AM

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D&P-OR 111 January 19, 2021 11:00PM

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OregonGregg 108 January 20, 2021 09:36AM

I missed it by THAT MUCH . . . . .

UtahRich 127 January 20, 2021 09:08PM

Re: I missed it by THAT MUCH . . . . .

OregonGregg 119 January 21, 2021 10:07AM

You crack me up! ... Personally, I liked the Sound of Music clip. N/T

Monte 95 January 20, 2021 10:53PM

Re:LOL, Now that’s Funny.grinning smiley N/T

DW-BGW 101 January 19, 2021 01:38PM

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DW-BGW 212 January 16, 2021 09:28AM

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EL NINO 103 January 17, 2021 05:50AM

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jmaryt 124 January 16, 2021 01:25AM

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OregonGregg 118 January 15, 2021 06:50PM

"For me, the CoRe & 'OOR' coil has been a good combination." -- thumbs up N/T

Monte 90 January 15, 2021 08:20PM

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D&P-OR 142 January 15, 2021 01:21PM

Back to you, Del.

Monte 98 January 15, 2021 08:58PM

Re: Back to you, Del.

D&P-OR 103 January 15, 2021 09:44PM

Well, In My Opinion ....

Monte 95 January 15, 2021 10:17PM

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