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April 25, 2021 08:53PM avatar
Monte,

I will say that the 800 is an exceptionally capable detector. I wouldn't say it was a good fit for you and your style of detecting at the time that you owned it. Heavy on ghost towns, light on parks, yards, urban areas.

Would it be a better fit for you now? I think so. Light on ghost towns, heavier on urban sites, But, the detector interface still stands in the way; 8 modes / each with their own settings I don't think you would use. Top that with a perpetual dislike of Minelab the company and we have a situation similar to a kid that intensely dislikes a particular vegetable. Doesn't matter how much butter and salt is added, for them, it will always be what it is.

I think that you're better off with your current group; Monte's keeper detectors - Your 2 favorite Tesoro's if things get tough, a couple Apex's for the general urban areas; coins, jewelry, relics if there are some tear outs. All are light in hand and balance well.

As for Gregg cleaning out the closet of all things Minelab - I think he discovered that perhaps what he was using (CoRe, Racer, M6) were performing great. Why mess with success? Plus, he has many, many hours learning those detectors in the field that is foolish to throw away. Don't think he had more than a handful of hours on any of the Vanquish's. Pretty good deal for somebody else. New detector, used price.


Hope you had a great weekend.


Rich

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Just One More Good Target Before I Go . . . .

800 - Deus



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/2021 09:50PM by Monte.
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WTHO #13 - - - Reminder & Request.

Monte 109 April 17, 2021 04:21PM

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OregonGregg 74 April 18, 2021 07:39AM

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!

D&P-OR 65 April 18, 2021 08:11PM

Rule #1 ... Stay away from the Casinos .....

Monte 84 April 18, 2021 08:21AM

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OregonGregg 50 April 19, 2021 07:49AM

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OregonGregg 61 April 18, 2021 08:41PM

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jmaryt 45 April 22, 2021 07:35AM

Re: Rule #1 ... Stay away from the Casinos .....

OregonGregg 49 April 22, 2021 08:59AM

I sometimes have the same dislikes as you, Gregg.

Monte 35 April 23, 2021 04:04AM

Re: Rule #1 ... Stay away from the Casinos .....

jmaryt 36 April 22, 2021 10:25PM

Dominant brands in US. What about Europe?

UtahRich 42 April 23, 2021 11:13PM

Re: Dominant brands in US. What about Europe?

jmaryt 43 April 24, 2021 12:19AM

Just some personal thoughts / observations.

Monte 39 April 25, 2021 03:49PM

thoughts / observations.

UtahRich 45 April 25, 2021 08:53PM

Back to you Rich, and I kind-of agree.

Monte 34 April 26, 2021 02:03AM

Re: Just some personal thoughts / observations.

jmaryt 40 April 25, 2021 06:58PM

Yes, if the V-540 / Equinox are working for YOU, then that's what matters..

Monte 35 April 25, 2021 09:41PM

Re: Yes, if the V-540 / Equinox are working for YOU, then that's what matters..

jmaryt 32 April 26, 2021 04:53PM

Since July of '83, I've never been without at least 2 favorite Tesoro models.

Monte 34 April 26, 2021 06:12PM

Re: Yes, if the V-540 / Equinox are working for YOU, then that's what matters..

jmaryt 43 April 26, 2021 07:37AM

Crazy Talk

UtahRich 64 April 18, 2021 11:10PM

Re: Crazy Talk

jmaryt 44 April 19, 2021 11:11PM

It's Staying smiling smiley

OregonGregg 54 April 20, 2021 07:29AM

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jmaryt 37 April 20, 2021 08:45PM

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D&P-OR 38 April 20, 2021 10:37AM

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OregonGregg 50 April 20, 2021 11:31AM

666 plates

UtahRich 44 April 20, 2021 09:57PM

Re: 666 plates

OregonGregg 44 April 21, 2021 07:22AM

grinning smiley

UtahRich 29 April 21, 2021 09:57AM

Re: Rule #1 ... Stay away from the Casinos .....

glabelle 53 April 18, 2021 05:17PM

Stay away from the Casinos .....confused smiley

UtahRich 59 April 18, 2021 06:48PM

Darn, you figured me out. sad smiley N/T

Monte 30 April 20, 2021 03:09AM



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