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Back to you, and we share some similar thoughts.

August 09, 2021 12:07PM avatar
the SimplEx going away, its just not fun to me, keep turning it off by accident--duhh dont like buttons on it. just cant gel with it. going to friend. salute to Notka, it just aint me.

The Simplex +. Quite a detector. A lot of useful features to adjust as desired, reasonably good balance and feel, a great operating frequency for general-purpose hunting, simple to operate, and even waterproof for those who like to get wet. With the 5X9½ DD coil it is really a handy detector for a lot of folks to own and use for darn near any type of hunting environment. ------- BUT -----

► They failed to make a good smaller-size coil for it, such as a 5" DD or even the 7" Concentric.

► They put the On/Off button right in the middle where most would normally expect the Pinpoint control to be. I've only goof3ed twice and I got my Simplex + early upon release, but I know several people who have a problem with it quite often.

my lunch hunts about all i get nowdays are the Shadow x-2 and or the Silver Sabre Plus with Precision 7 and Mojave coil respectively. tot lotters

Yep, always have at least my Silver Sabre microMAX w/6" Concentric riding along for any break-time I allow myself, for quick work at tot-lots, etc. I've enjoyed using a favored Tesoro for over 38 years now and don't plan to quit. Sad they went out of business, but they are very durable models and I feel every avid detectorist ought to have and use at least one Tesoro in their outfit.thumbs up

my relic machine is the Eldorado Umax with the 9x7 coil. a surefire.

The get-serious Relic Hunting sites I frequent are terribly cluttered with all sorts of Iron debris and for them I use my Nokta FORS CoRe w/'OOR' DD and FORS Relic w/5" DD as well as my Bandido II microMAX w/6" Concentric.

my serious hunt, serious park unit, and especially near water or wet is my AT Pro with the 5x8.

I also grab a Garrett as one of my two 'general-purpose' detectors, and that is my Apex w/'Ripper' coil which is also a 5X8 DD. A second pick is my XP 'ORX' w/5X9½ HF DD, or maybe the 9" X-35 DD, if I keep that coil around.

may have an old friend come back to me soon, thats another post. have special place for it.

We can get attached to some favorite models and, at times, let them go only for hindsight to get us looking back and longing for their return. I have only one 'old friend' I parted with that I would like to get back. Trying to track down who I sold it to.thinking

see no need for anything else. if i lived in Florida or near coast would own an Excalibur or PI unit. but dont so declutter.. like the silly commercial-- pay only for what you need. and minimizing for future due to health concerns.

No need for a PI on my Detector Team and, unless something really impressive happens along, I also don't see a need for anything else as I am very comfortable with the performance of all my 'team' players, and they are also very comfortable to use. With my health and mobility limitations, I feel I have trimmed down to a very functional, workable batch of detectors I call friends.


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I'm now 'back home' in Farr West Utah
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Detector Outfit: A selection of my chosen makes and models, with the best coils mounted for the tasks I'll take on.
F75+ w/3½X6 .. Racer w/4.7X5.2 .. FORS Relic w/5" .. Silver Sabre µMAX w/6" .. Bandido II µMAX w/6"
Vanquish 540 w/5X8 .. Racer 2 w/5X9½ .. F19 w/5X10 .. Vista X (coming)
Pinpointers: Garrett AT Pro-Pointers .. Headphones: 'Hornet' & 'Wasp' .. MS-3 Z-Lynk
*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***
Subject Author Views Posted

2 Garrett, 2 Nokta, 2 Tesoro, 1 XP. I'm well outfitted and

Monte 719 August 01, 2021 09:18AM

fun and the best for MY USE and budget

dixiedigger57 270 August 09, 2021 09:34AM

Back to you, and we share some similar thoughts.

Monte 254 August 09, 2021 12:07PM

yep just about the same page

dixiedigger57 237 August 09, 2021 04:14PM

Re: 2 Garrett, 2 Nokta, 2 Tesoro, 1 XP. I'm well outfitted and

SvenS 282 August 07, 2021 08:37PM

Re: 2 Garrett, 2 Nokta, 2 Tesoro, 1 XP. I'm well outfitted and

jmaryt 297 August 07, 2021 04:58PM

I made a small change in my detector and coil outfit.

Monte 263 August 07, 2021 04:45AM

thinking ... and then I did some hunting and changed my mind.

Monte 380 August 08, 2021 04:40AM

Re: thinking ... and then I did some hunting and changed my mind.

jmaryt 265 August 08, 2021 06:02PM

Back to you j.t.

Monte 345 August 08, 2021 11:00PM

Ahhhh, the comforts of home

UtahRich 238 August 09, 2021 11:12PM

Re: Ahhhh, the comforts of home

jmaryt 406 August 10, 2021 07:17AM

Yes, coil choices are like the comforts of home.

Monte 251 August 10, 2021 06:41AM

Re: Back to you j.t.

jmaryt 221 August 09, 2021 09:51PM

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