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Culling the Herd - Yes. ... but I think you Heard wrong.

April 25, 2020 04:52AM avatar
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OregonGregg
I might be wrong but I think he is culling the herd to make room for a Tarsacci maybe ????

Does that taste anything like Tobasco saucie? I never use the stuff. I only have room for A1 or Hines 57.

As for "making room" in my Detector Outfit, that's another story, and it goes something like this:

Once upon a time there lived an old phart who really enjoyed metal detecting every spare moment of every single day. He really enjoyed learning all he could about all sorts of new makes and models that came along and touted magic abilities to do all sorts of mystical things. It took a lot of time, effort and patience to pick-and-choose the useful adjustment functions and separate them from some of the over-hyped and over-adjustable feature they offered, and over time he came to appreciate three important categories that a worthwhile detector ought to be able to provide without a lot of excess cost, excess adjustment features, or calling for a lot of excess time dedicated simply to 'tinkering'

As the years passed to decades the aging character had to confront limiting health issues which hampered his enjoyment of this great sport and cut those long-day hunts to a matter of only a few hours, and that was on the better days. Time came to finally realize there is only so much any detector can put out in performance, and once teamed up with an ideal search coil for some specific tasks, a savvy Avid Detectorist just settles in to enjoying a select few detectors that can check off all three categories and still provide ample 'fun' when getting out to enjoy the detecting sport.

Now in the closing years of enjoying this wonderful sport, he's comfortable to sit back on his spread with some of his favorite stock around him. He's selected the best-of-the-breed from different 'branded' stock to have his favorite stock around, and is 'thinning the herd' by culling out the few that have a bad attitude or don't provide the performance desired, or are just too high-maintenance.

Trimming the herd of three new / as-new / nearly new models to include a Minelab Equinox 800 w/11" and 6' coils, a Nokta Impact w/11" DD, 7" Concentric and 5" DD coils, and an XP ORX w/5X9½ DD HF coil will leave this character well-equipped with 8 devices in his Detector Outfit that all provide what's needed to satisfy the three desirable needs: To be 'Simple' to get into action,; provide ample adjustments that are 'Functional' and not move into the excess category; and all can provide the in-the-field 'Performance' desired to keep every detecting outing 'Fun' ... and that's how it ought to be.

Then, as he ages into his latter years, he finds that he doesn't make friends with, or get along well with, a lot of the newer upstarts but is very comfortable having his good friends around. The ones who speak his language and he can just relax with. The regular 'morning group' you might find gathered around in a corner at McDonalds on a typical day (when they are open) just enjoying their morning beverage and a simple and affordable breakfast. Talking about the latest news, or reflecting on their past. Enjoying the discussions of 'early days' and the 'fun' they have had in life.

And now, he's content to finish out his days of relaxation and enjoyment by sharing his time with his trusted fiends. The ones he knows well, gets along with, and enjoys their company. The FORS CoRe twins, one with an 'OOR' DD and the other with a mid-size 5X9½ DD. The relative, the Relic who whispers in iron littered places and works a 5" DD as handily as any. And their young relative, the Simplex + who appears to be handy and nimble, but needs to trim some weight from that big 11" DD to a more slender 'smaller-size' look

The two oldest friends who have been around for almost 33 years, the Bandido ii microMAX and Silver Sabre microMAX who each get around with their 6" Concentric coils to still be handy, are joined by a pair of talented newcomers who do make a good 'Fit' for the tasks he can still do.
All eight of them with a well-respected and proven 'brand' and combined they make a small herd, but a dependable herd. Now content, he's just thinning out a few he doesn't get along well with or just doesn't need, and there's definitely no room or some unknown upstart with a name like some sort of spicy meal-prep ingredient or a new name for an ice cream flavor.

Monte

PS: The pair of talented newcomers are my two Vanquish 540 Pro Pack models, with one wearing the 5X8 DD and the other the 9X12 DD for wide-open / sparse-target areas.

"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

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Detectors: Apex --- Vanquish 540 --- CoRe, Relic & Simplex + --- Bandido II µMAX & Silver Sabre µMAX --- XLT & MX-7
Pinpointers: Pulse-Dive & ProPointer AT .. Headphones: 'Hornet' & 'Wasp' ... MS-3 Z-Lynk ... ML-80
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*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/2020 08:39PM by Monte.
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Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it. Attachments

OregonGregg 260 April 21, 2020 02:46PM

Back to Rippville........ Attachments

OregonGregg 157 April 24, 2020 02:35PM

Re: Back to Rippville........

silverhound2 104 April 26, 2020 01:40PM

Re: Back to Rippville........

OregonGregg 104 April 26, 2020 06:19PM

Cindy, After almost 6 years I found your long lost friend. Attachments

OregonGregg 143 April 25, 2020 06:05PM

Re: Cindy, After almost 6 years I found your long lost friend.

NWCindy 107 April 26, 2020 04:36PM

The Man is ON FIRE ! Keep a safe distance. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float N/T

UtahRich 101 April 25, 2020 09:00PM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

Kickindirt 113 April 25, 2020 07:18PM

The Token King Attachments

OregonGregg 131 April 27, 2020 08:43AM

Re: The Token King Attachments

Remfire 111 April 27, 2020 09:37PM

Re: The Token King

Kickindirt 97 April 27, 2020 12:08PM

Re: The Token King

D&P-OR 106 April 27, 2020 09:03AM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

OregonGregg 104 April 26, 2020 07:14AM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

Kickindirt 96 April 26, 2020 10:16AM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

OregonGregg 106 April 26, 2020 12:43PM

You're approaching this ALL WRONG Gregg !

UtahRich 105 April 26, 2020 06:19PM

Re: You're approaching this ALL WRONG Gregg !

Kickindirt 99 April 26, 2020 08:36PM

Re: You're approaching this ALL WRONG Gregg !

OregonGregg 104 April 26, 2020 06:21PM

Re: You're approaching this ALL WRONG Gregg !

UtahRich 106 April 26, 2020 06:32PM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

silverhound2 103 April 26, 2020 01:59PM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

Sodbuster 104 April 25, 2020 07:36PM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

OregonGregg 97 April 26, 2020 07:16AM

Re: token master soon to be king

Sodbuster 97 April 26, 2020 06:14PM

Ask Gregg to tally-up the Old Coins Vs Trade Tokens from Rippville.

Monte 114 April 25, 2020 08:48PM

Re: Ask Gregg to tally-up the Old Coins Vs Trade Tokens from Rippville.

OregonGregg 110 April 26, 2020 07:26AM

Re: Ask Gregg to tally-up the Old Coins Vs Trade Tokens from Rippville.

D&P-OR 107 April 26, 2020 02:43PM

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Kickindirt 102 April 26, 2020 10:19AM

Re: Ask Gregg to tally-up the Old Coins Vs Trade Tokens from Rippville.

Kickindirt 110 April 25, 2020 09:47PM

What is really hard to believe, is

Monte 105 April 26, 2020 07:02AM

Re: Rippville tokens

Sodbuster 98 April 26, 2020 06:17PM

Re: Back to Rippville. finds

Sodbuster 103 April 25, 2020 11:06AM

Re: Back to Rippville. finds

OregonGregg 98 April 25, 2020 05:07PM

Re: Back to Rippville........

Elbert 103 April 25, 2020 08:15AM

Re: Back to Rippville........

Kickindirt 104 April 25, 2020 03:23AM

Re: Back to Rippville........

OregonGregg 107 April 25, 2020 07:29AM

Re: Back to Rippville........

NWCindy 114 April 24, 2020 06:40PM

Culling the Herd -

UtahRich 111 April 24, 2020 04:11PM

Re: Culling the Herd -

OregonGregg 120 April 24, 2020 04:19PM

Culling the Herd - Yes. ... but I think you Heard wrong.

Monte 137 April 25, 2020 04:52AM

Culling the Herd.

UtahRich 112 April 25, 2020 08:29AM

No, Rich, the Vanquish didn't vanish.

Monte 99 April 25, 2020 08:44PM

Re: Culling the Herd.

D&P-OR 102 April 25, 2020 12:59PM

Re: Culling the Herd - Yes. ... but I think you Heard wrong.

Elbert 100 April 25, 2020 08:20AM

El, I edited that post. Keepers are in purple. N/T

Monte 101 April 25, 2020 08:46PM

Make room for the . . . . What ?

UtahRich 120 April 24, 2020 08:58PM

Re: Culling the Herd -

D&P-OR 111 April 24, 2020 06:49PM

It's never going to happen ... guaranteed. N/T

Monte 103 April 25, 2020 04:54AM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

Elbert 108 April 23, 2020 02:43PM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

Utah1971 110 April 22, 2020 06:11PM

congrats Gregg and Monte for your Token Recoveries!

Sodbuster 98 April 22, 2020 09:00AM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

diggindeep 100 April 22, 2020 08:08AM

Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

Monte 129 April 22, 2020 05:33AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

Kickindirt 95 April 25, 2020 07:14PM

'Thanks!' .. Tiny token in ferrous debris. Nokta Relic did its part.thumbs up N/T

Monte 91 April 25, 2020 08:50PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

OregonGregg 109 April 22, 2020 05:53AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

Remfire 120 April 22, 2020 06:52AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

OregonGregg 113 April 23, 2020 07:51AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

Remfire 110 April 24, 2020 09:19AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

D&P-OR 90 April 24, 2020 02:39PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

OregonGregg 91 April 24, 2020 03:29PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

D&P-OR 93 April 24, 2020 04:08PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

OregonGregg 90 April 24, 2020 02:16PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

Remfire 91 April 24, 2020 04:40PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

OregonGregg 93 April 24, 2020 05:15PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

Rdunzl 96 April 24, 2020 11:54AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

D&P-OR 113 April 23, 2020 07:57AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

OregonGregg 95 April 23, 2020 05:08PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

D&P-OR 102 April 23, 2020 05:19PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley Attachments

OregonGregg 113 April 23, 2020 05:28PM

Another smaller, penny-size Trade Token.

Monte 114 April 22, 2020 07:03AM

True, it is a ssmaller-size token.

Monte 110 April 22, 2020 06:01AM

Re: True, it is a ssmaller-size token.

NWCindy 102 April 23, 2020 04:09PM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

Tom Slick 112 April 22, 2020 12:49AM

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OregonGregg 101 April 22, 2020 05:44AM

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D&P-OR 112 April 21, 2020 06:50PM

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OregonGregg 108 April 22, 2020 05:41AM

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NWCindy 107 April 21, 2020 03:54PM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

OregonGregg 107 April 22, 2020 05:45AM



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