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Garrett Apex 4 hour relic hunt

September 13, 2020 11:11PM
On the way back from the ghost town I hunted yesterday I decided to swing by one of my relic sites. To my surprise there had been a fire in the area and all the grass had been burned leaving only sagebrush. It was late so I returned this morning to hunt it with the Apex.

I shot some video of the Apex in action and you'll find a picture attached of everything from the hunt. I may or may not edit and post the video. Video takes a lot of time to both shoot and edit and sometimes I wonder if it's worth all the work. Yea I know a lot of you guys don't get why I dig bullets. But these are pre-civil war bullets and that's why I dig them. You'll also see a bunch of coins but they're all modern and found next to the road. I think people pitch them out of their cars and that's why there are so many.

This site doesn't have much modern junk except shotgun, rifle and. 22 brass/lead. It was a firing range from a nearby fort and most of the stuff is from that era. I have found bullets, buttons, knapsack hardware and other military related items there in the past. Since it's been hunted quite a bit, most targets are 5-12 inches deep but the fire made it possible to get to some of the more shallow targets with the grass and brush gone. At this particular spot I will dig everything that's deeper even if it sounds iffy and with the Apex there was quite a bit of that going on. The Apex was setup in MF, zero, iron audio off and sensitivity at full. The ground balance was at 90.

So on to my observations of the Apex and I may just have to post the video so you know what I'm talking about. Most shallow coin sized or bigger targets weren't a problem down to about 5 inches and I did dig most every signal I got so I could better understand the Apex. 6 inches was pretty iffy but at 7 inches on a .58 cal bullet was almost non identifiable. Ive said this before and I'll say it again, I see no noticeable difference in using MF over a single frequency and vise a versa. I would expect to see either increased depth or ID stability one way or the other but I don't see either in the case of the Apex. You'll see in the photo iron junk with the brass casings and that's because everything at about 7 inches sounds the same. Now I know it's coil size that's to blame but on the other end of the spectrum I found it really hard to ID .22 brass and other small items that were shallow. Maybe with time that will change. Normally I will hunt this area with an 11" or bigger coil, so Garrett needs a bigger coil too. If Garrett will get us both a smaller and larger coil I feel like the Apex could be a good all around performer.


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diggindeep 268 September 13, 2020 11:11PM

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diggindeep 144 September 15, 2020 02:50PM

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Timbertodd 125 September 16, 2020 05:14PM

Andrew, I enjoyed the video. thumbs up

Monte 128 September 16, 2020 08:49AM

Re: Good job on the Vid Andrew

Kickindirt 128 September 16, 2020 12:16AM

Re: Good job on the Vid Andrew

diggindeep 127 September 16, 2020 09:56AM

Re: Good job on the Vid Andrew

Kickindirt 123 September 16, 2020 06:48PM

Joel, I'm finding the audio response to be OK.

Monte 136 September 16, 2020 02:32AM

Re: Joel, I'm finding the audio response to be OK.

diggindeep 138 September 16, 2020 09:58AM

Apex Iron Volume adjustment and other changes.

Monte 137 September 16, 2020 11:55AM

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Kickindirt 136 September 15, 2020 01:35PM

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OregonGregg 138 September 14, 2020 07:33PM

Garrett Apex - cleaning up

UtahRich 133 September 14, 2020 05:21PM

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Monte 132 September 15, 2020 09:52AM

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