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Totally agree with you Calabash, Garrett needs to step up their game.

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The AT Pro with its smaller Elliptical DD coil would have similar results against an Equinox 600 in stock Park 1 with the 6” coil according to my testing in more mineralized dirt. They have very similar prices. 
 

I look forward to a test with the Vanquish and it’s 8” elliptical DD. I think you will be very surprised. 

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Could be, but this is not a test of an AT Pro. May as well shoot video of my Subaru racing a Maserati and wonder why the Maserati wins. People just point at the price and shrug. What would be shocking is if Equinox did not win the day. That it does... well for me that’s just expected.

Now any Vanquish model with a 5” x 8” coil versus Apex would be interesting. Like the $199 Vanquish 340. That would be more provocative than comparing to more expensive machines.

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Garrett: "I hate this NC Redneck fella!"

Minelab: "That dude could tear the horns off a brass billy goat. We setn him refurb junk as replacements int he past. We best send him an actual new unit next time."

Me: "I love this guy!"

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keeping typos in light of 14 hr work day and more to follow
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How does the Apex owner feel about you showing had bad his detector is?, I assume he's watched the videos, poor bugger. 🙂

 

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He told me it was no Nox....I get what Steve is saying but this video was for the guys running around acting like your getting something very special from Garrett for 500 bucks. It is a beginners detector with beginners performance and that is okay.

The video just shows that....for all the ones who want to act like the machine is some kind of top performer.  I will have a Vanquish in a few weeks and we will see how it stacks up...

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