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New Minelab Manticore


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If this latest offering really is an improvement on the Equinox then Minelab will be on another winner.. But if the closeness in performance of the Equinox, Deus II and Legend is a pinnacle of what is possible to squeeze out of vlf technology, than it'll probably be just another ring-in.. (and it won't catch on because of its crappy name).. 😁  

The large coil looks great, as a beach hunter I hope this is the smallest coil in the Manticore's range.. 😁  

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2 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

I got 1.8 ounces in my last three days of detecting. Would you be interested in playing with VLF detectors instead of doing that?

Excellent, I see your point, no I wouldn't touch a VLF in that situation 🙂  Congratulations on the gold by the way, that's awesome.

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I have been reading al this hype about a machine that has not even been released yet, and I am glad that when grandfather left me his detectors one of them were the 800.

There is very little that it can't do, and very little that I can't find with it so I guess I will be happy with what I have for now.

When I can afford something better that has a proven track record then I will consider getting it.

Currently I feel that I have what is best for me and what can meet almost any need in the future for me.

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Hey It's got a flashlight symbol so ya know it must be DEEP!  Not liking the user profile location eitther, great tool but frustrating to use for cross checking.  Navigating the menu, love to see that instead of dragons.  Just glad it's not covered in skulls🙃

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Like I said on the other post...

    I hope it can fly (wings notwithstanding), because they missed the boat, and burnt the bridges!

   Or in plan English, too little too late!

And "They lost me at Manticore"; the video's 🧀 FX didn't help!👍👍

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37 minutes ago, Joe D. said:

Like I said on the other post...

    I hope it can fly (wings notwithstanding), because they missed the boat, and burnt the bridges!

   Or in plan English, too little too late!

And "They lost me at Manticore"; the video's 🧀 FX didn't help!👍👍

I'll wait for Jeff McClendon's (get back on your feet soon, my friend, you got work to do) and Andy Benson's reviews.  They know best how I hunt and what I hunt in and have not steered me wrong. 

But I'm thinking, this is not a game changer for me, but another incremental VLF release that has a few desirable bells and whistles perhaps missing on Nox but no game changers.  But also no real improvement/innovation on ergonomics (just a CF shaft and custom clevis they will use as an excuse to overcharge for while conveniently hiding under the exorbitant pricing of XP) and that's really disappointing.  The disingenuous silence/blame shifting spin regarding the open secret flaws associated with Nox watertight integrity and their continued lack of commitment to providing accessory coil options (even going out of their way to provide cross platform compatibility between Nox and Vanquish), have left a bad taste in my mouth.   Therefore, not quite willing to take the bait on a technology fix at the expense of my self respect...just yet.  😀

Again, this is my take, and my take alone.  I know it will fill the bill nicely for many.
 

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