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Newbie needs advice. Fisher F22 or Minelab Vanquish 540?

Ive heard great things about both but need some advice. I will be searching on 400 acres at old property dating back to the 1880's. Located on the Minnesota\Canadian border.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CanadaJones.... Welcome aboard... I do not have either one of those... always purchased White's machines. However, I have read a LOT of good reports on Minelab. If I were to buy another machine (I have five), it would probably be a Minelab. Cheers, RickO

  • Thanks Rick!. I can't wait to show off my finds (if any). Any tips for for a rookie?

  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,931 ✭✭✭✭

    Easy decision. The Fisher F22 is not much more than a toy. The Minelab Vanquish 540 is not much less than a top of the line detector.

  • thank you, all

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CanadaJones... Check to see if there is a metal detector club in your area.... Talking and hunting with others can help you gain experience quickly. Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CanadaJones don't forget kneepads, bug spray, dig everything so you can appreciate how your machine discriminates between junk and coins. Have fun. Peace Roy

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  • Can anyone give a rec for a pinpointer? I bought the Vanquish 540 today and am very excited

  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,931 ✭✭✭✭

    @CanadaJones said:
    Can anyone give a rec for a pinpointer? I bought the Vanquish 540 today and am very excited

    Garrett makes mediocre detectors but great pinpointers. I use a Pro Pointer II. Although it is not waterproof, I like it better than the Pro Pointer AT because it is quicker to turn off and on since the sensitivity is not adjustable.

  • @CanadaJones said:
    Ive heard great things about both but need some advice. I will be searching on 400 acres at old property dating back to the 1880's. Located on the Minnesota\Canadian border.

    I own the Fisher F22 and it's a great detector but I upgraded to the Minelab Vanquish 540 pro pack. There is no comparison, the Vanquish goes MUCH deeper with great tones and readings. I absolutely love the Vanquish 540, I'm finding silvers and many wheats

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cmason ... Welcome aboard and thanks for your input. Cheers, RickO

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m glad I saw this post. I think I’ve maxed out my potential on my Garret Ace 300. Bought it a couple of years ago as an entry level detector to see if I would like it. I’m ready for an upgrade and that Minelab looks like a nice machine from what I’ve read.

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,246 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 30, 2021 5:52PM

    the garrett carrot is a great pinpointer. My buddy lost it in the water at "silver beach" a couple weeks ago. It was in salt water until this past Wednesday when we found it at low tide. I pressed the button and it immediately turned on and was ready to go. It's not the most stable in salt water for signals but fresh water and regular dirt is good.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pcgs69 .... Wow... that is some testimonial for water integrity.... Might want to email Garrett about that. Cheers, RickO

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Does anyone know,
    can you use regular AA batteries instead of the rechargeable batteries in the
    Minelab Vanquish 540 :)
    thanks

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  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found my answer on the KellyCo detectors site

    Q: Can the vanquish 540 run on 4 A duracells without risks . Thanks for your time.

    A: Yees, the VANQUISH Series is compatible with both rechargeable and non-rechargeable AA batteries.

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  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 3, 2021 9:54AM

    If you bought the Vanquish 540 with the 12" coil, would you regret not having the 8" coil, it's a little more than an additional $100 to get the pro pack that includes both coils?
    Thanks
    boston

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  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,931 ✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston said:
    If you bought the Vanquish 540 with the 12" coil, would you regret not having the 8" coil, it's a little more than an additional $100 to get the pro pack that includes both coils?

    The small coil on the Equinox doesn't offer the traditional unmasking benefit of a small coil because the detector's processor is sufficiently fast to avoid masking in the first place. Based on this experience, I sold the small coil for my Equinox and didn't bother to buy one for the Vanquish 540.

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @Bayard1908

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