Apex, Simplex ,and Vanquish 540 depth shootout..Who is King?

Rad1sh

Full Member
Sep 22, 2019
175
272
Olympia, Washington
Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Simplex White Coinmaster ( Burghandy)
Garret Ace 250 Tracker IV
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Vanquish and Simplex for the win!
 

Adrian SS

Sr. Member
Dec 7, 2008
363
72
Canberra
Detector(s) used
LST, BDHI,Infinium,Sov XS,6000DI Pro SL,Scorpion,V-SAT,Spectrum XLT,Gold Spear,Scorpion,Sand Shark, Compadre,Sierra Madre,Safari, SDC2300, Sea Hunter,CS4PI,TDI OZ Pro, Vallon VMH3CS. Gardiner 202A
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
Depth Shootout!!

Agree with your no nonsense 540 assessment.
Have a few detectors and have been playing with the vanquish 340. I have given the 540 a short run. Like it a lot.
The 340 seems pretty good value to me and has detecting ability (depth in moderate iron and wet/dry salt ground minerals) about the same as the 540 but with less tid icons.
340 performs well over wet salt beach sand. I have not tried it over black sand. Nifty little detector for not many dollars.
 
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ColonelDan

Hero Member
Jan 19, 2014
918
1,892
Central Florida
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Deus II, EQX 800
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
Excellent video CD.

I picked up a Vanquish 440 for my grandchildren to use and I was impressed. Its capability on our Florida beaches is truly excellent...and at that price point, a real bargain. Once again reinforcing my long held opinion that Minelab is the premier manufacturer of detecting equipment.

Just the view from my foxhole...a view with which I feel Calabash would agree. :icon_thumright:
 

papa920

Newbie
Jan 16, 2021
1
0
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I have a garrett ace apex and 3 bounty hunter 1 2200 1 lone star and 1 1100 in an air the bounty hunter lone star 9"beat the ace apex 8"when in multi frequency but I tried all frequencies and in the 20 htz the apex was hitting the coins at over 11 inches .. I really wish when people make comparisons the would use the same size coils on all machines nel makes large coils for the apex and the make a world of difference . I was just wondering if anyone else tried the different frequencies with similar results I am not saying the apex is a better machine there is no doubt mine lab makes a great machine and so do others . I just wonder if anyone has tried the different frequencies in the field and what the results were ?
 
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billb

Silver Member
Sep 23, 2010
2,961
5,584
Upstate NY
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
Excalibur2,,silver sabre
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Calabash. Excellent video again ..the 540 truly hits it
 

ColonelDan

Hero Member
Jan 19, 2014
918
1,892
Central Florida
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Deus II, EQX 800
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
Once again reinforcing my long held opinion that Minelab is the premier manufacturer of detecting equipment.
That is until the XP Deus II was fielded. Now I'm convinced that XP has over shadowed the Minelab line.
 

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