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#1

Caesar
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From: Melbourne, VIC
Joined: 22 May 2018
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17 October 2020 06:20 pm

Just bought the Gold Monster - very excited to get out for a swing once Dan let's me leave the Melbourne suburbs. Bloody COVID.

Just wondering if most GM users keep it assembled for transportation, or pull it apart and assemble in the field?


Did someone say "GOLD!"?

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7.62marksman
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From: Nowra, NSW
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17 October 2020 07:13 pm

I pull mine apart and its stored in a hard rifle case along with pin pointer and lots of other stuff lol
So its always protected
Same as my other one

Last edited by 7.62marksman (17 October 2020 07:15 pm)


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mudgee hunter
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17 October 2020 07:15 pm

7.62marksman wrote:

I pull mine apart and its stored in a hard rifle case
So its always protected
Same as my other one

Your other " monster" ?
lol


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#4

7.62marksman
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17 October 2020 07:18 pm

That depends on who you talk to lol lol angel angel
But no the garrett playful playful

Last edited by 7.62marksman (17 October 2020 07:19 pm)


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#5

Caesar
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17 October 2020 09:27 pm

Thanks 7.62, sounds ideal.


Did someone say "GOLD!"?

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Ded Driver
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18 October 2020 12:32 am

I take my detectors off the shaft & put in a hard shell padded carry case for longer trips.
For short travels from camp there's not really any need if you dont let it get knocked around.


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#7

ProspectorPete
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From: Narre Warren Sth , VIC
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18 October 2020 08:50 am

It all depends on what area you travel and what vehicle you drive.
When I had my Landcruiser ute I'd have my detectors apart and in a padded bag because it would be a rough ride in the back.
I now drive a LC 100 series so if I'm going for a day trip the detectors lay on the rear seats set up, if going for a few days they sit on top of my gear set up.
It's a much smoother ride in the LC100 so my thought is I'd have more chance of damaging my detectors by dismantling and setting them up each time.


GPX4500/NF Coils/sP01/STUMPY Picks
GM1000 Equinox 600

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Rockhunter62
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From: Roaming, WA
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18 October 2020 09:41 am

I just tie the Goldmonster to the roof rack while the 7000 gets the front passenger seat. lol

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

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#9

Caesar
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From: Melbourne, VIC
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18 October 2020 10:00 am

All great info, thanks! I like the idea of a hard padded case - now just need to find one that's suitable.


Did someone say "GOLD!"?

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7.62marksman
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18 October 2020 10:06 am

I got mine off ebay
Go to a gun shop have a look then search for the one you like


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#11

Nightjar
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From: Waikiki, WA
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20 October 2020 01:25 pm

While travelling both detectors are tucked up in the van bed assembled. When heading out for a swing they lay on a foam mattrees on the back of the ute. GPZ & SDC never dismantled.


Happy Hunting, Nightjar.

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Mike678
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20 October 2020 03:10 pm

I do have problems traveling with my monster , I will have to buy some better under ware ......


Opal from my lease .


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