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Depth-of-Detection comparisons gets interesting.eye rolling smiley

August 08, 2021 11:17PM avatar
There used to be a more notable difference back in the '70s, '80s and '90s, mainly with analog circuitry and coils like a 6" or 7" compared with an 8" and then a 9½" to 12", and then something larger for bigger-size targets. Coil designs have changed a little and the detectors have mostly graduated to digital circuitry and there is a lot more control in the software.

That's why I only have one detector with what I consider a larger-size coil, my 2nd Apex w/'Raider' coil, to take o plowed fields, a beach or some other sparse-target open area.

Long ago I found that a lot of our more modern detectors can achieve surprising detection depths with their smaller-size to mid-size coils, as long as there is not target masking going on. Thus, my current Detector Team is well outfitted and suited to taking on a wide-range of hunt sites i plan to search. I have trimmed a lot of extra coil choices and excess detectors to get to my current set-up. That helps keep it 'simple' and also maintains the 'fun-factor' to enjoy going out detecting.


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Subject Author Views Posted

Ripper & Raider taking on deeper coins.

Monte 250 August 04, 2021 08:08AM

Other Apex and coil considerations for my wants and needs.

Monte 95 August 12, 2021 04:46AM

Re: Ripper & Raider taking on deeper coins.

Timbertodd 94 August 05, 2021 08:17PM

Todd, my Ripper & Raider detection depths observations.

Monte 115 August 06, 2021 02:34PM

Re: Todd, my Ripper & Raider detection depths observations.

Timbertodd 96 August 08, 2021 03:10PM

Depth-of-Detection comparisons gets interesting.eye rolling smiley

Monte 88 August 08, 2021 11:17PM

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