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Re: The detector of choice is

February 14, 2020 11:53AM
I've been a White's man for many, many years. The tone was pleasant to listen to. Then technology changed and White's (except for the MXT) fell behind. I tried the Deus - too hard to use and made a horrible squawking noise thinking Then I tried a few Minelabs and could never quite get used to them, mostly because of weight/balance issues. The older you get, the more important this becomes. The EQ600/800s are about the best thing going today for coin/jewelry/park/school type hunting. They are light, balanced (with 3rd party rods and counterweight) and sound OK.

However, talking about the "detector of choice" depends upon the target you're after and the hunting environment. I recently ran a bunch of tests on the machines I have and determined for ghost town hunting, "carpet of nails/rusted tin", what is required is:

1) Fast response/target recovery.
2) High VLF frequency - 15KHz to 20KHz.
3) A small, preferably concentric coil.

I find the Impact with a 7" concentric, and the MXT with the 5.3" Eclipse to work just fine in all the nail tests I could throw at them.

Scouting the market for small concentric coils, doesn't turn up much. Tesoro made a slightly under 6"CC. Being that they are out of business, I don't want to take a chance on Tesoro. Garrett makes a couple of 4.5 - 5" "Super Sniper" CC coils. That's about all I could find.

The Anfibio 19 was the replacement for the Fors Relic (Monte's pick for best in GTs). Seemed I might as well get the multi. However, these, like the Impact are nearly 4 lbs.!

Being that my wife and I are planning a gold hunting trip to Alaska in the near future, I decided to get a Garrett AT Gold machine. Main factors were:

1) American made, or at least based here, wouldn't be surprised if the components were from China. (let's show some patriotism! smiling bouncing smiley )
2) 5" CC coil
3) 2.8lbs. (big factor for me).

When I test it I will post the results.
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Out for a bit of evaluation and Coin Hunting unit adjustment.

Monte 335 February 11, 2020 08:28AM

Update on my progress ... Going to check a 'Manufacturer Glitch' today.

Monte 204 February 14, 2020 10:16AM

Who Are You! ? And what have you done with the REAL MONTE ?. N/T

UtahRich 201 February 11, 2020 05:49PM

Re: Who Are You! ? And what have you done with the REAL MONTE ?.

OregonGregg 197 February 14, 2020 09:05AM

Favorite types of Pie ?

UtahRich 184 February 14, 2020 10:47AM

Re: Out for a bit of evaluation and Coin Hunting unit adjustment.

diggindeep 212 February 11, 2020 12:25PM

Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

Monte 227 February 13, 2020 10:14AM

Re: Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

jmaryt 220 February 13, 2020 01:53PM

If I'm enjoying a detector and finding stuff ... that's 'FUN.' thumbs up N/T

Monte 189 February 13, 2020 02:13PM

I enjoy myself not finding stuff smiling smiley N/T

glabelle 196 February 13, 2020 02:22PM

Yes, just getting out detecting can be fun.

Monte 187 February 14, 2020 05:12AM

Re: Yes, just getting out detecting can be fun.

jmaryt 173 February 14, 2020 05:21PM

Funny you should mention that

UtahRich 182 February 14, 2020 12:55AM

Re: Funny you should mention that. Exactly Rich

Kickindirt 172 February 14, 2020 02:42AM

Re: Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

diggindeep 200 February 13, 2020 11:37AM

Back to you, sharing our opinions and experiences.

Monte 183 February 13, 2020 03:12PM

Re: Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

glabelle 195 February 13, 2020 02:21PM

But I used a single-freqquency detector to accomplish the same thing. N/T

Monte 176 February 13, 2020 03:16PM

The detector of choice is

UtahRich 198 February 14, 2020 01:08AM

Re: The detector of choice is

diggindeep 201 February 14, 2020 11:24AM

Re: The detector of choice is

glabelle 187 February 14, 2020 11:53AM

Passing thoughts and personal experiences from afield.

Monte 210 February 15, 2020 02:10PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

Kickindirt 190 February 14, 2020 09:22PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

glabelle 217 February 15, 2020 09:33AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

Kickindirt 189 February 15, 2020 01:31PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

glabelle 173 February 15, 2020 02:30PM

A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

UtahRich 195 February 15, 2020 06:47PM

A Little Help From Your Friends . . .but ya wasn't there to help.

OregonGregg 220 February 16, 2020 10:16AM

Hey, Rich. I wasn't that harsh, just wondering.confused smiley

Monte 174 February 16, 2020 09:34AM

Re: Hey, Rich. I wasn't that harsh, just wondering.confused smiley

glabelle 168 February 16, 2020 11:26AM

George, I put up another post to continue this discussion:

Monte 172 February 16, 2020 12:06PM

Re: A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

glabelle 179 February 15, 2020 09:56PM

Re: A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

Kickindirt 166 February 15, 2020 10:19PM

Re: A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

Remfire 172 February 15, 2020 09:33PM

You said: "I got it because it may be great for GT hunting."

Monte 210 February 15, 2020 03:04PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

jmaryt 203 February 15, 2020 11:03AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

OregonGregg 170 February 15, 2020 10:33AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

jmaryt 182 February 15, 2020 11:07AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

OregonGregg 172 February 15, 2020 07:25PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

jmaryt 181 February 16, 2020 11:15PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

glabelle 204 February 15, 2020 11:02AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

OregonGregg 178 February 15, 2020 02:14PM

Re: Out for a bit of evaluation and Coin Hunting unit adjustment.

Kickindirt 205 February 11, 2020 10:48AM

Yes, a new 'toy' that isn't a bad pick for many uses.

Monte 222 February 13, 2020 08:14AM

Oh, the horror! eye popping smiley And some testing Attachments

glabelle 214 February 11, 2020 10:10AM

"Oh, the horror! eye popping smiley " ... Yes, 'testing' in both environments gets interesting.

Monte 182 February 12, 2020 10:53AM

Re: "Oh, the horror! eye popping smiley " ... Yes, 'testing' in both environments gets interesting.

Kickindirt 173 February 12, 2020 03:10PM

Joel, I'll get a picture up, and you can test it on the WTHO, too! N/T

Monte 197 February 13, 2020 07:27AM

Re: "Oh, the horror! eye popping smiley " ... Yes, 'testing' in both environments gets interesting.

glabelle 175 February 12, 2020 01:12PM



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