Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Re: The detector of choice is

February 14, 2020 10:53AM
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.
Subject Author Views Posted

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

Monte 68 February 11, 2020 07:28AM

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

Monte 30 February 14, 2020 09:16AM

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

UtahRich 33 February 11, 2020 04:49PM

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

OregonGregg 36 February 14, 2020 08:05AM

Favorite types of Pie ?

UtahRich 30 February 14, 2020 09:47AM

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

diggindeep 40 February 11, 2020 11:25AM

Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

Monte 44 February 13, 2020 09:14AM

Re: Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

jmaryt 37 February 13, 2020 12:53PM

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

Monte 23 February 13, 2020 01:13PM

I enjoy myself not finding stuff smiling smiley N/T

glabelle 26 February 13, 2020 01:22PM

Yes, just getting out detecting can be fun.

Monte 25 February 14, 2020 04:12AM

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

jmaryt 22 February 14, 2020 04:21PM

Funny you should mention that

UtahRich 25 February 13, 2020 11:55PM

Re: Funny you should mention that. Exactly Rich

Kickindirt 21 February 14, 2020 01:42AM

Re: Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

diggindeep 34 February 13, 2020 10:37AM

Back to you, sharing our opinions and experiences.

Monte 24 February 13, 2020 02:12PM

Re: Comparing thoughts about the Vanquish.thinking

glabelle 28 February 13, 2020 01:21PM

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

Monte 18 February 13, 2020 02:16PM

The detector of choice is

UtahRich 29 February 14, 2020 12:08AM

Re: The detector of choice is

diggindeep 31 February 14, 2020 10:24AM

Re: The detector of choice is

glabelle 30 February 14, 2020 10:53AM

Passing thoughts and personal experiences from afield.

Monte 29 February 15, 2020 01:10PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

Kickindirt 28 February 14, 2020 08:22PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

glabelle 34 February 15, 2020 08:33AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

Kickindirt 25 February 15, 2020 12:31PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

glabelle 27 February 15, 2020 01:30PM

A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

UtahRich 31 February 15, 2020 05:47PM

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

OregonGregg 30 February 16, 2020 09:16AM

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

Monte 28 February 16, 2020 08:34AM

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

glabelle 21 February 16, 2020 10:26AM

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

Monte 20 February 16, 2020 11:06AM

Re: A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

glabelle 23 February 15, 2020 08:56PM

Re: A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

Kickindirt 19 February 15, 2020 09:19PM

Re: A Little Help From Your Friends . . .

Remfire 20 February 15, 2020 08:33PM

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

Monte 23 February 15, 2020 02:04PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

jmaryt 30 February 15, 2020 10:03AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

OregonGregg 21 February 15, 2020 09:33AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

jmaryt 29 February 15, 2020 10:07AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

OregonGregg 19 February 15, 2020 06:25PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

jmaryt 24 February 16, 2020 10:15PM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

glabelle 23 February 15, 2020 10:02AM

Re: The detector of choice is atgold??

OregonGregg 22 February 15, 2020 01:14PM

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

Kickindirt 41 February 11, 2020 09:48AM

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

Monte 36 February 13, 2020 07:14AM

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

glabelle 41 February 11, 2020 09:10AM

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

Monte 32 February 12, 2020 09:53AM

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

Kickindirt 24 February 12, 2020 02:10PM

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

Monte 23 February 13, 2020 06:27AM

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

glabelle 23 February 12, 2020 12:12PM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 26
Record Number of Users: 13 on January 18, 2018
Record Number of Guests: 302 on March 10, 2018