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Sort of a help, but ....

June 03, 2019 08:03AM avatar
If a dealer knows the detector and how it works, and why the manufacturer took the steps they did in the design ... and they could explain it ... that would help someone unfamiliar with the device.

If a dealer knew the detector well enough to make or suggest a few simple adjustments you could possibly use that differ from the factory default settings, that might help.

If a dealer knew what search coil would likely be the best fit for someone and the types of sites they hunt, and any physical limitations, that could help.

However, there are the unknowns: Most dealers left around today, here in the USA, are not a 'local' dealer you can just stop by and fisit. They are mostly remote-source mail-order people. Also, many current 'dealers' are simply sellers and ab bunch of them have little, if any, serious detecting experience, especially with many of the products they just mail-order and don't even have in stock for hand-on help. Their hands!

And to make matters worse, in most cases they do not know your experience, what detectors you use or have recently used, and don't have a clue about the challenges of the types of sites you like to hunt. I relic Hunt in a lot of old town sites, some of which are VERY challenging when it comes to dealing with iron nails, other ferrous debris, and especially rusty tin, from bigger objects to a dense scattering or rusty shards of decaying chunks and bits. Very challenging! In this case I seriously doubt that Andy has hunted some of the tough ghost towns we have this past 5 years of Welcome-to-Hunt Outings in northern Nevada and eastern Oregon.

I wouldn't mind if Andy made a trip this way to join the fun and promote the models he prefers to use. He'd meet a lot of really good people, have fun, maybe find some good stuff, and learn 'our' type of site challenges. Not just Andy, either, because these hunts are open to anyone who would like to enjoy a fun experience. Why, come on out yourself and meet some of the fine participants who come from many states.

Just a few views from my perspective. I've read or heard of many 'programs' or 'settings' others use and suggest that have been worthwhile, but equally many that are close to useless for most people and where they enjoy hunting. It's best to get a detector; read the User Manual; take it step-by-step and learn what the settings and functions are to get to know a detector. Then, if you feel you don't have a good understanding of the device, start checking out other people's posts, notes, articles, books, videos, etc., etc.


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jmaryt 292 June 02, 2019 09:26PM

Sort of a help, but ....

Monte 200 June 03, 2019 08:03AM

Re: Sort of a help, but ....

jmaryt 192 June 03, 2019 07:21PM

Don't get me wrong about Andy and his marketing approach.

Monte 235 June 04, 2019 02:51AM

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UtahRich 182 June 02, 2019 10:22PM

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UtahRich 134 June 03, 2019 08:47PM

Rich, wasn't the train .

OregonGregg 167 June 03, 2019 08:54PM

That is correct, all finished up in Toano for the event in Promontory Summit. .

Monte 168 June 04, 2019 02:57AM

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