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April 19, 2019 11:48PM avatar
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glabelle
Rich, To be perfectly honest, I haven't been detecting much in the last few years.

Last deep silver dime I found was in a Portland school with the stock 9.5" V3i detector at about 6". It was weak and about the limit of that setup. I gave up on the V3i, as Monte and I discovered that at the limit of detection for that machine, it "wrapped around" and a deeper dime registered as iron! Not to mention that its recovery time between targets was abysmal. The coil may have been to blame for the wraparound? The MXT Pro with the 6x8" SEF coil never exhibited that phenomena and has always been just as deep as any detector I've tried - eTrac included.

I've not used a V3i, but I do know that Zincoln is very fond of his and VERY handy with it as well. He has been dedicated in learning how to set it up and use it. Rather than poorly convey his experience, I will let him comment on the V3i

I've had a lot of experience with the Minelab FBS machines and some experience with the MXT. Both were very good detectors and easily capable of finding deeper targets.

Both are older designs now, and not as light weight as newer offerings. I believe the MXT is a better all around detector than the Etrac. Etrac is a better deep coin detector in the park type situation (and on the salt water beach)


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glabelle
I've always searched out older parks and older schools, looking for that overlooked silver. However, with the diminishing silver "catch", I became a 'Monte small coil' convert and found silver, when others did not, with smaller coils. I found a silver dime on a club outing (the only one) very close to a cyclone fence with an Teknetics Omega and a 5" DD. I also found a Merc in a Vancouver school, with the MXT Pro and the 4X6" Shooter coil, because the ground was littered with roofing nails and the little coil got me in between them. I'd say my favorite combination was the MXT Pro with the 6X8 SEF coil. Just felt good smiling smiley

Monte has proven that small coils find good things. He has stated many times it is his preferred way to hunt, most of the time. Key to remember is that there are several ways to accomplish the task of finding keepers in an old park or school. Using a smaller coil is 1 of them.

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glabelle
I now have the Enox 800, and I think it is the closest thing to a "do everything" detector I've ever seen, but I don't have enough experience with it to make any kind of comment yet. I plan to use the 6" coil most of the time with it, unless "checking out" a large field, or at the beach. Just built a test garden with mineralized sand, and I will checkout the differences between the 6 and 11 inch coils and report back. Unless I'm surprised, I'd say any medium-high end detector with a coil in the 8" range is your best bet for the "deepest silver dime" - in mineralized ground

If you don't want to use the stock EQX11 coil, that is certainly your choice. But, I wouldn't dismiss using the stock 11" coil hunting for deeper coin-sized targets in an old park, ball field or school yard. thumbs up

Still, we have have to hunt in a way that is comfortable to us, whatever that is, so it is up to you on how and where you hunt.

I'm hoping to spend some time with Monte and whoever can make it to the May WTHO in Ogden. If you're able to make it, pull me aside and we'll talk.

Rich (Utah)

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Important Topic by George: Deep coin shooting with a concentric coil???

glabelle 158 April 16, 2019 06:50AM

Related Reference if you're interested -

Rich (Utah) 65 April 22, 2019 11:47PM

Related Reference of interest? Well, I'm not, and I don't mind commenting on it, either.

Monte 64 April 23, 2019 07:55PM

Coils and Coins -

Rich (Utah) 45 April 23, 2019 08:46PM

Re: Related Reference if you're interested -

glabelle 50 April 23, 2019 07:11AM

Coil Sizes and Depth on Coins -

Rich (Utah) 41 April 23, 2019 08:40PM

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glabelle 34 April 23, 2019 09:37PM

Coil Sizes and Depth on Coins -

Rich (Utah) 35 April 23, 2019 09:44PM

Re: Related Reference if you're interested -

OregonGregg 52 April 23, 2019 05:45AM

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Rich (Utah) 33 April 23, 2019 08:54PM

Pardon me George and others, but this is a great topic.

Monte 96 April 19, 2019 10:35AM

George, this is a great topic. Question for Harold,ILL

Rich (Utah) 62 April 19, 2019 05:45PM

Comments for Rich (Utah) from Monte.

Monte 63 April 20, 2019 08:40AM

What is DEEP ? - Some Detecting Options

Rich (Utah) 59 April 20, 2019 07:43PM

Re: What is DEEP ? - Some Detecting Options reply Rich Attachments

Kickindirt 50 April 20, 2019 09:12PM

Re: What is DEEP ? - Some Detecting Options

OregonGregg 49 April 20, 2019 08:06PM

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Rich (Utah) 43 April 20, 2019 09:22PM

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OregonGregg 43 April 20, 2019 09:35PM

Re: Pardon me George and others, but this is a great topic.

glabelle 51 April 19, 2019 04:43PM

George, I'll respond to your 5-points.

Monte 54 April 20, 2019 05:42AM

In a nutshell . . . . .

Rich (Utah) 41 April 19, 2019 07:48PM

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glabelle 55 April 19, 2019 08:42PM

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Rich (Utah) 38 April 19, 2019 11:48PM

A few last comments on coils and absolute depth Attachments

glabelle 50 April 20, 2019 09:24AM

George, a simple reason I described the 'cone.'

Monte 55 April 20, 2019 03:59PM

Adjacency - And why is that still there thinking

Rich (Utah) 44 April 20, 2019 06:13PM

Re: Adjacency - And why is that still there thinking Great Post Richthumbs up

Druid 31 April 21, 2019 09:49AM

Re: A few last comments on coils and absolute depth

jmaryt 35 April 20, 2019 10:28AM

Re: Deep coin shooting with a concentric coil???

Kickindirt 73 April 16, 2019 06:46PM

Re: Deep coin shooting with a concentric coil???

glabelle 68 April 16, 2019 09:57PM

Balancing to ignore the ground?

Monte 52 April 20, 2019 09:22AM

Re: Balancing to ignore the ground?

glabelle 40 April 20, 2019 09:34AM

Re: Deep coin shooting with a concentric coil???

Kickindirt 58 April 17, 2019 11:05AM

Just a thought or two regarding coil size selection.

Monte 43 April 20, 2019 09:59AM

Re: Deep coin shooting with a concentric coil???

glabelle 58 April 17, 2019 04:13PM

What should I use to look for deep silver dimes?

Rich (Utah) 80 April 16, 2019 10:20PM

Re: What should I use to look for deep silver dimes?

glabelle 63 April 17, 2019 09:21AM

Re: What should I use to look for deep silver dimes?

Harold,ILL. 61 April 17, 2019 08:06AM

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jmaryt 54 April 17, 2019 10:44AM

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Rich (Utah) 63 April 17, 2019 04:12PM



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