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Drew--Had the Compass 77 Auto Legend out for a spin

May 06, 2019 06:07PM
Went to a school yard with a soccer field that I found about $6 in coins at last week with the Nokta Anfibio. There was so much junk in the ground, the constant report was taking its toll on me.

Today went back there to give the Legend a trial work out. It would be my first time using it. I was expecting an audio work out as I had with the Anfibio. What a surprise, it was rather stable except at the ends of each swing, Also pretty quiet, even with the very slight threshold change, Kind of like any other VLF in all metal mode. Surprised how nice the the Legend worked for an old machine.

I can say the Auto tune in slow setting worked nicely. It really was slow to retune over a coin target, pinpointing was a snap. Also when in fast retune, still easy to pinpoint the target. Retune was similar to modern machines with a faster recovery. Seemed just right. Interesting to note that you could differentiate between junk and a good target by the audio. Didn't take long to clue in on what the target was by listening to the audio report. Found the bigger the target was, the longer the legend would take to retune when stopping the coil over it.

Now I did dig a bunch of junk of all sorts to see what the targets were. Found coins, they were Canadian.
Two $2 coins
Four quarters
Two dimes
One nickel
Total of $5.25

Finding Canadian nickel/steel clad coins won't be an issue for it. The Legend was not a depth demon, deepest coin was about 4". About the same depth as the Anfibio found coins at. The Legend would not pick up one of our Can. clad nickels at 6". Did get some targets that gave off a small threshold change. Checked them out, some large foil wads at 7", iron pieces at the same depth and others that were deeper I just didn't dig. My pinpointer confirmed the targets were deeper and still in the holes. The Legend only like larger surface foil, anything deeper than 1/2", doesn't seem to see smaller foil. That in itself made for quiet hunt..

The Legend was incredibly easy for me to operate, as if I had hunted with it for years. Balance and weight was acceptable but, did start to feel some pain in my bad elbow after 2 hours.

It was fun to use a non-metered beep and dig, old technology machine again.

For those who don't know what the Compass Legend looks like. Its a pre 1990 version with the gold rods, designed for competition hunting.

I dig it with a Nokta/Makro product.
Impact.....M-Kruzer.....now Anfibio-Multi
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