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Keys to success and the V3i

May 29, 2019 07:12AM
Zincoln, sorry I lumped the V3i in with dual frequency machines. I knew it had 3 - I had one. You are right, those 3 frequencies should be an advantage over the single and even dual frequency machines, fer sure. I didn't keep mine long enough to learn its nuances in that area.

I read something like this somewhere about the keys to successful metal detecting, and I think it is right on.

In order of importance:

1) Hunt where there are desirable targets. Like fishing - no fish there, you aren't going to catch any!

2) Experience with your equipment to use it properly, and most efficiently. A CTX-3030 in the hands of someone who doesn't know how to use it, is not going to find as much as Monte with a BFO :-)

3) Use capable equipment with the right coil choice. Here's where "new" detectors may come in. Except for revolutions in technology, like multiple frequencies and faster more intelligent processing algorithms, detectors are not a lot better than they were 30 years ago. Depth has not improved much. Discrimination ability has some. Ergonomics have, quite a bit.

Another single or even selectable frequency detector? I say meh. I still have a Nokta Impact in the closet, with 3 coils ;-)
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New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

Monte 213 May 28, 2019 11:14AM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

Digstrashtomuch 95 May 30, 2019 01:18PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

OregonGregg 117 May 30, 2019 06:56PM

eye popping smileyN/T

UtahRich 36 May 30, 2019 09:52PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

glabelle 94 May 30, 2019 08:40PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

OregonGregg 83 May 30, 2019 11:35PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

glabelle 67 May 31, 2019 08:17AM

The EQ800 - Does it qualify for Monte's House of Horrors ?

UtahRich 67 May 31, 2019 06:24PM

Re: The EQ800 - Does it qualify for Monte's House of Horrors ?

glabelle 77 May 31, 2019 07:26PM

George, taking an evaluation break so I'll add two brief replies.

Monte 76 June 03, 2019 10:14AM

Wells

UtahRich 53 May 31, 2019 09:30PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

OregonGregg 77 May 31, 2019 09:10AM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

glabelle 67 May 31, 2019 09:44AM

Holy Mackerel !!!!

OregonGregg 118 May 29, 2019 07:04AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!!

Utah1971 66 May 29, 2019 07:58AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!! Attachments

OregonGregg 81 May 29, 2019 10:52AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!!

D&P-OR 50 May 29, 2019 09:07PM

Goin' to the Dogs. . .

UtahRich 49 May 29, 2019 07:54PM

Ugly Xmas Sweater?

zincoln 48 May 29, 2019 01:14PM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!! DUDE really tongue sticking out smiley

Kickindirt 58 May 29, 2019 12:53PM

New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

UtahRich 75 May 28, 2019 11:52PM

New or current Detectors: What works well for "Finding What's Left."

Monte 57 June 03, 2019 01:27PM

Re: New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

OregonGregg 53 May 29, 2019 05:25PM

Re: New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

UtahRich 46 May 29, 2019 08:18PM

forgive me if I'm not real excited :-)

glabelle 68 May 28, 2019 09:50PM

Agree on many points

zincoln 61 May 28, 2019 11:17PM

Keys to success and the V3i

glabelle 48 May 29, 2019 07:12AM

Re: Agree on many points

NWCindy 60 May 29, 2019 04:09AM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

NWCindy 63 May 28, 2019 09:15PM

You ask: "... I hope you're ready to instruct" - - - and I answer: 'Nope.'

Monte 80 May 29, 2019 04:44AM

Re: You ask: "... I hope you're ready to instruct" - - - and I answer: 'Nope.'

NWCindy 54 May 29, 2019 04:58AM

Delivery Update: A new XP ORX is hoped to arrive by Friday the 31st.

Monte 71 May 28, 2019 08:21PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

Kickindirt 57 May 28, 2019 07:33PM

Yes, "you told me so," but I like 'simple' ...

Monte 82 May 28, 2019 08:48PM

Re: Yes, "you told me so," but I like 'simple' ...

Digstrashtomuch 69 May 30, 2019 04:26PM

Lance, my XP ORX arrived yesterday morning.

Monte 63 May 31, 2019 08:04AM

Re: Lance, my XP ORX arrived yesterday morning.

GeoW 54 June 02, 2019 12:09AM

Oh, I was "ready for it," and I've been "giving it a chance."

Monte 57 June 02, 2019 12:09PM



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