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June 24, 2019 11:51PM avatar
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Monte
Rich, you listed the following in your Signature that you own and use, to include:

XP Deus
Minelab EQ800
Nokta FORS CoRe

Each of these, with their 'standard' search coil, can achieve very good 'depth' when working most open areas that have limited masking trash targets. Equally, each of these can perform reasonably well with their smaller-size search coil for unmasking partially-hidden coins and small artifacts in places with a lot of dense ferrous trash, too.

Good detectors and the right coil choices, and all you need to do is use the best adjustment function settings to achieve the best performance for the locations being hunted.thumbs up

And, for many places I like to search, 'Depth' is not needed or able to be achieved due to target density (good and bad), and for 36 years now I have enjoyed impressive results with a favorite Tesoro model using a 6" or 7" Concentric coil. Single-tone, non-display, and not a depth demon ... just a very proven performer with a quick-response, fast-recovery, and good iron handling to provide acceptable unmasking performance.

Monte

Hi Monte,

The CoRe, 800 and Deus are my primary Detectors, if you will. To be more specific, my Nokta CoRe is my Ghost Town ( Monte's House of Horror's) specialty detector for when the going gets tough.

My 800 has been my 'main' go-to detector for the last year + for hunting the places I frequent.

My Deus is a recent additional that I'm still getting to know that is showing potential.


My expectations of the CoRe are NOT so much depth related, but target separation and the ability to audibly pick out good conductive targets from rusty iron junk and decomposing tin. I'm typically using a 5" coil to work in and around brush, rocks, clumps of grass and such. Would I like to be able to do that at great depths? Within reason, yes. However, the density of trash targets in the areas where I'd used the CoRe makes depth a secondary consideration.

Deus. I only have a few weeks on the Deus, but it is proving to be a capable. My time spent learning the Deus has been to familiarize myself with the settings, the audio, and the impact of any adjustments. I have a LONG ways to go here before I will feel accomplished. I haven't got to the point where I am activity searching areas with Deep targets to see what it can do. I am currently limited to the 9" x35 coil.

The 800 has 15 months of results for me to measure off. I am impressed with the depth I've been retrieving targets in difficult situations. The 800 has a good balance with my settings of depth & iron discrimination. I run my recovery setting pretty high, 6, and my iron bias at 2. I could lower both of these and get additional depth, but I would be giving up the very thing that I bought the 800 to do, UNMASK.

To me, unmasking good targets co-located with ferrous and non-ferrous junk is where I believe I can have my best results. This is what intrigues me with the Deus. It is even faster than the 800. Can I get similar or better unmasking abilities and continue to dig coin sized targets in my deep range? That remains to be seen.

EQ800
Deus
CoRe
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Question for Monte.

D&P-OR 259 June 20, 2019 06:00AM

Some Detector & Coil Comparison Results ... but incomplete.

Monte 349 June 22, 2019 07:32AM

Re: Some Detector & Coil Comparison Results ... but incomplete.

Digstrashtomuch 194 June 23, 2019 08:11AM

You brought up several points I agree with.

Monte 137 June 24, 2019 05:29AM

Reviewing detectors, 2019

glabelle 258 June 22, 2019 05:08PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

DesertRokon 134 June 28, 2019 05:50PM

Vic, I wish you thee best of success!

Monte 164 June 29, 2019 04:29AM

Re: Vic, I wish you thee best of success!

DesertRokon 134 June 29, 2019 11:22AM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

glabelle 157 June 28, 2019 07:22PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

DesertRokon 118 June 29, 2019 10:19AM

George, 'Thank You' or clarifying your reply.

Monte 130 June 28, 2019 10:16PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

jmaryt 120 June 26, 2019 11:53AM

George, here are a few examples of what 'SIMPLE' might be.

Monte 128 June 25, 2019 10:39AM

Re: George, here are a few example of what 'SIMPLE' might be.

Cal_Cobra 111 June 26, 2019 02:37PM

A nice reply, Brian, and I generally agree.

Monte 104 June 26, 2019 06:08PM

Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

UtahRich 162 June 22, 2019 06:52PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! Nope!!

Kickindirt 129 June 23, 2019 04:38PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! Nope!!

jmaryt 118 June 25, 2019 11:05AM

The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

Monte 117 June 25, 2019 05:27PM

Re: The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

Cal_Cobra 118 June 26, 2019 02:18PM

Similar to what I had to pay for early Tek. T2 upgraded versions and a couple other brands

Monte 98 June 26, 2019 06:11PM

Re: The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

jmaryt 106 June 25, 2019 08:56PM

Re: The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

Cal_Cobra 98 June 26, 2019 02:20PM

Somebody say Tesoro ? .

UtahRich 123 June 25, 2019 09:05PM

Re: Somebody say Tesoro ? .

Cal_Cobra 94 June 26, 2019 02:39PM

I have no concerns about my Tesoro models. And they very seldom need repair. N/T

Monte 96 June 26, 2019 06:13PM

Re: Somebody say Tesoro ? .

jmaryt 130 June 26, 2019 08:38AM

Models costing less than $300? Sure!

Monte 110 June 26, 2019 01:13AM

Re: Models costing less than $300? Sure!

jmaryt 99 June 26, 2019 08:40AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

WM6 170 June 23, 2019 03:55PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

Cal_Cobra 118 June 25, 2019 11:00AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

jmaryt 117 June 25, 2019 08:59PM

The EQ-800 is a good unit, but the questions to make a selection are:

Monte 127 June 24, 2019 08:44PM

A Deeper Beeper -

UtahRich 123 June 23, 2019 07:43PM

?? A Deeper Beeper ?? - You have three of them.

Monte 110 June 24, 2019 08:59PM

Three Detectors Walk Into A Bar . . . . . .

UtahRich 107 June 24, 2019 11:51PM

- - - - and the new guys asked, "Who's that old guy and what does he do?"

Monte 106 June 25, 2019 09:05AM

Re: - - - - and the new guys asked, "Who's that old guy and what does he do?"

jmaryt 94 June 25, 2019 09:26AM

Re: A Deeper Beeper -

WM6 141 June 24, 2019 02:21AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

glabelle 125 June 23, 2019 05:08PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

Cal_Cobra 91 June 26, 2019 02:45PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

Sodbuster 109 June 24, 2019 11:23AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

WM6 119 June 24, 2019 03:37AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! WM6 measurements

glabelle 119 June 24, 2019 11:24AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! WM6 measurements

WM6 122 June 24, 2019 02:41PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800, but prob not for long

OregonGregg 155 June 23, 2019 01:52PM

Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

UtahRich 120 June 23, 2019 06:20PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

OregonGregg 207 June 23, 2019 06:48PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

D&P-OR 100 June 25, 2019 05:37PM

Greg buy a Minelab or XP ?

UtahRich 87 June 25, 2019 09:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

OregonGregg 215 June 25, 2019 06:05PM

Sent you a p.m. Gregg.---------Del

D&P-OR 98 June 26, 2019 06:21AM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

NWCindy 111 June 23, 2019 08:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

Sodbuster 98 June 24, 2019 02:48PM

"Have fun. H. H." smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float ... Quite true, we should be having fun with what we do.thumbs up N/T

Monte 86 June 24, 2019 09:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

WM6 109 June 24, 2019 03:44AM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

NWCindy 109 June 24, 2019 03:33PM



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