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Drew, quite a list. Here are questions and comments.

May 10, 2020 05:48PM avatar
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Druid
Thanks Monte,
I have a few less common machines that I am very curious to test both with the NBPT and the stacked large silver coin test.

The Nail Board Performance Test is a good starting point to isolate detector / coil combinations for serious Relic Hunting in dense Iron Nails and a lot of mixed ferrous debris. You might be surprised how many detector do not do well on the NBPT. Some can handle it 'OK' but I still have my preferred favorites for those types of environments. In my current Detector Outfit they are, in order, my Nokta CoRe & Relic virtually tied. The Tesoro Bandido II µMAX and Silver Sabre µMAX. Coming in 3rd would be my modified White's IDX Pro.

Testing with a "short-stack" of silver coins is useful to sort out models that might have an advantage if hunting a site that might have a hidden 'stash' of coins. Better yet a genuine 'cache' of coins and valuables which is generally larger than a secreted 'stash.' For this, I use my Test Sample of 90% silver coins, stacking 5 Walking Liberty Halves on top of a Peace $1 ... all metal-to-metal and not carded or separated. Of my main-use detectors the advantage would be the modified IDX Pro, then the Bandido II µMAX / Silver Sabre µMAX, and then the CoRe / Relic.

I haven't compared my Minelab Vanquish 540 on all of these tests yet, but plan to do some side-by-side evaluation Monday morning before I head back out to Rippville. I did do some testing initially after I got the V-540, but I'm going to be checking out all of my current Outfit along with the models I am selling. Maybe get started tonight after I get an important e-mal done for my youngest son.


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Druid
XP GoldMaxx Power, Rutus Alter 71, DeepTech Vista Gold, and Vista X, Deus with 9” X-35 coil, Tesoro Bandido mm, Eldorado mm, Vaquero & Cibola, Anfibio Multi, Impact, (if and when I get it back), and the Modified IDX. Already feeling pretty confident in the FORS Relicwinking smiley

I was provided an XP Gold Maxx, the 'original' before there was a 'Power' version, and liked the Iron Audio Volume. performance was reasonably good, but build quality of the rod system was terrible. Also, some of the audio just didn't satisfy me in the dense Iron Nail ghost towns compared with my Tesoro's and a couple of others.

Never have seen or handled a Rutus Alter 71, and kind of doubt it would be anything to interest me.

I used a DeepTech Vista Smart Plus and Gold Gain a couple of years ago. The Smart Plus appeared to be pretty stupid whe4n it came to handling several of my tests. The Gold Gain, however, as a notable improvement. I haven't seen or handled a Vista X yet, but it does interest me. I might not like it, but I am interested in checking one out.

Deus w/9" X35 has more adjustments than the ORX I had my 9" X35 coil attached to. and I am sure the Deus, with the right adjustments, is a good unit for some folks. Just depends on the site environment and I am going to evacuate my ORX w/5X9½ HF coil one more time, maybe tomorrow, just to see ho it compares with my CoRe w/5X9½ and V-540 w/5X8.

Tesoro's, is your Bandido microMAX a Bandido or Bandido II? They made 4 Bandido series models. The original Bandido was followed by the Bandido II, then the Bandido microMAX and finally the Bandido II microMAX. The first to were very good and the last one was terrific, but the 3rd one, the Bandido µMAX was wimpy performing, lacked the control panel Threshold control, and lacked the Low-Noise / High-Gain circuitry of the last version. All four of them can handle the NBPT just fine, but the wimpier 3rd version lacks the depth and target response on the mid-depth and deeper targets.

As for the Nokta and Makro devices, I've pretty much settled on the FORS CoRe, FORS Relic and Simplex + as the units I feel handle my needs the best. Just need a good smaller coil or two for the Simplex +.


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Druid
When done I will post up details of machines,settings,coils,and results.
Cheers
Drew

I'll be watching for them. Wait until you've checked them all out and give a 'group report' here on the General Metal Detecting Forum.

Monte

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