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Re: Hours in the Field = I am now Highly Skilled with THIS detector

October 26, 2020 09:33PM
UtahRich three year ago I bought my White's 6000Di Pro it took one season of hunting before I felt confident and and feel that I know the detector and could make good finds most every time I went out. The opportunity to purchase the White's 5900 Di Pro Plus gave me a better detector. I have been using it for two seasons it took two months to gain the same confidence as with the 6000 Di Pro. Not to much difference between the two. Still they are very much different than the Garrett detector I was use to.

The White's Eagle II SL 90.5 my digital detector I still am learning. Seems as each day out with it I learn something new. With the weather changes here in the Midwest the ground conditions change. My hunting with the detector in the dry summer is way different than it is in the wet springs and falls. With the Eagle II a 950 or 12 inch Hot Shot is a must in the dry soil. In the spring and fall when the ground is wet the little 6.5 inch concentric 600 Bullseye is the coil to use. The heavy dew on the grass will drive me to use 800 Royal coil. I am confident with the Eagle II most of the time and its only taken 3 years to gain the confidence that I have with the other White's or Garrett detectors. But that's the difference between digital and analog.

I might add that the skill and knowledge of the operator has to be thrown in to the mix. The intellectual ability and the desire for knowledge both of the detector and the skill needed to operate it will make the learning curve different for each individual. One of the reasons we can go behind some detectorist and find a lot of coins they simply missed. Even those laying very close to the surface that shouldn't have been missed. How many of us have known a old geezer with a 40 year old detector that was held together with duct tape and chewing gum that would and did out hunt you anywhere and any time?

The short answer to your question it varies from person to person.


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Hours in the Field = I am now Highly Skilled with THIS detector

UtahRich 117 October 26, 2020 08:16PM

Re: Hours in the Field = I am now Highly Skilled with THIS detector

Digstrashtomuch 46 October 28, 2020 02:55PM

Good question, and a relatively short reply ... for me.

Monte 75 October 27, 2020 12:44PM

How many detectorists can say this...Blindfold me and hand me a completely misadjusted metal detector and have it running tip top in about a minute or 2

Hombre 57 October 27, 2020 12:33PM

Give me a minute . . . .

UtahRich 60 October 27, 2020 03:57PM

Re: Give me a minute . . . .or a couple of hours initiallywinking smiley

Hombre 62 October 27, 2020 05:02PM

Yes, to your post, however ....

Monte 53 October 27, 2020 01:05PM

Re: Hours in the Field = I am now Highly Skilled with THIS detector

diggindeep 50 October 26, 2020 10:12PM

Be Patient - and learn

UtahRich 44 October 27, 2020 09:49PM

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Senior Deacon 50 October 26, 2020 09:33PM

Highly Skilled with THIS detector

UtahRich 33 October 27, 2020 09:55PM

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SvenS 54 October 27, 2020 05:06AM

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Senior Deacon 39 October 27, 2020 09:30PM

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D&P-OR 41 October 27, 2020 09:40PM

Wearing out a detector. . . .

UtahRich 47 October 27, 2020 04:03PM

SvenS, I have a shovel and know where there's soft dirt.winking smiley

Monte 47 October 27, 2020 05:18AM

LOL Attachments

SvenS 54 October 27, 2020 04:14PM

Re: LOL Making a silk purse out of a sow's ear

Druid 40 October 28, 2020 10:38AM



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