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What are you missing?thinking Quite possibly, nothing.

February 22, 2023 12:59PM avatar
Scott, it really depends on the sites chosen, then the detector and coil used, the settings used, and the operator's persistence to cover a site well. Slow and methodical, good overlapping, and a lot of patience.

Most desired targets, in most locations I have hunted in many different states, are typically not very deep. They are not all laying nice and flat-to-the-coil so canted targets can through things off. Usually they are not sitting out there alone with no metal around them so we have to be ready for good-target masking and that can easily degrade a good signal and visual read-out.

Am I saying all the newer detectors are no good? Of course not, and I have some good friends using them and I value their field experiences and opinions about these newer models. I know I am also fighting health issues to try and regain strength so I can use a cane again and get back out hunting .. and I also think about some of the newer models or some coming soon. But I am not parting with what I have because I like them, I know them, they can work well, and there is no immediate need to replace hm.

Get well, then get a bit more hunting under your belt as you think about other detectors.


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So, what am I missing?

ScoTTT2 166 February 22, 2023 10:40AM

Re: So, what am I missing?

ScoTTT2 60 February 23, 2023 09:48AM

No suggestions on detectors -

UtahRich 71 February 22, 2023 11:22PM

Thanks UtahRich, but ...

Monte 82 February 23, 2023 07:07AM

Suggestions -

UtahRich 54 February 23, 2023 01:15PM

Re: Thanks UtahRich, but ...

D&P-OR 56 February 23, 2023 09:39AM

Yep, responding to Scott - thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 45 February 23, 2023 01:16PM

What are you missing?thinking Quite possibly, nothing.

Monte 93 February 22, 2023 12:59PM

Re: So, what am I missing?

OregonGregg 101 February 22, 2023 12:02PM

Re: So, what am I missing?

kac 92 February 22, 2023 11:20AM

Re: So, what am I missing?

Rick N. MI 63 February 23, 2023 09:13AM

Re: So, what am I missing?

kac 66 February 23, 2023 12:18PM

Hmmm - smiling smiley

UtahRich 62 February 23, 2023 03:09PM

Re: Hmmm - smiling smiley

kac 59 February 23, 2023 07:25PM

Bottoms Up - Geology Class is in session -

UtahRich 59 February 23, 2023 09:16PM

Re: Bottoms Up - Geology Class is in session -

kac 51 February 23, 2023 09:46PM


OregonGregg 55 February 23, 2023 07:39PM

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