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Brian, very good answers.

May 04, 2017 12:33PM avatar
I'm pleased that you're one of the few who really put in the time and have the patience to learn and master the Spectra series. The V3i is definitely not the detector for everyone. angry smiley Can you imagine putting the V3i, even with the best coil for it, the 6½" Concentric, in the hands of OregonGregg and set him out in the middle of Toano or Tecoma? eye popping smiley Give him 10 minutes and he'd take up knitting ... if he lasted 10 minutes. Me? I bet I could go a good 15 or 20 minutes ... at gun point.

Been Relic Hunting those old ghost towns since May 4th of '69 so just over 48 years now and I can attest to the fact that, unless there has been some disturbance to cause coin displacement or covering them up, all those old coins, trade tokens, and other smaller keepers-of-interest are anywhere from surface (like the Barber 50¢ piece you eyeballed) to about 4". 'Depth' is not a matter of need, and with the density of trash it wouldn't be achievable anyway.

You see if you can work some magic with the V3i that will not only get 8-out-of-8 hits on the NBPT using a thin Half-Dime, AND still be useable to work well during a site search. I was surprised that the MX Sport did that well on that test using the aftermarket 7" coil on it. thumbs up

Just make that $1800 V3i do as well as any of my 5 Tesoro's or 6 Nokta's, on the NB as well as in-the-field comparisons, and I'll REALLY be impressed! Not with the V3i, but with the magician who can master it. winking smiley A little over a week and we'll be working some sites as we make our way to the WTHO in Wells, Nevada. If I find any potential hunt locations when I am in Utah this coming week, I'll let you and Gregg know..

Monte

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My Regular-Use Detectors:
Makro: Racer 2 w/'OOR' & 5" DD
Nokta: Impact (2) w/5" DD and w/5X9½ DD, Relic (3) w/5" DD, w/5½X10 Con. and 7X11 DD, and CoRe(2) w/'OOR' and w/7X11 DD
Tesoro: Vaquero, Bandido II µMAX, Silver Sabre µMAX each w/6" Concentric and Mojave w/7" Concentric

Other Specialty Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta and Tesoro
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bag.

Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet'.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147
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The V3i vs The Board

Pablo61 359 April 29, 2017 11:50PM

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glabelle 166 May 22, 2017 04:28AM

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zincoln 151 May 22, 2017 01:27PM

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RickUK 210 May 06, 2017 10:37AM

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zincoln 187 May 01, 2017 02:19AM

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Pablo61 165 May 01, 2017 12:54PM

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zincoln 185 May 03, 2017 03:36AM

V3i optimized test results

zincoln 186 May 12, 2017 03:25AM

Re: V3i optimized test results

Pablo61 167 May 16, 2017 12:10PM

Love for the MX Sport

Rich (Utah) 171 May 18, 2017 03:12AM

Re: The V3i vs The Board

Pablo61 167 May 05, 2017 01:15AM

Now you have me curious. thinking

Monte 231 May 03, 2017 10:32AM

Re: Now you have me curious. thinking

zincoln 209 May 04, 2017 02:55AM

Brian, very good answers.

Monte 177 May 04, 2017 12:33PM

Yep, I agree....

OregonGregg 161 May 04, 2017 08:42PM

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NWCindy 160 May 04, 2017 09:00PM

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OregonGregg 169 May 04, 2017 09:10PM

Sad Sad Day Attachments

OregonGregg 216 May 05, 2017 02:13PM

Sad Sad Day

Rich (Utah) 180 May 06, 2017 02:46AM

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Remfire 182 May 06, 2017 01:08AM

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NWCindy 202 May 05, 2017 08:30PM

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OregonGregg 199 May 06, 2017 12:31PM

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NWCindy 143 May 06, 2017 02:45PM

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NWCindy 154 May 05, 2017 03:21AM

Should this prove helpfulsmiling smiley Attachments

zincoln 166 May 04, 2017 11:59PM

Re: Should this prove helpfulsmiling smiley

NWCindy 168 May 05, 2017 03:42AM

Re: Should this prove helpfulsmiling smiley

OregonGregg 155 May 05, 2017 12:50AM

Coils can help with the V3i, and usually

Monte 208 April 30, 2017 03:26AM

Re: Coils can help with the V3i, and usually

Pablo61 181 April 30, 2017 04:43AM

Thank You, and that's usually about

Monte 189 April 30, 2017 01:02PM

Re: Indian Head

Pablo61 179 April 30, 2017 10:28PM

Somewhat interesting with the Indian Head cent.

Monte 166 May 01, 2017 08:13AM

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Pablo61 150 May 02, 2017 04:52AM

Re: Thank You, and that's usually about

Pablo61 162 April 30, 2017 06:56PM

Re: The V3i vs The Board

Kickindirt 206 April 30, 2017 02:44AM

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Pablo61 184 April 30, 2017 04:44AM



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