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Re: The V3i vs The Board

May 21, 2017 09:28PM
Yeah, don't expect much.

I've been detecting as long as Monte (not as much, but as long). I've had many, many detectors. I always built a test garden to compare detectors and coils.

I got a V3i, thinking it was the cat's meow. Computerized select-ability of every function you could think of. The problem?

1) It is slow to respond - main reason it does poorly on the nail board test. That would be OK if you didn't use it for ghost town hunting or where there are a lot of nails and scattered iron.

2) It's biggest fault, wrap-around. Deep silver dimes read as iron and are rejected! How big of a no-no is that? I had another detector (by a big name mfr.) that did that a well. Wrote to the mfr. about it and was ignored. Wrote on forums about it and was blackballed, even though other users confirmed the results.

Metal detector technology, as far as depth, hasn't improved much in 30 years. It is physics limited.
The improvements today come in 2 areas. Weight and speed of response.

George
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The V3i vs The Board

Pablo61 1139 April 29, 2017 04:50PM

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zincoln 728 May 22, 2017 06:27AM

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RickUK 854 May 06, 2017 03:37AM

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zincoln 709 April 30, 2017 07:19PM

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Pablo61 648 May 01, 2017 05:54AM

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zincoln 769 May 02, 2017 08:36PM

V3i optimized test results

zincoln 720 May 11, 2017 08:25PM

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Pablo61 726 May 16, 2017 05:10AM

Love for the MX Sport

UtahRich 759 May 17, 2017 08:12PM

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Pablo61 663 May 04, 2017 06:15PM

Now you have me curious. thinking

Monte 811 May 03, 2017 03:32AM

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zincoln 720 May 03, 2017 07:55PM

Brian, very good answers.

Monte 612 May 04, 2017 05:33AM

Yep, I agree....

OregonGregg 585 May 04, 2017 01:42PM

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NWCindy 648 May 04, 2017 02:00PM

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OregonGregg 661 May 04, 2017 02:10PM

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OregonGregg 733 May 05, 2017 07:13AM

Sad Sad Day

UtahRich 711 May 05, 2017 07:46PM

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NWCindy 620 May 05, 2017 01:30PM

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OregonGregg 851 May 06, 2017 05:31AM

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NWCindy 661 May 06, 2017 07:45AM

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NWCindy 691 May 04, 2017 08:21PM

Should this prove helpfulsmiling smiley Attachments

zincoln 691 May 04, 2017 04:59PM

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OregonGregg 728 May 04, 2017 05:50PM

Coils can help with the V3i, and usually

Monte 730 April 29, 2017 08:26PM

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Pablo61 711 April 29, 2017 09:43PM

Thank You, and that's usually about

Monte 703 April 30, 2017 06:02AM

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Pablo61 666 April 30, 2017 03:28PM

Somewhat interesting with the Indian Head cent.

Monte 677 May 01, 2017 01:13AM

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