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Early morning and this OLD guy just tinkered with OLD and NEW detectors.

September 21, 2018 08:58AM avatar
It was still dark outside but as I was cleaning my den table off I had a nail and a metal button in my hand. Hummm, looked like a couple of fun 'test samples' to tinker with, so with nails and such in my floor anyway I placed the two on my den floor and oriented the nail a few inches from the button (that produces a US nickel coin read-out), closer to the button, an inch from the button, adjacent to the button and on top of the button.

I used my Compass Coin Hustler TR w/6" DD, Garrett Money Hunter TR-Disc. w/7" Concentric and Master Hunter TR-Disc. w/8" DD, Nokta CoRe w/'OOR' DD, Relic w/5" DD, White's Classic w/5½" Ferret Concentric, MX-7 w/6½" Concentric, Teknetics Omega 8000 w/7" Concentric and Tesoro Bandido II µMAX and Silver Sabre µMAX each w/6" Concentric coils. I compared the performance with each, having the Discrimination set to just reject the iron nail (no low-tone audio in this testing) and for models that featured it I used both a VCO enhanced 2-Tone and a processed audio 3-Tone function.

The toughest test was sweeping cross-wise and length-wise with the nail on top of the metal button front. I knew in advance some would not pass this test, and anticipated those that would. I'm sure glad that five of those detector/coil set-ups passed the test 100%. I didn't use my XLT or Teknetics Mark I Ltd. I also know that some of the above models will pass my tough 'high-conductor' or 'Cache Hunting' test that others won't, but that's why it is handy to have a few models that complement each other so you can pick the best tool for the task at hand.

Monte

Oh, and the winners were: If you're ever travelling through little old Vale Oregon, stop by with whatever you are using and give it a try. Then I'll let YOU play with my outfit and find out for yourself. You can guess, but if I posted it I am sure it would start some 'my detector is better than yours' discussion. winking smiley Of course, your guesses of which models got 100% performance might be interesting. thinking

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Early morning and this OLD guy just tinkered with OLD and NEW detectors.

Monte 288 September 21, 2018 08:58AM

TR & TR-Disc. -- Tuning .. related to this initial thread post.

Monte 141 September 26, 2018 05:27AM

Next guess, Compass Coin Hustler, Garrett Master Hunter, Nokta CoRe, Nokta Relic and White's MX7...

Hombre 151 September 22, 2018 05:36PM

Randy, you are ooh so close! You got 4 out of 5.

Monte 165 September 22, 2018 06:55PM

Re: Randy, you are ooh so close! You got 4 out of 5.

NWCindy 137 September 25, 2018 02:29PM

NWCindy, you are correct regarding a chance discovery.

Monte 133 September 26, 2018 07:19AM

Do I at least get a consolation prize?.............LOL

Hombre 130 September 22, 2018 08:29PM

A consolation prize? .... Never thouht of that, but here itn is:

Monte 166 September 23, 2018 11:17AM

Re: A consolation prize? .... Never thouht of that, but here itn is:

WM6 117 September 26, 2018 01:40PM

Working on a book, and other ideas. Thanks. N/T

Monte 125 September 26, 2018 05:31PM

That was interesting.

OregonGregg 160 September 24, 2018 07:15AM

Thanks for that history lesson & nice consolation prizethumbs up

Hombre 138 September 23, 2018 02:22PM

Don't be too alarmed, but this reply is brief.eye popping smiley

Monte 134 September 23, 2018 11:57PM

Re: Thanks for that history lesson & nice consolation prizethumbs up

jmaryt 176 September 23, 2018 11:18PM

Hi jmaryt ....lets talk about the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL Pro

Hombre 128 September 24, 2018 08:44AM

Re: Hi jmaryt ....lets talk about the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL Pro

jmaryt 137 September 24, 2018 11:43AM

Re: Early morning and this OLD guy just tinkered with OLD and NEW detectors.

Timbertodd 158 September 22, 2018 10:30AM

Re: Early morning and this OLD guy just tinkered with OLD and NEW detectors.

Timbertodd 140 September 22, 2018 06:24PM

Nice guess, Todd, but how many were correct?

Monte 113 September 22, 2018 05:11PM

My Guess

OregonGregg 163 September 22, 2018 06:33AM

Gregg, your 'guess' was correct, but only 1 of the 5.

Monte 154 September 22, 2018 08:12AM

Re: Early morning and this OLD guy just tinkered with OLD and NEW detectors.

jmaryt 133 September 21, 2018 11:48PM

j.t., about the Mojave w/7" Concentric

Monte 173 September 22, 2018 07:54AM

Re: j.t., about the Mojave w/7" Concentric

jmaryt 138 September 22, 2018 05:28PM

My pick for the 5 winnerssmiling smiley

Hombre 166 September 21, 2018 09:38AM

Randy you had two correct out of your five guesses.

Monte 151 September 21, 2018 02:53PM

Okay, I tried these other 4 models. confused smiley

Monte 168 September 21, 2018 04:18PM



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