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Re: Old Detectors - New Detectors - Be an Expert

May 09, 2018 10:21AM
Good day Rich,

I think i'd have to say your views on equipment effectively articulate my opinion. While i've only been back in the game for 5 years now, I think that if one were to take the pool of the top 10-15 detectors on the market, and you put them in the hands of people who have developed expertise with specific units, that the results would be similar if everyone had the same cloned hunt opportunity.

Sure, they each have strengths and nuances in behavior, but once you know what they are, you can compensate and adjust with hunt style, settings, coils, etc.

I know my biggest ah-hah has been a permission site that has yielded reasonable returns for me over time. I first detected it with my M6 when i started out. Then, I thoroughly covered it with the V3i. Finally, i hit it again with the MX Sport. Over time, I switched out coils across those machines and reached something on the order of 10 combinations of machine/coil. Each time I went to a new config, i found something where i thought i had thoroughly cleaned out the targets. A few months ago, it was two Indian heads with the sport and 7"DD coil in ground i have absolutely gone over several times before. Different frequencies, coil characteristics, ground moisture, machine settings, removal of iron, and probably year over year experience continues to turn up good targets. I treat it as my test garden now after recovering 50+ coins/tokens from 1864 to present.

Watching Gregg and Monte, i can't say whether the Makro and Fors machines are superior or whether their experience in the conditions with well chosen coils make the difference, but it has made me consider on occasion whether i should add one to my mix. I've seen the Etrac results and have wondered how much i might have missed in parks, schools and old homesites. Ultimately, i decided that my machines appear to do just about as well as those hunting around me, and if i'm missing a few targets i might otherwise find, I'm willing to accept that (as it might result in my missing other targets i would have found). I just double down and continue to get to really know the units i have and cover the same ground with different unit/coil combos as i know that can make a difference. I know what features i like in my machines and my perception of how that gives me more information/advantage.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and i hope the Equinox proves out and becomes a trusty friend! Look forward to seeing you on a future outing as i'll miss the Nevada outing.

Brian (Zincoln)
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Rich (Utah) 253 May 08, 2018 10:54PM

Sad to hear about the slow release of accessory search coils. sad smiley ... But there is good news! smiling bouncing smiley

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Looking good . . .

Rich (Utah) 254 May 08, 2018 07:20PM

Way-to-go! Indian Heads are always a welcome find.

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LOL Go easy.

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