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August 01, 2022 01:06AM avatar
Gregg,

i wouldn't say you're a smart cookie, since cookies in general are very low on the intelligence scale of all thoughtful things. At least in our universe. i would lean towards an exceptionally skillful detectorist that has combined insight of location with knowledge of equipment and a large dose of patience and hard work.

Saturday, i was working the 9" coil of my D2 over the heavily watered turf of a park. A detector new to me. My thoughts were from the perspective of myself beginning a climb up the proverbial mountain of learning a new detector. Thoughts were giving me pause as i saw the difficult journey ahead that ive traveled many times before. So much to learn. So many hours to invest.

I've stood upon the summit with other detectors. Dang, it's a long hike.

rich


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OregonGregg

OregonGregg, he's a sharp cookie
Jeff

See, now Zincoln, UtahRich, Kickndirt, Del and many others need to read this as it's finally in print and confirmed. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

But as for the Fors CoRe a lot of people have asked me over the last few years about the machine and I generally steer them away. Not because it's a bad machine, it isn't. But for a lot of the types of detecting they do, more general purpose, I say there are a lot of nice machines available that will offer more features and give you great performance.

I pretty much hunt one kind of environment 99.999% of the time and that is old ghost town sites with lots of iron and rusted tin etc. That is where I really enjoy the Fors Core and the small ( oor coil) and its ability to unmask. Even today ( my opinion) Nokta hasn't made a newer machine that can unmask better than a CoRe. A lot of what I found could have been found with other machines. There are a few finds that stand out and give credit to the CoRe and oor coil for being able to sniff them out ( unmask) The 1860s quarter, the Trime and the Ohio State button to name a few that were just plain difficult targets but the CoRe with the small coil and very slow small sweeps sniffed them out.

I'll be the first to hype up the Core and also the first to point out some of its shortcomings the main one being no Iron Audio Vol. If it had that it would be my " Perfect" machine. Over time I just got used to hearing all of it at full volume as I run my disc very low ( 10 ). Today hearing it just seems normal. I have tried my ol' Whites Classic machines ( silent search) and the quietness drives me crazy... smiling smiley

I have just got so use to using the Core and it's sounds and nuisances have become 2nd nature. When they discontinued the Core I started stocking up on extra machines and coils. Prob be my main use machine for the next decade or two, if I make it that long.

The Core will always be a machine that will compiment what you have. It has some certain strengths. God forbid should I fall down and hit my head on a rock and decide to detect parks, tot lots etc I might actually look at some of the other machines out there such as the D2 or Nox.......but until that day comes and I do damage my noggin, you will prob see me swing the ol'CoRe or a Racer 2 at times.

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I did it, got a new-to-me metal detector! Attachments

Jeff (CA) 1307 July 29, 2022 07:32PM

Re: I did it, got a new-to-me metal detector!

OregonGregg 158 July 30, 2022 12:34PM

Gregg,

Jeff (CA) 89 July 30, 2022 03:34PM

Jeff (CA) a couple of thoughts.

Monte 112 July 30, 2022 10:06PM

Monte, Attachments

Jeff (CA) 181 July 31, 2022 11:56AM

My heads a swell'n up .............

OregonGregg 172 July 31, 2022 02:38PM

hiking the mountain is an accomplishment. thumbs up

UtahRich 142 August 01, 2022 01:06AM

I'm getting too old to conquer new mountains.

OregonGregg 132 August 01, 2022 07:02AM

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Kickindirt 128 August 04, 2022 01:03AM

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D&P-OR 65 August 04, 2022 01:43PM

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Kickindirt 88 August 04, 2022 02:53PM

Can't be done.

Monte 90 August 05, 2022 04:26PM

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Kickindirt 59 August 05, 2022 09:17PM

Re: Can't be done.

Kickindirt 55 August 05, 2022 08:40PM

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D&P-OR 62 August 05, 2022 09:36PM

Well...... Attachments

OregonGregg 73 August 04, 2022 03:14PM

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Kickindirt 97 August 04, 2022 06:16PM

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OregonGregg 58 August 05, 2022 07:14AM

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Kickindirt 87 August 05, 2022 12:57PM

Well you actually provide the proof LOL

OregonGregg 89 August 05, 2022 04:26PM

Re: Well you actually provide the proof LOL

Kickindirt 66 August 05, 2022 08:32PM

Re: Well......

D&P-OR 65 August 04, 2022 04:58PM

OregonGregg Challenge - Can I do It ?

UtahRich 74 August 04, 2022 04:05PM

Re: OregonGregg Challenge - Can I do It ?

Timbertodd 99 August 04, 2022 05:39PM

grinning smiley Now to stop laughing . . . .

UtahRich 60 August 04, 2022 11:26PM

Holy Cow !!!!

OregonGregg 55 August 04, 2022 04:18PM

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D&P-OR 104 August 04, 2022 03:45PM

Re: I'm getting too old to conquer new mountains.

D&P-OR 136 August 01, 2022 07:18AM

Del, one other big factor I forgot to mention Attachments

OregonGregg 182 August 01, 2022 09:47AM

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Kickindirt 76 August 02, 2022 11:57PM

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Remfire 138 August 01, 2022 04:32PM

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Jeff (CA) 141 August 01, 2022 12:46PM

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OregonGregg 163 August 01, 2022 01:45PM

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D&P-OR 135 August 01, 2022 11:35AM

LOL almost made it in the dog house

OregonGregg 56 August 01, 2022 01:43PM

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D&P-OR 143 August 01, 2022 05:30PM

Re: I did it, got a new-to-me metal detector!

D&P-OR 137 July 29, 2022 10:48PM

Re: I did it, got a new-to-me metal detector!

UtahRich 165 July 29, 2022 09:34PM

Re: I did it, got a new-to-me metal detector!

Timbertodd 148 July 29, 2022 08:23PM



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