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You didn't ask for second opinion, but here it is.

October 02, 2020 02:22PM

I'm not looking to start an argument, but i think varying perspectives are valuable.

I have well over 200 hrs on my MX Sport w/ the 7" Detec DD. Over 20 hour w/ the 6" concentric. Likely many more hours than i suggested on both. I'm typically running the Coin/Jewelry program with a 7 gain, accepting targets to -10 or -20, and iron audio silent. Why the big disparity in coil time?

Well, i tested them both on in ground target - coins and gold as well as the nail board. The 7" DD outperforms on the nail board - more solid hits - 7 ish. It hits targets with meaningfully more depth. It has slightly more coverage. It's VDI's may not be perfect at depth, but i found them to often be more accurate on the nail board, compared to the concentric, considering the iron impacts. That ounce of gold i found last year....most of it with the 7" DD. I tried the concentric, but just was not getting the same inground result on small gold. One can argue it was because i didn't put 200 hours on the concentric, or i didn't get the coil over the target. I have a different opinion.

I did see that Monte referenced the silver stack test. Haven't done that... and am not likely to. Why, because its very unlikely I'll happen upon that exact spill scenario compared to the hundreds of other scenarios i will encounter. Will i miss one.....it's possible. But i do know what i may be missing if I'm using the 6" concentric in favor or the 7" DD.

So, I think the 7" DD is a fine coil for everything i do. I did run the concentric the other day because i didn't want to catch up on stubble and brush. I posted a pretty good selection of finds, including a half dollar. Sure, it works...and it had a purpose on that day.

BTW - i think the 4x6DD is also FANTASTIC. Outperforms the 5.3 concentric on my V3i setups which are very, very similar for both. Have done a lot of nail board testing w/ both. 8-8 with the 4x6. I have several hundred hours on both of them....but if you make me pick one in a ghost town, i'm using the 4x6 because my testing and infield experience say I get better results. The 5.3 goes bit deeper in terms of coverage at depth, but in the ghost town, i don't care. 4" is enough for both in most circumstances.

I'm at the point where i've done enough testing. No real interest in going back and checking nuances and slight alterations. If someone were to show where i have a setting adjustment that could flip/flop the results in a meaningful way, i'd certainly listen....but i don't expect it after many, many tests over the last 7 years.

My point is, i think much of this comes down to what you measure/test against, and personal preferences. I couldn't care less which one i swing...so long as I'm maximizing my opportunity...and that is what i do.

Just one mans opinion. Best to you.

Happy Hunting.

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Its not fair Attachments

OregonGregg 479 September 29, 2020 11:33AM

Taking Action -

UtahRich 284 October 01, 2020 02:31PM

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OregonGregg 240 October 05, 2020 07:34AM

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UtahRich 228 October 05, 2020 06:00PM

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Druid 368 October 02, 2020 07:01PM

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SvenS 215 October 04, 2020 07:13AM

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UtahRich 283 October 02, 2020 10:52PM

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diggindeep 256 October 01, 2020 03:19PM

Field Trips -

UtahRich 218 October 01, 2020 05:35PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. Attachments

OregonGregg 302 September 30, 2020 11:54PM

Re: Thanks everyone for the comments.

Druid 210 October 02, 2020 07:04PM

Re: Thanks everyone for the comments.

WM6 224 October 03, 2020 03:14AM

Re: Its not fair

Dan'o 234 September 29, 2020 09:37PM

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desertsmith 233 September 29, 2020 06:12PM

Re: Its not fair thumbs up

EL NINO 219 September 29, 2020 05:52PM

Re: Its not fair

jmaryt 247 September 29, 2020 04:32PM

Well, I guess 2 good coils out-of 3 isn't too bad.

Monte 244 September 29, 2020 02:06PM

Re: Its not fair

Timbertodd 238 September 29, 2020 01:10PM

Re: Its not fair

D&P-OR 225 September 29, 2020 12:17PM

Now its on!

zincoln 268 September 29, 2020 12:11PM

Re: Now its on! Attachments

Kickindirt 280 October 01, 2020 04:31PM

Re: Now its on!

Druid 240 October 02, 2020 07:06PM

Re: Now its on!

OregonGregg 230 October 02, 2020 07:58AM

Re: Now its on!

Kickindirt 246 October 02, 2020 01:27PM

Joel, OregonGregg said I'd comment on the Detech 7" DD .... so I will. Attachments

Monte 241 October 01, 2020 08:23PM

Re: Joel, OregonGregg said I'd comment on the Detech 7" DD .... so I will.

Kickindirt 232 October 02, 2020 01:19PM

You didn't ask for second opinion, but here it is.

zincoln 227 October 02, 2020 02:22PM

A good reply, Brian, which brought a few things to mind.

Monte 216 October 03, 2020 10:04AM

Your coil was probably fine...

zincoln 226 October 03, 2020 10:54PM

Re: Your coil was probably fine... Attachments

EL NINO 215 October 05, 2020 09:16AM

Nope.sad smiley That particular 7" DD wasn't.thumbs down

Monte 204 October 04, 2020 11:42AM

Re: You didn't ask for second opinion, but here it is. Thanks

Kickindirt 212 October 02, 2020 06:38PM

Sometime get w/'Zincoln' and try both, or get with me and try the 6½" Concentric.

Monte 220 October 02, 2020 02:03PM

Have my eyes deceived me?

UtahRich 207 October 02, 2020 11:01PM

No, your eyes didn't deceive you. And i did say "and maybe..."

Monte 216 October 03, 2020 10:33AM

Re: Now its on!

OregonGregg 208 October 01, 2020 06:37PM

oh !! its on.

OregonGregg 224 September 29, 2020 04:46PM

Is this the line for tickets to the Matinee? I hear it's a Western Gunbattle.smiling bouncing smiley N/T

UtahRich 214 September 29, 2020 11:40PM

Get your tickets......... Attachments

OregonGregg 319 September 30, 2020 01:49PM

Re: Get your tickets.........

DW-BGW 257 September 30, 2020 04:33PM

Re: Get your tickets.........

NWCindy 213 October 05, 2020 06:58PM

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