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  1. Vaquero Teaches Valuable Lesson

    Hey GB_Amateur. On the Xterra 705, my ground balance number was a 2. Some places would get better at a 4. HH Mike
  2. Fisher F75+ Announced

    I mentioned this on Tom's site too, but thinking what a + could add. I'm guessing along the lines of something I'd like on the F75. I'd like a variable tone break option in the single and two tone options where I get to select the pitch of the upper tone. You can select the pitch today but I'd want it to carry over to any variable tone break option too. That would be useful. Most of the time I run the F75 in JE mode with the Delta Pitch audio selection with max disc with the Foil, Nickel and first Tab segments notched in. Usually running a sensitivity setting of 0, sometimes as high as 25. Sweet. A Variable tone break would let me dip my foil notch down to about 12 or 13. That would be helpful to me. I could do the same thing with the disc setting but I like the Disc setting on max and use the notches. That way if I need to dip backward into the zinc range a little I can without having to bring in the whole range. Anyway, just talking in my hat as I have no more info than anyone else. How about a 4"x18" DD coil. Now that would be a sweet heart combination on a F75. Kind of hard to improve upon the F75 DST models without going to totally new tech. They are just solid performers. HH Mike
  3. I found this a little while back with the Omega 8500. I don't use the Omega very much but I had it out standing behind the door for some other activity and it was the one I grabbed when I headed out the door. Not very big, only 4.05 grams of 18k gold. Took the picture with my Fire tablet so the detail isn't the best but hey, we all like looking a gold even if the detail is a little fuzzy. HH Mike
  4. Saying Hello

    Hi. Lots of good info to help you out here for just about anything. HH Mike
  5. More Ground Coverage And More Targets

    G, my tip to you.... the Xterra has a slower response than most other units. A larger coil is not going to be your friend. If you really want to keep up with your friend's find count , turn your sensitivity down so you have less false signals to deal with and hunt shallow. That will increase your ground coverage and increased ground coverage will increase your good find count. You would find that you would be coming closer to your buddy's good find count. If that is the goal. HH Mike
  6. When To Walk Away....

    Now I see the issue. That picture looks normal, Tiftaaft. Looks to me that you are doing good. Add a bunch more foil to the picture and it could be my pouch we're looking at. The stable TID targets are the icing on the cake. All iffy jumping around numbers, ie, the trash are the "could have been's". Could have been gold, could have been old, could have been neat.... Some of my neatest finds have come from, "could have been signals. I'd say you are doing it right. You could cherry pick solid high conductors but you'll miss nice things like that watch in my avatar picture. HH Mike
  7. New Fisher F-Pulse Pinpointer

    I like the colors. HH Mike
  8. The Fisher F75 3x6" is an elliptical concentric, not a DD. I don't use the small coils very often. For small target hunting I would be more likely to use my 3x6 over my 5" DD just because it IS a concentric. But again I don't use them often enough to give you hard information. HH Mike
  9. Amazon #1 Bestseller In Metal Detectors

    The Tracker IV was my first metal detector. I still like it. Sometimes a low gain unit is very helpful. Mine found this ring earlier in the year. Mike
  10. Minelab Equinox Multi-IQ And Search Modes

    Will do. HH Mike
  11. Minelab Equinox Multi-IQ And Search Modes

    Sorry. My bad. Makes me look like a troll. Mike
  12. Minelab Equinox Multi-IQ And Search Modes

    Oh I'll probably do a buy and try on the Equinox like everyone else. I'm sure it will have its fine points. First time you crawl under a porch or into a crawl space with a metal detector you suddenly realize the equipment limitations. The AT series can come off the rod and be put in your pocket or on a belt behind your back or tucked in a sack and dragged behind you no matter what you are crawling through, over, or around. HH Mike
  13. Minelab Equinox Multi-IQ And Search Modes

    Same old same old to me. I don't see the Equinox really replacing much at all. It will probably be alot like the Deus; one or two frequencies work really good and the rest are window dressing. As end all/do all basic treasure hunting metal detecting tool, the Garrett AT series are better designed. The Garrett AT series is a use anywhere/take anywhere design Mr Charles Garrett would have been very happy with. The MX Sport/Equinox is locked into a pole design and thereby limited in usage to the normal A two digit phase number identification makes it another beep dig detector just like all the others. No enhanced visual identification to help me find good non-ferrous targets in non-ferrous trash. No way to compare results. Can go on but out of time....back later. HH Mike
  14. I couldn't resist that deal. I ordered a G2+LTD green camo model. Don't forget the $449 is MAP price. Your favorite dealer will likely give you a little more off that. I like the G2 handle better than the S-rod setup of the F19. Whats really cool is I already have all the accessory coils for it since I can use my F5/8500 coils on it. HH Mike
  15. Thought I'd throw this out there. I just heard about special fall pricing on the F19 and G2+ units. I followed up with a dealer about a G2+ model and got the response below. Bottom line is the pricing is too good to pass up and I bought a G2+LTD green camo unit. Your favorite dealer should be able to put a big smile on your face as the $449 is MAP pricing. I got mine from Craig at Show Me Treasure. He made me Happy Happy Happy. Anyway....this is too good not to share. You basically get a GoldBug Pro with enhanced Disc features. It is impossible to go wrong with this deal. HH Mike LIMITED TIME FALL SPECIAL! We are offering special pricing that will start Oct. 1 and run through Nov. 30. The special prices apply to our G2+ family of detectors. These offers are only for 2 months so don’t wait! We are accepting orders now. G2+ SPECIAL You can now buy all three flavors of the G2+ for the same low price! Take advantage of this amazing price before the offer expires! We have limited quantity on some camo units, first come, first served. MAP G2+ $449 G2+19LTD $449 G2+19LTD-P $449
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