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fredmason last won the day on May 23 2017

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  1. fredmason

    GPZ 7000 Auto, Semi Auto, Manual ???

    Steve sets a high bar, for sure! Of course there is nothing bad about polite disagreement... (I would still like to visit you if I ever get back to OZ....) fred
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    GPZ 7000 Auto, Semi Auto, Manual ???

    A well reasoned response from reasonable people...very nice! fred
  3. fredmason

    How To Ignore Users On The Forum

    very sly, Steve...no need to argue or be irritated just push the ignore button.... fred
  4. fredmason

    Hike With The Gold Monster

    You will find smaller stuff than staples with that machine...get a sorting device to separate the targets. You can use a small coil cover or plastic scoop, not your hands. The machine will pick-up the salt in your hands and mess with you finding the targets... fred
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    GPZ 7000 Auto, Semi Auto, Manual ???

    I don't think that is correct, Dave.... the ferrite is needed with all modes...IF, I have understood Jonathan Porter correctly.
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    E-trac Beach Find 14-05-18

    cool stuff, especially the bell! fred
  7. fredmason

    Xterra 705 Help

    Nuke em; I found good stuff in wet salt sand and shallow surf with my x-70....but not with the stock coin coil....it was the dd -e coil for gold hunting. san diego beach sand have tons on iron in them....btw. fred
  8. fredmason

    GPZ 7000 Auto, Semi Auto, Manual ???

    Jonathan, is too quick! I keep manual set on my user button to make moving from semi-auto to manual easy. I have found that small targets will "disappear after being dug...especially flat bits. never give up! fred
  9. I do hope someone else is allowed to but in.. I have found plenty of shotgun pellets with every coil I have used on my Minelabs and way more with whatever vlf I used...the 15 Commander will find them too...and small gold, like 1 grain under some conditions. There is a difference in signals between lead-pellets and steel-pellets. After the steel rusts a bit it gives a poor signal. And my last butting-in comment; no detector will find non-existent larger gold...you gets what there is...maybe. thank you both for your lovely and details stories (saga) in NZ! fred
  10. fredmason

    GPZ 7000 Auto, Semi Auto, Manual ???

    Thanks Steve and Jonathan...nothing I do has been earned. Rather it is the wonderful work of Steve and Jonathan and of course many others that get me running somewhat correctly. If only I had days, weeks and years of continuous experience; rather than the odd week or day... fred
  11. fredmason

    X-terra Beach Finds 08-05-18

    Why are there pencil sharpeners on the beach? Very strange.... I sure wish the USA would get some 1 and 2 dollar coins-and get rid of pennies! fred
  12. fredmason

    GPZ 7000 Auto, Semi Auto, Manual ???

    Dave, I hunt in semi-auto as Jp suggested ... I have tried to ground balance out very small nuggets and could not...But, if he says it can be done then I believe... Of course you can't know what you missed if you missed it.haha fred
  13. fredmason

    Test Your Skills

    elf; since you have two years, just wait a while. When I get home I will check my 800 against a Gold basin, Franconia and SBW I found . fred