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I literally just got this machine in the mail today. Which coil would you recommend using for civil war relic hunting ? The commander or gp series one? Thanks in advance guys

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Depends on the package it seems it varies but most commonly now it seems the 4500 comes with a mono and a DD both in the 11" size.

You would think for relic hunting you may want some discrimination? If you do you have no choice but to use the DD to get that to work.  The mono can't do discrimination so it's a dig it all coil, maybe that's what you need for relic hunting with old iron relics.  This may help you decide but only the first two pages are worth reading about the topic.

 

The GP Series coil would be the DD I would guess on your package.

Congratulations on your purchase, it's a good machine.

 

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Thanks, I'll try the dd coil for the discrimination aspect. Tons of iron tractor parts litter the area. Gonna put my two whites dfx machines in the closet for the time being ?

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Perhaps Chase Goldman can answer you better. I would turn the discrimination all the way up, if I wanted to use a 4500 for relics...that may eliminate some small iron...

fred

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Putting the discrimination all the way up can actually cause strong non-ferrous targets to blank like iron, so that is not advisable.  I keep the ironnreject at 7 or less and, yes, the DD coil is what you want in order to be able to use iron reject discrimination.  My advice to you is to set up tge detector with timing set at normal, abs all other settings at defsult.  GB set to manual, find a quiet channel with auto scan, GB, and bury some typical relic targets: minie balls, round balls, j-hooks, buttons, high conductivity coins, etc. AND square nails (bent, straight, corroded, and just nail heads) and get used to the audio.  HTH.

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Thanks, Chase

I figured you would know plenty and be willing to share!

fred

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