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Shape matters is all I can say.

Does the piece at the top of your picture that is not a closed loop sound different than the piece below it?  

I could probably interrogate those pieces with my 800 and get a couple of positive audio responses if deep and then I would have to take my chances on the number of good targets that sound that way.  The closed piece would probably make me want to dig it if I was new on your beach.

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5 hours ago, cuniagau said:

Here is a picture of what I hope to avoid digging.  These are larger than the normal pieces that seem to sound so good, especially when really deep.  Makes no difference which detector, TDI Pro, Dual Field, Equinox, 3030.  Steve, Joe, Andre, Rick, Le Jag, how will the AQ react to these bits and pieces in the wild? I dig them as small as 1/4 inch in length, so there is not enough for an elongated double blip. 

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Bottle caps and wire are problematic at best.

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On 6/22/2020 at 7:30 PM, schoolofhardNox said:

I had my best time detecting when I was able to punch down to the level that recent beach activity exposed. Exposed for me a lot, but only slightly for others that did not have that depth with their VLF's. Even though the AQ is not really intended for silver or copper coin hunting, it still will find them in all metal at great depth. On my beaches, I will hunt gold first, then hunt some silver and copper (and iron of course). It will be very interesting to learn the maximum we can squeeze out of the AQ.

This was a two day hunt a few years ago in the water when a small storm moved just enough sand to make these targets come to light with my PI. They were all about chest deep so fighting the incoming tide made it difficult and finally unable for me to detect. On the third day the depth was reduced to about my waist and only a few coins remained. The fourth day brought nothing. The area containing the targets was rectangular, about 25 by 100 yards long. I dug quite a bit of trash... this was some of it, but would sure like to do it again only deeper. Four gold rings and quite a few silver. image.thumb.png.0e3a8d3df28330b8ba319e2767551eff.png

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1 hour ago, okara gold said:

This was a two day hunt a few years ago in the water when a small storm moved just enough sand to make these targets come to light with my PI. They were all about chest deep so fighting the incoming tide made it difficult and finally unable for me to detect. On the third day the depth was reduced to about my waist and only a few coins remained. The fourth day brought nothing. The area containing the targets was rectangular, about 25 by 100 yards long. I dug quite a bit of trash... this was some of it, but would sure like to do it again only deeper. Four gold rings and quite a few silver.

It's amazing what is still hiding there, just waiting for a rough waters to remove some sand.  Just 4 days and you went right back to silence. That is the fun part of detecting. You get to a beach and expect a so-so day, but instead you get a bonanza!

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