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Great write up Mitchel.  I have been out a few short hunts with the 15 testing 4k.  I have found similar stability you describe.  I can't say I have ever found a guitar part in all my hunts...  that tuning gear is fun!  I wonder where the rest of the guitar went ;).  Tim

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Good report, Mitchel.  I'm impressed that the 15" can find those very small pieces.

Concerning the Kennedy Half (also my HS graduation year, BTW), do you think it's a recent drop?  I almost never see Kennedy Halves in circulation any more, and it's been that way for at least 3 decades.  But the condition doesn't look like it's seen much of the saltwater.  Or was this in a high-and-dry part of the beach?  The condition indicates it's not a souvenir/memento that someone carried in pocket or purse for a long time (meaning many years) since that would have caused more wear.  Have you thought about how long it's been where you found it?

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44 minutes ago, GB_Amateur said:

  I'm impressed that the 15" can find those very small pieces.

I hunt the 15" 95% of the time.  With practice it does an extremely good job separating for its size.  

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I've been kicking around the idea of adding the 15 to my toolkit.  This is very good feedback in that regard Mitchel.  I appreciate it.  

How nose  heavy it the Nox with 15 inch on it and do you and others use a shoulder strap when detecting with it?

// R

 

 

 

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Great job as usual Mitchel,

I'm way north of you and use the 15" almost all summer long on the beach. I switch back and forth with the 11" to keep myself honest. Wintertime my beach gets much more mineralization and the 15 just wears me out with all the signals. When I switch back to the 11" I feel naked without the 15!  I have a small patch of beach (100'x100') that has produced gold. I pound it relentlessly with the 11 and continue to find little bits. I come back with the 15 and pound it again and find even more little bits and deep coins the 11 misses. It's a great tool to have in the Arsenal. I do use a counter weight with the 15.

Tim

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10 hours ago, Tiftaaft said:

Great write up Mitchel.  I have been out a few short hunts with the 15 testing 4k.  I have found similar stability you describe.  I can't say I have ever found a guitar part in all my hunts...  that tuning gear is fun!  I wonder where the rest of the guitar went ;).  Tim

On a place where  British torries  were  said to have hid I found a electric  guitar inside it's protective case.This  was a very  steep hill with a  narrow top.I thought I has a  treasure chest at first .The case could  not protect it from the  elements as it had damage to it.The  kid   who buried it even wrote a note inside the case warning to  stay   off this hill or they would get a musket  ball to the head.He must have read about the history of this place.You never know what you will find.

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6 hours ago, Tmox said:

I come back with the 15 and pound it again and find even more little bits and deep coins the 11 misses.

The 15 does go deeper.  I also noticed last night in the chain hunt that the 'fringe detecting' goes outside the coil 5-6 inches on large cans or things so I do get drawn in to a target that way also.

This is actually a continuation of thread of this one but I'm not in training mode any more!  haha

 

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I really like all the Nox coils, the 6" and 11" for gold and the 11" and 15x12" for coins.  When coin hunting I primarily use the 15x12" and have always found it good.  It's surprising the small bits of gold the 15x12" finds too. 

Good hunt there Mitchel.  I am jealous of your beach hunting locations. 

I found a wallet today while skiing down a slope, it just took my eyes and a very quick stop 🙂 I being the nice guy handed it in to the lift operators, I hope the person had the sense to check with lost and found to get it back.  Made me think about when I find peoples stuff with my detector.  Talked myself into that being a different scenario.

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I wondered what you had been doing rather than getting those big nuggets!

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