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So back to an Excal?

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I very much like my CTX/17 for wet sand hunting and I use it with a hip stick.  The GPS lets me return to old spots accurately and remember previous ring finds.  I don't think it would be easy to control the coil underwater.

It is now simpler for me to grab my Equinox/15 and use it without assistance but I get similar depth and I think I have found more gold in Beach 1 than I was finding with the regular use of the CTX.  I slow down more with the Equinox than I did with the CTX so if I go back to an occasional use of the CTX slower is a way to go.

The 15 really isn't an underwater coil.

There is a rumor that the Silver Slayer from Minelab is going to be an underwater beach machine.  It that were true I'd be waiting on that unit.

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10 hours ago, mn90403 said:

I very much like my CTX/17 for wet sand hunting and I use it with a hip stick.  The GPS lets me return to old spots accurately and remember previous ring finds.  I don't think it would be easy to control the coil underwater.

It is now simpler for me to grab my Equinox/15 and use it without assistance but I get similar depth and I think I have found more gold in Beach 1 than I was finding with the regular use of the CTX.  I slow down more with the Equinox than I did with the CTX so if I go back to an occasional use of the CTX slower is a way to go.

The 15 really isn't an underwater coil.

There is a rumor that the Silver Slayer from Minelab is going to be an underwater beach machine.  It that were true I'd be waiting on that unit.

I have a bit of drag under water with the 17 inch coil but its manageable,its certainly a beast.What do you mean by Minelab silver slayer machine? which model is it?

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There is no model number.  It was just expressed as a hope that the name Minelab reserved would be used on a new waterproof detector but it is a long shot.

http://themetaldetectingshow.com/rumours-2021/ 

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On 1/31/2021 at 8:44 PM, mn90403 said:

I very much like my CTX/17 for wet sand hunting and I use it with a hip stick.  The GPS lets me return to old spots accurately and remember previous ring finds.  I don't think it would be easy to control the coil underwater.

It is now simpler for me to grab my Equinox/15 and use it without assistance but I get similar depth and I think I have found more gold in Beach 1 than I was finding with the regular use of the CTX.  I slow down more with the Equinox than I did with the CTX so if I go back to an occasional use of the CTX slower is a way to go.

The 15 really isn't an underwater coil.

There is a rumor that the Silver Slayer from Minelab is going to be an underwater beach machine.  It that were true I'd be waiting on that unit.

Its true neither the CTX or the NOX process a big coil signal all that well.  Ive found that breaking up the NOX audio by running 5 tone helps.  With the CTX something like an Andy's beach prog in the p2 run N/S gets good depth.  in any of the modes that have a lot of screen blocked out there is the potential of overrunning even shallow targets.  
Going in after with a pulse is shocking. .

cjc

 

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1 hour ago, cjc said:

Its true neither the CTX or the NOX process a big coil signal all that well.  Ive found that breaking up the NOX audio by running 5 tone helps.  With the CTX something like an Andy's beach prog in the p2 run N/S gets good depth.  in any of the modes that have a lot of screen blocked out there is the potential of overrunning even shallow targets.  
Going in after with a pulse is shocking. .

cjc

 

Lol...I've been saying that for 2 years now. Beach 2 , in 2 tone ,  in the wet is where it's at. Once the Nox users got some time under their coils and yet I still see many running down the beach with them. Some are looking for a coin line or patch. The majority are still rookies wondering why they don't find gold. When conditions warrant , I get all geeked up going behind these guys with my PI.

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ya 2 tone is a good way to really get a feel for how this machine is performing--and the lower weighted B2 is just plain smoother.  with the big coil though the tuning has  to be really exact,  interesting to see Leighton H talking about running the Coiltek  coils way down at 16/17-- I thought that my 19 was low.  big difference in how signals enter and sound though--less confounded by all the processing. cjc

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99.9% of my hunting is and has been done on saltwater beaches for many years...to include shallow water.  Over those years, I've used the CTX, Excal, EQX 800, XP Deus and a PI. 

Bottom line: The PI drove me crazy digging the deep trash that one finds all over the beach and the selectable frequency Deus is not a true beach machine compared to mutli frequency Minelabs .  I'll stick with the CTX or EQX for dry, wet and shallow water and the Excal for deeper hunting...regardless of coil size.

Just the view from my beachy foxhole....YMMV

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