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  1. Yesterday My buddy and I got up early to beat the heat (76@6:00am). We decided to hit the other side of the swim club that was fenced off a week ago, but now the fence was removed and open to the public. I was running the new silver umax and my buddy the 800. The first hour for me was a bust, just a bunch of pennys. My buddy was a 100 yards away and found 2 mercs and a bunch of wheaties. A little hot and frustrated, I walked another 100 yards to an odd looking small tree. This spot most people would have walked by. I'm thinking kids were climbing up and coins were falling out of their pockets. Maybe two swings and I hit a rosie. I stood up checked the hole and about a foot away I got a strong hit, Out comes a 1941 walker 1/2 dollar. At that point my buddy joined in on the fun. Two more hours of hunting in the now 100 plus degrees Yielded a total of 11 silvers, 39 wheaties, lots of pennies, kennedy 1/2 dollar. Oh and your good old trash. Not to shabby for 4 hours of sweat. I was liking the old tesoro's even more (would I have found them with the 800 Yup) but what fun would that be. TOTALS 5 Roosevelt dimes, 4 Merc's , 1 Washington, 1 walker 1/2, 39 wheaties
    15 points
  2. I wanted to share some pics of my last hunt with the GPX-6000 as it was fun to dig a little bigger and deeper gold. This site was much different than my previous 2 gold hunts (Success in Dakota & Wyoming) as it produced quite a few hot rocks for a PI detector. Now yes I can easily spend the time to do the "lift coil as I swing across signal and listen to how fast the signal target dissipates" method (I'll post it later) or I can easily change the multiple of Settings on the GPX-6000 (very confusing detector)🤔 with the 2 timings (Normal or Difficult). Anyway, I pushed the pad on the LDC screen to DIFF and the hot rocks where gone. Pretty easy there. I ran SENS/GAIN at 10 -which is MAX and had THRESHOLD on. After about 20+ small lead birdshots (this detector is a birdshot king), I get a little stronger-slightly more broad of a signal. It immediately sparks my interest as it's a big different than the lead pellets. I book scrape the 1st inch and target is still there, boot another almost inch and still there. Now I pull the pick and take another 1 1/2" off and now am actually into what I consider virgin layer. Quick swing and yet the target comes through very easily. So as to make sure I catch it on video, I hike back to my wheels and grab the cell phone and another water. Trying to dig with an APEX (best pick on the market in my opinion) in 1 hand and the cell phone in the other, while trying to keep the phone on the hole is harder than you might think. Probably why so many people don't catch as many live digs, as you really do need a 2nd person to get the quality. Well no quality here, but I hope the video shows it? After a few digs, swing, digs swing t test and digs, I finally get the target out of the hole. I'm really excited at this time and just so sure I have my 1st really nice 1/2" nugget. The depth of the hole was approx 8" deep, maybe 10", but it was not the 12" I had said in the video as I thought a water bottle was 12" and afterwards my tape showed it to be 8". But I know the detector easily heard the signal 2 to 4 " above the target before I started digging. This piece of gold is not a solid 4.5 grammer, but is mostly gold on the one side and host rock on the bottom. A dense solid nugget of 4.5 grams should easily be able to respond much deeper as I have done it on many older SD/GP and GPX detectors. Hope you folks much success this Fall with your detecting adventures and I look forward to seeing your heavy yellow metal digs.
    8 points
  3. Thanks for reaching out and asking questions on depth. Rob is correct about the variables that change the outcome. I and a few of my customers have dug many nuggets with VLF detectors at depth of 10" or more and a few closer to the 14-16" range. This nice prize was found at the 14-16" range and the 15x12" coil is in the hole to show depth. I'll be honest though, they are not small gold. Even this year I have dug nice specimen gold at 12"+ so I'm good with those depths. This one was found using stock 11" coil and found at 12-14" As for getting depths in virgin soils (undisturbed ground) like we hunt in much of North Nevada on small solid nuggets (Rye Patch type gold) I can get a VLF technology detector approx 4" to 5" on a 1 gram. A 1/4 ozt approx 6 to 8" and a 1/2 ozt approx 10". I dug a 3/4 otz nugget many years ago with a GB-2 and 10" coil at Rye Patch that was every bit of 10" in virgin soil. Below are a few other nuggets I or I was with customers that were dug using VLF detectors at depths of 10"+. Now take those same size nuggets and go into tailing piles and your depth greatly increases. Do you know why? Less mineralized soil and or black sands that the VLF detector needs to get through. That's why I enjoy hunting tailings more than virgin ground with a VLF. Plus the VLF detector is lighter and faster than bigger PI's and has better iron identification. Here is the issue with many that hunt for gold with a VLF detector at such sites like Rye Patch, Quartzsite and other well know nugget producers. If you go where others who have hunted using big PI's and or GPZ's in the mentioned sites, you are best not to use a big coil on the VLF detector. You're better off using a small coil to get the best results on tiny nuggets. Bigger machines, especially SD/GP and early GPX models miss many small nuggets as that is one of their weaknesses. So you need to take that knowledge, get your VLF and put in the smallest coil you can get and then go find the tiny ones they missed. Below a prime example of using a VLF detector with small coil to find a tiny nugget Trying to put a big coil on a VLF detector so you can match the depth of a PI is just plain ridiculous for most (not all) known nugget producing grounds. VLF's can not handle the soils and will not perform near as well as a big PI machine. BUT...if you use the VLF in tailing piles with no soils or mixed, then your depth of the VLF will go up and you actually could use the stock coil or on a rare occasion go big. Not saying the bigger PI's are not good in these situations, but the weight of the bigger detectors are excessive and their Iron ID capabilities are not as good as todays VLF's If I was on a budget of $3000 to find as many kinds of gold possible, here is a good setup I would consider. My #1 selection for VLF (at this time) is the Equinox 800 with stock coil and a small 6" round coil. Cost for both detector and extra small coil approx $1100. The other detector would be a used (from a dealer who knows how to test it properly) GP-3000, GP-3500 or GPX-4000 detector. This is your power detector to get nice nuggets at depth in most all soils. These detectors can be picked up for $1000 to $2000 and are proven winners when it comes to 2 gram nuggets and up at depth (better than a VLF). Hope this helps and if anyone else wants to add, please feel free.
    7 points
  4. Same area working my way through I picked up another gold ring, half an IH that was cut a very long time ago and am 1897 v nickel. Included the glorious trash, some the square tabs sound like nickels at depth and dug them because I was pretty much hunting jewelry. Skipped the obvious alum signals.
    6 points
  5. OK , I got my EQ800 out and cleaned it today wishing I had a cover to protect the head ….. my mind is ALWAYS thinking and paying attention to detail ( I’m a tool and die guy so you can imagine the struggle sometimes with perfection LOL ) SOO I came up with this , PRESS-N-SEAL cling wrap ! You can apply it like a screen protector and it wouldn’t leave a residue when you take it off and it’s thicker fir dig protection ( I need that bad apparently…… ) and guess what ? I think one application will last a good while and you can probably get hundreds out of a 5$ role …! COOL OR WHAT !! ( my arm is hurting from trying to pat my own back LOL . Pics of the final outcome soon. I’m thinking I’ll just poke a hole for every hole that’s for the speaker apply it , ( I think just your thumb rolling over it like your taking a finger print impression will work for good clear seal - I’ll find out soon ! Ps I don’t proof read all the time so if something sounds stupid read between the lines .
    5 points
  6. I'm a tool and die guy too (but never professionally, just learned from on-the-job training from several true experts). I've also done seat-of-the-pants heat sinking (failing in the process) and I'm going to disagree with Joe D. -- that's something for a thermal engineer. Two suggestions: 1) Never compromise the heat disipation path of any detector. Even if they don't show you they are unhappy by freaking out, you still may be shortening the life. 2) I (and others here) use computer laptop/pad screen protectors for the display screens of my detectors. They don't compromise the desired optics and are better at stopping glare than those provided with the Equinoxes, for example. Your Equinox is waterproof and you have a warranty. I'd trust those two things if I were you.
    5 points
  7. Dogodog I’m sorry to report to you that half dollar is not old ! Due to the fact that’s when I was born. So I hope you understand that when you call that coin old that cuts deep in a pain I can’t express. That’s some great finds you made. Chuck
    5 points
  8. Sometimes there are reasons for that and sometimes it's just randomness trying to trick us. I know I've found what seems to be (note "seems to be", not to be confused with "surely is...") an inordinate fraction of early 40's Wheat pennies. In one homesite I think it might have the explanation that children, probably in the late 40's, were playing in the yard with pennies and carelessly dropping them. But even ignoring those, at other sites I get a lot of the early 40's and not very many late 40's or even what might seem more likely -- the 50's. Certainly the Walkers from the 40's were minted in greater quantity than those from earlier years (and pointing out to those not so familiar with the WL series, they were last minted in 1947): ~330 million in the 40's compared to ~150 million in all prior years (1916 to 1939), so a bit more than twice as many. In general, the first half of the 1940's (most of which we were involved in WWII) saw the mints producing a prodigious amount of coinage of all denominations compared to earlier times. Find several more Walkers and we'll be able to refine our hypotheses.
    4 points
  9. It's best to upload it to YouTube and just paste the link to it on here and it will embed itself, I'd like to see the video Gerry. That's a nice nugget. Doing a job that's also your hobby and passion is almost as good as being retired and in some ways better as you have access to all of the latest gear!
    4 points
  10. Yes I posted this video last Fall and have not watched in many months. Not sure why, as this is what dreams are made of. Every one of us thinks about the day this will happen and I just so luckily was there to catch it. Even though it's not my own find, don't you think I too was a little excited. Someone is going to post a video this year of a monster found with a GPX-6000, it's just a matter of time. This particular piece would have been heard with a GPX-6000 and or any other big Minelab PI, so part of it was just getting your coil over. Realize you better be in shape as well since there was some serious hard digging going on. Man it just excites me to watch it...enjoy.
    3 points
  11. DON'T PUT THAT RING ON YOUR FINGER!!!!!!!!
    3 points
  12. Big open area's are ideal with easy access to a main path or parking lot. People usually lay out on their lunch break. If its a very old park Google it, you might find some older photo's that will help you narrow the good spots down. Don't limit yourself to sunbathing, look for trees that the rug rat's climb and lose coins. Today's kids are not climbing tree's(helicopter moms), but way back when it was good fun. Think activity like frisbee, horse shoe's, pickup game of football. All of these things result in lost treasure. And the best tool you can use is the historic aerials site to look back in time. Good luck !!!
    3 points
  13. Final beach Delaware hunt this morning. The Tarsacci remained quiet hunting on wet salt sand and the surf. Big stainless ring, A Silver ring and necklace, some change. All the junk hoop rings came in the minus 27 area. Much like foil. So for the week 3 Silver rings a necklace and ear ring. Some change. Didn't see anyone hunting a pulse induction every one else with VLF machines stayed on the dry.
    3 points
  14. What about the screen protectors they have for tablets? Been thinking of getting some and laser cut them out so they fit nice around the buttons. Just need some motivation....
    3 points
  15. Ahaa! You were holding out on me, just letting me hunt the dregs while saving the garden spot for your buddy.... Five silvers in a day with one being the beautiful Walking Liberty half -- my favorite coin design of all time. When I was detecting with you a couple days earlier I was thinking "now I know what it was like back in the 1980's when high performing detectors were just starting to hit these unsearched, frequented spots." You proved that to the 9's. I thought you said the Silver umax was brand new? Didn't take you long to get it looking grungy. BTW, what's the date on the clad Kennedy half? Well done!
    3 points
  16. What a brutal day. The "feely" temperature was 105, but it was wicked humid (I live between two rivers) and there was no wind in the morning. By noon there was a little wind, so I decided to hit the farmhouse. Brought my lopper and a battery hedge trimmer to cut the brush under the clothesline, I was kind of stoked. Working under the clothesline was tough at best. There was no breeze there and it was right out in the sun after I cleared it. Couldn't really cut the brush too low, but it didn't matter. There wasn't anything there. 😵 I'll check it again after a good rain, but nothing but a weak 14/15 well over a foot deep. Just couldn't dig anymore. I did see the outhouse though... 😀 It would require more clearing to get to it. Anyway, I spent the rest of my time between breaks at my truck for AC and water under the trees, I did manage to dig two memorials, a 1976 and a 1978, a small aluminum heart shape that says "start knitting here", and the relic of the day, an old hose end nozzle in great shape. It says "Franklin Made in USA" on it. After all this time it still works. It was about 4" under the ivy and roots, and was a 21/22. There are two really old trees in front of the house that have roots everywhere so digging is tough, not to mention the carpet of English Ivy. I guess something was better than nothing. 😀 Didn't dug too much trash but did want to remove stuff that might mask other stuff. Think I'll wait until things cool down a bit.
    3 points
  17. I will not name any brand. It all depends on where you hunt. My best spot was in water up to my waist. If this is available then you need a detector that has a really good waterproof coil, the heavier the better to stop you fighting against floatation of the coil and identification is secondary as not much junk at that depth. If you are hunting on dry popular areas the the best discrimination is the way to go, depth is secondary in your decision. Hope you have keep this in mind when choosing a detector and of course have lot of luck trying to become King Midas.
    3 points
  18. I have my second GM24K. My first one (Whites) was not very stable on mineralized ground but was extremely sensitive. The new Garrett version is much more stable on mineralized ground and is still extremely sensitive. It will definitely hit smaller gold than any other gold specific single frequency detector that I have used and will also edge out the Equinox 800 on the smallest gold nuggets/pickers/flakes if the ground is not too heavily mineralized. When it is too mineralized for the GM24K I will grab the Equinox 800 for sure. I could be totally mistaken, but somehow it seems that Garrett has noticeably lessened the weight on this new GM24K compared to the Whites version. The plastic just seems different other than the color. I have no use for the GMX and I hope Garrett puts all its resources towards continuing to mass produce and market the GM 24K.
    3 points
  19. I plan to get the GM 24K, and I'm sure Garrett has done a fine job with this reintroduction, however I personally would like to have the tan version White's brought it out with. I also would like to find the 6" Concentric coil and hope that Garrett offers that or designs a comparable performing Concentric for it. I have no desire for the waterproof model because I'll just be doing all my work on land. Monte
    3 points
  20. Ok I put this on fast and sloppy just to see if it’s gonna do the job and if I like it I’ll know tomorrow if it’s gonna pass quality control! LOL
    3 points
  21. Retired???? ..... nah nah that`s enough of that chatter, take the T out and add F. ReFired is for us Fired up gold folks/freaks.... WTG Gerry.
    3 points
  22. I look at it as "if I can dig a million pull tabs , one of 'em might be a gold ring". Haven't got to a million yet.....but I will ! I remember the early days of pull tabs ,,,there were a lot more people throwing them on the ground than there were people saying "anybody see a gold ring anywhere , I just lost mine !" So that's your odds #s . YMMV skuh kuh kuh kuh kuh kuh (and who was the genius that made pull tabs the same ID as gold ????)
    3 points
  23. We all know that if you put the Tarsacci down on the ground with the coil flat it’s not going to fall over. I don’t know if you notice when you do put it down right below the hand grip can hit the ground. We spend lots on our detectors and I like protecting my investment. I’ve made other stands for other detectors I have so why not my Tarsacci. The best material for them is 1/2” Hot Water PVC pipe. Here’s what you going to need. One PVC T 4-45 degree joints 3 -end caps About 6” of 1/2” PVC Just remember everything is 1/2” You will need cleaner and glue. I always use the clear glue. I didn’t want the stand too wide so I cut off about 3/16 off each side of the T and the same on two of the 45’s. I done this so to narrow the stand so not to hit you when swinging. I hope all the pictures will help if you wish to make one. The black paint is the type that will stick to any surface. Chuck
    2 points
  24. Come on GB, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, while taking a MasterClass on heatsinking!! And, it was uphill, both ways in 10 feet of snow, riding on my Unicorn!! Isn't that enough these days?? 😜🤣
    2 points
  25. Pretty sharp looking detector man!
    2 points
  26. Good day, good pix, and good story. Thanx for bringing us along !
    2 points
  27. At 1:20-1:30 sounds like they’ve got you covered. Sounds like they will probably at least have the Bounty Hunter Time Ranger Pro covered too. I’d hope the BH LRP/Teknetics Liberator too because that’s a good performing machine and was very popular. I think it looks good overall. I’m more dubious about the wedge shape, but I liked the look of the SEF coils so I can get on with something like this. I’m glad to hear it’s more solid than it looks. That’s one thing that worried me on first sight. It sounds like I should’ve tried some aftermarket coils before parting with the F75. Having no point of comparison I just assumed it was good enough. I was still fairly green in those days, so coming from prior machines up to that point the F75 was a beast with any coil. If my budget weren’t so tight in the early days I would probably still have an F-75. Back then I had to get rid of one to get another one. These days things are better and I buy anything I think is a super good deal.
    2 points
  28. According to the post linked below, Steveg of Steve's Detector Rods should have Tarsacci lower rods available now...
    2 points
  29. Mh, the silver depths were under 5 inches, mostly 3'' to 4''. The walker was at 3 1/2''. Oddly I haven't dug a silver over 6 in a couple of years. GB, I sure wish you could have managed another day, We would have had a hell of a time. Where we found the silver oddly was an area that I would have walked past, but the heat dragged me to the little bit of shade. Have NO idea why those coins were dropped in that 50'x100' spot. The walker is the third from that place. I do have a question on this. All the walkers I have ever dug were from 1940,1941 and 1942 nothing above or below these dates. my buddy has the same experience oddly. Just wondering why, maybe just my area. The Kennedy 1/2 is a 1980p. Not sure if you have time in the late fall, but sure would like to take you there again before the bulldozers level it.
    2 points
  30. Good going Pinger!!, Yes, definitely worth a try!! I have always had my speaker holes; at a minimum, covered with vinyl decals! (I never use the speaker on detectors)! No overheating issues with that alone! And no beach sand and water accessing the holes! I only ever had one "overheating"?? Issue last summer, on the beach, in the middle of a 3 hour hunt! (🥵👎🥵) It was too much for me, and the detector! But at that time, I had the black nylon cover on it! I have since ditched that in favor of a edge bumper and screen protector decal! And, I refuse to bake myself again in those conditions! Not worth it! (Full disclosure, ML replaced that Pod under warranty, and never told me for sure, what the problem was!) This is, IMO, a twofold problem with modern detectors!! Modern design is dictating smaller, lighter housings for the brains of the machines! The tolerances are tight, and thermoplastic is a poor substitute for heat dissipation! Now, couple that with, in most cases, a black, or dark color housing, and the results are predictable! There are solutions, but they cost more to manufacture, and like the breaking coil tabs, and leak issues that have been reported; are "few" enough for ML, that they are not going to change anything at this time! The good news is, after the warranty expires for many, the modding and ingenuity of our community will kick in and solve these issues for the people having them! I already have a few in mind! One is to simply spray paint the case a light, reflective color, to reflect a percentage of outside radiant heat! Another would be to install an external heat sink to draw heat from inside the case! Not hard to do, for many out there! Whatever the problems are, and I've said it here many times, as long as ML repairs; and in most cases replaces the parts under warranty, I can live with that! That's not to say that they shouldn't be paying close attention, and work on changing a few design "flaws" with the Nox, but I don't expect to see that, until the next production model!👍👍
    2 points
  31. Chase I’ve rubbed the plating off my lamp but one can wish . Chuck
    2 points
  32. This dig, detect, rake method is what I call the layering technique or layering method, and yes it can work virtually anywhere. I was up at Libby Creek in Montana and detecting on the hill many years ago and the excavator operator kept telling me you can't detect there because I would be in the way. I moved and was was again told you can't detect there. A third time moving and I was again told you can't detect there. I got annoyed at this, looked around and saw a spot on the slope edge of the road leading up to where the club was digging material out of a hole for the trommels to run, and asked him is this spot ok, or do I need to move from here too? He said that spot is ok. I picked a spot of the slope and gridded off a 6 foot wide by 7 foot long spot and started detecting slowly and when I had it covered, I raked a layer back towards the bottom. I repeated this process about 7 times and finally got a signal and it was a small nugget. So, yes you can apply this anywhere. It works! I speak heavily of this strategy in my book.
    2 points
  33. Not clear if this coil would be compatible with the F19 or if there is going to be an F19/G2/GBP version. I have a G2+, so I too would be interested in knowing. I also have an F75 but don't plan on buying any more coils for that machine as it now sits in my Museum of Metal Detecting Equipment History.
    2 points
  34. Based on when the Beast coil came out with respect to the original Tarsacci should only be about 2 or 3 more years before we see another accessory coil.
    2 points
  35. Small update the wedding band was gold plated... cheap @#$%@%!! what kind of person would buy a plated wedding band? So 1 1/2 good finds for the night.
    2 points
  36. As Valens Legacy wrote, if you are out in the sun and the screen starts to fade or becomes hard to read the machine is overheating. Happened to me using a commercial cover. It is very likely that what you are proposing will do this. I put one of the Detecting Innovations stickers over the keypad and a bumper around the box, that's it.
    2 points
  37. The stock 11" coil is a throw away IMO. It came on my T2, Gold Bug DP, and F-75 and they all had very poor performance in my test garden compared to aftermarket coils. FT makes some pretty good detectors but they suck at designing coils. The stock 11" has not changed since the original design. The ears are extremely thin and brittle, and snap off very easily if you don't remember to use the special red washers that come with it. That should have been corrected after the first year of production. If I were to buy an F-75 today, I would toss the stock coil and get an SEF. Maybe this new coil will be an improvement.
    2 points
  38. Congrats on the silver and the 4 hrs of fun. 👍 Good Luck & Happy Hunting
    2 points
  39. I really like the USA silver coins they have a very nice design, but you can keep your clads 😃
    2 points
  40. That 11" DD was the first DD coil First Texas Products had ever made and it took a little effort to get it approved as they had only made concentric up until then. I had written a little piece about coils and posted it on the old BH forum. Dave Johnson told me he used that post to get Tom to buy into a DD coil design. I ended up getting to help prototype both the coil and the T2 detector he/they designed around it. I've been waiting to buy this new 12" DD coil for a very long time. I think I still have one or two of the early prototypes lying around here somewhere. The finished product is a very nice looking coil as you saw in the video. It looks good, it feels good on the end of the detector and it performs great in the ground. They got away from the ribbed design by using a sole (like a shoe) design as a base bottom support. It's actually more rigid than it looks. Due to how much time has passed since I had this 12" coil in my hands I suspect they have designed another detector around this coil and are close enough to also market it for their other models. Anyway...I've been standing around with money in my hand ever since I saw the coil was ready for market. HH Mike
    2 points
  41. Nice nugget Gerry and glad that you were able to video it. Good luck on your next hunt.
    2 points
  42. Yes, I'll end up taking a few videos, I mostly do the videos for myself so I've got memories of certain things, I wish I had videos of my biggest nugget digs but both times I thought they were junk as the target sound was just too good. 🙂 It's hard to get gold found videos with a VLF here though as it's a minefield of shotgun pellets so you end up taking 100 videos to get one gold dig video but I'll give it a shot, I'm thinking I'll take it to a spot that I found some tiny gold with my other detectors that's away from the shooters higher up on a mountainside and has virtually no junk targets at all and see if I can squeak anymore out. I've gotten myself lost trying to get there before though 🙂
    2 points
  43. Nice detector and great hunt.
    2 points
  44. 2 points
  45. I cleaned mine up and now wear it, Guess I'm now married to who dropped it in the 30's. Hope he was cute or maybe she was big boned. Either way it's the only ring I ever found that fits me.
    2 points
  46. I went from an Explorer to a CTX 3030 and X-Terra. I saw no need for the Safari...........still don't. The Explorer, Safari and even the X-Terra are not in Minelab's line up for 2022 according to the model list included in phrunt's post about Codan's FY 2021 Investor report. What is the "equinox wagon" by the way? I just use what works. I don't jump on moving wagons mindlessly or otherwise......
    2 points
  47. Hi, Thanks, I've never used any of the Nokta detectors except for my recent acquisition of the Simplex, Unfortunately I don't live anywhere near you, I live in the deep south. I'm not surprised at all to hear of the Anfibio being better build quality than the Nox as Nokta seem to build really nice quality detectors, I've basically forgotten about the factory build quality of my Nox, the only part of it that's original is the control pod and on occasion the coil 🙂 Everything else is aftermarket. I understand they made it that way to give us the performance at the price point that shook up the industry while maintaining their healthy profits and they achieved that very well. I don't think detectors like the Ace series and other lower end detectors get enough credit and get scoffed at by those that will only swing what is known as high end detectors, in the right conditions they're very capable detectors and in my case if I didn't have the other detectors I could have found a large majority of these coins pictured below mostly found with the Nox and Vanquish with nothing more than my Ace 300, probably all of them. These were all found in one quite small area and it's only probably half of them, I never did take a total photo when I was finished. It's good to hear your Anfibio is competitive with your Nox for coins in your hunting area, I'm not surprised by that one bit, the main benefit I'm seeing to the Multi-IQ detectors is the target ID reliability, for overall detection with the detector actually seeing the target the size of the coil dictates more how well I'd do than which detector I am using.
    2 points
  48. A GPX 6000 and Equinox 800 pretty much covers all my detecting needs, including dry beach detecting with a PI. I still do have a craving for a proper waterproof PI, and I’m not expecting Minelab to do it. I really want a properly made Impulse AQ, but I’m in skeptic mode now, so anything they make is going to have to prove out with others, before I get back on that horse. I like the ATX circuit a lot, but hate the weight. TDI Beachhunter is I guess the machine I’d buy now, but I’d rather have that properly made Impulse. So I guess I’ll just hold out for now looking for something better to come along. I just don’t need a beach PI badly enough to settle for anything less than what I really want. The 6000 will just have to do for now, even if it limits me to wading depths. So I guess I do have a Minelab made beach PI.
    2 points
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