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    GPZ 7000, GPX 6000, SDC 2300, Equinox 800, Excalibur 2

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  1. I ran the DD for the first time yesterday just to try it out. We had some pretty saturated ground from getting up to a foot of snow last week but it was just saturated not salty. I was detecting basically in mud lol. I did pull out a .03 dink, but not deep. Just FYI.
  2. To expand on this, I have a friend who was a lawyer as a public defendant. He told me that objects I find (Jewelry, Reclics, whatever) has an owner and that “finders keepers” is not the law. You could technically leave, bury whatever out in the woods, beach wherever, and if someone takes it they technically stole it from you. Even if you lost it. It technically makes sense. But 🤷‍♂️
  3. Just remember that Amps x Volts = Watts The 6000 battery is 42Wh (Watt hours, don't worry about the hours). The 12v plug or clips charges at 6W so it will take 7 hours to charge the battery from dead. Don't worry about leaving it on longer. Once it reaches capacity it will no longer drain off the larger battery. The question now is, how many Watts is your truck battery. I tested mine on a 500W Jackery battery, so I knew I would get 10 charges before the battery is depleted. The second question is, how long would it take running your trucks alternator (aka battery charger), to charge your truck battery back up to full. What I would do is when the truck battery is full, test with a volt meter. Run it down charging a few 6k batteries (if you have the time), then test again with the volt meter to see the new level. Run the truck maybe for 15 mins, turn off and check the truck battery again with the volt meter. You should then be able to calculate how long it would take to run the truck to get back to the full volt meter reading and hence a full truck battery. If you were to charge for 3 days I don't think you would have a problem, but bring jumpers. You will have friends there 🙂 I would not advise using an inverter. Those take energy to run to convert the DC to AC and still take the same amount of time. The most efficient use is to charge with just DC.
  4. I would love to go on a field trip with Chris around NV! I have sent messages asking if he ever does anything like that (paid of ourse), but never got any responses.
  5. I currently am using the wireless headphones more but in the summer preferred the external speaker. what I really want is a WM12 wireless external speaker. Or something like the JBL Clip.
  6. SDC2300 might be a good beach PI. Waterproof and has salt settings. I am gonna try mine this winter and try to find a new use for it now that i have a 6k
  7. In regards to pluging in any coil, you have to do that about 3 times. Plug it in, screw on, push it in again, screw on further, third time its all the way pluged in tighten up. I have had to do this with all my coils. Might be an EMI source if not fully plugged in 🤷‍♂️
  8. Oneguy - If you like the detector and can’t try any of the solutions of using someone else’s gear, don’t forget you have a 3 year warranty. Maybe send it in for a diagnostic check. 🤷‍♂️
  9. I have no problem with coil twisting and I am using the 17” now. I think people who are having a problem are not tightening down hard enough. The shafts are carbon fiber you’re not going to break them tighten the clamp as tight as it can possibly get. If you’re just weakly tightening it down then you are going to have some twist. Quite honestly if you wanted to drill a hole and put a pin in yourself it would not be a big deal but I think it defeats the purpose when you want to tighten up the cord by giving it a twist before engaging the locks. So far I’m satisfied with it. Keep this in mind to if you think you can actually tighten it to the point where you’re going to break it it’s under warranty for three years! But if you drill the hole it’s probably not under warranty anymore.
  10. Unfortunately this is old news, Lunk discovered these before the 6k even came out and Chase already have these listed in his 5th link. I was hoping doc might have made a small attachable speaker similar to the wm12
  11. I did this on my last hunt but all i got was lead. Had a high/high on tiny lead and a low/low on a big slug. Similar to what small and large gold “should” sound like. I am waiting for a high/low or a low/high.
  12. Hey Rick, I’m bringing my RZR out there in Nov. Do you need any special permits for riding around on BLM trails? Mine is all licensed and registered for road riding too in my state. Thanks!
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