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  1. The lower the RS the longer the target sound in the water. More to beach hunting than the dry sand. Wet sand and in the water has its own challenges. Even the dry sand when damp can prevent the use of some of the other modes. IB.... i was running 2... which will make most bottle caps in the water almost disappear .... running 0 you still catch more of um. Is that good or bad? I normally run 3 on the wet sand .... but once in the water i dont care for the odd sound it makes on the hard pan, especially going up a slope. So in my fairly low mineral locations i run RS4. Its all about tweaking it to best suit your hunting and getting as good a performance as you can....... KNOWING there is no perfect setting. Some days im willing to pass up say high non-ferr targets or even lower my settings for a fast recent drop hunt covering a lot of beach. Sometimes a machine can be just to mind numbing HOT and in the long run your day wasnt anymore profitable. In the water most of these machines are getting about the same depth....... so it can come down to what you do differently or where you do it.
  2. Chase is totally accurate..... its sealed. If for some reason you need better water protection...... try a couple of wraps of teflon tape on the threads.
  3. I no longer collect coins so it more for me than for the snooty collector. Here is a coin i found recently on an E. Coast Fl. beach. Im told its a King Frederick II coin..... somewhere around 1500. Did i clean it properly NO...... but its just a great find. Those IHs are the worst about turning RED if you clean them. Soaking them in mineral oil will do little.... it not like olive oil. Its not a corrosive ment to clean.... its ment to preserve.
  4. Mineral oil WILL enhance RED copper coins bringing them back to a more natural color. Ive used it for years it came from someone i knew who wrote for Coin World. Unlike vinegar and other harsh ways..... even long time olive oil soaking .... people tend to forget to use something to STOP the corrosive process like baking power in water once the desired cleaning is complete. We used to just rub the heck out of coins to make the PRETTY. Now days coin collecting has turned into such a BUSINESS...... shameful in so many ways.
  5. If you clean it ....it will show badly as be worthless except to complete a set maybe. Most collectors would give you more as is. If you clean it wrong it could turn fakish red and almost brittle looking. Leave as is and put a touch of mineral OIL on it. Which is a goo preserver on any copper.
  6. You are correct Chase.... now my question.... do you think it DID NOT noise cancel if you have to hit it again meaning it stays on the current setting?
  7. Noise cancel is the only one i have to double press..... but yes.
  8. Most detectors use filters....... which if the coil is moving to fast will filter out weak targets. Used to be 2 and 4 filters..... may be higher now days. The larger the coil the more material the machine has to process as well.....thus the faster you go the less it sees. 6 is a pretty FAST recovery..... that beep is quick if it comes thru and sometimes ya just miss near targets that a slower recovery of 4 might not. Sweep speed always matters IMO. Might try buring several targets in a line at different depth and distances from each other.... then swing between target to see what you are missing. Ive found if im not getting a whole lot .... try something different....... slow down and NOT cover so much beach that day.
  9. I agree Chase..... for water hunting add an enclosed coil and thinner lower shaft. It was a huge leap having the ability to change phones and coils..... now if we just had coils to match the modes.
  10. It might sell....but not while most have a warranty. This doesn’t appear to be a violation of the depth....and a small percentage at best would use it deeper.
  11. Ive also read issues with down loading..... that could i guess contribute to how the programs act. Someone using the old program switching to the new .... hopefully tried reloading it again if it seemed out of whack.
  12. 1 and 2 likely arent shots sinkers.... they tend to come in more around the 4 to 6 range. That range seems to be more foil/can slaw bits.
  13. Steve..... of course im the one who does lol. I found in the wet sand the new version tended to change the TIDs more often. The older version seems to pick up less bottle caps.... in the water especially. The changes made didnt really affect what i was looking for ..... gold. I did test both on a couple hundred pieces of gold......i didnt find a difference in depth when air testing. It doesnt seem to be a good on coins on edge..... but is fair with rings on edge depending on which angle. I still loose to many targets in the hole...... but both programs seemed to do that. I never tested this with the NEW program..... but the old at say 25 on a quarter ....or can... seems to make sizing difficult. Im sure a good bit of it could be .... what you started out on and learned more than real differences..... AND of course im NOT dirt hunting which is a whole different ball game.
  14. Have you ever dealt with hot rocks/big iron? Most detectors if you run to much sensitivity will pick those up near the surface because of minerals/iron/rust in them. Try putting the targets from - to + in a circle......there is a point where targets go from say - (iron) to + (large can). If you have a rusty large piece of iron or hot rock.... they tend to JUMP into that very high digital range..... which is called wrap around (going from - to a + digit). Most detectors do it ...... but the Nox tends to do it jumping in the LOW positive end as opposed to the high. The Nox tends to pick up a lot of surface minerals.... mostly bits of iron/black sand/hot rocks causing falsing in the say +2 to +6 digit range. IF you set that second bin wrong... you are going to waste a lot more time checking false signals because you have but one tone giving your information.... a dig it all tone. 50 tones can spread out those tones giving you a little more information. Hopefully i explained that somewhat right lol.
  15. I think a lot of us miss pitch hold.... which gave us longer sounds on targets. I cant run 7 on a recovery speed here.... ive found the tones are just to short... and if i have selected the wrong pitch or target volume i can completely miss near targets. I have no problem in moving water knee deep either...... but i believe hes referring to the oat meal area..... fluffy soft sand where black sand and minerals or tiny flakes accumulate...... right there at that low tide line surf... where its pulling your coil going back out.
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