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Sting Ray

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  1. I know areas where rings have been lost and, to my knowledge, not found. I understand a strong storm will relocate a ring. I also wonder if a ring is lost in 3 foot of water during the low tide, will it eventually work it's way up the beach? I believe that a man's gold ring will sink in the sand to a harder layer of shells or clay (hard pan layer). It will remain there until a force of water pushes it either up or down. I also realize there are small lower pockets of these hard pan layers that cause lead weights and rings to gather as if they were in a concave bowl. My friend says that through time the rings will be moved higher up with the seasonal sand movements and eventually make it to the wet sand of the b I wish there was a way to test items in the surf for verification. Your thoughts?
  2. Low spots can be great holding areas for heavy targets. If the sand in or around them is soft, expect light targets (pulltabs). I seem to do well just outside of a pool for some odd reason. Going off of your pictures, I'd hit around the rocks as much as possible. If they aren't sinking then jewelry & coins won't go far down either. Good Luck!
  3. Please forgive my ignorance, What is TX shift and TB? I figured B2 (Beach mode 2). I'm half lost without the abbreviations!
  4. Steve I probably should not have even mentioned I reduced the recovery speed. My reason for lowering the speed in this case was I was searching for a lost ring in the water and was hoping to gain a little more depth to aid in finding the ring. My main concern was the increased noise going from wet sand beach to underwater detecting. I was getting more noise with display both in and out of water but always when coil was submerged.
  5. Am I correct to believe that lowering the Sensitivity is necessary because of the waves and debris above & below the coil? I've tried to noise cancel in the water and this slightly helped. Thank you Chase Goldman
  6. I have recently been using my Equinox 800 for saltwater hunting. The obvious settings, Beach 2, Iron off. Since I am forced to a slower swing, I drop recovery speed to about 2-3 (4-5 on beach). I am forced to drop the sensitivity to 15 or below. I have noticed the waves will cause signals and dips in the sand too. This has become frustrating as I use a CTX-3030 and do not get nearly the false signals. Any suggestions to try?
  7. I noticed her hat (Navy). I usually tell those, or spouse of someone serving that their service to our great country is reward enough!
  8. I am very happy with my purchase from Steveg! I'm still testing out the counterweights but I can say the last time I was at the beach, I hunted 2 hours longer than usual and didn't suffer any shoulder pain I usually feel after a days hunt on the beach!
  9. After watching this, I will no longer complain about digging through clam shells and hard packed sand on my beach hunts! As mentioned earlier, If I knew it was gold (or something really valuable) I would dig as long as I could!
  10. Same here. I've used them 2 times now and they synced with my EQX right away. Extra ear size adapters are provided.
  11. Thank you. You actually gave me an idea of what to try when you mentioned the Tesoro & hip mount. I have the Tesoro Sand Shark. I could let him use this with the hip mount and hopefully this will work for him!
  12. Actually Mitchel, the GoFinds were my 1st thought. I just don't know how well they would handle the Salt water interference. He would not be getting the whole unit wet but, I would for him to use his MD in the wet sand. As far as fun, the 1st place we went was a trashy beach. he still managed some coins. The next day, we went to a section of beach that had a machine gun nest during WWII. He found some 30 & 50mm bullets and was stoked! Next time, I may "seed" the beach with a ring I've found so he can discover it and be hooked like the rest of us! S. Ray
  13. Thank you for replying. No. I have read where the 6" helps on weight and more importantly pinpointing for new users. Thanks for the second reply. I'll check the weights of the database machines. I just don't want to buy one that will go crazy down by the saltwater.
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