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  1. Version 4901-0172-4

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    Minelab SDC 2300 Instruction Manual (English only version), 5.16 MB pdf file, 17 pages Minelab SDC 2300 Data & Reviews Minelab SDC 2300 - Steve's Review Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  2. Howdy, Can anyone recommend where to buy a headphone adapter for Minelab’s proprietary headphone jack? thanks, Morgan
  3. Published on Apr 12, 2018 by steelPHASE In this video I talk about the settings on detectors, aiming mainly at the Minelab GPX, SDC and GPZ series. My aim is not to tell you what settings to run, but rather give you the knowledge to make informed decisions on settings out in the goldfields. Now I am no Einstein so I do stumble and fluster in a few spots but I have edited in some text to make things clearer (hopefully).
  4. So I decided to purchase a used SDC 2300 that was posted here on the website from Fort Bedford as I have heard and read many good things about this detector. I received the detector yesterday. This morning I decided to go to the local volleyball court in my neighborhood and just dig all of the signals and see how it reacted to a location that I have detected many times with my Original Tesoro Lobo. This machine is too simple to use that you almost think you are missing something until you hit a target and dig. I only stayed about an hour and only got about a 1/3rd of the court done before the
  5. Am wanting to purchase a Sdc 2300 all checks out on serial numbers etc and is a good price with many extras. my concern never using one before I set up three pieces of lead. 0.05g , 1.13g, 2.00g. i ran the Sdc over the three individual and the two larger pieces good solid signal up to 300mm lift. it would not pick up the 0.05g? Also ran it over 2.5g nugget yep good signal. i then ran my old AT Gold over the three same. As per the Sdc the AT went off and up to 300mm difference here is the AT picked up the 0.05g light signal but good solid number at around 50mm lift.
  6. My 2300 was falling apart, basically unusable. I pulled a Steve.
  7. With all the comparisons how do these two stack up, I know it is Apples to Oranges but what think you Steve and Gerry. I do not have my Nox yet so I can not compare them my self.
  8. Does anyone know where I can buy an sdc 2300 knuckle protector in the USA? I know there are several different brands in Australia, but they won't ship to the US or the shipping is outrageous. Would like to upgrade from using Gorilla tape.
  9. I’m a new member from Wasilla, Alaska. I am new to detecting for gold and was hoping you can help me make a final decision on which P.I. detector I want to buy. The reason why I want to get a P.I. Detector is so that I don’t have to worry about hot rocks setting off my detector much like in Petersville, note I have been using a gold bug pro. Now saying that I live in wasilla and knowing that the majority of nuggets are small I will be mainly hunting in relatively close areas such as Hatcher Pass and Petersville. I know that VLF detectors are hard to use in Petersville due to the graphite slate
  10. OK, I`ve found the courage, I think, Stripped the SDC right down the C/Bs with pot switches, coil plug, H/Dphone plug complete as per image below weighs 216 grams. This section complete with a couple of 3.7v LiPos hard wired in with the Pro-Sonic transmitter also hard wired, giving 3 Mini USB female plugs to charge .LiPos will be probably rectangular type that have their BMS in cooperated. Doubt I`ll used the SDC coil shaft as whilst it is quality feels heavy compared to say the GPX shaft. Anyway I`m "pissing into the wind" until tis a goer so will post back once and if it survives
  11. Ok, so I have noticed that Steve no longer has a SDC2300 but does have a GM1000. I would be very interested to hear not only Steve's but everyone's current thoughts on the SDC? Has it been overtaken by newer detectors? Steve, why did you sell yours?
  12. I saw the prototype of the first coil that will be released for the 2300. 10x5" The tester really likes it and apparently it is dynamite on the jagged bits. And the main thing I wanted in these new coils, it is centre mount . I will probably start using my 2300 a bit more
  13. We all know that the SDC 2300 has proven itself to be fantastic on small gold and people seem to get the idea that it is a very shallow machine and not too useful for hunting nuggets at depth. I realize it is not a GPZ or a GPX but can anyone give me an idea of just how deep this machine can go on nuggets above a gram and into the bigger stuff. I guess what I`m asking is for some examples of dug targets. Is this machine an overall detector or is it just for shallow small stuff?
  14. Afternoon forumers, A few days ago I turned on the SDC to check a few hot rocks. It was going crazy with EMI (I thought) and I felt it was the bit of a storm that was happening up the valley. Although when I held it dead still (sat it on the plastic garbage bin) it was fine. Ran the hot rocks over it and they all 'pinged' which was strange because I felt that only the bit of quartz had the potential for actually having some gold. Turned it off, crushed the quartz, no gold, was confused. Turned it on the next night and same thing - very wavering, noisy threshold and would only
  15. Evening, I hope this makes sense. I have a GPZ and an SDC and they seem to work pretty good near power lines. Plenty of auto channels to try and find a quiet one. As these are the only detectors I have ever owned I am wondering if other detectors - older minelab and other brands - are as quiet around power lines? Especially the really big trans-country lines. The reason I ask is that I found a nice looking area today that has been worked 'in the olden days' and in the short time available (20 minutes) this evening I found quite a few shallow rust nuggets, small/nice sounding
  16. Hey guys, I'm having problem with my sdc2300, it keeps telling me it's flat even with new battery's... Anyone else had this problem?? Cheers.
  17. As a total newbie, the more I read the more confused I become. I was leaning towards a 2300 as a first machine to use when I move back to AZ. But I was looking at the 4500 and 5000 as the price where I am are all within 100 bucks of each other. Makes for a tough choice........BUT then I keep reading about the GPZ and the size and depth increases it affords and I think that is the machine I will ultimately want anyway. I am new to the detecting(read zero experience since the 80's), but not to prospecting. Would I be getting over my head going straight to the GPZ? I am not talking about the pri
  18. Hi all, I'm ready to buy my first detector and have narrowed the choice down to two. Mainly based on price but some advice could help point me in the right direction. My choices are the GPX 4500 & SDC 2300, within $100 of each other. Most of my hunting will be in the Golden Triangle of central Victoria, Australia. The GPX seems to be more versatile but the SDC appears to be easier to master. It appears both will find gold in the right hands so I suppose my quandary revolves around which one will give me the broadest chance to find gold in quantity and size. Cheers in advance,
  19. I have the Miner John (Razorback) skid plate or scuff cover for the Minelab GPZ 7000. This is a much longer lasting cover than the skid plate that comes stock with the GPZ 7000. http://razorbackcoils.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/5908106 I recommend the product highly if you need a replacement scuff cover for your GPZ. I was not aware however that Miner John also makes a cover for the SDC 2300, which I have to assume is also a better cover than the one that comes with the detector. I no longer have the SDC 2300 myself but just wanted to pass this along for those that do. http://raz
  20. Great Treasure Talk blog by Nenad Lonic at http://www.minelab.com/go-minelabbing/treasure-talk/comparing-minelab-s-sdc-gpx-gpz-detectors comparing and contrasting the Minelab SDC 2300, GPX 5000, and GPZ 7000.
  21. Be aware! I saw this on eBay today and it looks like a fake to me. But the seller says, "it was an early test unit." One pic Shows an obvious name change and other shows paint peeling off the bottom of the coil. My sdc did not have a painted coil. Hopefully, Steve can confirm one way or another on this unit... I really don't want anybody to get sucked into a scam...
  22. My SDC is nearing 2 years old although I haven't used it much since the 7000. There had been some audio issues with a worn headphone jack connection so I used duct tape to stabilize the whole mess but it was down to audio in just one ear. It's not the headphone cord, but the connection ring on the detector that was worn. A friend expressed interest in buying it and he called Minelab about getting it fixed on the warranty. He was told they don't repair the 2300's, just send it in and they would send out a new one. I know a couple guys here in Yuma that had audio problems with the 2300's an
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