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  1. I have a lot of time for my T2, it's my most comfortable detector and was also one of my first. I've had a love hate relationship with it from day one, mostly because I struggled to use it. It has however found me a number of good finds especially old coins. One of the biggest issues I've had with it has been EMI and bad Target ID numbers and a lot of that has been my insistence on running it at 99 sensitivity like I do with my other detectors, I recently found I had a loose shielding wire inside my T2 by hearing a rattling noise when I was swinging it. I've glued the wire back down to where it's meant to be how it arrived from the factory and EMI has improved greatly. I'm still going to experiment on improving that with EMI shelding paint, but that's another story. Seeing now EMI isn't so bad anymore with that fixed I've been experimenting with settings, especially in relation to the discrimination. I've left the detector on the default 60 sensitivity for this experiment. I have a NZ $1 coin buried at 6 inches and a NZ $2 coin (slightly bigger size) buried at 11.5 inches which have been in the ground for over a year. I think they will be laying flat but I'm not certain as I didn't lay them flat but I stomped on the ground a lot when burying them so I would assume that flattened them out. They now have grass over them like it never happened. For this test I used the Mars Tiger coil. Now if I have my discrimination set to 0 I get really bad EMI, I assume this is noise from the electronics in the detector along with the usual EMI around my area. It has very good detection depth with discrimination at 0 however, much like in all metal but the Target ID's are all over the place due to the EMI. As I slowly change the discrimination up to 10 the EMI noise quietens right down but still has a bit of chatter, the depth goes down a tiny bit but Target ID's improve drastically. Both targets are getting pretty good ID's. By the time I get my discrimination to 20 there is no more EMI noise at all, even in my front yard which is right near power lines and my Wifi modem and so on it stays stable, Target ID's on deep targets are fantastic, sitting right within a range of 78 to 80 on both coins. In an air test both coins come up at 79. I am surprised that at 60 sensitivity I am able to pick up the deeper coin with my discrimination at 20. If I wind my discrimination up to 40 and leave sensitivity on 60 I can now barely detect the deeper coin, the other coin detects fine with reasonably good ID's but not matching the ID's when I have my discrimination at 20. Now here is the weirdest bit, If I go to discrimination of 49 the deepest coin is now terrible target ID's, can barely detect it, the shallow coin still detects fine but ID's aren't great, within a range of 70 to 85 If I move the discrimination up to 50 EMI comes back with force, basically exactly the same as it was with the 0 discrimination setting, the machine goes nuts, even on 60 sensitivity. I have to take sensitivity back to 30 to make it stable again. If I go a long way from EMI I am able to run my discrimination over 50 and it appears the depth of detection comes right back again that is lost with discrimination between 30 to 49. It's like running in discrimination 10 for depth which seems to be about the deepest discrimination level. As I wind the discrimination up further the EMI calms down again, by 70 it's completely quiet like it was prior to 50 even in my front yard EMI effected area. At the moment I'm finding sensitivity of 60 with discrimination set at 20 really makes the machine into a monster, it's Target ID's even with a 11.5" coin are great to the point I can confidently know I'm going to be digging the coin. My question is, is there some sort of sensitivity boost once you reach 50 on the discrimination that makes the EMI come back again? or is it an issue with my T2? The depth at 50+ discrimination is noticeably deeper than at 40 discrimination and much more like at 10 discrimination which is why I ask about the sensitivity going up. I hope I've explained it all well, but as it stands now I'm going to stick with sensitivity of 60 with discrimination at 20, it's working better than in all metal mode (better ID's) and better than any other setting I've come up with, It can get a better target ID on a coin in those settings than with sensitivity at 99 and discrimination at 20. As it stands in those settings on my test coins the T2 is pretty amazing.
  2. I received my new Teknetics T2 SE Thursday. I also ordered a Cors Shrew coil to go with it. Was using the Cors Shrew for everything in these pictures EXCEPT the bullet, which was found with the stock 11" coil. There will be another Cors coil in the future for me. They make an excellent product. I'm very pleased with the T2, it's an amazing detector and today it showed me what it can do with less than 4 hrs total time on this machine. It pulled nickels out like no other detector has ever done for me. Lots of power under the hood, and I didn't even run it past 65 on sens. Had really good results cranking disc up to 40, ran 2 tone and 3 tone. I've finally found what I was looking for in a detector. All the coins and junk are from roughly 3 hrs metal detecting today, bullet is from another site visited today less than an hour. Nothing but clad here, and loads of nickels that are very discolored.I've hit this area earlier this year with the Equinox 600(now gone), and XP ORX. The bullet I found at another place today, but was not even there an hour due to rain. I'm looking for some identification on that lead bullet so if any of you can help with it I'd be glad to hear it. Any idea on age of the bullet?
  3. Does anyone know what other coils the Teknetics Minuteman is compatible with? Got one on the way for use as "Level 1 Investigator/Scout". This is going to be the little dude that I take to any new site first. It will be used to see how trashy an area is and remove any shallow items like clad coins or garbage before bringing in the XP ORX for deeper items. This little detector seems like it should fit the bill nicely for feeling out a place. It's simple enough to be fun, powerful enough to be useful, and cheap enough to be thrown into the vehicle as a workhorse. From all I've read on it and seen the detector appears to be fairly decent at getting things done without a lot of guesswork. Anyone here have one or have used this model before?
  4. Adrian Harris Published on Feb 17, 2019 - On our 4th dig at K C Rallys up comes a William 3rd silver hoard 51 in total well done Garry next step reporting the find to the Worcester FLO.
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    Teknetics Alpha 2000 Owner's Manual, 1.81 MB pdf file, 20 pages Teknetics Alpha 2000 Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Delta 4000 Owner's Manual, 3.6 MB pdf file, 20 pages Teknetics Delta 4000 Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Digitek Owner's Manual, 4.87 MB pdf file, 24 pages Teknetics Digitek Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Eurotek Owner's Manual, 3.6 MB pdf file, 20 pages Teknetics Eurotek Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Eurotek Pro Owner's Manual, 3.25 MB pdf file, 24 pages Teknetics Eurotek Pro Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics T2 Operating Manual, 3.48 MB pdf file, 40 pages Teknetics T2 Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Liberator Owner's Manual, 2.04 MB pdf file, 24 pages Teknetics Liberator Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics G2 Owner's Manual, 2.15 MB pdf file, 40 pages Teknetics G2 Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Gamma 6000 Owner's Manual, 2.96 MB pdf file, 24 pages Teknetics Gamma 6000 Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Minuteman Owner's Manual, 2.09 MB pdf file, 24 pages Teknetics Minuteman Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics T2 Special Edition DST | T2+ Operating Manual, 4.05 MB pdf file, 40 pages Note there is some confusion regarding the Special Edition (Black) as generally being referred to as Limited or Ltd models in most advertising. The Limited Edition (Ltd) and Special Edition (SE) label are used for the same model. The Teknetics T2+ is also another version of this same detector, sold with different accessories. Teknetics T2 Ltd (Special Edition) Data & Reviews Teknetics T2+ Data & Reviews White's Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Patriot Owner's Manual, 1.82 MB pdf file, 40 pages Teknetics Patriot Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Omega 8500 Owner's Manual, 2.3 MB pdf file, 28 pages Teknetics Omega 8500 Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics G2+ Owner's Manual, 5.13 MB pdf file, 40 pages Teknetics G2+ Data & Reviews First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics 2014 full color catalog, 12.28 MB pdf file, 12 pages First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
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    Teknetics Eurotek 2014 full color catalog, 1.9 MB pdf file, 4 pages First Texas (Teknetics) Metal Detector Forum
  21. Back at the end of 2013 I made a post about trying to choose between the Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Garrett AT Gold, Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold, Tesoro Lobo SuperTRAQ, and White's MXT. The real point I was trying to make was not that any were better than the others, because in my opinion in all metal prospect mode they are all so close as to hardly matter. My contention is that you should choose one based on all the other features included, such as weight, waterproof or not, tones, coil selection, etc. In my case I just wanted a light, simple detector for looking for gold in the middle of ferrous trash. I went with the Gold Bug Pro mainly because of the simplicity of the machine combined with the under 3 pound weight. Since then I kind of went down the rabbit hole. The Makro Gold Racer came along and at 56 kHz versus the Gold Bug Pro 19 kHz and about nearly the same weight it ended up replacing my Gold Bug Pro. Then I picked up a good deal on an XP Deus with 11" coil in anticipation of getting the new high frequency coil. Then the Nokta Impact came along and now the Minelab GM1000 plus there are more on the horizon. Then there is the fact I am a sucker for a deal and an impulse buyer! First Texas started aggressively blowing out some models at exceptional low prices recently, and the temptations for me have been continuous. I sort of missed that Gold Bug Pro and so when this deal on the basic Gold Bug came along at $337 I was really tempted. However, I wanted a larger coil and so I passed. Then along came this smoking discount on the Teknetics G2 for only $390 with free shipping. Or less. The deal is offered by First Texas direct on eBay and they included the "Make Offer" button. I decided to offer $375 and leave it up to fate. If they accepted the offer it was meant to be, if not I would pass. They accepted! Who knows how low they might go? I guess I should have started lower then ramped it up but $375 at half original price seemed quite fair to me. So why the Teknetics G2? Well, it is exactly the same machine as the Fisher Gold Bug Pro (DP 11" coil version) but with a different rod. It sports what is basically the same rod and handle as used on the F75, which fits my hand better than any other I have ever used. Something about the unique design of the handle that tapers to the top and angles forward. And I like the gray color after all the gold and black machines I have used. The main thing is the Gold Bug DP and G2 both come with the 7" x 11" DD coil as stock, giving me that larger coil. I might have preferred the 5" x 10" coil but First Texas only sells that as a stock coil on the Fisher F19 so this was as close as I could get at a great price. (Click on all images in this post for larger versions) Long story short though is to this day I consider the Fisher Gold Bug Pro to be the best starting unit for anyone wanting a VLF for gold prospecting in the U.S. It is nearly as hot as a Gold Bug 2 on small gold but with better depth on large gold, and easier to operate, lighter weight, lower price - just can't go wrong starting out with all that. It is also very popular, and that being the case it is a benchmark detector against which other machines can be measured. With all the new units I have or will have soon I decided I needed the Teknetics G2 mostly to use as a baseline for comparison tests I am doing this year. At the price I got it at if I decide to ditch it later I will not get hurt much, and who knows, I just might keep it. Especially with the second coil I picked up to go with it. The Nokta Impact I have came with two coils, a 7" x 11" DD coil almost identical to the one on the G2, plus a great little 4" x 7.75" (10.5cm x 19.5cm) DD coil. The closest I could get to that with the G2 for comparative purposes is the slightly smaller NEL Snake 3.75" x 6.75" (9.7cm x 17cm) DD coil. Both are epoxy filled and just 0.7" (1.8cm) thick with coil cover. The G2 is a bit nose heavy with that 11" coil but light as a feather with the little elliptical mounted. Anyway, that's my story and I am sticking to it. The G2 will be used in the field alongside the Gold Racer, Deus V4, Impact, Gold Bug 2, Gold Monster 1000, and whatever else comes along over the next year as the baseline test unit. What I often do is overload myself with new models and then let nature run its course. As time goes by I will grab certain ones I like for various uses, and others will tend to sit in the corner. It may not be efficient but it does work for me in deciding what I like to use. And that is the final thought I want to leave you with when it comes to VLF however is this. It is not all about just sheer performance, as these machines are all so hair splitting close these days. That is why each model has thousands of fans on the internet - they all work well. Like a good pair of boots you just have to find the ones that fit you best. At the end of the day the only way that has ever worked out for me is to try them out myself. I will let you all know what I think over the course of the year.
  22. Ok so I’m going to once again be asking opinions of the pros (you all). In my last post I asked what would be a better detector between the Teknetics T2+ and G2+, and it seems the G2+ would work better for gold which is what I’m going to be in the hunt for. But along the way I was introduced to the idea of saving up a little more and buying the equinox 800. What would you do? Option 1, Order the G2+ now and use it for a while in hope of finding a few good nuggets and then buying the Nox. Option 2, keep using my pawn shop kids detector and save up another 2-3 months to buy the Nox. Option 3, buy the Nox now on credit and have my wife hang me...?
  23. I’m going to tell you what little I know from a friend from a friend of his that is saying very little as in next to nothing. It started out this guy wanted to get into coin hunting. He looks around and find himself a used Teknetics. Now remember all this is new to him. He’s out there just swinging his new used detector and he gets a signal. Well like all good American boy he starts digging. He gets a hole dug about a foot down and hits a brick. Then he makes the hole bigger and low and behold there is another brick next to the first one. The thing is the two bricks are not next to each other but has a space in between. He’s thinking I didn’t detect the bricks and he didn’t because here is this tin laying in between the two bricks. I haven’t got the straight of the type of tin but maybe that will come later. Here he is with this so called tin in his hands trying to pry it open. Now hold on because this is the things that can dirty your pants. Okay now he’s got it open. He pops it out into his hand and there lays a Double Eagle better known as a twenty dollar gold coin. Of all things it’s a walking Liberty with a flying Eagle on the backside . Oh yes I did leave the date out didn’t I. This old girl is carrying a date of 1907. If you look in a coin book none of them come cheap. He told the guy I know that he knows that it’s worth no less than 6000. My friend wanted his to send a picture on the phone but the guy said no and he wouldn’t say where he found it. Because it’s a rare coin he just wanted to keep it under wraps at this time. If can at a later date I’ll give you the rest of the story. Chuck
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