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Nautilus DMC-IIB
Posted by: filternozzle
Date: May 23, 2017 05:30PM
I live in the UK and for years used the Nautilus DMC-IIB and thought it was the best deep seeking discriminating detector I had ever used. Built in the USA by Tyndall Electronics, Coats.

How many of you remember how good this detector was/is?



Happy Hunting
Minelab GPX-5000 - Backup GPX-4500 with a very large selection of coils.

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Nautilus DMC-IIB
Posted by: vlad
Date: May 23, 2017 11:14PM
I have one-but things are so trashy its never used-unless I hit Civil War sites.
Your situation is much different there-items many thousands of years old +deep...................

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Re: Nautilus DMC-IIB
Posted by: Mega
Date: May 24, 2017 01:12AM
Have never used a Nautilus but had the opportunity to buy one about 5 years back,if i am honest i think it was they way the batteries had been mounted that put me off,but have since found out that they never have caused any reliability issues,but since i have the 2 Nexus machines i doubt that i will need to add a Nautilus to my arsenal.

The hardest problem with you i would think is choosing which one too use as you have more than one :rofl:



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Some of my site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Nexus MP 14x13
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI Coiltek 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

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Re: Nautilus DMC-IIB
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: May 25, 2017 03:38PM
We started off using the old horseshoe handle LF. That thing was a monster to swing all day...and believe me...from dusk 'til dawn. It found civil war relics hand over fist. After retirement of that one, I got the Dmc and did very well with that. Then came the 2b which I still have, has undoubtedly found most of my confederate collection, not to mention union artifacts and coins, old and new. I have it packed up and ready to send in for a tune-up and a new coil. I believe it can still keep up with the VLF's of today.



T2SE* Nautilus 2b w/ GG DMC headphones * Lesche Piranah* Garrett propointer* The "bomb" sheath w/Lesche digger* Deteknix W6 pro headphones* Oldest coin 1776 2 Reale

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Re: Nautilus DMC-IIB
Posted by: Harold,ILL.
Date: May 31, 2017 11:38AM
Yes got a IIBa when they first came out. Dug My Deepest Indian coil for coil with it. It was 12" with a 8" Coil. The S-Rod set-up was alrite till I got a " Little" older. Then did the Whites Rod conversion much easier to swing. It has a Sweet Modulated Disc. Only tone it gives on super Deep coins that is addicting. The Indian had it. Once You hear it You don't forget it.



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CZ-3D
Golden uMax

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Re: Nautilus DMC-IIB
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: May 31, 2017 03:38PM
I still have one. Found a nice gold ring with mine.

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Re: Nautilus DMC-IIB
Posted by: Richard@BackwoodsDetectors
Date: August 10, 2017 02:56PM
One of the best detetectors ever made !!
I got one when they came out and got one of my first US belt buckles with it. I was off the side of a hill from an artillery position and got a good signal. Dug and dug, and dug, and dug... (I can't remember if pinpointers were out then but I didn't have one) I had been very careful digging but at 16", I said "to crap with it." I slammed the shovel in the center of the holes (by now it's big enough to bury your family pet in) and a couple inches in, I heard that terrible sound... metal against :rage:metal. I put a big scratch mark on the front of an absolutely beautiful plate. One of my first impressions with the DMC-IIB. I will admit, it took my brain awhile to adjust to the audio but once you pick up on it, your good to go.

HH, Richard




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