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MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: goldenpulltab
Date: April 29, 2007 11:52AM
The tools of the trade!:happy:




Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: mrmaybach
Date: April 29, 2007 12:06PM
Thinking about buying an Explorer Se or quattro. I am new to detecting and can anyone give me some insight or their opinion. I almost purchased a White's Mxt.

Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: goldenpulltab
Date: April 29, 2007 12:25PM
Well i can say i am extremely pleased with the SE for coin shooting its superb it really is great. I can predict with about 90% accuracy what a target is likely to be before i dig. I have never used a quattro so i can't comment on its effectiveness no doubt its another superb detector from minelab. The se once you master it you won't ever want to use another detector. I found a coin today at 9 inches down - loud crisp SMOOTH & REPEATBLE signal. at 10 inches coins still sound pretty good.
This is the most exciting detector i have ever used. What i say is go for it , buy one you will do well with it honestly. Do Expect to dig some trash for a few weeks until you get to know it better though.
The se has the smoothest sound on coins i have ever heard on a metal detector this is what i like about it - co:thumbup:ins are very easy to hear from all the ground iron & other trash. :thumbup:

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Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: nugget71
Date: April 29, 2007 06:28PM
I used an Exp II for awhile and loved it. The power and options were right up my alley because Im right into electronics and gagets, I loved the options on the Exp II. It basicly paid for itself and on coins I was simply stoked! The only grudge I did have was the weight of the detector. Im sure the SE is a little lighter and everytime they bring out a newer model they try to improve the one before. If the SE is better then the Exp II your gonna have a great machine. I cant comment about the quattro or the whites as I have never used either of them. If you can, try to get your hands on a few detectors and try them out. Im sure if your serious about getting one a good dealer will always let you try them out.
Cheers!

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Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: pinpointa
Date: April 29, 2007 07:25PM
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Hi Golden pulltabs,
I have been using detectors here in AUSTRALIA since 1979 and have seen a lot of changes in that time. Using garretts, whites, bounty hunter, compass, fisher,tesoro,minelab, After using a sovereign for 10 years in january 2005 i swapped over to Quattro which more or less is a easier version of a explorer to use and a top beeper a little heavy and a bit slow in recovery, but i sold it a few weeks ago and got a exterra 70 i have used it for a week and i am impressed it has got a lot more features than the Quattro and much faster in recovery.As most of my detecting is on grass i make sure that i dont damage the grass here is what i use finding the target with the probe rod if it is on its flat turn it on its side with the screw driver and remove it with the forceps.
Regards Pinpointa down under in oz.:thumbup:


Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: goldenpulltab
Date: April 29, 2007 07:48PM
EXCELLENT - THATS A CLEVER WAY TO REMOVE SHALLOW DEPTH COINS WITHOUT DAMAGING THE GRASS. UNIQUE.. SUPERB. .....FANTASTIC :clapping:

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Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: October 03, 2017 02:24PM
If the coin is valuable, how do you keep from scratching it with your probe and clamp as you drag it through the dirt to the surface?

Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: Charles (Upstate NY)
Date: October 03, 2017 03:16PM
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mrmaybach
Thinking about buying an Explorer Se or quattro. I am new to detecting and can anyone give me some insight or their opinion. I almost purchased a White's Mxt.

Stay away from the Explorer Se, especially if it has that lame Se slim line coil. Step up to the Explorer Se Pro if you can afford it. Otherwise the Quattro is not a bad machine, there was a guy in my local area who opted for the Quattro, he worked it very slow and dug a ton of silver coins. All three of these Minelabs are heavy pigs, an Explorer Se Pro with an X1 probe weighs a whopping 4.75 pounds its like swinging a half gallon of milk.

Whites MXT/DFX are not bad machines. Super easy to pinpoint with, much lighter and better balanced vs Explorer. Excellent for hunting shallow coins, I know an Explorer owner who reaches for his DFX when intending to go dig shallow clad quarters.

In comparison the Explorer Se Pro will go deeper than the Whites. And even on deeper targets the Whites can hit on the Explorer Se Pro will have more accurate target ID. A couple three examples when I was hunting head to head with Whites guys, DFX ID said silver, Explorer ID said lead, target was lead bullet. DFX said iron, Explorer said silver quarter, target was a deep standing liberty quarter. DFX said iron, Explorer said large cent, target was a deep large cent.

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Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: Harold,ILL.
Date: October 03, 2017 03:49PM
Kudos to You for not using a shovel like the YouTube Yuppie idiots. These guys are killing the Hobby.
Other forums get Mad when You say it as they love their Vids but it is True. Lost most My Public spots to these Clowns that I hunted for Years without a Problem. People need to wise up if they want this Hobby to survive. And Company's that sell Detectors should too as People won't but their shiney New Detectors if No where to use them.



Etrac
CZ-3D
Golden uMax

Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: October 03, 2017 04:17PM
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Charles (Upstate NY)
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mrmaybach
Thinking about buying an Explorer Se or quattro. I am new to detecting and can anyone give me some insight or their opinion. I almost purchased a White's Mxt.

Stay away from the Explorer Se, especially if it has that lame Se slim line coil. Step up to the Explorer Se Pro if you can afford it. Otherwise the Quattro is not a bad machine, there was a guy in my local area who opted for the Quattro, he worked it very slow and dug a ton of silver coins. All three of these Minelabs are heavy pigs, an Explorer Se Pro with an X1 probe weighs a whopping 4.75 pounds its like swinging a half gallon of milk.

Whites MXT/DFX are not bad machines. Super easy to pinpoint with, much lighter and better balanced vs Explorer. Excellent for hunting shallow coins, I know an Explorer owner who reaches for his DFX when intending to go dig shallow clad quarters.

In comparison the Explorer Se Pro will go deeper than the Whites. And even on deeper targets the Whites can hit on the Explorer Se Pro will have more accurate target ID. A couple three examples when I was hunting head to head with Whites guys, DFX ID said silver, Explorer ID said lead, target was lead bullet. DFX said iron, Explorer said silver quarter, target was a deep standing liberty quarter. DFX said iron, Explorer said large cent, target was a deep large cent.

"I know an Explorer owner who reaches for his DFX when intending to go dig shallow clad quarters."

I used a Whites V3i for over 5 years, then the SE Pro for close to a year. The SE stomps butt in finding coins past 6 inches. I am like the DFX guy though. If I am hunting 6 inches targets, which BTW is 95% of the finds here in my clay...I will take the V3i. A promising deeper silver hunt though in decent soil, I'd never leave without my SE Pro.

Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: Charles (Upstate NY)
Date: October 03, 2017 06:29PM
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5900_XL-1
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Charles (Upstate NY)
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mrmaybach
Thinking about buying an Explorer Se or quattro. I am new to detecting and can anyone give me some insight or their opinion. I almost purchased a White's Mxt.

Stay away from the Explorer Se, especially if it has that lame Se slim line coil. Step up to the Explorer Se Pro if you can afford it. Otherwise the Quattro is not a bad machine, there was a guy in my local area who opted for the Quattro, he worked it very slow and dug a ton of silver coins. All three of these Minelabs are heavy pigs, an Explorer Se Pro with an X1 probe weighs a whopping 4.75 pounds its like swinging a half gallon of milk.

Whites MXT/DFX are not bad machines. Super easy to pinpoint with, much lighter and better balanced vs Explorer. Excellent for hunting shallow coins, I know an Explorer owner who reaches for his DFX when intending to go dig shallow clad quarters.

In comparison the Explorer Se Pro will go deeper than the Whites. And even on deeper targets the Whites can hit on the Explorer Se Pro will have more accurate target ID. A couple three examples when I was hunting head to head with Whites guys, DFX ID said silver, Explorer ID said lead, target was lead bullet. DFX said iron, Explorer said silver quarter, target was a deep standing liberty quarter. DFX said iron, Explorer said large cent, target was a deep large cent.

"I know an Explorer owner who reaches for his DFX when intending to go dig shallow clad quarters."

I used a Whites V3i for over 5 years, then the SE Pro for close to a year. The SE stomps butt in finding coins past 6 inches. I am like the DFX guy though. If I am hunting 6 inches targets, which BTW is 95% of the finds here in my clay...I will take the V3i. A promising deeper silver hunt though in decent soil, I'd never leave without my SE Pro.

Try a few hunts in the 6 inch range with the Se Pro, its not about just depth. I used to be a stubborn idiot. I thought okay all the stuff 0-6 inches is gone, its ALL about depth. During that time I used a 15 inch WOT coil in parks for 2 straight years...told you I was a moron. lol Then I proved myself WRONG!

So its not just about depth, in fact its quite often about target separation at depths the Whites can hit. The easy slam dunk signals at 6 inches are rare. But silver and good finds hiding near, even under bottle caps Explorers can do that. That's my silver half dollar method, did I just say that out loud?

Silver hiding under the umbrella of rusty nails casting their signal out sideways over the top of silver. Silver hiding in the shadow of a shallow aluminum cap which pollutes a wide area of ground. You might try a few hunts with the Explorer SE Pro in that 6 inch zone at sites no longer producing with your Whites.

These good finds hiding can be quite difficult some of them. You may only get a solid hit with the front few inches of the coil from a single angle. Say 6 o-clock. Turn to 3, 8, 12 o-clock nothing but iron or the trash target. Its more work vs covering a lot of ground waiting for an easier target.

Don't be afraid to try the Minelab 8 inch coil, its bad ass!! Ever have a site that you hunt repeatedly and it refused to give up even a single good target. For me this was the outer side of this one particular 1850's park, nada, skunkville. This became such an irritation I got riled and kept hitting it and kept getting skunked. Finally one day I put the Minelab 8 inch coil on which I never used, spent 2 hours picking through the rusty nails covering only like a 20x20 area and dug 8 or 10 old Indians in that. The Minelab 8, I have respect for it in that 0-6 inch range! :thumbup:

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Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: October 04, 2017 02:53AM
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goldenpulltab
The tools of the trade!:happy:

I like the looks of that belt, goldenpulltab. Can you tell me more about it? Bigger pic? Where you get them?

Steve



Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Fisher F19
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche 38D "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: Tony (Michigan)
Date: October 06, 2017 09:02PM
That's incredible. No shaft and no coil. Must be a different way of detecting! :blowup:

Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: October 18, 2017 08:44PM
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Tony (Michigan)
That's incredible. No shaft and no coil. Must be a different way of detecting! :blowup:


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Sometimes those cam locks just don't hold like they used to. LOL



Rich (Utah)



* etrac * racer 2 * mojave * eq 800 * . . and others *

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Re: MY HUNTING KIT FOR PARKS.
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: October 20, 2017 02:59PM
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Rich (Utah)
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Tony (Michigan)
That's incredible. No shaft and no coil. Must be a different way of detecting! :blowup:


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Sometimes those cam locks just don't hold like they used to. LOL



Rich (Utah)

At least you've lightened it up quite a bit! LOL

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