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Re: CZ6A or CZ3D anyone choose the older model?:smile:
Posted by: mrwilburino
Date: November 02, 2017 05:03AM
I've had plenty of success hunting parks with the CZ3D. It depends on what mode you are using. Salt mode uses the standard US coin hunter's settings. It assigns the high tone to newer nickels and the copper/clad/silver range. Enhanced mode offsets the nickel window just a bit to pick up older, long buried nickels that read lower on the conductivity scale. It also drops the high tone down into indian territory. Unfortunately you're picking up a lot of pulltabs, screw caps, and zinc pennies in that range. I usually use it in enhanced mode and dig all deeper targets that high tone. If it's a shallow target, i'll check it by switching over to salt mode. Then if it still sounds good it's worth digging. The ID is very accurate if you don't mind using icons instead of numbers. It does have that annoying multifrequency habit of falsing on every piece of pointy iron, so can be a challenge in iron trash.

I know a lot of people have turned to faster machines to squeeze a few more targets out of their hard hit sites, and they will do that, but what you gain in target separation however, you may lose in target ID, which means digging more modern trash and missing some good deeper targets that might not read where they're supposed to. Every machine is a compromise in one way or another.



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Re: CZ6A or CZ3D anyone choose the older model?:smile:
Posted by: pasttom
Date: November 02, 2017 03:36PM
Having owned most models of CZ and now just a pair of 3Ds, I feel like I have paid my dues. You can get a lemon or a monster with any of the different CZs. However, you have to know how to hunt with them and its not like most other units. They bang on lots of different targets, but you need a good signal response from both axis and tone as well as meter (least accurate) indication. Lots of old help buried in past posts really help. Most everything else in this thread is right on. IMHO. ;-)



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