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Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: Surfline
Date: January 17, 2010 01:48PM
Fellow hunters,

For those of you that use the Excalibur, what Sensitivity settings do you use when hunting on the beach? Auto or just a click out of auto or fully to the right (clockwise).

Thanks,

Surfline

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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Hunting
Posted by: muggsc
Date: January 17, 2010 03:35PM
Most of the time between 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock. I've only hunted on the east coast from NJ to Key West. Never had to move it much.



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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: Surfline
Date: January 17, 2010 05:44PM
Interesting. I am interested in depth. Does the sensitivity setting affect depth?

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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Hunting
Posted by: muggsc
Date: January 17, 2010 05:54PM
I used to run mine too high and got lots of false noise etc. After about a year of that I read that turning it down would work a lot better. I dig deeper targets now and its a lot more stable turning it down. I rarely have to move it much to smooth it out. I'm sure you'll get a lot better explanations from others. Try it and you'll see that it works.
Cal



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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: SandPhantom
Date: January 17, 2010 06:45PM
Between 6-8 on the Excal II is what I use. Rarely do i use more. Im pulling coins pretty deep.



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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: Dig
Date: January 17, 2010 08:43PM
I agree with Sandphantom. Between 6 and 8 is the ticket. If your looking for depth, hunt in pinpoint and when you get a signal switch back to disc and see if it nulls or sings. If it has no noise (your just hearing your threshold) dig it up until you can see what it is. I routinely dig rings and coins up to 20" this way.

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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: muggsc
Date: January 17, 2010 08:55PM
I have an older Excalibur. Is the sensitivity marked differently on the new ones?



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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: Gerry
Date: January 17, 2010 09:15PM
I have been running mine between numbers 4 & 5 will try between 6 &8 and let you guys know how I make out. I have been averaging a ring every 4 hours with sensitivity between 4 & 5, I hope when I get back to the beaches I normally hunt the conditions are similar. I have Clive's book and and he said when in doubt lower the sensitivity, I think I will
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Gerry

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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: muggsc
Date: January 17, 2010 09:20PM
What are 4&5 and 6&8 sens. settings?:confused:



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AUTO? 6 and 8?
Posted by: Surfline
Date: January 17, 2010 09:33PM
The sensitivity knob on the older Excalibur 800 (which I have) is either Auto or clockwise. The only numbers are on the discrimination setting.

Please advise.

Thanks,

Surfline

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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: ToniSteve
Date: January 18, 2010 06:08AM
The highest setting is just before auto, so it is opposite most other control knobs.

Steve

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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: JOHNMARKHAM
Date: January 18, 2010 10:50AM
ive been running about 8 and seems to be just fine for me...:clapping::detecting:
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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: Surfline
Date: January 18, 2010 11:10AM
Thanks!

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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: kered
Date: January 18, 2010 11:56AM
too much sensitivity is detrimental to depth and clarity of the tones,( they will sound strained) you will get nulls where nothing is there, any slight touch of the sand may sound off but not always, you are better off with a more moderate sensitivity in all metal than trying to max out in disc, put it at highnoon in disc and go from there, less in all metal




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Re: Excalibur Sensitivity Setting-Beach Huntin
Posted by: Surfline
Date: January 18, 2010 12:53PM
Thanks Kered,

When hunting the wet sand, my sensitivity dial is "clicked" to AUTO and the discriminate (top of the unit) is turned fully counterclockwise (1). I hunt in all metal mode, then switch to disc (bottom of the unit) if I want to know if the target is iron or not. I am looking for depth. What do you think about these settings? These settings have worked well for me in the past, but could I do better with some adjustments?

Thanks,

Surfline

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