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First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: sdesic
Date: January 01, 2017 08:03AM
This year Santa has given me something nice (for a change LoL )

Excalibur was my wish for a long time.
This hunt was testing of his capabilities ... lake was pounded by me and others.
But there is always more stuff.
Good stuff.

In 3 hours is got few dollars worth of coins..
one junk ring, one silver ID bracelet...



There is video for this hunt you can find it on my YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/sdesic



Geotech Surf Pi Pro - TGSL EDU - White's 6000 DI PRO SL - Teknetics G2 - Fisher 1280 X Aquanaut - Minelab Excalibur II

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/sdesic


Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: January 01, 2017 01:36PM
Congratz. What kind of machine did you have prior to the Excal ? When I got my first Excal, I had just come from Whites (XLT, Eagles, Spectrums, etc....). And found the Excal VERY annoying. The ability to sweep slow and "wiggle" to bring in TID's was a foreign concept. Since coming from the fast-swing Whites generation...... took me a LONG time to get used to. Looks like you adapted pretty quick ! :)

Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: sdesic
Date: January 01, 2017 01:42PM
Thank you Tom, my line of detectors is here
White's 6000 DI PRO SL - Teknetics G2 - Fisher 1280 X Aquanaut - Minelab Excalibur II
Most of last year I have been using 1280-X in fresh water ...
Only problematic is weight and S rod - I used mainly pistol grips ... my ring finger and pinky are hurting.

Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: tvr
Date: January 01, 2017 05:26PM
Nice first hunt. The more time you get with the Excal, the better you will get with it.

Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: OldBeechnut
Date: January 01, 2017 10:00PM
Good times a head!! Like the big silver!!



Blue Viper w/skullies... 2017 Treasure ..........4 Gold ring... 24 Silvers
Effort is Important, But knowing where to make an effort can make all the difference!

Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: sdesic
Date: January 02, 2017 01:39AM
Thanks TVR and OBN!
Adjusting to hunting with Excalibur will be a process... 100 hours will do :)
I have issues with my country coins ... 70% of them are iron based and they are producing iffy sounds.

Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: pasttom
Date: January 02, 2017 12:59PM
Easy peasy just dig everything! Seriously, you will find yourself very comfortable with the Excal fairly quickly and certain tone ID will slowly dawn. You have a great start and 2017 will be great year!



Pastor Tom
7 Minelabs, 3 Makros and a few others - rebuilding inventory
under the watchful eyes of my Welsh Corgi Sadie

Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: sdesic
Date: January 02, 2017 01:36PM
Are you using DISC or PINPOINT?
In PINPOINT most of good deep targets are hard to hear and IRON targets are screaming.
Also moving coil close to shoreline can be detected in headphones - threshold is at minimum (good frequency... iron threshold a bit louder)

Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: diver608
Date: January 02, 2017 06:32PM
Good job for first time out with her. Take time to learn her & she'll treat you well

Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: rottonr
Date: January 09, 2017 07:00AM
A great hunt!!

Re: First hunt with Excalibur
Posted by: OldCapeCodder
Date: February 21, 2017 08:21AM
WELL DONE AND GOOD LUCK

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