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New to me safari on the way
Posted by: Texan
Date: June 25, 2017 08:49PM
Just bought me a safari. been detecting for over 20 years but never used a minelab. Any advise would be appreciated.



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Re: New to me safari on the way
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: June 26, 2017 10:42AM
Take a deep breath. The symphony of sound is going to drive you batcrazy for a while. But there is a fantastic abundance of information in all that sound that you will come to love if you tuff it out. I have seen more than one person prematurely sell his FBS machine because he couldn't (wouldn't?) make the transition from another machine. Despite my telling him that he was going to have a learning curve and begging him to stay with it for 50hours, 1 friend sold his ML and went back to the machine he was comfortable with (and make no mistake, he was Good with that machine).

Get Andy Sabisch's Safari book, of course. As a longtime detectorist, you may not get a lot from it, but you will glean a few nuggets and a-Ha items.

It took me about 50 hours on my Safari (my first fbs) before something went clik in my brain and my finds went way up and my trash went way down. This despite my having every advantage that the internet said was good for learning a FBS machine (musical experience, decades of detecting, intelligence, good hearing, etc).

Run Auto+3 until you get a feel for the machine; then force manual for whatever you can.
Cross Save and discriminate out the negative #s.
If you are going crazy, black out everything below about 38(depends on your soil) and 12,13,14(nickels). 15, even a jumpy 14-15 is a pulltab. period. Gold rings seem to be 3,6,9 and then from nickels on up depending on alloy.

The biggest thing is Trust Your Machine. Remember, the Safari is making that strange noise for a reason and its your part of the job to figure out why.

Welcome to the FBS Club. Youre gonna love it.



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Re: New to me safari on the way
Posted by: Texan
Date: July 02, 2017 12:54PM
Got the safari in. Read Andy's book and discovered it is the best detector since sliced bread. If it would just cool down in Texas I am ready to use it.



Etrac, Safari, Fisher1235and 1236, .Lesche digger,Whites TRX pinpointer. Love to coinshoot and attend competition hunts.

Re: New to me safari on the way
Posted by: Bigtom123
Date: July 02, 2017 02:15PM
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Texan
Got the safari in. Read Andy's book and discovered it is the best detector since sliced bread. If it would just cool down in Texas I am ready to use it.

Best deal going,congrats



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Re: New to me safari on the way
Posted by: Texan
Date: July 09, 2017 08:04AM
lol I traded for an etrac as well. hot here to detect most areas because may leave brown spot. Cant wait to put these to use.



Etrac, Safari, Fisher1235and 1236, .Lesche digger,Whites TRX pinpointer. Love to coinshoot and attend competition hunts.

Re: New to me safari on the way
Posted by: klever
Date: July 11, 2017 02:57AM
Hey Champ, are you using the stock coil or something different? I have always notched out 9 but if you are hitting gold at that number then it is time for me to change...

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Re: New to me safari on the way
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: July 11, 2017 11:46AM
Stock coil, air test on small engagement rings for the 3,6,9. I forget what k they were but there was no rhyme or reason that ii could tell for the variation. iirc, there isn't all that much trash that shows up at 9 anyway.



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Re: New to me safari on the way
Posted by: klever
Date: July 11, 2017 09:26PM
Thanks Champ for the info.

Re: New to me safari on the way
Posted by: Trashfinder
Date: July 13, 2017 09:48PM
Go slow. i cannot emphasize this enough, especially if you hear it nulling out, your in heavy trash. Go by tones first, then ID , but with safari tone is the key. I dug a silver 44 quarter last week with a large nail. I got a really high tone even though ID was 31 which is low. Key was the tone , i got the sweet tone so i did not care about the 31 and got Silver! If it sounds good Dig it.

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