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Couple of park outings with MX Sport and TDI
Posted by: Old California
Date: February 14, 2017 10:51AM
This weekend, squeezed in a couple of quick park hunts with the TDI and MXSport, first park was using the TDI my friend using his CTX. The second hunt was yesterday, Was alone using the MX Sport. But, Before using the MXSport was comparing the TDI, MXSport and an Explorer SE on a best bed of buried coins at this second particular park.

We all know how well Explorers do with both depth and ID with park coins, knowing the MX Sport is deep wanted to compare it with both the TDI and an explorer. Have a test bed of coins at different depths, both copper pennies and nickels. All three detectors detected all the buried coins, and both the MXSport and Explorer ID were about equal on deeper coins. The 10" buried nickel, Both MXSport and Explorer detected the 5 cent piece and both were ID'ing high conductive. With the MXSport, tried several modes including coin jewelry and it too hit the 10" buried nickel. With the buried copper pennies, the deepest is 9" inches. After yesterdays test comparisons, need to bury copper pennies deeper because all three detectors hit the 9" buried penny.

The soil is slightly mineralized, not really bad but slightly at this second particular park. ID is off especially on deeper coins, Deeper nickels ID up there with high conductive which is normal with some parks in the area. So this really isn't a park for the TDI to excell over VLF, mineralizition is not bad enough for the TDI to detect deeper than VLF when using the TDI with coin settings. But, i wanted to see how the TDI did and it didn't disappoint me. TDI operated extremely smooth, although no old coins surfaced it held it's own on the deeper signals with coin settings.

The MX Sport is extremely deep, Although I use Relic mode quite a bit prefer using prospecting mode when i can. Both as coin shooting or relic, for the deeper signals away from trash. The MXSport is no slouch, it is deep and when the user gets more familer with it's settings it can operate with amazing results in touchy areas especially for deeper signals from areas with mineralized soil.

Last nights finds were two wheat pennies made by the MXSport, using prospecting mode. Ran my SAT between 3 and 4, sensitivity between 7 and 8. VCO on, Iron grunt ON. With prospecting mode, one needs to operate SAT with low settings because too much SAT will rob depth so I try not to exceed SAT 4 in prospecting mode for deep coin hunting. With Relic Mode, It's the opposite, higher SAT will not decrease depth which kind of is a benefit having a faster recovery. As you can see, SAT is a neat feature to use but get familer with it when switching from relic mode to all metal metal prospecting mode as SAT are different between the two.

May consider getting the 13" coil for the MXSport, can see a need for one to enhance deeper weaker signals when ground allows.

Paul



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First wheat penny with TDI
Posted by: Old California
Date: February 14, 2017 03:34PM
Hit the same park today before work, using high conductive with the TDI dug six coins one a wheat penny the deepest about 9" inches.

Use a periscope probe to confirm target before digging, This greatly reduces false digging can't wait to get the TDI down again been away from it too long.

Dang, this was only a 15-20 minute hunt.

Paul



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Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
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Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
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Goldak TR
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2017 03:35PM by Old California.




Re: Couple of park outings with MX Sport and TDI
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: February 14, 2017 04:29PM
Old California--great report. Question: what is a periscope probe?

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Re: Couple of park outings with MX Sport and TDI
Posted by: Old California
Date: February 15, 2017 02:04AM
The Periscope Probe was made by OTT Technologies 12-15 years ago, Ultra sensitive Pulse Induction but it does have some type of Target metal analyzer.

Uses a 14" probe sensor that can be pushed into soft soil or sand, i use it when using Pi's or other powerful detectors with limited discrimination for parks or school yards. Greatly reduces false digging, it has it's advantages.

These are hard to find, if you ever come across one you may want to try one out. For some users, the periscope probe is a great tool.

Thanks for asking,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR




Re: Couple of park outings with MX Sport and TDI
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: February 15, 2017 10:28AM
Wow,thanks--had never heard of it. Do they still make them?

Re: Couple of park outings with MX Sport and TDI
Posted by: silverseeker 2
Date: February 15, 2017 06:19PM
The Periscope Probe is no longer made and not many made as I am
sure it was a time consuming process. When released the price was
$550.00. I found mine cheap and don't use it much but it surely has
it's benefits. Really great for checking iffy signals but also a little more
time checking iffy signals which leads to a little less detecting time
but worth it if your worried about missing that deeper silver coin.
Had a friend that used one exclusively and his Silver count always
exceeded a 100 silvers for a season of detecting here in Chicago.
Really a great tool but like I said a little more time consuming.
When Jim Ott the creator of this tool passed on it was a Gamble
buying one as they have no replaceable parts or the probe itself
if you were to snap the probe forcing it into too hard of a soil
or a gravel covered surface. Not many at all know of this Probe
but those that do know it's great benefits as it will ID silver and
possibly gold in the right situations. Hope this explains a little. silverseeker2

Re: Couple of park outings with MX Sport and TDI
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: February 16, 2017 03:37PM
Thanks for the info and good luck.

Re: Couple of park outings with MX Sport and TDI
Posted by: John, in Nawth Carolina
Date: February 27, 2017 12:29AM
Thanks Old California. The MXS seems to me to be similar to an Explorer with a bit more speed and less iron falsing.



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