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Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: 88junior
Date: June 05, 2014 08:27PM
I have tried a ton of detectors but I have yet to try out a Coinstrike I have always wanted to try one I've heard they're a animal on coins but they have a learning curve. I am thinking I may thin my herd of machines to free up some cash to buy one. I wish I could find someone local to let me try one out to see if it is something I'd like.

Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: michael NY
Date: June 06, 2014 08:19PM
Hello 88Junior, the coinstrike is one of my favorite go to detectors. This machine uses tones to ID as well as numbers very simple to use it handles very well in iron infested ground. Along with the standard 8" coil try and find the 5" its well worth the investment.
plenty of experienced Coinstrike users here with a wealth of knowledge. Its definitely an understood detector and dint let it complicate you its pretty much turn on and go. i downloaded the users manual its confusing but lots of information.
try one out if you can see if it fits you, any questions you can message me if I can be help full, but I really do give the c$ a thumbs up!
All dug with the C$ I pulled a nice half walker half dollar from a well hunted place.
good luck


Michael




Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: 88junior
Date: June 06, 2014 09:57PM
I am keeping my eye out on all the forums for one to come up for sale.



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: jabbo
Date: June 09, 2014 08:28PM
I have 2 CoinStrikes, just sold one because recently I bought an X-Terra705 and I don't need three. The C$ has decent depth, 4 tones, a great meter, and a bunch of other settings to play with. Many years ago I had a Fisher 1265x, I think they are about equal in depth. The C$ runs at 7khz. I'm keeping the other C$ as a backup in case I ever need it, but the X-Terra is my go to detector now. The X-Terra is a little deeper but I like it more because it has the fluty tones, up to 29 tones or less, my choice. Once you learn the C$ it's very easy to use. I dug a few old coins 8" deep, that seems to be the max for a dime. The baby brother to the C$ is the Fisher ID Edge. Basically the same guts, same meter and tones but with less user options, same depth. I had one and was able to compare the two. The C$ isn't the deepest out there but it's a decent detector and built like a tank.



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: 88junior
Date: June 09, 2014 10:09PM
Thanks for the info Jabbo, I am also looking at the Edge and Excel I am mainly a tone type hunter and and all three of them use the four tone system.



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: June 09, 2014 10:35PM
I had both the C$ and the Edge, I loved the weight of the Edge, but I kept the C$.
The edge had less volume, (to low of volume for my liking)
I didn't care for its battery placement.
I could get the same depth out of the Edge vs the C$ only if I mounted the Edge with the 10" coil vs the C$ with its 8". But the Edge was so light weight that with the 10" coil mounted on it it felt flimsy (more coil than detector)
I also didn't like the All-Metal tone, it was more of a low growl than a real tone.

Now the volume on the C$ is another story! if you opt for MAX and your using headphones they will need a limiter! or ear damage will result! I'm not certain, but I think they just wired the headphone jack directly off the built in speaker, man its a BLAST. Its was the C$ that led me to buy a set of the Sun-Ray pro Gold headphones.

Mark



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: Sven
Date: June 10, 2014 04:58AM
I had two Edge units a few years ago, loved them after coming off Tesoros.
Last year got a C$ with 3 coils, tried to like it, after about 45 days sold it.
Had an Xterra 70, wasn't working for me either. This year went back to an Edge,
not going to sell this one, it works for me, its a keeper. But, then I use it mainly with a
6" search coil.

No matter how good claims are on forums for most detectors and so many people like
certain models, you may not. Only way to know if a particular model is ideal for you is to try them.
You'll be like most of us, if a particular model doesn't fit your style, personality, soil conditions, sell it and try
something different.

If you have a hankering to try a C$, used ones are priced right, try one and have fun.



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Lots of good info here about the C$, Edge, etc
Posted by: jabbo
Date: June 10, 2014 06:26AM
and all is accurate in my opinion. The Edge is a very good detector. It made me try the C$ which has more options, the extra options on the C$ is the only reason I sold the Edge. For good volume gotta use head phones with the Edge, speaker volume is not loud enough, but is loud on the C$. Never had an Excel but the Edge has more user options, I believe. Like Sven said, gotta try different detectors to really know which you prefer. I bought and sold about 7 used detectors, all were good enough, some were better for my style of hunting. The X-Terra is much better in trash than the C$ because it has a lot more tones, it switches tones real easy and sounds like a flute when targets are close together. The C$ doesn't switch tones when a nail is near the coin, it locks onto tone of the strongest target and you don't know two targets are there.



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: 88junior
Date: June 10, 2014 07:06AM
Yeah I am thinking of unloading a couple of my machines in order to try one of them. I've been doing a lot of research and reading on all three and Bill Ladds field test on the Excel made me lean toward the Excel more cause he was comparing the Excel and CS side by side and the Excel seemed to keep up with the Coinstrike. I've also read the CS likes rusty bottle caps I wonder if the Edge or Excel are any better against them.



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: June 10, 2014 12:29PM
Well, lately I've not been able to get out and hunt much, but the last time I really had the C$ out I was in an and outdoor theater with the concrete strips to set on and the grass stripe in between. This one is a bit of an older one dating back to the later sixties. The theater is normally fenced and locked, but they're times when it gets left open so I know its been hunted, but I also know its not been hunted to death. (the theater is in our local city park)
Me and my two brothers were at the park hunting and that day we found the theater unlocked! so in we go and start hunting, They were more than enough coins to keep the three of us busy, but VERY few fresh drops. I kept getting these ODD like signals, the C$ would respond with that very interesting high tone (upper coin range tone) but not consistently, crossing these targets I found that it kept up the high tone response like it was trying to tell me something good was down there. I started digging these and EVERYONE was a coin in the same location with another junk target, all of them were together in the holes. After I dug maybe three or so of those I started to hear them and I could pick them out, it was amazing how well it did in that area. Most of the targets in the theater wasn't that deep, maybe 4" to 5" at the deepest.

Mark

Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: jabbo
Date: June 11, 2014 04:35AM
Junior, Everyone here is giving you our best opinion. Opinions will always be a little different, but most are positive. Bottle caps are a problem with any detector I had, the C$ and Edge love them. I don't search parks these days so I rarely find any now. Rusty nails are a big problem too, most sound like a coin, I still dig a lot of nails. I would say the C$, Edge, or Excel would perform very similar in the field if the soil is mild and there is no EMI in the area. EMI can be controlled by reducing the Sensitivity or the Threshold, or both together. False signals from high mineralized soil is another problem, I think the C$ Threshold adjustment would help if you have high mineralization.



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: Sven
Date: June 11, 2014 05:51AM
Jabbo knows his stuff on the C$ and Edge, his info helped me on my first Edge purchase and was a deciding factor on trying the C$.
After looking at my records, it jogged my memory why I also sold my C$. Had to do with target response and tones. The C$ had problems with
target ID numbers with our Canadian coins which are nickel plated steel. The ID numbers were all bouncy and spread over way too many numbers
which included the iron trash range. The C$ could not make up it's mind on the targets. Many targets you thought were good were junk. In some areas
the C$ became a noise fest due to a variety of trash. I could not tell if there were Canadian clad coins in the mix. In less trashy areas, it was a much nicer machine.
As long as your in the US and don't have to deal with steel based coinage, the C$ would be a very nice machine.

The Edge works better for me as the target ID numbers are tightened up and due to that becomes more accurate. Even the Canadian coins on edge or the newest ones that read in the very low Iron range, within a "minus" 2-3 number spread when dug would be a nail 30% of the time. By the way not many ID machines are that good at ID'ing Canadian clad coins, I have found the Edge is one of the best of many detectors I have used. That's the main reason I purchased an Edge again.



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: Mike Hillis
Date: June 11, 2014 08:22AM
Sven, I wonder if the Edge is 'locked' into target averaging?

I found the Coinstrike jumpy unless target averaging was turned on. Then target id was much more stable.

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Mike



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: 88junior
Date: June 11, 2014 08:22AM
Guys I appreciate your info very much it has been very helpful,I like the thoughts of having id in all metal mode, and another question is as far a ground conditions I always thought a lower frequency machine handled ground minerals better than a higher frequency machine is that right or wrong? I know lower frequency machines hit better on high conductors like copper and silver. Again thanks for your help.



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Re: Fisher Coinstrike
Posted by: jabbo
Date: June 11, 2014 01:04PM
I can't say for sure that a slight frequency difference will help with depth when searching for rings or coins. Whether your detector is 7khz or 18khz, those numbers are not far apart enough. Dedicated gold detectors operate at a very high frequency, they are at or close to 100khz and they are used in high mineralized soil, from what I learned here. 100khz dedicated gold detectors can detect much smaller gold pieces than detectors with much lower frequencies, but for gold rings or coins I think they would probably be equal.



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