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Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?
Posted by: jim tn
Date: April 14, 2017 02:52PM
My exact experience as well. HH jim tn

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Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?
Posted by: juit
Date: May 02, 2017 01:48PM
Just got one ant its an amazing detector



Minelab 705
Nokta relic
Fisher CZ5
Whites m6

Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?
Posted by: jim tn
Date: May 02, 2017 04:12PM
Tell a little about it. Does it run quiet, any serious falsing and how about depth? HH jim tn

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Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?
Posted by: juit
Date: May 02, 2017 04:30PM
Have a 11 coil on it feels a lot better than my gamma 6000
Using this settings for parks with great results:
Master volume 7 iron -6, foil & pull tab -7
D2 and freq 2
No disc
Tones 5

No emi problems, just go slower on the swing or youll get falsing issues, i think that people that hate them is because they want to swing them like a 8000, currently i swing a cz so i learned to do every thing in slow mo, has help me a lot on my ultra fast compadre when i slow down



Minelab 705
Nokta relic
Fisher CZ5
Whites m6



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Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?
Posted by: jim tn
Date: May 02, 2017 06:30PM
Thanks for the info. What kind of depth do you think it can achieve? HH jim tn

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Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?
Posted by: Jackpine Savage
Date: May 07, 2017 05:12AM
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juit
Have a 11 coil on it feels a lot better than my gamma 6000
Using this settings for parks with great results:
Master volume 7 iron -6, foil & pull tab -7
D2 and freq 2
No disc
Tones 5

No emi problems, just go slower on the swing or youll get falsing issues, i think that people that hate them is because they want to swing them like a 8000, currently i swing a cz so i learned to do every thing in slow mo, has help me a lot on my ultra fast compadre when i slow down

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Gonna have to put my 8500 back in the rotation. Missed an IH that my friend picked up behind me using another brand with an 8" concentric that I missed with my 19 Khz machine using a 5x10 Coil.



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Minelab Advantage, G2, Omega 8500, X-Terra 705, F75 DST and a Fisher ID Edge



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/07/2017 05:19AM by Jackpine Savage.

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Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?
Posted by: lytle78
Date: May 11, 2017 12:16AM
I just,saw a notice that it's now (for this month only) on sale for $379 with free shipping from Teknetics direct website. Get a coupon code for the discount and free shipping from a forum sponsor dealer or PM me for more info.



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Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?
Posted by: Byrdboys
Date: June 01, 2017 12:22AM
I love my 8500 defiantly a step up from my delta 4000 and Garrett 350. Sounds like a few of you got a bad patch. I bought mine for $300 from local guy on Craigslist. He said he bought it for his son but he never really got into it. It is dead on with Coins. Most of my finds have been silver. Barber dime, Rossie, few quarters. I had been over the same area many times with the delta and Garrett 350. Best find with the Garrett was Indian head and of course few dollars in clad. The 4000 was a great coin shooter found wheaties and clad, stealing silver ring and prayer charm. But I have really enjoyed the 8500, learning it is the key. Like anything I have read on most detectors that get in the $500 and up price younMUST spend a lot of time with your detector if your going to get the most out of it. When it said silver it has been right on! When it said quarter it on! Wheaties, copper, today's penny's DI 77 every time! I found a 1918 WWI Army Button this past Memorial Day weekend. Most of the finds just mentioned was found in notching out everything 72 and under.. I have been on a silver kick lately. But one feature I really like is the ability to switch from the Notch mode to AM mode to really zero in on the possible find and clarify what is in the ground. The EMI has been great. Better than delta and Garrett 350. I have been trying a little more on the relic side with. The 8500 but still needing more hours to really judge it correctly. Yes sound is a little different for the older Generation I'm a newbie just been at it for 2 yrs and the tones don't really bother me I'm learning them. The Garrett tones I think may be easier on some ears. But I have noticed the style of headphones can make a big difference on all four of my detectors. My first detector was a Lone Star Bounty. On the 8500 I do use the Manuel GB a lot , I'like that ability. I'm using the 10" ecliptic coil that came with it. I've been wondering if the 11" DD or 5" would make that much of a difference? Really like the backlight! red is actually better on your night vision and eye strain, Especially great when viewing stars at night through my large telescope. I have ran the 8500 at 75 up to 90 in most places, sure I have to back it down sometimes but overall I have had NO trouble with it. My boys have ran the delta/ Garrett close by with no problems. I have the 3 Frequency choices pluse two of the depth settings have HZ filters. One 50hz the other at 60hz. One thing I haven't really tried yet is the variable Tone settings, you can set each iron low and nickel little higher silver higher etc. You still get the Iron sound at a low volume in the background. This will be I believe a great feature once I get more time in on the 8500. I think overall the 8500 has gotten a bad rap from different post I have read, maybe there was some bad production at first not sure but I'm really enjoying mine and look forward to some more great finds! Hope this helps someone to give the 8500 another chance or atlest for the money, agree that you get a lot of detector, bells and whistles, etc. I would like to get enough money to try out a FBS detector minelab etc. But may go the route of AT Pro just for the waterproof and up my Frequecy range. Omega 8500 7.8khz , AT Pro 15.8khz I been reasearching Frequency and if it really matters. Wow is that topic! A lot of opinions out there but overall really depends on what your looking for and what your willing to give up Depth, sensitivity, or gain. I mean why do you have 5, 7, 10 different detectors? For those who have been at this for a while. Like to hear your thoughts on that. It May help me to justify another purchase or lest talk to my wife effectively! LOL!

Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?N/T
Posted by: bd1024
Date: June 16, 2017 08:22AM

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Re: Anybody still using an Omega 8500?
Posted by: bd1024
Date: June 16, 2017 08:26AM
I bought one directly from Teknetics (was manufactured in May of 2017)------ I didn't care for it at all, and sold it. I think that there must be something wrong when Teknetics are selling these for about 1/2 of MSRP, ( I think I paid $317 for mine, shipped) ---------------- IMHO, it pretty much seemed like a F5, ( which I never cared for either)

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