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Dry vs Wet ground
Posted by: autopilot42
Date: May 16, 2018 08:01PM
Just wanted to hear from others on their experience between the two. Other than digging which is easier I seem to have more of a problem pinpointing with the metal detector and my pin pointer seems to false more. For reference my GB was about 55 and the ground meter was about half up the scale for minerals. I was in the woods and saw where I was digging before and the foot print of the holes I dug were quite a bit smaller when the ground was dry compared to the very moist ground tonight. The targets are the same I was digging before.

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Re: Dry vs Wet ground
Posted by: vlad
Date: May 16, 2018 10:52PM
When the ground is damp//wet the halo around that coin seems to be charged; dry conditions seem to produce much weaker signals than similar items at similar depths.

Re: Dry vs Wet ground
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: May 17, 2018 02:43PM
There is definitely a difference between the two, damp conditions are the best and also cloudy conditions help even more. My F5 goes down about 10% deeper in damp conditions over dry.

Re: Dry vs Wet ground
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: May 18, 2018 07:24AM
My targets are deeeeeep big iron----give me wet/damp for max depth.

Re: Dry vs Wet ground
Posted by: azsh07
Date: May 18, 2018 02:52PM
Definitely a bit more depth in damp ground. Now wet ground...well for me it makes most of my detectors too sparky. I don't hunt when it is wet around here as it is not too much fun and if I wait a few days for it just me moist or damp..then it is much better. Hunt the exact same fields when it has been a hot dry summer and depth can drop of easily 10-15% easily....and at least.

Re: Dry vs Wet ground
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: May 19, 2018 09:00PM
Damp, and cooler ground is much better than HOT full sun dry ground.


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