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Which two would be best?
Posted by: Herb Jones
Date: December 23, 2017 01:40PM
I have never detected on the beach, but I am Going down on New Years.... I don't have a good beach machine... but of those I own (see below) which would give me the best performance? If I need to avoid the wet sand, and just swing the dry, that's fine. I appreciate any guidance. I am guessing the T2, LST, and IDX PRO would be best, but I am
Unsure.



Herb Jones

T2
IDX PRO
Nokta fors CoRe
Vaquero
Compadre
Bandido II ┬ÁMax
Lobo Super Traq
Eldorado (original)
Garrett American S3
Garrett Master Hunter Featherweight Groundhog
And a whole bunch of coils



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Re: Which two would be best?
Posted by: Jeff Calzarette
Date: December 23, 2017 10:00PM
I have used my IDX Pro on the beach with good luck in the dry sand, but in the wet sand it falses every time the coil hits the sand. Good Luck.

Re: Which two would be best?
Posted by: PowerDetecting
Date: December 23, 2017 11:13PM
Ive used my T2 se on wet sand. Just need to ground balance and lower sens a bit and good to go.



Equinox 800 Pre Ordered
Fisher F19
Teknetics T2 SE
Minelab CTX3030
Fisher CZ-21
Excal II
Bounty Hunter Pioneer

Stavr Scoop evroexcravator 2
Garret Pro Pinpointer
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Re: Which two would be best?
Posted by: Dancer
Date: December 24, 2017 05:38AM
My experience. Most any decent machine will work on the dry. (Unless mineralization problems) On the wet near the surf, got to be careful. You're fun and success will depend mostly on the beaches your hunting. Oh, I would use a least a 8" coil.
Remember it only takes one swing, and good luck.
Dancer

Re: Which two would be best?
Posted by: Hoser John
Date: December 24, 2017 12:14PM
LST for me as used many times and always happy-John

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Re: Which two would be best?
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 28, 2017 06:25AM
I agree with Dancer..... and if your T2 will GB on the wet sand thats a plus even with reduced depth. This time of the year for dry sand hunting an active beach is a plus. Id use a larger coil and cover as much as you can looking for recent drops rather than deep targets. Spend one day looking for gold........... that means do a pattern or dont listen to high tones. People who dont regularly hunt the sand tend to dig a lot of coins...... yes you pick up some silver, but you can spend a lot of time digging. There are approximately 100 bad targets to every 1 good on the beach...... increase your chances.



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