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Posted by: opie
Date: September 16, 2016 06:06PM
I just tried out my new safari. I've detected on and off for a year or so, with a cheaper model and borrowed a friend's much better model for the beach. I'm from Ohio in the country. I tested things out with various objects on the ground and got familiar with the range of numbers and especially where each object showed up. Tried all four factory modes. Problem is this: the detector is "hitting" practically all the time. I watch the screen and most hits are in the ---range but it indicates that I could dig just about anywhere although the depth varies. Ground is really dry and hard and the site is an old homestead. There is a lot of trash, but with my cheap Garrett Bounty Hunter I had a lot of finds. I guess what I'm asking is should I turn the sensitivity down ? I use the noise cancel. I just don't know when to dig because I could dig every few inches. Once in a while I can move a few feet without getting a hit. I'm basically a newbie but I basically have e a handle on things. Tell me I'm stupid but I just want an answer

Re: question
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: October 01, 2016 11:44PM
How high do you have your sens; set? There are too many variables in your situation/question to give an accurate answer but you may want to dig those 'good' tones and find out for sure if it's a silver coin, if it's a 38-39 VID or an old copper coin in the lower 30's range etc; After digging a few targets, you'll be better able to differentiate between what's a good tone and number and a bad tone and number. Good luck!!

Re: question
Posted by: opie
Date: October 02, 2016 07:56PM
Thanks Goldstrike. Learning to trust the unit more even when it gives multiple readings. Always find something and getting better. Talk again and thanks for reply.

Re: question
Posted by: klever
Date: October 08, 2016 04:33PM
You might also want to get a smaller coil for better separation. That's what I did and it really helped me out

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