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Mx Sport at the beach!
Posted by: iqwozpoom
Date: December 31, 2016 07:32PM
Hello all,
I just got back from the beach! The reason I'm excited is I was running the mxs in the wet sand/rocks and am very impressed. Hands down this is the best single frequency vlf I've tried in the wet sand! Here is the settings I was running; all metal with iron grunt, sat 6 out of 8, sensitivity 7, tracking on, salt track on. I had the 7 inch detech coil on as well. When you run all metal with the iron grunt all the chatter stays subdued as background noise. When you hit a target the response is louder.
I've tried a lot of single frequency unit's and none have come close! Not the at, detector pro or even makro. Not trying to start a flame war, it's just how it works for me and my hearing. I even got a pi machine to beat the salt and found it couldn't handle black sand, hot rocks and carpets of nails. Go figure!
I didn't know I had so many coins at my beach!

Re: Mx Sport at the beach!
Posted by: Sneakyweasel
Date: December 31, 2016 11:03PM
I'm curious as to what PI you used. I have both the MXS and a TDI, and have successfully used both on FRESHWATER beaches that were loaded with nails. With the TDI, however, I was searching for lo conductors, so could knock out a large proportion of the iron.. especially at depth.

Re: Mx Sport at the beach!
Posted by: iqwozpoom
Date: December 31, 2016 11:54PM
A Whites dual pro. I don't think a tdi would have any problems here though. The biggie for me is that the tide is hit or miss and if it's a miss I'd rather poke around the fire pits then go back home. So it's great to have an option. Wonder if we'll see a mx beach id?

Re: Mx Sport at the beach!
Posted by: stephenscool
Date: January 01, 2017 01:19AM
Could you clarify?... was this freshwater or salt water? How saturated was the sand... when you dug a hole did it fill back in with sand or water?

Re: Mx Sport at the beach!
Posted by: iqwozpoom
Date: January 01, 2017 01:59AM
North Cali pacific ocean. Wet sand, worked stable even around logs where the sand has sunk and the salt accumulates. I was digging targets in the soaking wet sand where water was left in the hole after digging. Like I said before in all metal with salt tracking and iron grunt, still jittery but more like threshold as the non hit sounds were subdued and the actual good hits ferrous and non ferrous were pronounced and discernable. I wasn't hitting foot deep gold but I wasn't digging nails and chasing ghosts.

Re: Mx Sport at the beach!
Posted by: Nauti Neil
Date: January 01, 2017 09:30AM
The m6 was the same,beat the at pro hands down on the salt sand.The m6 was the best single frequency detector i used at the beach so i can imagine the mx sport would be good also.

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