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First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: ramairnut
Date: October 15, 2017 07:10PM
Found the big silver down about 9-10" behind a school. Found a bracelet in the playground. Also dug some clad- quarters, dimes, nickels , and a few copper pennies. The MX Sport is amazing and very accurate.




Re: First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: Flbchbm
Date: October 22, 2017 05:33PM
Yes, it is a good detector. Under-rated due to its rocky start. It is easily my deepest detector on regular ground. Hits a 10" dime with good tid on a sensitivity of 8 in my mild Florida soil with the 7" Detech coil. It has a larger tid range than my Fors Core, so I dig fewer trash items. It has become my primary park detector. Congrats on the silver! HH!
Brian



Brian

Tesoro Sand Shark
Nokta Fors CoRe
Whites MXSport
Whites TDI Pulsescan

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Re: First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: ramairnut
Date: October 26, 2017 09:31PM
Thanks .. from another Brian.:thumbup:

First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: November 21, 2017 08:09PM
Nice Silver Seasons' Greetings ! :beers:

Found at an Elementary School? My wife has taught in elementary school for nearly 30 years. Never surprises her the things that kids bring to school that belong to their parents, valuable items included.

Nice find. Sounds like the MX Sport has become a favorite of yours.


Rich -



:minelab: Etrac - primary yard and park machine
:whites: MXT All Pro - alternate yard machine
Makro Racer 2 - primary old west sites, high iron trash,
:minelab: Sovereign GT - cruising old parks
:minelab: Equinox 800 - tbd
:tesoro: Bandido - backup old west sites, high iron trash.


enjoying the vistas and horizons of the Old West.

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Re: First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: ramairnut
Date: November 22, 2017 05:35PM
That's what I have always thought about the finds from elementary schools. They are also a great place to learn your detector. So many varieties of
TID. I really do like the MX Sport. Just hoping for a small coil like the 5.3 to be released since the MX7 has finally debuted and runs on the same frequency as the Sport.

Re: First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: tarajudy
Date: November 25, 2017 10:01PM
DON'T BRING IT ON A SALT WATER BEACH.

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Re: First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: ramairnut
Date: November 26, 2017 07:56PM
I am in Ohio, no chance of that. This detector suits me perfectly for the hunting I do.:detecting:



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"This detector suits me perfectly for the hunting I do.:detecting:"
Posted by: Monte
Date: November 28, 2017 06:44AM
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ramairnut
I am in Ohio, no chance of that. This detector suits me perfectly for the hunting I do.:detecting:
That's a great response, Brian, really should be the thinking we use when picking any detector / detectors for our personal arsenal. I have a friend I sold a White's M6 to quite a few years ago when I was a Dealer, and that was his first detector. He put in the time to learn it well, and it worked well for the hunting he did. Maybe he could have done just as well starting out with something a little less, or even with an MXT that offered a little more, but for him it worked just right for his needs.

He now has a detector battery of three models, and once again he has put in the time to be patient and learn them well, and for the types of hunting he chooses to do, he has a detector model that works 'perfectly' for him. Something he's comfortable with and he gets the results he wants. His other two models are the V3i, which he has mastered better than anyone I have ever hunted with, and he likes that unit a lot more than I do because it has some quirks that just don't fit me and my types of hunting.

His 3rd device is the MX Sport which, fortunately, has been working well for him. Very minor things to be taken care of and he's had his since not too long after they were introduced. He lives over on the Western-side of Oregon in the very dreary and rainy Willamette Valley. He doesn't seem to mind hunting when it is showery, and he's stretched his hunting site choices to include a wide variety of places from urban parks and schools, to old yards and more rural places to hunt old and long forgotten sites like picnic and resort sites, or any place that had some sort of activity in the past. And he also enjoys Relic Hunting the ghost towns and other more dated activity sites from 150 years ago or more where there's a lot of iron and rusty tin to deal with.

If I recall our last conversation, he uses the MX Sport more often but still puts the V3i to work regularly, all depending upon the type of site challenges he faces and what he is after. His choices are great for him, but there's only one of his three detectors I would own, if I had to pick from just those to fit my needs, and that would be the M6. I know it well and it has worked fine for me in the past. I used to have an M6 and MXT Pro in my arsenal, but the M6 was replaced by the MX5 which, honestly, replaced the MXT Pro I had for most of my hunting, especially urban Coin & Jewelry Hunting. The MX5 had slightly better depth and some performance 'edge' over the M6 and MXT Pro, plus it was in a lighter, better balanced package for my achy old self.

I like to rely on and own detectors that "suit me 'perfectly' for my typical hunting needs" and for the last three years I have had an MX5 in my Specialty-Use Group, but not as one of my Primary-Use Detector Team because they did overlook a few things I wished for to make it a more versatile, more comfortable detector. The headphone jack location is terrible, and they did not incorporate a 'Lock Track' option for it, and I don't like to use a ground tracking detector full-time. But it serves a purpose for me from time-to-time and is just right for that.

I have detectors with 7X11 DD and 8X11 DD coils and have no use for a round 10" DD, so the MX Sport coil wouldn't "suit me perfectly". I don't like the MX Sport weight and balance with that standard coil, and I don't go under water. I live on the far Eastern-Side of Oregon where it is generally nice and dry, averaging only 10.2" of precipitation a year here in Vale, so while I liked some of the MX Sport's circuitry design and noted its performance when I tried a couple of them on a hunt or two, it wasn't a fit due to weight and design.

This Friday & Saturday, however, I'll get out and enjoy the MX7 which "suits me perfectly" for many applications because it offers me what I wanted in comfortable weight and balance, a rear-positioned headphone jack, now proven circuitry design, and comes standard with a bigger Concentric coil that I can make use of ... at times. Most of my detecting is in debris-filled sites and smaller-size search coils serve my needs much better, so that's what the MX7 will have mounted most of the time.

On top of that, the MX7 also adds some additional color to my arsenal that I just happen to prefer. :thumbup:

So, my tastes and detector selections are going to differ from others, simply because I try to "pick a detector that suits me perfectly" for each of the different hunting applications I encounter. Although there still is no 'perfect' detector for everyone and everything, there certainly are some exceptional selections out there we can make to be a nice 'fit' in our personal detector battery..

Monte



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My Regular-Use Detector Team are from:
Makro Racer 2; Nokta Impact, Relic and CoRe; Tesoro Vaquero, Bandido II microMAX, Silver Sabre microMAX and Mojave; White's MX-7 and XLT
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using White's Pro Star w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

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Re: First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: Ozleif
Date: November 28, 2017 10:42PM
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tarajudy
DON'T BRING IT ON A SALT WATER BEACH.

Why Not. :confused:

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Re: "This detector suits me perfectly for the hunting I do.:detecting:"
Posted by: ramairnut
Date: November 28, 2017 11:23PM
Thank you Monte:please:. Always a treat to read your input. I had an MXT Pro at one time and enjoyed it. Life got in the way and I parted with it. Fast forward to the MX Sport release; I knew I wanted one. It took some time but I did some horse trading and acquired one. I have seen a few of these up for sale but I can't help but wonder if the owner's just didn't take the time and patience necessary to learn it.
There are a lot of fresh water spots I plan to hunt next season and as good as this detector has been to me when land hunting, I am sure it will not disappoint in the water. I have enjoyed the waterproof benefit while hunting in some light rain situations; only headed back to the car because the headphones, though White's, are not the waterproof Sport model.
Hope you enjoy that MX7. The more I read and watch about it, I believe it is a lot of bang for the buck. Good luck and Happy Hunting!:thumbup:

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Re: First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: ramairnut
Date: November 28, 2017 11:34PM
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Ozleif
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tarajudy
DON'T BRING IT ON A SALT WATER BEACH.

Why Not. :confused:

I have read mixed reviews about the MX Sport performance on a salt water beach but then again most detectorists should already know that there are better options for that environment anyway:rolleyes:. Kinda like a 2wd truck versus a 4wd truck in some mud. The 2wd could get through but with some difficulty but the 4wd will do it a lot easier with much more control.

Re: First hunt with the MX Sport:thumbup:
Posted by: Ozleif
Date: November 29, 2017 01:17AM
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ramairnut
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Ozleif
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tarajudy
DON'T BRING IT ON A SALT WATER BEACH.

Why Not. :confused:

I have read mixed reviews about the MX Sport performance on a salt water beach but then again most detectorists should already know that there are better options for that environment anyway:rolleyes:. Kinda like a 2wd truck versus a 4wd truck in some mud. The 2wd could get through but with some difficulty but the 4wd will do it a lot easier with much more control.


I do not rely on reviews, prefer 1st hand experiences and use of past knowledge.

My first outing with the MX Sport on a salt water ocean beach.




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Re: "This detector suits me perfectly for the hunting I do.:detecting:"
Posted by: Rick(ND)
Date: November 29, 2017 02:43PM
Monte,

Let us know what you think of the MX7 after you have taken it out to use it. I haven't seen much about it yet and wondered if they have been released yet. It a detector that I am looking at for my wife to use as it looks lighter than her MXT she is using which has been since they came out. I found the MXT a awesome detector and she wants something as good, but lighter weight.

Rick



Sovereign GT
soon to be added the Minelab Equinox 800
Noka Impact Pro
Timberwolfs HP for the Sovereign
Uni Probe For The other detectors
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