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MX5 was awesome today!
Posted by: slingshot
Date: December 11, 2017 01:01PM
Only had time for a quick hunt, so I lowered the sensitivity to just 4 bars to kinda skim the surface targets and use the 8 tone feature to speed things up. Chose an oft hunted ballpark but went away from usual bleachers to walking paths. Much to my surprise were some 5-6" quarters AND an 8" dime! Was beginning to think it was a deep can!
Dime is middle right and I got in a hurry and put two quarters together- one atop the other.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2017 01:05PM by slingshot.




Re: MX5 was awesome today!
Posted by: coinjumper
Date: December 11, 2017 03:26PM
Wtg slingshot!

Congrats! The MX-5 is a very good detector for
Posted by: Monte
Date: December 11, 2017 04:40PM
Coin & Jewelry Hunting, and I generally find places away from the bleachers to hunt as they can be more productive ... and less trashy, too.

Were you using the standard open 9" search coil? That coil for open areas, and the 6½" for trashier and more confined places, are my two favorite coils for the MX-5. I have sports fields and ither places around to hunt but sure wish we'd get some warmer weather. I envy you on having that opportunity as well.

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
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Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detector Team are various models from: Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Other models on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


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

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


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Re: Congrats! The MX-5 is a very good detector for
Posted by: slingshot
Date: December 11, 2017 08:52PM
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Monte
Coin & Jewelry Hunting, and I generally find places away from the bleachers to hunt as they can be more productive ... and less trashy, too.

Were you using the standard open 9" search coil? That coil for open areas, and the 6½" for trashier and more confined places, are my two favorite coils for the MX-5. I have sports fields and ither places around to hunt but sure wish we'd get some warmer weather. I envy you on having that opportunity as well.

Monte
Yes! I saw a video where the standard 9" coil passed the nail board test w/flying colors so I postponed getting the 6 1/2" coil and the MX5 is so great for covering larger areas. I was surprised at the 8" dime- probably because of the heavy patina and halo effect. At 3/4 sensitivity, I would have not considered that unusual. I was, however in good ground. I started using this low sensitivity/8 tone since most of my areas are repeat sites and the quietness coupled with fast response means covering large areas- even with overlapping--at a good pace. I was a competition style hunter and old habits are hard to break. Love this MX5!

Dealing with dense iron nail environments and coil selection.
Posted by: Monte
Date: December 12, 2017 03:08AM
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slingshot
Yes! I saw a video where the standard 9" coil passed the nail board test w/flying colors so I postponed getting the 6 1/2" coil and the MX5 is so great for covering larger areas. Love this MX5!
Yes, I really enjoyed the MX-5 and it became my favorite current White's model over the M-6 and MXT Pro / All-Pro models. The new MX-7 is definitely not a re-done MXT Pro, and with the newer circuitry design and added adjustment functions, it is my favorite currently-produced White's detector. :thumbup:

I prefer the open-frame 9" over the solid, donut-hole 950, but they are still very good Concentric designs. I just wish they would make the 9" like on the MX-5 with a connector for the new MX-7 and MX Sport models. These coils, especially the 9", do pretty well in a modest amount of iron trash, and the open 9" coil can handle the Nail Board Performance Test reasonably well, but not as well as the 6½" Concentric. The 9" does well in the more open areas at providing better coverage and slightly more depth, but the 6½" is lighter, balances better, and hunts in-and-around trash much better. It's the 2-coil complement for the MX-5, or an M6 or MXT Pro as well.

My MX-5 makes a great 'loaner unit' in my detector group because with those two coils it can be used virtually anywhere, tailored for the brushy or trashy conditions, being quite 'functional' and providing ample 'performance', yet it is 'simple' for even a newcomer to learn to use but is definitely not a beginner-level detector.

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detector Team are various models from: Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Other models on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


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

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


Re: MX5 was awesome today!
Posted by: MattBullSummerville
Date: December 12, 2017 11:29PM
I still use my MX5, especially at club hunts. I have a SEF WSS 5x10 DD coil and its like having a broom at seeded hunts. Works great and very little interference from other machines. Tried the MX Sport at a seeded hunt and had to turn the sensitivity down to 2, even then other White's and Fisher detectors were messing with me big time. Frequency offset didn't help if the others got right beside me.

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