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MX7 my first crotal bell
Posted by: dfmike
Date: September 15, 2018 04:36PM
I had one hour to hunt a new park that used to have a century old house that was torn down by the city. The same park where I found my 1917 silver 5 cent coin. This place is full of iron (most probably nails). It was difficult to get a solid and repeatable lock on but I managed to get a few good finds. The crotal bell is my first and it is in good condition with the iron hook still there. Unfortunately the ball is missing so I couldn't hear what it once sounded like. I also found an old lead fishing weight and 2 old pen knives (one split in half while I was digging it out and the iron blades on both are decomposing with rust). No coins this time. It's funny to get old finds such as this near a very modern condo housing project and half a mile from a cell phone communication tower. It makes me wonder what this place looked like a hundred years ago.

I'm slowly getting a hang of the MX7. It chatters a little more than I care for but there are some characteristics that I'm getting to appreciate the more I use it. The pin pointing on this thing is surgically precise. The target is always straight in the middle of the doughnut hole no matter how deep it is. Weight balance is better than any detector I have used including my F19 which is lighter but not as well balanced IMHO (zero pain in my wrists or elbows). Despite the fact that it has 8 AA cells in the battery compartment, it essentially feels weightless. I was using the stock 950 concentric while I wait for the ordered six shooter. I set rejection volume at 10, coin and jewelry, sensitivity at 6. I started with discrimination set at zero and then pushed it at 10 to calm the detector down somewhat. I sometimes use the high trash setting when noises get too much to handle and/or will diminish sensitivity.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, F19 on original shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro and Nokta pointers. Killer B's and Jolly Rogers headphones and assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Fisher F5, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705




Re: MX7 my first crotal bell
Posted by: Confetrit
Date: September 15, 2018 07:38PM
Great looking finds. Very nice bell, Congrat's.

Re: MX7 my first crotal bell
Posted by: Hombre
Date: September 16, 2018 03:05PM
I guess you got the battery issue resolved,,,,,nice finds:clapping:



" If in doubt, dig it out"

I use various analog detectors, knobs and switches rule.

Randy from south central Kansas

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Re: MX7 my first crotal bell
Posted by: dfmike
Date: September 16, 2018 06:24PM
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Hombre
I guess you got the battery issue resolved,,,,,nice finds:clapping:

Thanks.
Believe it or not I'm still on the original batteries and indicator is still half full ! I will have to pry the battery door to get the whole battery holder out when they run out but the detector works as it should with no power issues for now. I will get it fixed when hunting season is over. If I send it now I might not get it back before it starts to get really cold out.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, F19 on original shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro and Nokta pointers. Killer B's and Jolly Rogers headphones and assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Fisher F5, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705

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