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which is more important....question for you C$ experts...
Posted by: Joseph in Alabama
Date: April 06, 2015 04:38PM
Hey guys, was wanting to know if it's the tone or the screen ID on the coinstrike you feel is more important/determines if you dig or not... thanks. Joe

Re: which is more important....question for you C$ experts...
Posted by: trojdor
Date: April 06, 2015 05:02PM
Well, both really, but it depends on what you're hunting for and what you're discriminating out.
C$ (like a lot of machines) are a little tricky on rusty iron and bottle caps, but more dirt time will help eliminate a lot of un-necessary digging.

Another thing to watch on the C$ is to make sure you ground balance properly. It gets 'unfriendly' if the GB is off. I find that turning on the ID averaging helps stabilize the ID a lot...makes it more like the ID Edge.

Read everything you can Google about the differences between the 'threshold' and 'sensitivity' controls. It's different from just about any other detector.

The strength of the C$ is best seen in moderate (to high) mineralization, where the ID numbers stay pretty accurate, and the machine can detect pretty deeply.
The drawback of the C$ is that it takes a little time and effort to learn it's 'personality'... a lot of folk don't have any patience these days.


Re: which is more important....question for you C$ experts...
Posted by: michael NY
Date: April 11, 2015 08:10PM
Joe I have to agree with Mike, depends on what you are hunting for in first place. But for a short answer I would say tones, using minelab detectors for years prior and success with using tones was just a switch to a different brand. The ground ballance is a key, I love my Coinstrike. Plenty of good knowledge here from experienced C$ users, great form
Good luck it hope you are successful post pictures of some cool finds!

Re: which is more important....question for you C$ experts...
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: April 12, 2015 05:57PM
Its tone to start with! that's what stops you or alerts you to the target range you hunting for.
Then Its ID range vs the clearest tone you can get by moving around the target to clean up the signal. (unless its shallow clad) For shallow stuff, its still tone, then ID to confirm a dig or no dig target.


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tone vs.numbers
Posted by: Joseph in Alabama
Date: April 14, 2015 06:45PM
I hunt old sites for old coins and relics.. my question was for deep coins..I know when I hunted with the teknetics t2 for deep coins I had to use tone to decide if I was going to dig...thought perhaps some of u guys may have seen a % difference with tone vs.numbers in the deep coins with the C$...( owned a C$ when they first came out..I really like the C$'s low frequency for coin hunting)hunted a old store site last weekend that had burned to the ground years ago..found a silver dime half melted to 3 Nickles..thought that was neat..will post pics if I can figure out how to with my phone ....thanks for your thoughts on the C$..... Joe

ID for Old indian Head pennies. I found more Indian Heads with the C$ than any detector I have ever used..N/T
Posted by: Elton
Date: April 14, 2015 09:27PM

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