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Coinstrike help, information
Posted by: oldandtired
Date: November 19, 2016 09:16PM
So, I picked up a coinstrike. Had a chance to play with it inside and was checking out target ID. If I wave a coin, dime penny or quarter under the coil it ID's correct to around 4 inches distance, ID around 34 to 36 on the meter and audio ID as coin. Any further distance, ID drops to 13 or 14 on the meter and square tab on the audio ID.

The really strange thing is if I wave a large piece of foil or square tab under the coil at about four inches it It will ID alright at 09 to 11, if I increase distance, past four inches the meter reads 13 or 14 and audio ID remains the same. Past about 4 inches to about 8 or 9 inches, the tab, large piece of foil, quarter and dime all read the same at 13 or 14 on the meter, with the square tab ID.

Those who have used the coinstrike. Is this normal? Bench air testing the coinstrike.

I realize the real test will be in the dirt, but I've never seen a detector that IDs like this in air test.

Thanks all.

Hard to get accurate readings inside with most detectors..
Posted by: Elton
Date: November 19, 2016 10:01PM
Coinstrike is no exception, and it also needs to be ground balanced. I had a couple and they did really well on decent depths on coins.
It loved Indian Head pennies at around 8" consistently in the dirt...

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Thanks Elton
Posted by: oldandtired
Date: November 20, 2016 07:32PM
Got to try it out a little today. In the dirt it snagged a nickle at almost 8 inches with decent ID. That was the only deep coin I found with just a little time to hunt. The place has been filled in and graded years ago, so stuff is found at odd depths.

Stuff at 4 to 6 inches rang in loud and clear with good ID.

I Think the coinstrike is going to perform just fine.


Re: Coinstrike help, information
Posted by: michael NY
Date: November 21, 2016 03:00AM
Congratulations on choice of machine's, the Coinstrike is underrated detector. I have made it my choice of grab and go detectors for some time now for a few good reasons it's Very reliable, it can hold its own in iron rich ground. If you plan on keeping it in strongly suggest to find the 5" coil if you
There us a good link for coinstrike users if you Google it I downloaded the users guide from there.
Lots of C $ freindely people here. Please share your finds. I am not an expert but have had lots of successful finds with it. Good luck


Re: Coinstrike help, information
Posted by: oldandtired
Date: November 21, 2016 10:45AM
Thanks Michael,

After reading some post it seems the coinstrike was either loved or hated, by those who tried it. I'm gonna give it a go and see what happens.

Thanks again,


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