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Settings for hunting US coins in mineralized ground?
Posted by: 88junior
Date: February 21, 2019 09:37PM
Guys and Gals I just got a XTERRA 705 with stock 7.5 concentric 9" coil. I have anywheres from 2-4 bar dirt. It's Georgia Red Clay. If any of you hunt this type of dirt and could give me some pointers I'd appreciate it. Thanks Morgan



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Re: Settings for hunting US coins in mineralized ground?
Posted by: ngrelic
Date: February 22, 2019 02:02AM
Morgan, I would disc. everything below 10 for hunting U.S. coins. Also may want to get a 10.5 inch DD 7.5 coil, the xterra seems to handle our NW Ga. dirt pretty well. Very Stable machine for coin or relic hunting. I've found that the 705 is on par with the F75 and T2 SE as far as depth goes, and maybe a little better in some ground. That's just my opinion based on my use of all three machines.

Barry

Re: Settings for hunting US coins in mineralized ground?
Posted by: 88junior
Date: February 22, 2019 04:59AM
Thanks for the advice Barry. I've heard that 10.5 dd mid frequency coil is awesome. Where abouts in Georgia are you from? I'm in the Dalton/Chatsworth area.



XP Deus ORX 9" HF coil
Minelab Musketeer Advantage 8" and 10x13 Tornado coils
Sunray Pro Golds
Deteknix X-Pointer
Raptor 31c digger and Lesche hand digger
Whites Ground Hawg shovel
Relic and Coin hunter over 25 years!!

Re: Settings for hunting US coins in mineralized ground?
Posted by: ngrelic
Date: February 22, 2019 05:22AM
Tunnel Hill. Been relic hunting since 1978. There is a significant increase in depth with the 10.5 DD coil, I think. My first digital machine was an xterra 50, and was, to me any way, a big improvement over the 1266x that I had used for several years.

Re: Settings for hunting US coins in mineralized ground?
Posted by: 88junior
Date: February 22, 2019 07:03AM
You ever want to meet up and hunt let me know. Thanks Again for the advice.



XP Deus ORX 9" HF coil
Minelab Musketeer Advantage 8" and 10x13 Tornado coils
Sunray Pro Golds
Deteknix X-Pointer
Raptor 31c digger and Lesche hand digger
Whites Ground Hawg shovel
Relic and Coin hunter over 25 years!!

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5x10 HF DD coil
Posted by: therover
Date: February 22, 2019 08:28AM
88junior,

I have an X-Terra 705 and for coin hunting in my mild soil, I use the 9 inch concentric LF coil. Just got it a few weeks back and I like it.

Agree a DD coil would probably be a better coil for you soil.

I have a 5x10 DD HF coil I can let you try out. I am not familiar with your soil and not sure if that coil would help out, but if you want, I can ship it out to you to try out.

Re: Settings for hunting US coins in mineralized ground?
Posted by: 88junior
Date: February 23, 2019 12:41AM
I sent you a pm therover. Thanks



XP Deus ORX 9" HF coil
Minelab Musketeer Advantage 8" and 10x13 Tornado coils
Sunray Pro Golds
Deteknix X-Pointer
Raptor 31c digger and Lesche hand digger
Whites Ground Hawg shovel
Relic and Coin hunter over 25 years!!

Re: Settings for hunting US coins in mineralized ground?
Posted by: fwcrawford
Date: February 25, 2019 07:09PM
I'm up in Virginia and some areas I hunt have the same kind of soil you are describing.
I have an XTerra 50 and bought the 10.5" DD coil not long after I got the machine.
That coil stays on my machine now.
Good coverage and I think it ID's well especially on coins and is a good choice in that bad soil like the others have already stated.

Re: Settings for hunting US coins in mineralized ground?
Posted by: fwcrawford
Date: February 25, 2019 07:13PM
One point worth mentioning if this is important to you.. the 10.5" DD coil is not waterproof like the stock coil you have.
You can detect in wet grass and rinse the coil off, but it cannot be submerged.. thought it is worth mentioning.
Probably not a factor in your decision hopefully.

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