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Faster VX3
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 18, 2017 07:17PM
Ok Guys I got my VX3 and I want it faster with more Separation in Trashy House Sites. I turned my SAT up Higher and turned my Recovery Delay lower from Factory Settings. Turned my Sensitivity up slightly and I put on a 6X10 DD Eclipse Coil on it instead on the 9.5 Concentric. I will need to get 8" depth. Am I on the right path here?



Minelab Etrac
Sun Ray X-8 & X-12
Etrac Stock 11" Coil
Whites VX3
Stock 9.5 Concentric
6X10 Whites DD
TRX Pinpointer
Garrett Pro pointer (Carrot Stick)
DetectorPro Rattler Headphones
Predator Tools 31c digger
Lesche digger
Lesche Heavyweight Mini Pick

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Re: Faster VX3
Posted by: Wayfarer
Date: December 18, 2017 07:54PM
Yes, but I would actually turn the sensitivity down a couple notches for trashy sites. In the trash you're not really after depth but separation. Turning down the sensitivity is a lot like putting on a small col, which is what you want. As a bonus, it will be smoother and easier to handle.



Current detectors: White's V3i, MXT, XL Pro
Past: White's XLT, 6000D Series 3, Coinmaster 2DB, Minelab CTX 3030, Fisher Gold Bug Pro
Location: Western Idaho
Detecting since 1980

Re: Faster VX3
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 18, 2017 08:03PM
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Wayfarer
Yes, but I would actually turn the sensitivity down a couple notches for trashy sites. In the trash you're not really after depth but separation. Turning down the sensitivity is a lot like putting on a small col, which is what you want. As a bonus, it will be smoother and easier to handle.

Thanks that was what I was looking for. Since I changed from the Concentric to the DD I figured it was seeing less ground. I am sure I will have to adjust that on site.



Minelab Etrac
Sun Ray X-8 & X-12
Etrac Stock 11" Coil
Whites VX3
Stock 9.5 Concentric
6X10 Whites DD
TRX Pinpointer
Garrett Pro pointer (Carrot Stick)
DetectorPro Rattler Headphones
Predator Tools 31c digger
Lesche digger
Lesche Heavyweight Mini Pick

Re: Faster VX3
Posted by: c4teeter
Date: December 27, 2017 12:31AM
You might want to try some of Fox's Programs... Made me fall in love with my VX3 (even with the stock coil) Anytime you can get a quarter at 12", it will make you smile:clap: Here is a link: Fox's VX3 Programs



Detectors currently used: Whites VX3; Cen Tech Pinpointer

Detectors used in past;
starting with last to first: Minelab SE Pro, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab E-trac,Teknetics Gamma 6000, Minelab Explorer XS, Whites XLT, Fisher CZ7a, Whites XLT,Garrett Master Hunter CX

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Re: Faster VX3
Posted by: texjim
Date: December 27, 2017 07:13PM
The DD coils unleashed the beast in my VX3. I only use the stock coil at the beach.

Re: Faster VX3
Posted by: MackDog
Date: December 28, 2017 06:16PM
Good advice for trashier areas, the slower you go the more your detector will separate and tell you what it see's

Re: Faster VX3
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: December 28, 2017 08:09PM
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MackDog
Good advice for trashier areas, the slower you go the more your detector will separate and tell you what it see's

"the slower you go the more your detector will separate"

There is "too slow" though, especially with depth. Faster is necessary at times.

Re: Faster VX3
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 29, 2017 07:34AM
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5900_XL-1
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MackDog
Good advice for trashier areas, the slower you go the more your detector will separate and tell you what it see's

"the slower you go the more your detector will separate"

There is "too slow" though, especially with depth. Faster is necessary at times.

I agree with the above. My Recovery Delay is set as fast as I can get it.



Minelab Etrac
Sun Ray X-8 & X-12
Etrac Stock 11" Coil
Whites VX3
Stock 9.5 Concentric
6X10 Whites DD
TRX Pinpointer
Garrett Pro pointer (Carrot Stick)
DetectorPro Rattler Headphones
Predator Tools 31c digger
Lesche digger
Lesche Heavyweight Mini Pick

Re: Faster VX3
Posted by: Trashfinder
Date: December 29, 2017 11:52PM
The lower the recovery delay at a point depth drops off, so be careful.

Re: Faster VX3
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 30, 2017 09:54AM
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Trashfinder
The lower the recovery delay at a point depth drops off, so be careful.

I just checked and my RD is set on around 40 is that too low. I know that any lower and it starts to affect the signal.



Minelab Etrac
Sun Ray X-8 & X-12
Etrac Stock 11" Coil
Whites VX3
Stock 9.5 Concentric
6X10 Whites DD
TRX Pinpointer
Garrett Pro pointer (Carrot Stick)
DetectorPro Rattler Headphones
Predator Tools 31c digger
Lesche digger
Lesche Heavyweight Mini Pick

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