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Stock straight outta box v3i coin depths
Posted by: farmerboy856
Date: February 14, 2018 09:29AM
Anyone know what the v3i will do on coins totally factory? Got a chance to buy one reasonable but I'm not a tweaker? Just curious if it would be worth trying or that way "stock "or if I'm wasting my time and money. Thank you.

Re: Stock straight outta box v3i coin depths
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: February 14, 2018 12:00PM
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farmerboy856
Anyone know what the v3i will do on coins totally factory? Got a chance to buy one reasonable but I'm not a tweaker? Just curious if it would be worth trying or that way "stock "or if I'm wasting my time and money. Thank you.

I think that depends on your ground. I took off my stock coil and put on a 4X6 Shooter and I am getting 7" coins with an excellent ID. Does not cover much ground but I am missing very few coins and finding a bunch the bigger coils are missing. The big secret to the V is locking your Ground Balance before you lay it down and dig



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Re: Stock straight outta box v3i coin depths
Posted by: Tahts-a-dats-ago
Date: February 14, 2018 03:14PM
I agree with daddyflea, it will depend upon your soil and the program chosen.

As I remember it, with the stock coil and the stock coin and jewelry program in fairly mild soil I was getting quarters around 8 inches or so. Some of the other stock programs are deeper (IMO) - deep silver and mixed mode pro come to mind. I've dug quarters that were 12 inches down in those modes (stock - with the stock coil) in my fairly mild soil.

The V3i is nearly endlessly adjustable, but it hunts very well using the stock programs (with a good ground balance). You'll be just fine if you never tweak the machine at all, or if you only make a few adjustments (sensitivity, gain, etc..).



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Re: Stock straight outta box v3i coin depths
Posted by: MackDog
Date: February 14, 2018 06:14PM
Go to wjites forum and read up on it. They are awesome but you have to make some adjustments

Re: Stock straight outta box v3i coin depths
Posted by: farmerboy856
Date: February 14, 2018 09:31PM
Thanks guys i wondering if maybe the mx7 wouldn't be a better choice for me? I'm not at all in to tweaking and adjusting and if they are both fairly equally on average coin size targets to start with that would work for me. I had a v3i once and struggled to no end with it but i also want a to have fun, frustrates me i couldn't make heads or tails of it. But i have to admit the simplicity of the mx suites is appealing.anyways was also wondering on the v do they have a preset 2or3tone?

Re: Stock straight outta box v3i coin depths
Posted by: Zinc Penny
Date: February 15, 2018 12:53AM
V3i is just simply way more powerful, if you spend time with it you will do well, even if you don't tweak much its still a awesome machine.

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Re: Stock straight outta box v3i coin depths
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: February 15, 2018 07:08AM
I seldom make a recommendation without being asked but have you looked at the MXT or MXT Pro?



Bells and whistles are nice, but nothing will substitute for the basic understanding of the hobby.

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Re: Stock straight outta box v3i coin depths
Posted by: farmerboy856
Date: February 15, 2018 10:50AM
Thank you Larry I appreciate the suggestion. I Have had both the original and the pro liked them both but I mainly want better tone options if they would make the mxt pro with 3 tones in relic or coin I wouldn't need another machine!

Re: Stock straight outta box v3i coin depths
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 16, 2018 03:02PM
Howdy farmboy856--

From reading your thread, I'm guessing that the audio options are one of your major concerns. A feature that you might like about the V3i is the ability to assign whatever audio tone(s) that you prefer for each VDI or VDI range. I know that you don't like to tweek but after that one easy tweek you would have the machine that has the audio of your dreams! Just some food for thought. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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