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any help with G2+ on the sand and wet sand in saltwater


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I assum
new to the G2+ has anyone used the G2+ on the beach and any info on how to setup thanks for any help
I assume you mean ground balancing in salt water ? I could not help you there as I hunt fresh water beaches with the F19 and G2+. If it's for general hunting settings at the beach, I set the detector on volume 10 to knock out iron sounds and I dig just about everything with an ID of 48 or higher. The tiniest gold ring I have found there is really very small and ID's at 48. In all honesty I should dig everything past iron to find small gold but I end up digging too much foil trash when I start digging everything in the 40-50 range. I don't use the notching feature nor do I use v-break at the beach. Good luck !


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I did a search and wasn't finding many older threads that I kind of remembered talking about using the G2 over wet salt. There is a short thread a little below yours. It is at

I haven't had a G2. I have done a bit of wet salt sand work with the F75LTD. I found it fairly good in the wet salt sand by running in all metal and staying on top of the ground balance. The G2 will ground balance to the wet salt sand. That is a big part of making it work in that environment. I recall reading about some people having a fair amount of success with a G2 over the wet salt sand. You may not be able to run well in discriminate mode, but I don;t really know since I haven't had one. Try it out and see what works for you. Don't be afraid of using settings that you are not used to seeing over normal dirt. Ground balance settings over wet salt tend to be very low settings.


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Depending on where you are detecting, you may have to manually ground balance your G2+ in the wet sand. The automatic ground grab process may not work in the wet sand. When I have used mine I hunt parallel to the shore line and do either all dry or all wet. Hunting in all metal or discrimination mode will usually work unless the black sand gets too heavy. Don't expect a lot of depth and expect some ground noise and chatter which will let you know its time to ground balance again.
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