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Considering a Legend and wanting some feed back from those that have used them

Tmops50

Well-known member
First off, the balance and it's amazing how much easier it is to swing. Also, I get coins at 6" without much problem, i.e. good signal. Today I hunted and concentrated on the mid tones; 20~25 VDI. I dug the most Nickels I've ever dug on a hour hunt; got 9. I usually don't get one. Of course I dug the high tones as well, but I concentrated on the mid tones. I really like this machine. Now to sell my Nox
6” has great balance and seems to have great depth from what everyone says.
Im sure the 5.5x9 will be great also but not sure if you would benefit any more if you already have the 6”
I think it would be more of another alternative to the 6”
 

pulltaboo

Active member
6” has great balance and seems to have great depth from what everyone says.
Im sure the 5.5x9 will be great also but not sure if you would benefit any more if you already have the 6”
I think it would be more of another alternative to the 6”
It will let you cover 1/3 more ground per swing while retaining pretty much the same level of target separation. I love SP28 on my Simplex, can't wait to get LG28 for the Legend (when they finally release it).
IMO, the only advantages a round 6" DD has over 5x9 DD are:
  • It's a bit more maneuverable in extremely tight spots
  • Slightly less prone to extreme EMI
  • Can be used while fully collapsed (hence the hinge placement on the edge) without "seeing" the middle shaft
  • Does slightly better in extreme trash
  • Slightly better resolution on tiny low conductors
  • Will let you get about 1" closer to large metallic obstacles (such as fences and posts) without overloading
  • Looks cute.
Am I missing anything?
 

Tmops50

Well-known member
It will let you cover 1/3 more ground per swing while retaining pretty much the same level of target separation. I love SP28 on my Simplex, can't wait to get LG28 for the Legend (when they finally release it).
IMO, the only advantages a round 6" DD has over 5x9 DD are:
  • It's a bit more maneuverable in extremely tight spots
  • Slightly less prone to extreme EMI
  • Can be used while fully collapsed (hence the hinge placement on the edge) without "seeing" the middle shaft
  • Does slightly better in extreme trash
  • Slightly better resolution on tiny low conductors
  • Will let you get about 1" closer to large metallic obstacles (such as fences and posts) without overloading
  • Looks cute.
Am I missing anything?
1/3 more coverage than on 6” is only 2” more on the length part and you still lose 1/2” on the width. Not really anything to write home about.
As opposed going to 11” is 5” more coverage all around.
Thats why i think more of an alternative.
I don’t know that the separation would be any better, i would think it would be better on the 6” if anything. And as you also said be able to get in closer as well.
My point if you already have the 6” not so sure it would be worth while to get the 5.5x9 but if you don’t you could choose either one based on preference.
 

Tmops50

Well-known member
It will let you cover 1/3 more ground per swing while retaining pretty much the same level of target separation. I love SP28 on my Simplex, can't wait to get LG28 for the Legend (when they finally release it).
IMO, the only advantages a round 6" DD has over 5x9 DD are:
  • It's a bit more maneuverable in extremely tight spots
  • Slightly less prone to extreme EMI
  • Can be used while fully collapsed (hence the hinge placement on the edge) without "seeing" the middle shaft
  • Does slightly better in extreme trash
  • Slightly better resolution on tiny low conductors
  • Will let you get about 1" closer to large metallic obstacles (such as fences and posts) without overloading
  • Looks cute.
Am I missing anything?
So your saying the only advantage is you can cover 2 more inches of ground only going forward…
 

pulltaboo

Active member
So your saying the only advantage is you can cover 2 more inches of ground only going forward…
Lessay we're covering 100' in a straight line, overlapping 1" for shallow(ish) targets. With a 6" coil, we're covering the distance in 1200/5 = 240 swings. With 9x5 it would be 1200/8 = 150 swings, so 90 swings less per 100'. By the end of the day, it adds up to a lot more time and energy savings. And they weight about the same.
I love SP28 on my Simplex, can't wait to get LG28 for the Legend (when they finally release it).
By the way, I was referring to SP24 and LG24 respectively (9x5). Late night brain fart, it happens.
 

synthnut

Well-known member
Hi Rick,
After hunting myself for years with a few variations of the Soveriegn, it’s hard to purchase ANY new detector to compare to it, and especially it’s tones and nuances…..Minelab itself went to the Etrac and later to the Equinox….To me, with all the features and all the included extra’s, the Legend is more like the light weight Etrac that we all wanted…It is however a work in progress…It still has a few quirks, but it gets better with every upgrade….Upgrading though is painful 😓…If you don’t have all your ducks in a row, and you are short on patience, this can really beat you up !…It is worth the trouble in the end !…..I hunt as much at the beach as I do in the dirt….This was my reasoning for the Legend purchase…I can see myself learning the Legend, and keeping it around for quite awhile….I do still have an old Soveriegn though…Old habits are hard to break !….Jim

PS….The weight is a lot lighter than the Sovereign or the Etrac
 

Tmops50

Well-known member
Hi Rick,
After hunting myself for years with a few variations of the Soveriegn, it’s hard to purchase ANY new detector to compare to it, and especially it’s tones and nuances…..Minelab itself went to the Etrac and later to the Equinox….To me, with all the features and all the included extra’s, the Legend is more like the light weight Etrac that we all wanted…It is however a work in progress…It still has a few quirks, but it gets better with every upgrade….Upgrading though is painful 😓…If you don’t have all your ducks in a row, and you are short on patience, this can really beat you up !…It is worth the trouble in the end !…..I hunt as much at the beach as I do in the dirt….This was my reasoning for the Legend purchase…I can see myself learning the Legend, and keeping it around for quite awhile….I do still have an old Soveriegn though…Old habits are hard to break !….Jim

PS….The weight is a lot lighter than the Sovereign or the Etrac
Loved my sovereign gt and excalliber II the legend seems a lighter close combination of the two.
 

hodr

Active member
You just said it was good enough for your hunting.
I don’t know what else you want other than a custom made detector.
There is no perfect detector and perfect would 100 different detectors out of 100 people. They cant make 500 different models as everyone wants something different in their detector as they see fit
The legend seems to fit the bill really good for most imo

What's your problem, bub? I said it was good enough that I sold my old (much more expensive) detector. I'm allowed to have a wish list of extras to make it even better. You don't need to have coronary just because I didn't say the dector is flawless in every way.
 

synthnut

Well-known member
We’re all in this together…..Everyone has different needs and wants….Some like myself, will try to push the envelope….others are more complacent and happy with things the way they are….What’s good for me might not be good for you…..Nobody is right, and nobody is wrong….I think that we are fortunate to have a company like Nokta Macro that actually listens to it’s user base…..and the Legend continues to develop into a top contender in the field….
 

Tmops50

Well-known member
We’re all in this together…..Everyone has different needs and wants….Some like myself, will try to push the envelope….others are more complacent and happy with things the way they are….What’s good for me might not be good for you…..Nobody is right, and nobody is wrong….I think that we are fortunate to have a company like Nokta Macro that actually listens to it’s user base…..and the Legend continues to develop into a top contender in the field….
Yeah im more complacent only because used to simple analog detectors and dig just about everything so as long as its light has the right frequencies for my hunting style im good to go.
I get it everyone has different needs and wants for whatever makes them happy.
Sometimes just try to understand why someone prefers certain things over other things. Not putting anyone down for their preferences
 
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