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Giving the T2+ a try!

I have been using variants of the F75 for year now and decided to give the T2+ a try. I primarily relic hunt in iron littered sites and this will be its primary use. I will keep a shrew coil on it 90% of the time to be able to sift through the iron and look forward to hunting with this machine in the next couple weeks. Any suggestions on settings or nuances for this machine are sure appreciated. Thanks

LittleJohn
 
I have been using variants of the F75 for year now and decided to give the T2+ a try. I primarily relic hunt in iron littered sites and this will be its primary use. I will keep a shrew coil on it 90% of the time to be able to sift through the iron and look forward to hunting with this machine in the next couple weeks. Any suggestions on settings or nuances for this machine are sure appreciated. Thanks

LittleJohn

Thanks!
 

757Relics

New member
I have a T2se with a Nel 5 x 9 coil and it does pretty good at trashy sites. I usually run in 3 or 4 tone at 90% sensitivity with discrim set at 8 (I like to hear the iron).
 

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Monte

Well-known member
I have been using variants of the F75 for year now and decided to give the T2+ a try. I primarily relic hunt in iron littered sites and this will be its primary use. I will keep a shrew coil on it 90% of the time to be able to sift through the iron and look forward to hunting with this machine in the next couple weeks. Any suggestions on settings or nuances for this machine are sure appreciated. Thanks

LittleJohn
I've owned a couple of F75's but didn't like them as well as I did the T2's which came along first. I've owned at least 3 original T2's, a T@-SE, 4 T2 'Classic' units and a T2+. Of them all I liked the T2+ the best.

I do both Urban Coin Hunting and remote Relic Hunting, but have spent about 90% of my time Relic hunting old Iron Nail and other ferrous debris sites since mid-'83. The ghost towns, homesteads, stage stops and RR siding and depot sites, to name but a few, can have a very dense amount of ferrous debris to deal with so I always want some of the best detector / coil combinations for unmasking. Since the first T2 came out in 2006 I have used the stock 11" BiAxial coil no more than a total of 1 hour hunt-time. I've used a mid-size coil, like the NEL Sharpshooter, about the same amount. All the rest of my T2 hunting has been with their 5" DD coil. I have compared it side-by-side with some other smaller-size coils for the T2, and the T2 & Teknetics 5" DD coil matched or bettered their performance.

Until early January of 2015 I kept a T2 'Classic' w/5" DD in my Detector Outfit to complement my White's MXT All-Pro w/6½" Concentric and other makes/models that I relied on. The T2 w/5" DD was, at that time, my go-to detector for dense Iron Nail contaminated sites. Disc. at '10' and usually using 2+ or 3 Tone ID modes. Through Dec. 2014 I felt the T2 was the best model on th market that featured Tone ID and numeric VDI read-out for serious Relic Hunting in very ferrous-littered sites to complement my non-TID Tesoro favorites w/6" Concentric coil. Since January of 2015 I have changed up my favorite Relic Hunting models with some that out-perform the T2's and most others in some very challenging comparisons I've done and side-by-side in-the-field comparisons. During that period over the last 5 years I have re-acquired a TE SE, 2 T2 Classics and a T2 + w/5" DD coils to compare against my chosen favorites with their ±5" DD coils ... then parted with the T2's, my last being a T2+ about a month ago.

I still prefer them to the F75. I still find their physical package and control feature and adjustability to be some of the best ever produced. I also still like the 5" DD coil the best on the T2 series for really challenging environments compared with any other coil on the T2 series. The weight and balance is exceptional. It is tough to match or out-hunt my Tesoro Bandido II microMAX w/6' Concentric coil in the very dense ferrous litter with any detector, but when it comes to also have Tone ID and Target ID, the T2's come close in performance and provide the audio and visual additions.

I use a Disc. setting of '10' which happens to be the default setting, because it is low enough to still accept most Iron Nails. I run my Sensitivity
(on the T2's and virtually any detector) at or as close to maximum as possible w/o instability (EMI) and I use either a 2-Tone or 3-Tone mode (Never 3b), and always hunt in a slow and methodical sweep presentation. I also overlap an ample amount for more effective coverage. Don't use a fast sweep speed, especially if hunting in higher mineralized environments or if it is pea gravel to rocks, etc.

Monte
 

Neil

Active member
Give the all metal mode a good workout. It has a good feel to it, its like your connected to the ground.
Your gonna have to deal with alot of targets but the meter makes that easier. Very sensitive all metal is.
 
All metal is where it’s at with the T2, especially with a small coil, there’s some Utube Videos showing depth test in a test garden using disc first..... unable to hit all the targets....... then All metal ........all the Targets were jumping out of the ground.
 

BH505Man

Member
All metal is where it’s at with the T2, especially with a small coil, there’s some Utube Videos showing depth test in a test garden using disc first..... unable to hit all the targets....... then All metal ........all the Targets were jumping out of the ground.
Yes, The T2 is certainly a deep seeking detector when set up properly by an experienced user. I own both the T2 Classic and the T2SE. I really enjoy using both of them. I've been teaching my wife how to use the T2 Classic. She's starting to get better at finding targets and learning to discriminate between treasure and trash signals.
 

IowaRelic

Active member
The T2SE is still a go to machine for me also. It does a lot of scenarios very well and is super deep in my mild sand soil. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a T2+ or F75+ if anything happened to my current machine.
I will never admit it to myself but sometimes I regret buying my multi kruzer because I was torn between that and a F75+. The kruzer has its perks and is a great machine. It just gets handicapped by site conditions too easily. You can get equal or better performance from the T2 in most sites. That’s been my experience so far.
 
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