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Memorable Day with Etrac

RLOH

Well-known member
I have been detecting for over 26 years and today, I had one of my best days variety wise. I started the day off with a deep wheatie and my second coin was a real beauty, a clear date 1928 Standing Liberty quarter. Two more wheats before a Buffalo nickel. Ten feet away, a nice mercury dime surrounded by trash. It was so trashy that I could not use the pinpoint button. I hunted this spot for another hour and found 5 more wheaties. Here is my new detecting strategy. I am rehunting the trashiest places where I have had success in the past. I am taking small areas and barely creeping the Etrac, listening for chirps and squeaks. Many of the coins I am finding can only be dug by probing with the tip of the coil. I know many people think the Etrac is too slow to hunt in trash, slow is the key. I can pick out a coin in heavy trash by going super slow. Many people find this type of detecting too boring and to be honest, I cannot do it for more than a couple of hours.

I was heading home and I passed a small town square where everybody and their brother has hunted for years. I have only hunted it once in the last year and a half. Again, I headed for a section that I have found seated coins, but that was in the first year or two when the Explorer first came out. I had hunted for about a half hour and had not found one coin. I got a 11-12 grunt that showed deep so I was hoping for at least a buffalo. No buffalo, but a real clean 1902 V nickel. That coin made my day and I got rejuvenated again. Two passes later deep zinc signal and was hoping for an Indian and sure enough 1890 crisp Indian(most around here are unreadable) Less than a foot away another similar signal and sure enough another clean Indian. Called it a day and told myself that the Etrac is still one of, if not the best coin detector made!
 

Mark ( ohio )

Well-known member
I have been detecting for over 26 years and today, I had one of my best days variety wise. I started the day off with a deep wheatie and my second coin was a real beauty, a clear date 1928 Standing Liberty quarter. Two more wheats before a Buffalo nickel. Ten feet away, a nice mercury dime surrounded by trash. It was so trashy that I could not use the pinpoint button. I hunted this spot for another hour and found 5 more wheaties. Here is my new detecting strategy. I am rehunting the trashiest places where I have had success in the past. I am taking small areas and barely creeping the Etrac, listening for chirps and squeaks. Many of the coins I am finding can only be dug by probing with the tip of the coil. I know many people think the Etrac is too slow to hunt in trash, slow is the key. I can pick out a coin in heavy trash by going super slow. Many people find this type of detecting too boring and to be honest, I cannot do it for more than a couple of hours.

I was heading home and I passed a small town square where everybody and their brother has hunted for years. I have only hunted it once in the last year and a half. Again, I headed for a section that I have found seated coins, but that was in the first year or two when the Explorer first came out. I had hunted for about a half hour and had not found one coin. I got a 11-12 grunt that showed deep so I was hoping for at least a buffalo. No buffalo, but a real clean 1902 V nickel. That coin made my day and I got rejuvenated again. Two passes later deep zinc signal and was hoping for an Indian and sure enough 1890 crisp Indian(most around here are unreadable) Less than a foot away another similar signal and sure enough another clean Indian. Called it a day and told myself that the Etrac is still one of, if not the best coin detector made!
Great job RL on the coin finds. The weather has been just terrific here in NE Ohio the last couple of weeks.. It's all going to change at the end of the week. Get out while we can.

Mark ( ohio )
 

Odanscoils

Well-known member
RKOH ,,

Nice finds. Nice story.
I still have an old Explorer xs.
How would it compare to the Etrac today.
I understand there are so many more settings.
I'm curious how I would set it to do like your doing as well.
Because of my bad hearing. I just never truly connected with it.
Though I'm willing to give it another try hoping to accomplish what you've been able to do.
 

fishnnut

Well-known member
I have been detecting for over 26 years and today, I had one of my best days variety wise. I started the day off with a deep wheatie and my second coin was a real beauty, a clear date 1928 Standing Liberty quarter. Two more wheats before a Buffalo nickel. Ten feet away, a nice mercury dime surrounded by trash. It was so trashy that I could not use the pinpoint button. I hunted this spot for another hour and found 5 more wheaties. Here is my new detecting strategy. I am rehunting the trashiest places where I have had success in the past. I am taking small areas and barely creeping the Etrac, listening for chirps and squeaks. Many of the coins I am finding can only be dug by probing with the tip of the coil. I know many people think the Etrac is too slow to hunt in trash, slow is the key. I can pick out a coin in heavy trash by going super slow. Many people find this type of detecting too boring and to be honest, I cannot do it for more than a couple of hours.

I was heading home and I passed a small town square where everybody and their brother has hunted for years. I have only hunted it once in the last year and a half. Again, I headed for a section that I have found seated coins, but that was in the first year or two when the Explorer first came out. I had hunted for about a half hour and had not found one coin. I got a 11-12 grunt that showed deep so I was hoping for at least a buffalo. No buffalo, but a real clean 1902 V nickel. That coin made my day and I got rejuvenated again. Two passes later deep zinc signal and was hoping for an Indian and sure enough 1890 crisp Indian(most around here are unreadable) Less than a foot away another similar signal and sure enough another clean Indian. Called it a day and told myself that the Etrac is still one of, if not the best coin detector made!
 

Delta Digger

Active member
I have a ctx and the Etrac. I find myself wanting to use it more than the ctx. I guess I’m more comfortable with the etrac. Still getting use to the ctx. The etrac will still hunt with the best of them.
 
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