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Green River Greg said:First post here. I'm new to the hobby and currently using a borrowed White's IDX. I've been doing a lot of comparison research and the Patriot has really caught my eye. Do you think this would be a good first detector purchase?
REVIER said:First post here. I'm new to the hobby and currently using a borrowed White's IDX. I've been doing a lot of comparison research and the Patriot has really caught my eye. Do you think this would be a good first detector purchase?
Makes a great first detector...you can easily use the out of the box factory settings for so many sites, if you learn to adjust the gain that is really all you need to know for most normal sites.
If you happen to be hunting more difficult sites with mineralization, trash, iron or heavy EMI issues that is where learning to tweak the possible settings could be advantageous.
Using this thing can be as easy as you want it to be and you can dive deep into the setting adjustments if you want to, when you want to.
I have hundreds of hours standing behind the F70, experimented with more different setting combinations than most others and wrote about most of my observations on the F Series subforum.
I have explored the effects of adjusting the gain, thresh, disc, speed, notch and everything else I could adjust, I have a selection of 5 different coils I have used while both experimenting and just hunting for hundreds and hundreds of hours.
It it ergonomic, lightweight, sensitive, expressive, insanely capable and deep.
At $399 delivered there is still no other brand/model out there that sells a tool that has this much ability and this many features onboard than the Patriot anywhere near the price.