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Sometimes I wonder

woodbutcher

Well-known member
Why I use anything else. Why anyone uses anything other than a etrac for coin shooting…. Two hours in the park with the AT Max aday ago.. Granted, I was hoping for gold but I’ve since decided to leave that to the proffesionalls…
Tonight, 20 minutes in the same park,same area with the etrac and dug 3 targets.. 110 program.
 

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sube

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Why I use anything else. Why anyone uses anything other than a etrac for coin shooting…. Two hours in the park with the AT Max aday ago.. Granted, I was hoping for gold but I’ve since decided to leave that to the proffesionalls…
Tonight, 20 minutes in the same park,same area with the etrac and dug 3 targets.. 110 program.
Because it would destroy your arm like the explorer 2 I used the ctx for 11 years because it was balanced but heavy still can do a whole day with it . But prefer the deus2 now 68 years old now got to give the body a break but yes it is a fabulous machine like all fbs . sube
 

irnwrkr

Well-known member
I've got the same little shovel from whites, love it, they put a little magnet in the round indention
 

Confetrit

Well-known member
Safari is my other favorite machine, I like simple and it’s a powerful simple machine. All the good things of FBS with no fuss in the Safari
Yes sir, I like simplicity. I hate having to spend precious time out trying to get a machine programmed in order to use it. The Safari is an easy machine to set up and get to it.
 

jas415

Active member
The Etrac was and is a great machine, but it is HEAVY and out of balance! The 800 is, to me, far superior in almost every area and much lighter and better balanced! The Deus is also a great machine and light, but the learning curve on it is much higher and the tdi/vdi is not near as good!
 

woodbutcher

Well-known member
I’ve had the deus1&2,,, equinox and just about everything else on the market. Several times over.. And I’ve used them all hard over long periods of time… And I gotta say I disagree jas415, nothing in my honest opinion even comes close to the etracs ability to not only find deep old coins in hard packed ground, but also let out such a squeal it’ll stop you dead in your tracks. As for nickels, same thing. I can dig nickels all day long and not a pulltab or any other aluminum junk..I’ve been using Elmys 110 program and it’s a nonstop coin fest in areas like I was at today that never gave up a silver coin let alone a wheat in the many trips I’ve taken there with other machines..An hour with the etrac and the 110 program and I nailed 6 deep wheats, 1946 Rosie and other clad coins..Not everything is for everybody but I’ll say the etrac always works for me like no other…
 

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woodbutcher

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Been hitting an old Catholic Church across the street from me,about 15 years now. It’s big areas, usto be a girls rectory there that burned down around 1850… Found a lot of old coins there, this spring I found my first and only capped dime, hard to see but I think it’s 1836…Went over tonight for a hour with the etrac, got some deep clad,a wheat and then got a deep 12-46,12-47… dug down about 8 inches or so and out pops a small woman’s ring.. no marking but it had that silver warble, and the numbers were silver solid.. thinking it might be from the early 1800s and just not marked, it’s definitely a woman’s ring,too small for a man.The photo of the capped dime is the one I found there this spring,it’s not from tonight..
 

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porsche11

Member
I know its a pain, but next time you find all these great signals with the etrac...mark them and see if the MAX or other detectors you have can actually see them. Would be interesting to see it really is only a factor of swinging over it with the etrac.
 

MuddyMo

Well-known member
I know its a pain, but next time you find all these great signals with the etrac...mark them and see if the MAX or other detectors you have can actually see them. Would be interesting to see it really is only a factor of swinging over it with the etrac.
Good idea and it is a pain depending on location. One weakness we've seen on the AT pro is calling deep NON-ferrous as ferrous and I believe even more so in mineralized ground.
 

WV62

Well-known member
Just wondering what coil or coils you like to run on the E-Trac? I am running the 12 x 10 and 8 x 6. That little 8 x 6 seems to like silver quarters.
Ron in WV
 

woodbutcher

Well-known member
Just wondering what coil or coils you like to run on the E-Trac? I am running the 12 x 10 and 8 x 6. That little 8 x 6 seems to like silver quarters.
Ron in WV
I like the pro coil the best, I’ve used a lot of others and always go back to the stock coil.. But the 6x8 SEF is definitely my favorite aside from the pro coil..
 

woodbutcher

Well-known member
I know it’s a pain, but next time you find all these great signals with the etrac...mark them and see if the MAX or other detectors you have can actually see them. Would be interesting to see it really is only a factor of swinging over it with the etrac.
I Will do that. It I know the results already. I’m not bias to anything, I’ve been buying and trying everything that’s come out in the last 10 years. And some of the new releases are really good..But the etrac is a specialty machine that was built with one thing in mind, deep old coins…that’s it, and to me nothing in the market new or old will hang with the etrac on Deep old coins… All these new releases anymore are all middle of the road machines, good at everything but excell at nothing in particular…the etrac excels at what it was built for
 

michael NY

Active member
Why I use anything else. Why anyone uses anything other than a etrac for coin shooting…. Two hours in the park with the AT Max aday ago.. Granted, I was hoping for gold but I’ve since decided to leave that to the proffesionalls…
Tonight, 20 minutes in the same park,same area with the etrac and dug 3 targets.. 110 program.
I like the Etrac to and use different coils and have made plenty of decent finds with it. I still like going back with different detectors and poke around to see what’s in the ground.
 

jkline

Well-known member
Love the etrac, but damn, the weight!

Though I dig more trash, I prefer the Legend. Lots of emi where I hunt. Jury is still out on the Deus II.

My kid rocks it with his ATPro.
 
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