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Well said and about Sums it up.had several guys walk up to me that were swinging various machines and bragging about their units. One of them was a safari. they all took off swinging their machines like a weedeater on steroids. They came back a few hours later with a few coins, in the meantime i stayed in a general area and hunted from different angles and ended up with far more. Ive owned many top of the line machines. The best one out there is the one you lnow and are comfortable with.
this kind of explains it....I'll take it a step further... it doesn't matter if it's shooting, riding a motor cycle, driving a car or using a metal detector. once you learn how to use something, you should be able to switch models and with a slight learning curve be able to apply YOUR SKILLS and it should give you the best possible outcome. Yes, owning a more expensive firearm or metal detector is nice and they have their place... but I can shoot "almost" as good with a cheaper firearm, and metal detect with almost any machine and get a decent outcome. I set down the E-trac a few weeks back and test drove the vanquish 540 that my friend has... I walked the same pattern i walk, I swung the same way I swing, and most important I listened the way I listen... I found targets, sure the higher silver tone is nice on the E-trac, but the more inexpensive v540 did what it was designed to do. learn how to detect, and you become an even better detectorist with better equipment... you can cut a 2x4 with a $30 circular saw or you can cut it with a $130 circular saw, the outcome is the same and the average homeowner won't notice the difference in saws , yet the skilled carpenter who uses the saw all the time will....I had a Ruger Single Six once that I didn't think was very accurate and it wasn't for me until I finally learned how to shoot it.
You are in Europe somewhere digging very small hammered coins? Or what type of silver coins do you deal with? Interesting…because in the US ALL of our silver coins would be considered to be high conductors….18+ on the NOX for the very smallest. But we realize that not everybody is in the US also….Because not every silver coin is a high conductor, most of the one's i dig are between 5-13 on the Nox and there more responsive to higher freqs.
Infact if i was to use a low freq like 3 or 4khz, I'd quite possibly not even pick some of them up.
Yeah, was wondering where he was from. Never had a silver coin with my Nox anywhere near those numbers. HH jim tnYou are in Europe somewhere digging very small hammered coins? Or what type of silver coins do you deal with? Interesting…because in the US ALL of our silver coins would be considered to be high conductors….18+ on the NOX for the very smallest. But we realize that not everybody is in the US also….
The new detectors have a much faster processor that makes all the difference in unmasking targets.Your
Your right Dancer , I must agree that knowing your detector is what makes the difference. And a proper coil swing. Overlapping pattern. Good Audio . Even with that working for you , you still have to have the LOCATION !! Utmost importance!! I am successful finding many old silver , tokens , jewelry simply because I DO NOT hunt parks !! Private old homes are in your favor for finding really great targets,simply because your probably the first detectorist to be there . I also find that having a test garden helps testing new potential detectors. .... There are many detectors out there with good potential, I try working with new potentials for 2 months before a yes or no to keep detector. There not a new detector out there that surpasses what I use now . I use a 90s technology Fisher CZ and never feel outgunned. ( manufacturers do like hearing that , but it’s the truth) . ........ my two cents being a serious metal detectorist . HH Tony
It isn't quite as simple as faster processors.I have owned and still own some older tech detectors that are great for pulling targets out of heavy iron.As i mentioned in an earlier post,extensive testing,(proper testing with targets in the ground on a well established testbed),threw up some very surprising results with some detectors that i thought would do really well not doing that well at all.The new detectors have a much faster processor that makes all the difference in unmasking targets.
I have used the CZ for years and years loved them but now-a-days they just are to slow.
I'm waiting for a new dedicated beach machine to appear.......had everything from minelabs to pi's......haven't tried every model obviously but neither would i want to as nothing stands out.Pi depth with great discrim is well within the realms of possibilty i'm sure but that wouldn't benefit those who manufacture detectors i suppose.Think about new technology beach /wade hunting. Any noticeable increase in a new machines depth coupled with discrimination is always looked at hard. The best pockets of finds are usually , but not always found by experienced hunters. Hunters who can find the areas that have been swallowed out by wave, wind action. Once when these conditions show up, it's bets off whose going to score best. When things get tough its the experienced hunter with a capable machine thats going to shine. Now if he has a machine that's an improvement over what he had , generally game over.