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  1. I believe Nokta / Makro will end up with a very worthy product in The Legend. I've been using their products since I got my FORS CoRe in January of '15 and original Racer shortly after. I have owned most of their products since then, and while I liked the Anfibio Multi, I am not into water hunting so a good land-abased detector suits me fine. The exception to that is their Simplex +, especially with the 5X9½ DD open-frame coil. A splendid detector at a great value, and it is simple and functional without a lot of updates. The 2.77 was all it needed. Personally, I am NOT into a lot of the modern approach to all the digital design with a lot of updaters. Just make a detector right from the get-go and leave it at that. I don't have any problems with my current 8-datector outfit and all of them work quite well in a wide-range of applications. Not only that, they can also out-perform some of the newcomers in challenging iron-littered environments without a lot of tweaking and counter-adjusting. I've heard from some friends who have The Legend and so far they have been enjoying the build-quality, comfort, and in-the-field performance. Mainly using the 1.07 Ver. and they like the 6" DD coil performance. Only gripe is the location of the rod-mount 'ears'. We're holding our Welcome-to-hunt Outing next month, June, actually, out of Wells, Nevada and I plan on borrowing a Legend w/6" coil to check it out in the challenging ghost towns we'll be hunting. I'm curious if it can work as well as my very proven ghost town/old-site hunting models. ???? Monte
    4 points
  2. I've had 3 and regretfully sold them or traded them. This time I'm going to just keep the 9" high frequency coil mounded full time, And I had 2 programs set up for user 5 and user 6 news or 6 which war 12 for me. It's mainly going to be a coin and jewelry hunting detector, And I worked it in the past against the day use one and prefer the simplicity templicity and 3 tone design of the ORX. I think a lot of people overlook this model.
    3 points
  3. Hi Virg. Great detector that found me my first Walker at about 9 inches next to an old tree. Swings like a dream - fast - deep. Good stuff. Check out my review video on it below. It is for the Teknetics Patriot....a reskinned Fisher F70. Same detector - different faceplate. I go over the notch feature towards the end of the video. You can notch out the unwanted sections and leave in nickels no problem. Just keep in mind you will be missing all that glorious trash that hides the occasional gold ring or "keeper". If that is ok with you...notch away. I notch out iron - foil - tab - zinc...and let er rip. For general coin shooting I would run speed at default - sens at 80 (dependent on EMI) - threshold at negative 3. The threshold in disc mode is silent...and acts like a secondary gain filter that can provide added depth if going into the positive sections. But it WILL allow EMI to attack, so best bet is to leave it negative 3 until you get more hours on it. Ask away if you have any other questions...always here to help.
    3 points
  4. For over 57 years I have actively enjoyed this great sport, and quite often have had 20 to 26 detectors on-hand for different applications. Since 7/'83 I have devoted about 85% of my time to Relic Hunting ghost towns and similar old sites that abound with a lot of ferrous debris, dense brush and challenging ground to maneuver on. 12/'20 I was hospitalized with severe pneumonia and a Diabetic Coma. 11/'21 to 22/'21 another Diabetic Coma and small stroke. I have been here in the hospital since last Tursday with, again, a Diabetic Coma and a Stroke. Had a good long talk with a few doctors who made me realize my health is much slower and impaired. Bummer, but I need to thin the herd to get down to Coin & Jewelry Hunting gear as I step away from Relic Hunting. If you don't know me, I pamper all.my detectors and they are either brand new or as-new. I have the following for sale and will listen to any reasonable offer and you pay shipping in the lower 48.: Teknetics Patriot w/11" Biaxial White's MX5, pristine w/9" Conc we ntric Teknetics Omega 8500 new in box Garrett Apex as-new w/Viper coil Nokta Impact brand new in box + 7" concentric and 5" DD Coils and weather covers Nokta FORS CoRe w/7x11 DD and OOR pDD Nokta FORS Relic w/7x11 & 5" DD coils The only trade I would be interested in is a new Equinox 800 w/11" & 6" coils. Contact me at: monte@stinkwaterwells.com
    3 points
  5. I sure wish they left 2.77 on their website. I am saving all the Legend updates in case they pass over a better one like they did with the Simplex and 2.78 (not that 2.78 is terrible). On one hand, I like updates when they work - but if it takes 6-7 attempts to get there - something needed fixing before release. Like computer OS/games/software...the customer is now the beta tester.
    3 points
  6. As John mentioned, some brands / model are designed to work well with a little faster sweep-speed, and for me that includes my F75+, FORS CoRe, FORS Relic, Racer and Racer 2, and certainly my XLT. By design, the XLT comes from the so-called 4-filter era and a moderate to faster sweep can enhance their performance, but for me it is still a moderate-sweep device. The others I mentioned can also be worked at a reasonable sloe3w-motion sweep and still provide very good performance. They, like a T2 and MXT Pro, have a more allowable sweep variation like the Vari-Filter or first 3-Filter design of the Compass Scanner series. The MXT that cam a decade used a similar design. Th X-Terra series, like you use, are a bit different I had several X-Terra's from their introduction and they have what is often described as more of a 'controlled-sweep' in that performance can be lacking if swept too fast. You're best served with a 'just-right' sweep with those models. I also don't understand how some of the folks I see can sweep so briskly and with a very wide side-to-side arc. They are going to miss targets because a detector can't process all the target signals that well as such a speed, and they also fail to overlap and cover the ground efficiently. Monte
    3 points
  7. I'm just glad that your Legend got to you Dj, after your earlier concerns about the financial issues in Turkey maybe curtailing exports for a while. I'm interested in some of the feed-back about Legend, and the latest up-dates from Dilek a couple of days ago from, on DwJ's channel, regarding the iron bias/ enhanced tone/pitch volume et cetera et cetera up-dates were very pleasing indeed, for me to hear!..These latest up-dates ought to bring Legend close to the Nox 800 spec for circuitry performance. No doubt Nokta Makro will apply some final tweaking, too. Once they have, then I think that Legend will really 'come into it's own', as a fully fledged, sub £1,000/$1,000 SMF higher performance machine. I'm still giving Nokta Makro more time to get things right, and a wee tad more to see how things pan out in respect of the bona fide tester's feed-back' during that time. If all ends up 'tickaty-boo', and the finished article is coming off the shelves in 'all up-dates included off-the-shelf format', along with the SP24 size SMF coil option, then I might just buy the standard package, plus the SP24 size SMF coil...... The 'Pro-pack' ain't for me personally...Main thing, is that most people that own Legend, including the bona fide testers seem a lot more satisfied with it as time goes by....Bona fide testers from the get-go sure coulda saved Nokta Makro, and their incessantly bleating 'flock' one helluva lot of hassel.... and bleat-time!. For me, I'd love John to really give the finished article a proper good work-out once Nokta Makro are retailing it as the finished product; Iffy too. A real merciless 'head-to-head' thraiping with the Nox800 in the working environ, plus a succint de-brief, will be literally price-less in my op. nb: 'Thraiping' = 'Hard-core work-out'.
    3 points
  8. Still have not had a chance to watch it...going to do so now lol
    2 points
  9. Hello everyone! I just recently picked up a Fisher F70. My question is this, can someone help me set the F70 up for coin hunting? I’m not very familiar with this detector yet and not sure what settings to use for good coin hunting with moderate discrimination. I still want to find nickels but I would like to discriminate out stuff like nails, pull tabs, foil, etc. I’m currently going to an old school yard and I just can’t seem to get the settings right on the F70. Thanks in advance.…..Virg.
    2 points
  10. I sell many more Deus 1 and 2 then I do Orx, which is odd as the performance in iron (and small object mid-conductors) is on par with the D1/D2 in most scenarios. Just sold my 9in version to a buddy in Colorado a few weeks back. While I don't regret it as it is going to a good home, getting another with the HF elliptical is on my to-do list. I don't particularly need the higher kHz it provides...but it sure is a dream to swing with remote in pocket.
    2 points
  11. God bless you Monte, as well as Scott's Dad, too..... Fifty seven years hunting anything is one heck of a " demned fine innings" ( as those limey English say ).. I hope that you continue as best you can as soon as you feel able and incline to. Our hobby has turned out so real top men and women that have been great ambassadors for the metal detecting scene. You are amongst that exclusive company Monte. Fifty seven years at 'the bat', paused for 'tea', not bowled out...not declared. Respected. Legend.....ps; I hope that our John is enjoying a break away from the scene and that he is well. All metal detecting related life scenerios, plus running a one- gun metal detecting business and young family with little else but, is only enhanced by breaking the cycle every so often. It's just a nobbler if health issues are the reasons...."Take it easy John". Much love to you big man.
    2 points
  12. Sorry to hear of your health issues, Monte, and will add you to those I say a prayer for ... my Dad has been going through some health-related issues the past few weeks, in which there doesn't look to be a good outcome, no matter what road we head down ... will know more on Thursday ... but you, get well soon coin and jewelry hunt aint all that bad of a gig
    2 points
  13. Tim, Have you been out wth the Correct coil for the' coil for the F19/G2+? How did tmgs work out for you? Did you happen to try the conc, how did that go? I LIKE THE 5" DD on the F5 and the 3.5X6.5 Concentric on my F75+ Just need to mend here at the hospital so I can get out and enjoy. Monte I have always favored smal LIKEler coils and really like the
    2 points
  14. My pleasure John...... I've just sent it to your e mail address ( @ 18.40 'ish' GMT).... Enc Simplex System 2v77.bin Hopefully I've sent it correctly.
    2 points
  15. Yep, I got one of my daughters to down-load the v2.77 on my PC many months ago now, even though I don't own a Simplex. After watching all the comparison videos and listening to chat regarding the 2.77/2.78 controversy, it seemed to me that 2.77 was maybe the better V, so I got it down-loaded for the craic, because my bro, who lives back 'home' in Cornwall has a Simplex. Turns out that it was a good option now. My bro put his Simplex to v2.77 from the v2.78 it came with, and he is delighted with the way it has "Come alive more Timmy". Since then, two other Simplex owners have popped in to get their machines set to v2.77. Both have voiced positive opinions on this v.. I like it when I can make good folks happy, so I'll keep v2.77 on my pc, irrespective.
    2 points
  16. Well, I am hoping to have 'Good Saturday' hunt. Just finishing my move 'back home' to Utah and bought a house yesterday. Will be moving some things in today but plan to also work in some weekend hunts in some renovation projects later today. There are several places around the area that are dug up. I know I won't be the first one there, but I might find some 'left-overs' in my efforts. This afternoons plan-of-attack? I will be armed with an F75+ w/3½X6½ Concentric, Apex w/'Ripper' 5X8 DD, and Bandido II µMAX w/6" Concentric. I hope everyone else is able to get out and enjoy some weekend hunting. Monte By-the-way, 'Thank You' all for the welcome comments. Glad to be on John's Forums. Other than my Forums I visit fewer and fewer due to their 'atmosphere'.
    2 points
  17. A very quiet Brand Forum ... ??? I have used most brands of detectors, and Garrett units were in my Outfit as early as late 1971. Like any detector make or model, if I like it for hat my needs are, they hang around. If not, I let them go and replace them with something I feel is better. That applies to Garrett devices as well, and while there was a lull period, the new Apex sparked my interest and I have been using one ever since their very first release. I have three of them, but my primary-use Apex works quite well with the excellent 5X8 DD 'Ripper' coil that stays mounted full-time. Note that I do not and never will use the 'Ace' name to associate it because it is NOT an Ace series design. Mixed emotions at the factory as to whether or not it should have that connection, and unfortunately the wrong folks at the time decided to use it. It's not an Ace, doesn't work like an Ace, and unfortunately some folks consider the apex to be a budget-type, entry-level unit. It isn't. It is a very decent mid-priced detector with a lot of very good in-the-field performance and usable adjustments while still keeping it Simple, Functional, and able to Perform well in a lot of applications. My Apex & Ripper duo are mainly used for urban Coin & Jewelry Hunting tasks, but can do well as a 'scouting' unit for my Relic Hunting and working the 'fringe areas' of some of the older and more iron-cluttered old places I like to go. I wish Garrett would make their 4½" 'snooper' coil for the Apex in its Concentric configuration because I like smaller coils or very dense debris type conditions. It its price range the Apex is a value and works great! With both SMF and selectable single-frequency performance it also make a nice two-detector team to keep in my vehicle all the time for any huntable opportunity I come across. Matter-of-fact, I spotted two likely sites I hope to hunt later today after unpacking some from my move. Monte
    2 points
  18. Been at this new hobby of mine for 2 months now, and these are my 2 greatest finds so far! Using the Vanquish 440 and now I can upgrade to the Nox 600 or Legend all paid for with these 2 finds!
    2 points
  19. Nothing like leaving the house and enjoying a good hunt Scott. Well done on bringing up a good haul, too! Over this side of the Pond the ground desperately needs a fortnight's steady rain over-night. Everything in nature must drink well in order to grow and flourish. It helps us MD'ers, too! ALOT. The two 26.5" longer lower stems that I ordered from your side have arrived, so no more leaning into the swing anymore on my 75 or G2+! They really do make hunting far more enjoyable. I used to feal as hooped up as a shay wheel, after a long day's hunting.... No more, " Why do I keep knocking my back up like this as part of a so-called relaxing hobby?", for me anymore. Brilliant to have Monte on board; great stuff !!! All I need now, is a gypsy witch-woman to call in some rain, and I'll ba "Away to go".....You know you're alive with a 75; and bang-on cue with a trusty T2
    2 points
  20. Bound to happen. The 'jelly-fish' guru of the metal detecting world was bound to get pulled up by someone publicy sooner, rather than later. Globular, drifting and opaque, trailing a litany of stinging hang-ups in a 'spineless' lack of form.
    1 point
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  22. poor Haystacks, so misunderstood ... with all the great riches he has found
    1 point
  23. My Custom User 5 and User 6 programs are based off of Coin Deep with the following settings: USER 5: Sensitivity 95 to 99 or as high as tolerable. Disc. '7', Reactivity '2', Iron Audio Volume 'On', Frequency 14.4 USER 6: Sensitivity 95 to 99 or as high as tolerable. Disc. '7', Reactivity '2', Iron Audio Volume 'Off, Frequency 31.3 Not a lot of variance, just set up to work for me where I use them. I never use Notch, Never use more that '2' Recovery Speed. Monte
    1 point
  24. Hi Virg. You've got yourself a very good machine. Very reliable and durable, too. I've never used one myself, however a member of a small club I hunt with occasionally over this side of the Pond swears by his. Plenty of his close MDing mates rib him because they are, 'dedicated followers of fashion'. Try as they have, he won't budge. He knows that 70 like an extension of his senses. He ought to, because he has swung it since he retired, and first bought it, in 2010. His finds cabinet speaks for his 70's abilities; it's bloody awesome. 7x11 and 5x10 DDs and you're sorted for most jobs with it, in most peeps ops. John's reviews are concise, You won't go far wrong with them as tutorials. Good hunting Virg.
    1 point
  25. Get well soon Monte - best of luck with your health and recovery. We have a severe diabetic in our family, it is no fun at all when it rears the ugly head. Prayers to your pops Scott. Hope there is some silver lining on Thursday. Thanks Tim - no health issues this time thankfully. More of a mental break. No social media, metal detecting websites, even detecting itself. Built a home theater server - put a water cooler in my gaming PC - watched about 30 movies - ate too much junk food according to my scale - did some needed housework with speed metal blaring through the speakers for added motivation. Good times.
    1 point
  26. Monte, Yep, I've given the 5x10 white solid two small goes on that F19 I got from my buddy back home in Cornwall. Man, what a bargain! Now I got me two 19 kHz FTP's. Anyway, to your ask. I don't know what possessed me, but I went to a hill-top location that I mentioned in a previous chat on here, I got me a good 'feel' about the place. Just a 'tug'.. It's in between two lowish hill-forts,. The top of the field was ploughed and rough harrowed last fall, then left fallow after being fenced off. They're planting a belt of wind-break scrub trees up there next winter. Soil is moderately mineralised, good old Herefordshire clay marl. The 5x10 was a pleasure to use. Lovely and stable running up to 80 gain. I hunted in AM and was very pleased with the acute tonal 'traceability' of objects. The coil really is worth the dollar. I only managed a couple of hours out, first go. Managed to find a few tiny (1/4") bronze bits and bobs (fragmentary), but 'joy of joys' I picked up several chunky small (hens egg size) sherds of Iron age pottery. As far as good finds, I found me a real tidy 1896 George 1V silver sixpence,, close in to an existing hedge. That was Saturday gone. Sunday I went to the same permission but down on the flat arable fields. I put another couple of hours in with the same set-up. Managed to find two Roman bronze arrow-heads, within a yard of each other' That coil is a 'keeper' Monte. It pleases me, and gives 'confidence', in my opinion. Both arrow heads were down around 10"s easy. Both are identical in form and are just under 3/4" long. They are in VG condition because, at some point in the distant past, the plough put them out of reach of maximum rotovator depth, and as they farm cereals on this flat ground there's no need to plough and cultivate deeper than 7"s. Glad I found a U.S dealership that has only recently started shipping to U.K (post the flu bug). Before that, the price quote from Felix in El Paso was mental. i don't own a smart phone. My fingers are ruined from rock machines. I drop things, especially thin things..but I will get one of my girls to photograph them and send them across to John.....I hope that you mend soon Monte. I never 'talk shop' over here, it's a wee bit too bitchy on the detecting scene , but I will say how pleased I am to be able to converse with you. John kindly up-loaded a few photos from The Cornwall Museum on the forum, plus some of my coins. Praps try and find them if you are bored s###-less in hospital. John and Scott seemed to find them interesting insofar as my 'scene' over here... Keep in touch Monte. R&R.
    1 point
  27. I watch metal detecting videos quite often and one of the things I notice is how fast some of these people swing the coil like they have a scythe in their hands I watch these people with dis belief in my mind one person I watch sometimes in particular is swinging so fast I don't know how he even gives the detector a chance to alert on targets this particular person swings a DEUS and several other detectors but the Deus is the one he swings the fastest like he is weed whacking Is it even possible to swing a detector as fast as you can swing it and still get the detector to actually see targets at all ?? I know if I was to swing as fast as I see some of these people swinging I would be so spent that I would only be able to detect for 10 minuets and that is debatable but I would be done after a vary short time and trying to catch my breath
    1 point
  28. We see it at every Welcome-to-Hunt Outing, with our 14th event coming up June 15th thru 19th out of Wells, Nevada. We have had 15 to 25 attendees make our first 13 Outings, and each time the group is comprised of 75% to 80% active metal detecting enthusiasts with time spent in urban Coin Hunting or remote area Relic hunting, or both. he lesser number are either newcomers to the sport mor the have never hunted a high iron debris site that also has a lot of dense weeds and sagebrush. But of those I observe using an overly-brisk sweep speed ... and often with a bigger-size coil of about 11" ... half of item are some of the folks who have been in this hobby for a long time, and most are using one brand of detector manufactured in France. Gary Blackwell or other we see in his videos never sweep as crazy-fast as those we have seen out there at the Outings. Way beyond what we would consider 'functional' for good target signal processing. That's why I like a good slow-sweep to moderate-sweep detector most of the time, generally due to the site environment. Plus i am usually using a small coil, and at times a mid-size coil, because they work better in dense brush, building rubble, and heavy modern trash environments. Perhaps another reason for not going too hurriedly is that my age and impaired mobility have me in a just-barely-able condition so slower is better. Monte
    1 point
  29. here is my perspective on the Legend which I do own and have used quite a bit,the Legend was ok out of the box, once the 1.05 update was released to us it got a little better but not on beach according to what I seen and read I personally do not detect beaches and most likely never will unless Cali falls off into the pacific, what I seen in the 1.05 update was all good for me and the ground I detect, which ranges from low 80s to extremely mineralized mid 90s on Ground balance numbers, I have also hit some ground that ran 94-98 on GB numbers and was littered with hot rocks the Legend ran moderately stable on the conditions I detected with those GB numbers, but a littered field of hot rocks makes any detector run unstable and not pleasant to use those areas are what I have a Pulse detector for,but I wanted to see how the legend would handle those types of areas, then the 1.06 update was released which for me personally was not good at all, I had differentiating target IDs, just like Calabash showed in his video except had I not seen his video i most likely would not have seen those differentiating IDs simply because I stayed in Multi 1 or 15 KHz most of the time, the differentiating TIDs only occurred when you shut the Legend down in Multi 2 and re booted it back on it was strange to say the least, it also affected my tones simply because when it occurred it would literally throw a dime ID and a quarter ID into different bins and change the tones I had set up, I had a program set up just to detect IDs quarters and higher which means I had everything below 50 notched out when the differentiating IDs would occur a quarter would come in at 44 or 45 which is normally a dime TID, when it would occur you were literally walking past a quarter because of the way I had everything set up with my tone breaks and tone volumes and tone pitch I had it set up to make everything below TID of 50 to sound like garbage, I set it up the way I did because there are days I do not want to or feel like digging every dime and nickel and just want to get quarters or higher, I reported what I was seeing to Dilek and with in two days they came out with the 1.07 update to replace the flawed 1.06, so far with the 1.07 I am loving everything about it, the tones seem clearer, target IDs seem more stable and it seems to run even more quite to me, I also feel the 1.07 has a little more depth then the 1.04 and the 1.05. The Deus 2 I can not comment on and even if I had one I most definitely would never do a comparison between the Legend and the Deus 2, that's just me though. I do have friends that have the Equinox 800 and 600 the 800 to me is the only detector that the Legend should be compared to in my mind, because that was Nokta/Macros goal, I will say when my buddies and I detect together I do not and neither do they notice a huge advantage either way the Legend and the Equinox are vary similar in depth, and stability on the ground we detect, the one huge difference which is the one that swayed my decision to purchase the legend is the build quality difference and that one thing alone to me is the huge difference between the Legend and the Equinox 800 if I detected relic dumps I may have very well purchased a Deus 2 but I do not, so the Legend was the logical decision for me, I may sometime in the future have a Deus 2 but that is up in the air rite now as I feel the Legend is all I need to detect in the areas I detect, I will also tell you that I have purchased a second Legend Pro Pack because I like the legend that much, I wanted a second one also so if my wife wanted to attempt to detect i wanted her to have one to use when we go out, with her ailment for me it would be easier to teach her if she had the same machine in her hands as I am using and it will help her mind to keep working, and anyone that knows me will understand what I am saying about my wife. sorry for the long rant My wife and I got married towards the end of 2018 early 2019 April 1st 2019 was a day I will never forget her and I lived together off and on for several years before we decided we would tie the knot but April 1st 2019 my wife was struck by a hit and run driver while she was walking, which completely changed everything, it pretty much killed her memories so we take it day to day and just try to make the best of it she was also diagnosed with dementia which happened due to being hit by the hit and run driver so for anyone that was wandering about my last statement in my post about my wife there you go
    1 point
  30. Any chance of you emailing that to me Tim?
    1 point
  31. Yep Scott. those "Swing low, sweet chariot" swingers : walk a quarter mile, cover a yard swings, almost beggar belief at times. There's a real lovely guy that organises lots of very productive permissions for the WMDC (West Midlands Detecting Club)...... It's the only club that I hunt with very occasionally. There are twenty five members; all of us heavily vetted before acceptance: invitation only. All of them genuine people.......and try as politely as we possibly can, twenty-four us absolutely cannot encourage him to use the standard sweep motion. In saying that, he has a very good collection of coins and artefacts nontheless! We all of us have shaken our heads in collective non-plussedness (new word), from time to time, when yet another really good find has fallen to him. He's got good detecting Karma, that's for sure. If he didn't employ the bannana swing, he'd have more ancient finds than his local museum, probably. Thankfully he owns a Garrett 400i with a large DD on, and not an expensive machine. Going back to sweep- tech; once the correct 'type' of swing speed is employed, better success will follow, however, in my opinion, the art of precise over-lap is the 'cherry on the icing', because finding the tiny minims and cut silver quarters requires that 'sweet spot' on a DD to hit Very precisely beyond 6"s depth. For me, that is why hunting nail-infested Roman or Medieval sites is so mentally exhausting due to vastly increased levels of total concentration of audio / sweep-tech required . Sometimes it is such a relief to hunt open pasture with a bigger DD on for a few outings. My mentor for most all metal detecting disciplines, was the late John 'Lynn', AKA 'The Norfolk Wolf'...That man's haul of Iron Age gold staters, quarter gold staters, and silver units was mind-boggling, let alone any Roman,Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, modern coins, jewellery and artefacts....John was Master at his hobby/trade. Sadly, John loved to have a cigarette dangling from his lips. He was out in most all weathers, from 8am till 5pm. 6 days a week; a model of total balance, co-ordination, and intense concentration.John was a 'wolf'. He hunted out the extremely elusive gold, Iceni ' Standing Wolf' Staters. Much sought after. Verrry expensive for a crisp example.
    1 point
  32. there is a new video out on utube from a big gathering in the southeast and at the seeded hunt portion of this video, one guy looks like he's running a 5K, you couldn't call his swing a zig zag as there were at least two steps between each swing and he swung in a banana arch, so that his coil only hit the ground for a very short distance before it was headed back up in the air and that hit was only once every five feet or so ... if his detector was a dog it would be some sort of hyper terrier breed and rather large so as to pull him along ... in this video, this portion was sped up a bit, which adds to the comic enjoyment of this guy's performance ... could he hunt a site with any accuracy ? ... even questioning this, his coil probably fell to earth over the exact resting place of a high relief 1921 peace dollar, once ... and with all the coil control I concentrate on while hunting, I will never pass over one. it was a HunterGT video that taught me the proper swing speed and how to find that speed on my machine, which made a tremendous difference in my finds pouch ... the perfect swing speed also differs with which coil I have on the T2 ... when I put on the 5inch round I need to be real conscious to slow down a bit and pay more attention to the coil, as I tend to want to cover the same amount of ground as I would with a bigger coil ... which is more so , am I out for a walk or looking for targets, type of thinking ... than actual swing speed/coil control, but they are related.
    1 point
  33. Yep, the 75 for sure relies on a quicker tempo sweep, also the 19/G2+ thrive on a slightly brisker sweep too. I've see so many reviews from some folks 'garden' testing these three, and under-scoring them, simply because they are passing the search coil at Xp ADX 150/Tejon sweep speeds, respectively. Going to all the bother of putting in a really good, extremely well thought out 'test garden', and then goofing up because they didn't think to try varying the sweep speeds of the machines that they were trialling has had me watching in 'pain' almost, with the digits of both my hands fully extended in a rictus of barely restrained, imploring, anguish, saying stuff like, " You're not in field of maize or oilseed rape stalks though. Try swinging a bit quicker!". There's one guy on a channel that is absolutely their opposite. He is literally "All over the shop". He swings faster than a Special Ops morse sender taps out; literally.. " dot dot dot dash dotty dashy dot........ " is how I can best describe his swing action, whilst steppy-step- stepping like a foot-bound Geisha-girl on amphetamine sulphide! He'd be crazy to watch on a densely occupied Roman site! All those tiny bronze sandal hobs would'nt stand a chance It takes all sort though, and if they are happy at their hobby, and enjoying themselves then "it is a good day to swing". For me, as I've harped on about before, it is simply a matter of trying to get everything balanced-out, from machine settings, to coil options, to sweep disciplines.......Nice'n 'smoothy' does it. Does it every time.
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  34. got out last Friday for the first real amount of time this year ... trying to beat the rain, which never came, but as snow later towards the evening ... don't like NY's weather, wait a few minutes ... going to be 85 today with snow coming on Wednesday ... anyway I hit one of my clad fields and turned the T2 down a bit ... running it at 50/40/1tone, one of my favorite settings when working parks for clad and rings ... super quiet but still able to hit some 8-inch-deep targets (according to the pinpoint function) ... and I was thinking to myself, how many other detectors can be effectively run at 1/2 sensitivity and/or how many other detectorists hunt that way ... but either way it sure was an enjoyable, a no brainer type of hunt ... compared to the bombardment of running all metal, looking for those deep targets ... one thing I noticed was an increase in the amount of fresh drops compared to the past few years of the covid shut downs ... ended the hunt with a bit over $17 in clad and copper pennies and a 925 small hoop ear ring ... only one metal detecting goal for this year 2022, a coin from the 1700s also, I bought a new PC ... so the pictures won't be up or back up until I switch everything over to this new one.
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  35. Bob, you didn't mention the type of hunting you plan to do, but my two preferred modes on the Anfibio Multi were 3-Tone, for most hunting, and 2-Tone for fairly clean locations where the main trash was Iron Nails and other wire-iron debris such as cut fence wire. My Sensitivity was typically '95' to '99' and Iron Audio Volume was '1' or '2', and Discrimination was '3' to '5'. My preferred search coil was the round 7" Concentric or the 5" DD when in very congested areas or in and around dense brush or building rubble. I only worked the stock 11" DD in wide-open / sparse-target areas such as large old grassy parks. Monte
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  36. Tim, was that the open-frame Concentric coil you have/had. Did you have any takers? The G2+ / F19 is definitely a different critter, circuitry wise, from the Gold Bug Pro and G2. I've had them all. While THGT was correct in stating the suggested coils for the G2+ and F19 ought to be Double-D's, I had an F19 and swapped a round 7" Concentric from an F44 I used at the time to check it out. It worked quite well with Accurate VDI read-out and Discrimination. I guess it might have come from the 'maybe' batch of coils. Monte
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  37. Thanks guys ... first off, thanks Monte for joining the forum, your knowledge and insight of metal detecting are very much respected in my book I maybe should have said I was using the sharp shooter coil (my favorite coil for the T2) ... I spent most of last season hunting/learning the all-metal side of the T2, where I ran the sensitivity as high as possible as conditions dictated ... I had a pretty good year but also dug more than my share of pretty square nails ... the area where I live wasn't settled until the last decade of the 18th century, so I guess when I think my best bet of a 1700s coin would be as deep as metal is in this area or an hour or more to my east ... but for my first real hunt of the year, I choose to hit one of the "clad fields" close by, there are a few places where there isn't much history but are used now, mostly since the 70s and are loaded with modern change and modern trash sometimes when park hunting I'll go right along the chain link fences with the T2 you need to turn the sense way down sometimes 10 or even less ... I never thought to see how low I could go with the sense and still be finding things, I might try that.
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  38. Nice write up! Seems to be pretty spot on to most people's experience with the updates. I feel it is very close to the Equinox 800 in 95% of the categories or scenarios a person can come up with. Adjustable iron bias is needed...but beyond that...I see no reason to spend the extra $350 on a Nox 800. The Legend actually handles many aluminum screw caps better than the Nox and the Deus 2 both. I am unimpressed with the Deu2 in aluminum trash. Great with bi-metal bottle caps...but that is about it as far as modern trash benefits go. Legend will ring up twist caps as zincs that the Deus 2 and Nox will up average to silver.
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  39. Sounds like a good day out Scott. I have hit some deep targets with that 13kHz platform at 50-60 gain. I want to say I have a snippet of video uploaded where I air test at sens 1 on the T2 or Patriot...perhaps during the review video. Just an air test...but it was impressive. The F70 (Patriot) is the best at it in my opinion...it has that "threshold" gate in disc mode that opens it wide up (no hum in this mode). Bonkers deep with a +9 setting and 1 sens. EMI can be trouble though. With the NoktaMakro machines...I have to run them higher at 85+ like Monte mentioned, which can introduce EMI depending on the location. A T2/F75 with DST and 50-60 sens can work EMI hot spots better than most detectors I have used.
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  40. Just looking through some former posts and see that vwb563 was looking for a coil option for the F19, and mainly interested in gaining more depth. Well, the F19, of which I owned a few are not noted as being depth demons and a different model might make a better move. Besides, I seldom need 'depth' because most places I search coins and small targets are not really very deep. I mainly use small to mid-size coils and I get reasonably good detection depth with a lot of mid-size coils. One I am pleased with is the MGC 5X8 DD on my F75+. Perhaps someone has used that coil on an F19 and could share their experiences as it relates to any improved depth performance on an F19. Monte
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  41. Scott, first a congratulations on getting out. Much better than staying in and looking out at dreary weather. Now, some answers to your questions: Sensitivity: My settings depend upon the detector being used, the coil mounted, and the type of site I'm hunting and what I am after. Note that I generally hunt trashier or densely brushed or confined areas and seldom use a standard or larger-size coil. For over 57 years I have favored small-size coils, or a mid-size coil in low to moderate trash. That means the smaller coils are generally less prone to EMI so higher Srnsitivity settings are more useable w/o noisy behavior. Also, most of my detectors have a 'saved or shut-down memory that retains my preferred Sensitivity and other settings, such as my Fisher F75+, Garrett Apex, N I kta CoRe and Relic, and White's XLT. My Makro Racer turns-On at a setting of '70' which works just fine. However, my preference is to run at a full or near-full Sensitivity level so I usually make a quick adjustment to '95' to '99'. And my two knobed models, a Tesoro Bandido II microMAX and Silvet Sabre microMAX, I just turn on to full Sensitivity or as high as possible w/o the noisy chatter. Discrimination: I only periodically search with a 'Zero' or '0' Disc. setting, and generally I like to hear if some Iron is present. Therefore I set my Disc. level low enought to just-barely accept an Iron Nail or to just-barely reject an Iron Nail. On the T2 that was either the default '10' or at '21' to l nock them out. Only occasionally do I use a setting at the Ferrous/Non-Ferrous break-point like the '40' on the T2. Also. I never use Notch Disc. Tone ID: Depending on the make/model, I like 1-Tone. 2-Tone, 3-Tone or 5-Tone. On a T2 or F75+ with a Disc. set to reject the lower ferrous tone, the 2-Tone becomes a '1' and 3-Tone becomes a '2', and if mainly Coin Hunting modern sites, I would use 3-Tone. Well. It is warming up so I think I will go out and play a little to find some of my own. Monte
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  42. well I added the longer middle shaft from the simplex plus it gives you and extra 4-5 inches in length, I could use a few more inches of shaft length (wow that don't sound good) LOL, but that has been an issue with every detector I have ever purchase. as for my wife she has good and great days and some days are extremely bad, and yes it puts everything in general in a different perspective, and makes you realize there are much more things that are truly more important then material object's, at least it did for me, and it goes to show you that you just never know what tomorrow will bring it could have been way worse, when the person hit her it literally opened up a spot between her eyes and on her forehead in an L shape that you could literally see her skull, and I am not trying to gross anyone out, so I apologize if i did
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  43. Nice review and good to hear that the Legend is preforming for you like you had hoped it would, and also nice to see where NM has been working to make it what they said it was going to be ... one thing I was going to ask you is, how is the fit? does the shaft get to where it needs to be so you can comfortably swing? ...waiting on some finds pics. That is a tuff card to be delt with your wife ... sure puts it into perspective dealing with my wife when she has a cold ... my hat's off to you.
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  45. Sweet! Nice gold there Joshua. Finding that will for sure keep you coming back for more. Congratulations good sir.
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  46. I have a lot to learn about these new detectors after swinging my Xterra 705 for so long you had to go pretty slow with it
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