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Thread: any one here play with metal detectors

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    any one here play with metal detectors

    been looking at metal detectors but don't know anything about them as in something you could use on the beach for a look I don't really swim at beaches and be something different to do on a rainy day as theres beaches pretty close to me cheers nd

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    If around salt water beaches go for Pulse Induction detector, especially if you want to seek in and around water, the (salt) water in the ground simply messes with the Very Low Frequency detectors, though the latter can be very fancy at discriminating between different kinds of metal.

    Here is a link, but what sticks in my mind is the beaches around where you live, I'd get a PI detector for that reason alone (I have an old VLF one, OK up in dry sand, useless nearer the water, I don't know why they bothered giving it a waterproof search coil but VLF was all the rage when mine was made, around 1980).

    ... and don't wear steel toecaps.
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    cool cheers would be looking for coins and jewelry probably

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    cool cheers would be looking for coins and jewelry probably
    And Cosmolined caches of Japanese weapons, buried by Japanese submariners in 1943, in advance of an invasion that never happened. One can only dream. Happy Christmas Northdude (-:
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    Same to you cordite
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    had a quick read looks like the pi detector might not work well on iron sand west coast around me would that be right

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    had a quick read looks like the pi detector might not work well on iron sand west coast around me would that be right
    The relevant paragraph:

    "VLF detectors are more popular than PI detectors as they are more versatile. The VLF detectors can distinguish between different types of metal and they can easily work on mineralized grounds. With these types of machine, you can also get to know what a particular target is buried inside the ground. By knowing about the target in advance, you can either dig or leave that place according to your preference."

    "PI detectors on the other hand cannot distinguish different metal types properly. You will not be able to get any signal from these devices in iron mineralized grounds. They are not as versatile as VLF ones. However, if you are hunting in wet sand or salt water, then this type of device will be helpful for you."

    OK. I thought you were in North Auckland. With iron sands, the VLF it is then. Good news is, you can now afford the essential accessories, such as a good wand/pointer detector.
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    I have a gold bug 2
    Haven't used it heaps but I has awesome metal discrimination
    You hit something and flick the discrimination switch . If it goes quiet then it's just a nail etc.
    Have found some interesting artifacts on the farms historic 1840s walking track.

    They hate being near electric fences and funny enough the pinpointer I brought doesn't like it when the detector is on !

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    Also really helpful when you loose hitch pins and shackles etc

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    I have a minelab "Eureka Gold" never knew you could find so many tear tabs.also the induction sealed foil caps on fruit juice bottles give a loverly "gold"tone.
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    ok cool so next question is what would be the best one for $350 max

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    ok cool so next question is what would be the best one for $350 max
    You want it new or second hand? Here is a good make VFL on TM, including headphones (another smart accessory!) and manual (an even smarter accessory). Someone else please chip in, I have not had one of these myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    You want it new or second hand? Here is a good make VFL on TM, including headphones (another smart accessory!) and manual (an even smarter accessory). Someone else please chip in, I have not had one of these myself.
    Good buy.you can buy a dd gold coil for them.
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