May 04, 2012, 01:57 AM
every one goes back and forth about what machine - who's machine is better
all I can add is this - I hunted a beach on Cape Cod
I started with my PI Pro and detected for 2 hrs - the waters were a little rough
I got blind sided by a wave and stuck my arm out and my coil hit a trough and I snapped my lower rod
(hold the jokes) - I had my CZ20 as a back up - jumped back in for about another 2 hrs
came out pretty equal if you ask me
around the same amount of coins - I got 2 gold & silver earing with Pi
and 2 gold & A silver ring and 2 silver toe rings with CZ
I believe if you had handed me a Tesoro or a Minelab or a Garrett - that day - I would have done
just as good
May 04, 2012 01:57 AM
May 04, 2012, 04:05 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 890 pieces
May 04, 2012, 06:41 AM
When I looked at all the beach guys who consistently scored I saw just two constants....."Time & location". The machines they use/prefer were seldom the same. Most of the gold they find is less then 12" deep. I'd say your post is dead on......
PS: Their knowledge of thier machines was an obvious given.
Last edited by bigscoop; May 04, 2012 at 06:55 AM.
"The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."
May 04, 2012, 06:56 AM
Casper... we have to get together again for a hunt... I'm going to sound like a parrot here but its the person behind the machine that makes the machine good...
Here is some finds from 5 hunts from a public beach that not alot hunt... all but one of the rings was found with the Dual Field.. I started with the GT and found a dozen silver and 1 gold on my first hunt and when the GT only nulled once I switched over to the DF.
This beach had a swim platform from the nineteen teens to the 60's and I found exactly where it was
I ended up with 34 gold from that one spot before that tropical storm closed the mine with several feet of fresh silt and mud...
May 04, 2012, 07:01 AM
I couldn't agree more. As long as you are using a detector that is made for what you are doing I think it comes down to preferences. One may be slightly deeper while the other is slightly more stable but they are all very close.
May 04, 2012, 07:31 AM
Casper, Like many of us you own and use several different machines, the right tool for the right job. You are always there to share your knowledge and I have never seen you gloat over and over about any of your machines. Personally, I don't think it has as much to do with depth as it does with the way "some" people present themselves.
May 04, 2012, 07:37 AM
May 04, 2012, 07:50 AM
I believe like you have said before Craig..... ATTITUDE and attention span is very important out there. You just cant go brain dead after an hour and start just taking your detector for a walk.... if you do you may as well go home. By the way..... impressive finds Craig you sand bagger lol.
May 04, 2012, 08:04 AM
Craig - youre a great guy !- for taking me out before and offering me to come again
you have the drive to get out there - you got good equipment and you got the luck
I always tell people -its is 33% the hunter - 33% the machine and 33% luck
you can be the best TH'er - with the best machine - but if your not lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time
youre not gonna get the finds
then again you could be a newbie with a low end machine and be on a virgin site and make a killing
you just never know in this hobby
May 04, 2012, 08:16 AM
I think research & planning are the most important.
May 04, 2012, 08:26 AM
May 04, 2012, 08:28 AM
I agree, nickmarch.
Originally Posted by nickmarch
May 04, 2012, 09:51 AM
I have followed Casper for many years on The Depot and he has always been there to politely help others so I can really believe he is twice as nice in person. Speaking of meeting people....we have already planned next summers motor home trip and it will be up the east coast again all the way to Maine. I sure hope we can meet on my way through your beautiful state.
Originally Posted by Craig-PI
May 04, 2012, 11:14 AM
+1 Though I believe experience and research are one in the same. Experienced hunters are not only competent at using their machines, but also knowing where to hunt. All this comes with experience. An experienced hunter who does no research is as likely to fail as a hunter who doesn't know how to use the machine or the basics of good hunting technique.
Originally Posted by nickmarch
That said, I do believe the machine used can make a difference. Some machines work better than others on some beaches. Other machines don't work well at all. Most of us know what the go-to machines are on their local beaches.
May 04, 2012, 01:10 PM
May 04, 2012, 05:36 PM
the machines is just as good as the hunter at the controls
The Best Beach Hunters Dig all Targets
Silver Seekeers, FMDAC, The Geritol Metal Detecting Gang
May 04, 2012, 05:46 PM
May 04, 2012, 06:05 PM
The detector is only as good as it's operator. That's my two cents worth!
May 04, 2012, 06:14 PM
Then mine is definitely the best.
Originally Posted by Les West Central Fl
May 05, 2012, 07:51 AM
Hope your Pi Pro coil is ok sounds like it took a hard hit .(One of my favorite detectors) Good luck
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