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  1. #1

    Jan 2013
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Mxt pro or Dfx for beach

    I'm headed to the beach this weekend and I'd like for some help on what to take, I have the mxt pro and a dfx. I have the 300 coil, D2, coil, and the 9.5 coil.what is some opinions on what would be my best setup.thank you

  2. #2
    us
    May 2014
    Wilmington NC
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    Salt beach? Fresh water beach? Where?

  3. #3

    Jan 2013
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Sorry, salt beach. Myrtle beach area

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    us
    May 2014
    Wilmington NC
    Nox 600; CTX; Fisher CZ21; Minelab Excalibur II; White's Surf PI DF; 920i Stealth Scoop
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    Quote Originally Posted by lane620 View Post
    Sorry, salt beach. Myrtle beach area
    Nice! I live just an hour north. I don't know anything about either of those machines. Are they single or multifrequency? If they are single, you can work the dry sand but they will start going nuts on the wetsand. Have fun. Its hot already even in the early mornings and nights to bring water and sunscreen!

  5. #5
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    Jun 2006
    TreasureTerrain.com
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    The DFX would be your best bet.

  6. #6
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    Nov 2008
    long island ny
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    MXT works fine on the beach. I use it all the time

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2011
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    I would go with the dual frequency DFX for wet sand and use the 300 coil for coverage. The smaller 9.5 coil may be best for entrance areas as these are frequently target rich zones. There was massive beach replenishment there last year, you are basically looking for fresh drops

    The following are the settings that I have used on a DFX/bigfoot coil setup at Myrtle Beach if I could not get a ground balance (if you get a reliable ground balance, just turn the autotrac on):

    volume 53
    threshold 30
    tone 231
    audio disc 0n
    silent search off
    mixed mode off ( "on" if you can stand the noise)
    AC 77
    DC 50
    view angle 25
    ratchet pinpoint on
    SAT 10
    tone ID on
    VCO on
    modulation off
    auto trac off
    track view off
    auto trac speed 8
    autotrac offset +1
    trac inhib on
    Course GEB 126
    fine GEB 255
    accept +95
    reject +94
    accept +93 to -80
    reject -81 to -95
    learn accept off
    learn reject off
    recovery speed 30
    bottlecap reject 1
    hot rock reject 3
    sweep speed 1
    ground filtering 3
    visual disc off
    icons on
    VDI 95
    dc phase on
    graph averaging on
    graph accumulate on
    fade rate 5
    preamp gain 3
    2 freq best data off
    2 freq coorelate on
    VDI normalize on
    1 freq 3 off
    1 freq 15 off

    You will of course adjust volume, AC, DC for your preferences/beach conditions. Mixed mode "on" definitely adds depth, using 2 freq correlate is best to take out corroded iron.

    Good luck!

    Charles

 

 

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