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  1. #1
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    Quick draw mcgraw

    Apr 2015
    San francisco
    Compadre,8x pulse Tesoro Lobo
    32
    17 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    miss my tesoro compadre

    i know that it sounds weird but I've been struggling to learn the ORX after finding all my treasures with the Compadre. I always found something good whether it be silver or gold. Today I didnt find a thing worth noting after four hours with the ORX.

  2. #2
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    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, XP ORX, Makro Multi Kruzer, White's DFX w/BigFoot coil, Tesoro Tiger Shark
    398
    276 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I don't understand the struggle. The ORX is very easy to use. It's not a single knob, turn on and go detector but still very easy. Have you read the manual? There's only three steps to getting started.
    1. Press the on/off button (upper left)
    2. Turn on or off the internal speaker (single button press)
    3. Select hunt Mode (press upper right button)

    Start Hunting. If that doesn't find you anything, then you didn't swing the coil over any target.
    If you have any specific questions, we can help with those.
    eyemustdigtreasure likes this.
    45 Years detecting
    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, XP ORX, Makro Multi Kruzer, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3, Tesoro Tiger Shark

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    Quick draw mcgraw

    Apr 2015
    San francisco
    Compadre,8x pulse Tesoro Lobo
    32
    17 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    THANKS! I guess I fell into the trap of thinking that because I had this incredible machine that therefore I would find incredible treasures. Which I already have ,just not yesterday.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2018
    Virginia, USA
    Whites 4900Di Tesoro Tejon Garrett AT Pro Nokta Fors CoRe Makro Racer 2 XP Deus Minelab NOX 600 Minelab GPX 4800
    24
    34 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I go back and forth between my Tejon and the Deus - so not a comparison per se, but more of a "give it time" comment. XP machines can be remarkably easy to use if you don't over-think them. As Slick said above there's not much to worry about with the out-of-the-box settings and the machine does work, and work well. You'll take it into iron patches you could never take a Tesoro before.

  5. #5
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    us
    Mar 2013
    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
    13,908
    19432 times
    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Really, it is all about your personal preference and how you hunt.

    I've had the CTX for 6 years after selling my Etrac after 2 years with it. My hunting buddy used the Tesoro Tejon during our many hunts together - and he always kicked my butt. And I'd even gone to Detroit for one of Andy Sabish's class rooms on the CTX....

    So, I picked up a used Tejon here, and after using the Tejon for a season, I haven't used my CTX since.

    Maybe just a personal preference involved - but why else is my CTX still in the closet? Maybe it was due to my 30 years before using beep & dig by sound before ever having my first "intelligent" machine.
    gunsil and eyemustdigtreasure like this.
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    Travis Mitchell

    Feb 2016
    Elizabethtown, IN
    XP Deus ORX, MX5, V3i, Equinox, Tesoro Vaq, F22
    515
    748 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Just got back from a quick lunch hunt with my ORX and here is my advice for getting started - Might make an easy detector even easier

    1.)When first starting using Program 3 only (Program 4 punches deeper 1 to 2" in my soil but unless your in at a site that is trash free I would stick to program 3 at first. Think of Program 4 as using a Vaquero/Tejon on high gain)
    2.) Experiment with the Frequency but generally if I have too much "static" or noise I switch to from 14 to 54 khz and that in conjunction with step 3 resolves 99% of my noise overload)
    3.) Assess where you are hunting and if it is an area with a moderate to heavy amount of trash don't be afraid to lower the gain/sens from 90 to 80 (yes you lose depth but it may also make your experience easier at first, then you can always hunt the spot again if you suspect there could be deeper targets >6". Basically emulates a Compadre)
    4.) The ORX has some of the most stable vdi around IMO if your a coin shooter you can dig 60's and 90-95 - your 87-88 is a modern penny if its higher than 96 its probably not worth digging*
    5.) listen for Iron grunts & utilize small wiggle method on and off a target. If you get any kind of grunt it's 98% garbage unless your relic hunting - I can call rusty bottle caps 90% of the time using this method which show 95 vdi.

    I'm so glad I own the ORX with the MI6 pinpointer - I purchased the Simplex and its a great machine for $300 but it doesn't hold a candle to my ORX in my test garden or in the field. Even with the larger coil it doesn't punch as deep.

    * higher than 96 and a small target I would always dig because I have found silver rings that ring up this high
    ** I rarely ever ground balance unless I suspect I am lacking depth or if I plan to be in a new field all day but generally it performs just fine for my needs at 90 in my soil.

    HH
    Tom Slick likes this.

  7. #7
    us
    Mar 2013
    California
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Cibola Nokta Pointer; Phillips SHS5200 phones
    2,308
    3672 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Slick View Post
    I don't understand the struggle. The ORX is very easy to use. It's not a single knob, turn on and go detector but still very easy. Have you read the manual? There's only three steps to getting started.
    1. Press the on/off button (upper left)
    2. Turn on or off the internal speaker (single button press)
    3. Select hunt Mode (press upper right button)

    Start Hunting. If that doesn't find you anything, then you didn't swing the coil over any target.
    If you have any specific questions, we can help with those.
    You gotta swing over a target, and just about every machine will beep or respond in some way.
    Discriminated-out, on a real smart machine like the ORX, will still show Something on the screen, even if no beep...or,
    vicy-versy, right...?!
    Anyway, Learn Your Machine, is good advice. And, maybe the Beep And Dig, might be a good starting point, where
    you'll learn even more....
    DeepseekerADS likes this.
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2013
    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
    13,908
    19432 times
    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Quote Originally Posted by eyemustdigtreasure View Post
    And, maybe the Beep And Dig, might be a good starting point, where
    you'll learn even more....
    Yep, I absolutely agree. Don't let "modern" technology blind you to what beeping is all about.

    You WILL miss treasure with your mind closed governed by whatever "technology" is out there today, tomorrow, and the future.
    Last edited by DeepseekerADS; Jun 30, 2020 at 02:46 PM.
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments: http://www.godstenlaws.com/ten-comma.../#.UdAz65yynZg

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  9. #9

    Jul 2013
    1,971
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    Iím having the same problem with my Orx. So used to my AT pro and Iíve found lots of gold with it. The Orx so far hasnít gotten the goods yet. Still a bit frustrating how chatty it is and every target sounds small in tone. I guess I just need more time. It is awesome to swing.

  10. #10
    us
    May 2017
    Kansas
    XP Orx, Teknetics 8500, Treasure Baron with Gold Module
    95
    56 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Irishgoldhound View Post
    I’m having the same problem with my Orx. So used to my AT pro and I’ve found lots of gold with it. The Orx so far hasn’t gotten the goods yet. Still a bit frustrating how chatty it is and every target sounds small in tone. I guess I just need more time. It is awesome to swing.
    I'm using the HF round 9 coil and it is quieter EMI wise than the X35 9 inch......tried both. Certain times of the day the EMI can be higher and in the city on 14.4 khz I haven't gone too far over 85 in sensitivity. I'm sure in the country one can push it to at least 90. With the Orx and Deus one has to tune your mind into listening for those small squeaks or tones for the coins.

  11. #11

    Jul 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timecop67 View Post
    I'm using the HF round 9 coil and it is quieter EMI wise than the X35 9 inch......tried both. Certain times of the day the EMI can be higher and in the city on 14.4 khz I haven't gone too far over 85 in sensitivity. I'm sure in the country one can push it to at least 90. With the Orx and Deus one has to tune your mind into listening for those small squeaks or tones for the coins.
    Yeah Iím running the HF 9Ē round as well. Iíve been running sensitivity too high I guess. I donít wanna loose depth but I guess thatíll be the trade off. Iíve been running it 90-96. Too high I guess

  12. #12
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    May 2017
    Kansas
    XP Orx, Teknetics 8500, Treasure Baron with Gold Module
    95
    56 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I rarely use the presets because the sensitivity is set way too high.....I don't think you can change and save them. I would have liked the designers to give the users at least 6 open slots to save programs instead of a couple. And then a way to scan them up and down instead of scrolling through all the slots.
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  13. #13

    Jul 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timecop67 View Post
    I rarely use the presets because the sensitivity is set way too high.....I don't think you can change and save them. I would have liked the designers to give the users at least 6 open slots to save programs instead of a couple. And then a way to scan them up and down instead of scrolling through all the slots.
    So if Iím running sensitivity 80 or 85 down from 95, am I loosing much depth?

  14. #14
    us
    May 2017
    Kansas
    XP Orx, Teknetics 8500, Treasure Baron with Gold Module
    95
    56 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    While running 85 sensitivity I pulled 8 inch wheat pennies....I usually back it off enough so it isn't falsing and causing issues.
    Irishgoldhound likes this.

  15. #15
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2005
    Coastal Georgia
    XP Deus, XP ORX, Equinox 800, Nautilus DMCllBa, Troy X5 Shadow, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Outlaw
    345
    331 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Irishgoldhound View Post
    So if I’m running sensitivity 80 or 85 down from 95, am I loosing much depth?
    You're better off than running high sensitivity with all the chatter.
    Irishgoldhound likes this.

 

 

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