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Thread: Hunting along metal fence tips?

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    Hunting along metal fence tips?

    Hi all! I have a 600 and the stock 11Ē coil. Iím hitting this awesome old site and pulling significant old relics from 2Ē deep to 10Ē, but adjacent to the hot area is a chain link fence. If I am at sensitivity 21, I have to be about 5í away. I lowered sensitivity down to 10 and could get within about 2í away and dug an awesome tombac button still about 4-5Ē down.

    If I just disc out the fence VDI, even if I donít hear it anymore, it will still be masking out all other signals, correct?

    Any other strategies around metal fences?

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    Cant do it. Your ONLY hope is to put on a 6" coil and drop your sens WAAAAY down. I know your problem. I cant get my EQX within feet of any large metal object without problems. It's just too powerful and sensitive.

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    And to have any hope at all your swing needs to be parallel to the fence line.
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    I have never tried it, but try to ground balance as close to the fence as you can. When I ground balance over a hot rock the effect is reduced hot rocks detection at one particular beach I detect on. It might just work on an Equinox when done next to a fence. I am going to try it the next time I am next to a chain link fence.

    Oh yes, as Vferrari said, swing parallel with the fence.
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    Interesting. I found the Equinox was the best machine I ever used by a chain link fence. With the 15" coil, it's not all that great, but, the 11" works well, and the 6" works excellent. You'll hear the fence, but, it will be a consistent tone and number. I just ignore that tone and listen for additional tones or a change in tone. I find a faster recover speed helps too. I keep the sensitivity high also, just like what I use away from the fence. You'll need to work a bit slower and hit the area from several angles to separate the fence sounds from other targets nearby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Interesting. I found the Equinox was the best machine I ever used by a chain link fence. With the 15" coil, it's not all that great, but, the 11" works well, and the 6" works excellent. You'll hear the fence, but, it will be a consistent tone and number. I just ignore that tone and listen for additional tones or a change in tone. I find a faster recover speed helps too. I keep the sensitivity high also, just like what I use away from the fence. You'll need to work a bit slower and hit the area from several angles to separate the fence sounds from other targets nearby.
    this is how I got around a vollyball post recently
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    Along a fence or any metal like in a playground I use my pin pointer in the zone (3 to 4) inches next to the metal and cover the balance with my detector. I desensitize the pointer a bit and this method has proven itself many times over in heavily hunted ground. It is a bit more work but the results so far have more than compensated for the effort. TRX is my pointer.

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    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Interesting. I found the Equinox was the best machine I ever used by a chain link fence. With the 15" coil, it's not all that great, but, the 11" works well, and the 6" works excellent. You'll hear the fence, but, it will be a consistent tone and number. I just ignore that tone and listen for additional tones or a change in tone. I find a faster recover speed helps too. I keep the sensitivity high also, just like what I use away from the fence. You'll need to work a bit slower and hit the area from several angles to separate the fence sounds from other targets nearby.
    Iíll give this approach a shot. The fence gives a 16-17 VDI, Iíll crank the sensitivity so it is constantly ringing 16-17 and then listening for changes. I guess I will then turn sensitivity way down to try and pinpoint the target. Thx!
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