Jul 04, 2012, 01:49 PM
New guy with some questions...
I posted the below thread in another area but got no replies so I'm hoping someone can answer a few simple questions.
I also have another post (with my first find) but that's a different area. http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...en-before.html
Well, let's see. I'm a newbie when it comes to detecting, but figure I will learn at my own pace like everyone else. I have been considering the E-Trac (new or used) as it sounds like a good all around purchase. If it is not water proof, however that may be a deal breaker for me as I intend to hit alot of streams, rivers and lake areas. Do they make a waterproof coil for it? The CTX3030 sounds intriuging as well, but not sure I want to fork out that much for my first good detector.
Another possible issue: I have alot of titanium in my body- 17 3" screws, plates and skeletized framework(unfortunately). Is this going to cause an issue with readings even though titanium is non-ferrous? I don't want to sell my beautiful pistol to get a super metal detector only to find I cannot use one...because I'm part terminator now.
Jul 04, 2012 01:49 PM
Jul 04, 2012, 05:49 PM
guess you need to try one out. see if you can find someone in your area who has a machine to test.
Jul 04, 2012, 06:15 PM
Detecting fever comes and goes.
I can answer you the titanium question, yes you can metal detect all you want. I have titanium pins and screws in my leg and a md can pick them up just if you run the coil over them. Otherwise no problem. Now on the md for you let me tell you it is not a good idea to start off with a top of line md. You need to start low and climb the learning hill. If you start right off with a complicated machine you will most likely get lost and not be able to set it up. If a water proof detector is your priority I would suggest a at pro (even if I don't like it). If you can go over the waterproof problem than my suggestion would be a whites mxt. It is, in my opinion, the best all around mid level detector ever made.
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Jul 04, 2012, 07:50 PM
Jul 04, 2012, 10:09 PM
The Tesoro Lobo Supertrac has a waterproof coil and is really easy to learn and use. No bells and whistles. No display, but you really learn to distinguish sounds. Dig everything at first. It's fairly inexpensive and as long as you're not going under water with the unit, the coil is waterproof. Lifetime warranty too.
Jul 04, 2012, 11:05 PM
Wow, thanks for all the advice folks! Exactly what I needed to hear. After my rock find I think I'm going to be hooked on detecting as it will get me back outdoors and doing something fun (hopefully). I'm going to be a grandpa in a few more days, and I want to get some time and research under my feet. Before I know it me and the little one may be a junk/treasure finding team! Thanks again for all the replies! HH