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  1. #1

    May 2008
    White xlt e series
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    Best Depth????

    Greetings, I guess it is time for some advice. I have a new XLT and love it. I am happy also with the 5.3 loop that I just got. I find it works better that the stock loop when searching mostly parks and tot lots. Now,,, here is my question. I know there is a depth gain going with larger loops. Is there a ball park figure I could play with. I am heading on a two week trip to old homesteads in Oregon and Washington. So far I have 6 homesteads with written permission. I want maximum depth. And,,,, White doesn't sell a larger loop for my XLT but does anyone else? If not and there is a significant depth difference, I may just buy an additional detector that is known for good depth. I welcome all comments. Larry
    Keep the coil side down

  2. #2
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: Best Depth????

    The Bluemax 1500 (15" coil) works on the XLT.

    http://whites.kellycodetectors.com/searchcoils.htm

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    Re: Best Depth????

    Your ball park figure is depth is about equal to the dia. of the coil on a coin sized object in most ground. With a 8 inch stock coil you have a field down about 8 inches, but the field is only about 2 inches wide down there. So you need to over lap a lot to really cover the area.

    All things considered, a smalller coil is more useful for moving around all the trash.
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  4. #4
    se
    Sep 2006
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    Re: Best Depth????

    You should know that with a larger coil you can loose some sensitivity to small objects.

    In dense trash depth is the last thing your going to get.
    Also slow down with a larger coil as it is likelier to get a target or two masked.


    I don't know if you can use the EXcelerators on the XLT else they are great coils.


    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2007
    Spotsylvania, VA
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    Re: Best Depth????

    I have 4 old deserted homesteads I'm working on with so far no competition from other detectorists. I don't know if you will be able too but, these areas are very clean of trash and the gain on my MXT is about to +2. I'm digging small stuff 10"-12" with regularity with my 6x10. Hopefully you'll be able to hunt within the upper limits of your machines gain to help you out.
    Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. Vietnam # 10 G.I Wolfpack

  6. #6

    May 2008
    White xlt e series
    24

    Re: Best Depth????

    OK,,, Here is where I need to show some of my lack of know-how. I have never messed with "gain" I need a little "simple" explanation. So far I have been mostly sticking to stock settings. The dealer I bought from asked for permission to put in a " custom program and I started using it. That showed me one feature I hadn't tried yet and that is custom sound I like that a lot. I also played with searching in all metal ( switch forward? ) Do you lose any depth with all metal? Thanks in advance with the advice. Larry
    Keep the coil side down

  7. #7
    se
    Sep 2006
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    Re: Best Depth????

    No true all metal will give you maximum depth.

    Lets put it simple more gain = more depth exactly what it does on your machine I am not sure.

    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

 

 

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