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  1. #16

    Mar 2019
    New Jersey
    Tesoro tejon/Garret AT pro
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    I literally just received my Garmin etrex20 in the mail today. I did a test run in my backyard. I made waypoint 1 my home. And way point 2 the edge of my backyard. The gps signaled I was arriving at my destination at about 10 yards. But once I switched over to the compass. It started bringing me into feet.

  2. #17
    Mar 2014
    New Glarus,WI
    1182 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My CTX will get back to a Find Point within 10 feet for Christ sake...other GPS isn’t that accurate??

  3. #18
    Charter Member
    Nov 2012
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    I have a Garmin GPS64. What I use it for is to mark an "X" where I have found something good in the ground. When I find something nice, I mark an electronic waypoint. Knowing where I was within a few feet, I can zoom in on it and literally walk to the spot within inches.
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  4. #19
    Apr 2021
    Jackson, AL
    Garrett ATPro
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    My Garmin GPSMap66s gets me inside of 10 feet.
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Carrot, Leshe Digger, Garmin GPSMAP 66s

  5. #20

    Apr 2007
    Bounty Hunter/Sharp Shooter
    595 times
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe it makes a difference where the satellites are that your unit is using. If your tracking satellites that are low on the horizon the accuracy will be less than if you have satellite oriented more overhead. Ideally you'd have a nice triangulation of three to get a good location result. Mine has been as accurate as 9' with WAAS.
    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body, But rather to slide in sideways, Totally wore out shouting, Holy ****...What a ride!

  6. #21

    Mar 2012
    878 times
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    I pulled up the foundation of an old house that used to be in a field and found settings that I could use with a gps, but have none at this time. went to this field Saturday and couldn't find it. going back this weekend with the map I pulled off the satellite maps.

  7. #22
    Caver; Detectorist; Shovel Bum

    Mar 2013
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Cibola Nokta Pointer; Phillips SHS5200 phones Nokta Macro SIMPLEX
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99thpercentile View Post
    Assuming that you live in the USA and specifically the southern portion of the continental USA, any GPS receiver that has Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability and can see one of the two satellites should get you better than 3m. If you are near an airport you may get 1m accuracy.
    Usually around thirteen satellites are dedicated to WAAS, if you are lucky.
    Keep out from underneath heavy timber, and away from direct contact of cliff faces
    and buildings, to get good accuracy.
    Oh, by the way, your Horizontal Datum should be same as when the waypoint
    on the sites were set....could mean hundreds of feet difference...!
    If you used a hard-copy topo map, there will be a notation what everything is set-to
    on the sheet....
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  8. #23

    Jul 2019
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    I use my old GPS to find places, usually within 10 or 20 feet but the satellites have to be around me right [I agree with Sidevalve45 & eyemustdigtreasure]
    Also, my GPS don't know where North is unless I am walking (or driving) but it tells me the "bearing" so I use a compass.

    my old GPS is an etrex Venture Garmin & I really like my compass, it says Silva type 7 NL on it. It is better than my old military one LOL


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