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    Mar 2010
    Southwest Florida
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    What would you use in a trashy park....

    A concentric 10" or an elliptical 11" DD coil and why? Your personal opinions and insight are appreciated.

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    us
    Jan 2007
    Mesquite Texas
    MXT F2
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    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    Always use a DD coil for a trashy area for the best target separation. It will save your sanity. The search pattern is a straight line instead of round like a concentric so there is less chance of getting multiple targets at the same time under the coil.
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    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....


    What would I use in a trashy park?.... an exit strategy.
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    us
    Mar 2010
    Southwest Florida
    Fischer F70
    53
    39 times

    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky
    I guess I should ask, what machine, and are these your ONLY options?

    Trashy?

    neither.

    I use a 4x6 or a 5.3 concentric on the DFX with the EEPROM hi trash program, or MXT 5.3 with low gain and his disrim but I digress...


    Smaller is GENERALLY better in trash, but that depends.
    The DD WILL give you better seperability in trash, but not a HUGE gain over the concentric in the size you mentioned.
    Of the two you mentioned, the DD is better at handling trash, but the larger coil size MIGHT nullify the advantage..
    In my experience, they should be about even, but "trash' is a difficult thing to gauge..

    I am using a Fisher F70. I found an "older" park that I know has good stuff in it, as it is one of the earliest in our city. In addition, I have never seen anyone searching it. I stopped by the other day for about 30 minutes just to get a feel for the area. It is LITTERED with tabs, bottle tops, foil, etc... I did find a couple nice items so I know they are there. However, there was almost 10 times the normal junk hits that I get at other parks. I am simply trying to weed those out and had read that the 11" DD on a Fisher was better at target separation. Nobody on the brand forum seemed to want to respond to the question posed another way for beach use as well so I felt maybe I could get some feedback here. Depth isn't a real concern at this point but I want to minimize junk hits while staying as close to all metal as possible. I feel due to the age of the park their could possibly be some silver and gold to be found.

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2010
    Southwest Florida
    Fischer F70
    53
    39 times

    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    They make a 5" DD and a 6 1/2" elliptical for the F70.
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    us
    Mar 2010
    Southwest Florida
    Fischer F70
    53
    39 times

    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    I only have those two at the moment and was looking for the best of the two under the circumstances. Need to find more treasure to fund the purchase of more treasure finding equipment!

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    us
    Mar 2010
    Southwest Florida
    Fischer F70
    53
    39 times

    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    Not me brother. I may be new to the forum but not new to the game. The treasure is a pun but living in Florida near the beach you never know. I dig right, plug right, cover right, and take the trash I find along with the goodies. I have found more than enough gold and change to fund the hobby. Last weeks haul was a mans14k gold nugget ring... a large 10k gold religious medallion off a necklace that some hairy dude in a thong probably lost... a jeweled belly button ring I'm still evaluating, a wheat penny and about $22 in change. Not bad for a few days work. But that doesn't mean I don't do it right. Nice thing is, I mainly search on the beach and only hit the parks near my home after work. Beach allows quick dig and cover. Park more work and care. But in the end it is by the book.

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    Nov 2008
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    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    Sorry. Couldn't resist.

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  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2009
    Springfield Mo.
    Whites m6
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    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    My M6 doesn't like metal scrap yards.

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  11. #11
    us
    Mar 2008
    NYC
    E-Trac, Fisher CZ-21
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    I live and hunt NYC parks. There some of the oldest big city parks in the country. With the amount of people on a weekly bases your going to have that amount of trash. The key to hunting a park like this is finding where the older stuff is. It may not be as scattered as you think. I would use the DD and work slow with only iron Disc out. That way yor not masking anything that might be good.
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  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2009
    Hampstead N.C.
    Fisher CZ5,Minelab Explorer Se Pro,Minelab Excalibur II 800, Excal 1000 blue, Excal II 1000, Sovereign Elite.
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    a small coil will make you think you have a NEW detector in a Trashy park.

  13. #13
    us
    Mar 2009
    Homer, IL
    DFX, Explorer SE Pro, Omega 8000 & Classic ID
    60

    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    I would use a 4x6 DD on my DFX, second option would be 5.3 Bullseye and third option would be Classic ID with a 4" coil.

    Matt
    DFX w/4x6,950,6x10, 8x6 SEF
    SE Pro w/11" Pro coil, Sunray X8, SEF 6x8, 4.5x7 Excelerator
    Omega w/10", 11" coils
    Classic ID w/8 Royal Scan

  14. #14
    us
    I deal in reality

    Mar 2010
    Maryland
    XLT , surfmaster PI , HAYS 2Box , VIBRA-TECTOR
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    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    I know I am flowing against the tide here, but, I would use the 10" concentric. I use a 9.5 concentric with my XLT and I rely on my panel indication.
    Here's my reasoning. The DD has a wider& shallower pick up pattern. The 10" more pointed pattern which can more easily work around the trash. The 10" will pinpoint better because of the pointed pattern and fact that it has only one sweet spot! The DD wide pattern causes problems in trashey areas Plus the double pattern actually has two sweet spots which can cause problems pin pointing. I know most hunters have been brainwashed into using a more costly DD without looking at the facts and I expect to get a lot of flack without any electronic backing. Back up your comments with facts please!

  15. #15
    us
    Apr 2010
    West Michigan
    White's M6
    35

    Re: What would you use in a trashy park....

    Quote Originally Posted by 4-H
    Sorry. Couldn't resist.
    Looks like the places I hunt on a regular basis.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevefisher7767
    a small coil will make you think you have a NEW detector in a Trashy park.
    Agreed. Smaller coils are a fantastic option in almost any situation - I managed to find two gold rings with a 5.3" in a yard that I had hit pretty hard with my 9.5"...and I didn't THINK there was much trash there...

 

 
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