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    do you drag the MD on the ground?

    Just thought I might ask, "Do you guys actually drag the coil on the ground or above the ground? I thought I better ask befor I wear the bottom off of mine...lol

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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    I scrub the ground

    With a coil Cover, So I don't need to buy as new coil.

    It depends on detector type Whether
    air is OK or not between the coil & the ground.

    The sovereign looses Depth Greater then the Amount of Air under the coil.
    & also looses ID accuracy

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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    I go about half inch above the ground..maybe an inch or so when I get tired.
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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    Just pretend that you are the coil and the ground is that hot young girl you just took to prom. The night is coming to a close... how close to her would you like to be? That's how close your coil should be to the ground.
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    Wow no wonder all the girls wanna go detecting with you bsco !
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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by MD Dog
    Wow no wonder all the girls wanna go detecting with you bsco !
    Haha, oh yeah, there ya go!

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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    BTW the only thing I drag on the ground is my knuckles, well except when I'm necked. Maybe that's why all the girls wanna go detecting with me too !
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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    The distance between the bottom of your coil and the ground is the amount of depth you've lost when you detect. Keep it low.


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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    Yep gotta talk to the care taker at the local parks and school fields, tell em to cut the grass shorter cause I'm loosing depth. Prolly be losing teeth after that.
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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by MD Dog
    Yep gotta talk to the care taker at the local parks and school fields, tell em to cut the grass shorter cause I'm loosing depth. Prolly be losing teeth after that.
    Psh... they barely mow the parks around here anymore. The parks department is way over budget and they can't afford to mow. Most times I go out I have to deal with 6" tall grass.

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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    I scrub the ground

    With a coil Cover, So I don't need to buy as new coil.

    It depends on detector type Whether
    air is OK or not between the coil & the ground.

    The sovereign looses Depth Greater then the Amount of Air under the coil.
    & also looses ID accuracy
    I'm curious about what you call the scrub method, is that a left and right action or a back and forth one ?
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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    Scrub method is as close to the ground as you can go and most times touching it while scanning side to side. Your choice, left to right or right to left. You go back and forth when pinpointing as the target will sound off with the DD coils like on the Sov GT just off the tip.

    Back in the old TR days the coil sat on the ground as that was about the only way to keep it a balanced threshold. The coil cover was rounded on the bottom for sliding better.
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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    I usually run about an inch above ground but with Minelabs I usually scrub the ground (unless it's rocky) because the less air between the coil and the ground the better. At least this is what master users have told me so I stay with it.

    Most brands lose lots of COIN depth if the coil is more than about 2 inches above ground.

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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    Thanks Sandman and MB. Don't see how that method would work with grass over an inch or with uneven ground, but since I use my 250 with 12" coil I get all the depth I can handle. I mean honestly who wants to dig deeper than six inches ? I struggle when I have something eight inches deep and I just give up when it's deeper then that. Seeing how I've never(Except in a plowed field) found anything good deeper than six inches. It's almost always junk or Iron. Now I here the latest theory is that old Copper sound off as Iron when they're deeper than six. What's a old broke down soldier supposed to do. Well I'm still workin on that whole water thing Sandman.
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    Re: do you drag the MD on the ground?

    I scrape the ground.... with a coil cover. I eek out every fraction of an inch I can. If the ground is turned over, as in a construction site, I modify, adapt, overcome. TTC
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