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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2006
    DUI
    2,332
    62 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    hey you wisc people

    our hunts are by ohare if any of you guys or gals are interested,come on by for a dig and lunch,looks like rain for this weekend,but the next ones open.come on down to the land of FIPS
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  2. #2
    us
    PJ

    Mar 2007
    EXPLORER SE and an ACE 250
    147

    Re: hey you wisc people

    Bomber. I know what a fib is and I know what a flib is but what are fips. I was going to buy the dfx from your buddy last week but was side tracked do to the military last week. Well while I was out detecting in KY, I ran into a man who had both the dfx and minelab and now I don't know which to buy.
    I quit detecting in the 70's to raise my children. Wish I had never quit.

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2006
    DUI
    2,332
    62 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: hey you wisc people

    a guy to ask is dfxgreg he has both,i'll ask him to chime in..........ron sells both
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2006
    DUI
    2,332
    62 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: hey you wisc people

    gregs on online now but i dropped him a pm,i'm sure he'll respond
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2006
    DUI
    2,332
    62 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: hey you wisc people

    how'd ya do in KY?
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  6. #6

    Sep 2003
    All over!!!
    Minelab Explorer SE, E-Trac, Excalibur II
    544
    2 times

    Re: hey you wisc people

    hey, go with the Explorer, It has a learning curve but it will pay up in long run.

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2006
    DUI
    2,332
    62 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: hey you wisc people

    another Goio in wisconsin?i met your brother in il,makes a mean arracharra
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  8. #8

    Jun 2007
    Milwaukee WI
    32

    Re: hey you wisc people

    Buy a fisher Cz 21..that way you can do land or water..I'M dumping my 1280x and hope to get one of those CZ21 before to long..hope to have it just in time for the warm weather and Browns Lake here I come

  9. #9
    us
    PJ

    Mar 2007
    EXPLORER SE and an ACE 250
    147

    Re: hey you wisc people

    Bomber. I went to KY for 3 days. Did not know where I was going. Only able to detect for 1 1/2 hours. I found an old school 1900, that was still in use. Another detector guy was there with a dfx. He has been hunting there for 18 years. He uses both the minelab and dfx. He suggested going with the se. After talking to him for 45 minutes, I finally started detecting for the first time since last October. I found $2.45 in clad and part of a wrist band from a watch. It came out of the ground gold, got a little excited but short lived.
    I quit detecting in the 70's to raise my children. Wish I had never quit.

  10. #10
    us
    PJ

    Mar 2007
    EXPLORER SE and an ACE 250
    147

    Re: hey you wisc people

    Goio. I see you have an se. Why did you choose that over the dfx? How hard/long is (was) the learning curve. Are you more than happy with the depth?
    I quit detecting in the 70's to raise my children. Wish I had never quit.

  11. #11
    us
    PJ

    Mar 2007
    EXPLORER SE and an ACE 250
    147

    Re: hey you wisc people

    Hybrid. The site your'e talking about. If your driving south, is it on the west side of the street. When do you plan on going there?
    I quit detecting in the 70's to raise my children. Wish I had never quit.

  12. #12
    us
    PJ

    Mar 2007
    EXPLORER SE and an ACE 250
    147

    Re: hey you wisc people

    Bomber. Entertain me. What is a fips?
    I quit detecting in the 70's to raise my children. Wish I had never quit.

  13. #13
    us
    Jan 2006
    DUI
    2,332
    62 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: hey you wisc people

    pm sent,your turn fib & flibs?
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  14. #14

    Feb 2007
    SE and DFX
    2,744
    7 times

    Re: hey you wisc people

    I think either detector will do fine. Here is a little of what to expect from both...remember I know the dfx a lot more than se...but I'll give it a shot...

    Dfx first....
    pros

    has a very fast response time, which is great in trash especially with a smaller coil such as the Eclipse 5.3

    Depth meter reads in inches

    Pinpointing a breeze...you can simply hold trigger in and when bars are exactly in line at shallowest reading...dig! Also trigger can simply be pushed forward in pinpoint mode.

    Tone id

    Wide variety of accessories such as coils, covers and so on.

    On screen icons which are helpful at first can be turned off also.

    Accessories are reasonably priced.

    Cons
    The dfx does have problems with emi, you can try one frequency or lower sens. but often dfx does simply not want to play!

    Personally running the dfx and se side by side, air tests, ground tests, the dfx on average coin size objects expect 5-7 inches,,, I hear a few claim more...a very few... I received at least 30-50 private letters of people trying every program and still maxing ou there.

    Now the se Pros

    Depth..without a doubt the se is deeper...I have air tested to 13 inches and had targets already at 10 inches...

    I like the design and balancing..

    Tone id

    Less digital numbers make for easier target id

    Quality

    I changed to the 8" Minelab coil and pinpointing seems much better

    Cons

    The pinpointing can be a little difficult because if you set detector down in pinpoint it starts blaring out sounds...so simply depress when you set detector down..my head hurt just writing this!

    The depth display does not show inches...just a black bar.

    Accessories as well as detector very expensive.

    I swing both usually each hunt... Up to now not a solid opinion but the dfx responds faster, and picks up jewelry easier... The se has me digging deeper holes... When I clad hunt it can be very close...but usually dfx gets the nod...slow hunting and fighting off emi se wins there...remember I do not have a lot of time in with se so this can change...this is just personal opinion and me trying to be honest...hope it helps you decide...Good luck! Gregg

  15. #15
    us
    PJ

    Mar 2007
    EXPLORER SE and an ACE 250
    147

    Re: hey you wisc people

    Greg. Thank you for your input. The guy I ran into in KY said the same thing about the dfx being better for jewelry. He suggested going with the se though. I might have to buy both. PJ
    I quit detecting in the 70's to raise my children. Wish I had never quit.

 

 
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