Nox 800 arriving today

cooper1841

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Had to make a change, the ctx 3030 is just getting to heavy for this old guy. Love the machine but the weight is a draw back. Loved my AT PRO loved my Etrac...hated my Deus the 3030 is awesome, but ...........Hope this works out, not to sure about the target id after using the 3030
 

Armstrong

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The id for coins doesn't take long to figure out. They usually vary by 1 number or so. For a nickel its a 13 or 12 for me. A quarter 29 or 30. For rings and jewelry with a uniform shape I get solid numbers with no variance. Combined with the tones it eliminates most guess work.
 

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Best of luck with the new 800.
Having 1/2 the weight it will be a noticeable difference on swinging it over the 3030.
Minelab should include all rotator cuff repairs under the warranty program. :laughing7:
 
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Best of luck with the new 800.
Having 1/2 the weight it will be a noticeable difference on swinging it over the 3030.
Minelab should include all rotator cuff repairs under the warranty program. :laughing7:
Used a harness for the last year to help, just a pain with heavy cloths sometimes....digging and recovery
 
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The id for coins doesn't take long to figure out. They usually vary by 1 number or so. For a nickel its a 13 or 12 for me. A quarter 29 or 30. For rings and jewelry with a uniform shape I get solid numbers with no variance. Combined with the tones it eliminates most guess work.
Watched a few videos....pennies seem to be all over the place
 

pepperj

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Used a harness for the last year to help, just a pain with heavy cloths sometimes....digging and recovery
I really found the explorers were ok when there was lots of target digging.
But the harness/swing cord set up was a need to have when it was a quiet field.
Even with the set ups swinging 10-12 hrs a day for 10-14 days on a tour was a hurting experience.
Either it was the arm-or that knot in the back-either way it was a pain.
Oh to be young again.....
 

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You should be digging anything non-ferrous anyway, so, who cares what the actual TID is? Oh, I see you're nowhere near a salt water beach, so, if you're park hunting, yeah, it will take a bit to figure out which numbers to dig and which to ignore. Good Luck!
 

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On the Knox run 50 tones. All metal. Then tones are more important then the VDIs
 

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Watched a few videos....pennies seem to be all over the place
Many coins , especially small cents ( wheat and especially Indians ) will have many different value's on the ID read-out . There are many copper/nickel etc variations as well as thicknesses of the coins due to wear - all of this will be ID'd slightly differently by the ID read-out .
 

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Watched a few videos....pennies seem to be all over the place
The crusty zinc pennies are the worst. I've seen them from 16-21 depending on how degraded they are. Fresh zinc drops are tighter at 19-20-21. Copper pennies and wheaties are generally 24-25 unless they are deeper. They tend to bounce up to 30 if around 8+ inches. I've seen a wheatie ring up 22-23 once and almost didn't dig it because that is where a lot of aluminum screw caps come in. I think a lot of the ID spread has to do with the angle of the coin in the ground.
 

treasureguy56

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The crusty zinc pennies are the worst. I've seen them from 16-21 depending on how degraded they are. Fresh zinc drops are tighter at 19-20-21. Copper pennies and wheaties are generally 24-25 unless they are deeper. They tend to bounce up to 30 if around 8+ inches. I've seen a wheatie ring up 22-23 once and almost didn't dig it because that is where a lot of aluminum screw caps come in. I think a lot of the ID spread has to do with the angle of the coin in the ground.
I would have to agree with what you've said as well - all these little quirks add to the ID differences . Leading me to surmise that the Equinox technology can be quite the advantage once you put the time into learning what its telling us .
 

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The crusty zinc pennies are the worst. I've seen them from 16-21 depending on how degraded they are. Fresh zinc drops are tighter at 19-20-21. Copper pennies and wheaties are generally 24-25 unless they are deeper. They tend to bounce up to 30 if around 8+ inches. I've seen a wheatie ring up 22-23 once and almost didn't dig it because that is where a lot of aluminum screw caps come in. I think a lot of the ID spread has to do with the angle of the coin in the ground.
I find this post to be VERY accurate, based on my own experiences...

Steve
 

cudamark

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The crusty zinc pennies are the worst. I've seen them from 16-21 depending on how degraded they are. Fresh zinc drops are tighter at 19-20-21. Copper pennies and wheaties are generally 24-25 unless they are deeper. They tend to bounce up to 30 if around 8+ inches. I've seen a wheatie ring up 22-23 once and almost didn't dig it because that is where a lot of aluminum screw caps come in. I think a lot of the ID spread has to do with the angle of the coin in the ground.
At salt water beaches, I find degraded zinc cents reading all the way down to mid single digits. They're real crusty, and usually have holes in them or they're missing chunks.
 

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