Recently I've been hunting a road construction in Enid. The location was in between the present day Garfield County Courthouse and the U.S. Post Office. The street covered up the 2nd Garfield Co. Courthouse that was destroyed by fire in January 29th, 1931.
If you have the XP Deus and have seen the 11inch or going to purchase the new 11" DD coil, then this video will show you how to do it. I can't stress enough how quick changing out the coil is. With it properly added to your machine you can change it out in about 20 seconds.
With the few days of winter weather, I've had time to put together an XP Deus. This video is from a couple of hunts within the last couple of days.. Hope you enjoy...
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Recently, Funker Tactical from Facebook(click to check them out) and Funker Tactical's YouTube Channel(click here to go there) gave me the chance to review a new pair of Danner Boot's.
I learned one thing about this machine is when you are relic hunting and the signal repeats you had better dig it!... I'm really liking this machine for relic hunting and am in the process of getting more property to hunt. Hope you enjoy!
Recently I got a chance to try out Teknetics new Eurotek Pro. I am always getting asked, "what is a good detector to start out with", or "what is a good machine for my kids to use" or "what is an good inexpensive machine". Normally it's 1 of 3 different brands. Teknetics has entered the market for an entry level machine with easy setup, a simple menu, and easy STABLE readings..
It took me a few minutes to put the machine together, and required a phillips screw driver. After I assembled and put in a 9 volt battery(not supplied), I started air testing different coins and relics to see what I would be listening and looking for as far as target ID goes.
I took it to a yard that had been productive in the past. This yard is trashy and I headed to a part that I had left for a later visit. First thing I noticed is how the ID will give you a more stable number when going over a target. I recovered 3 wheat's really quick. The iron indicator on the top left of the screen helped when going over questionable targets. I also like that the Iron sound is at a lower volume than the good target sound, making it less a distraction as with other machines. I also found several different things that proved to me the machine is definitely enough for me to recommend it to new users. One other thing was the ability to take the middle shaft out which can help shorter users or who might have a limited space to hunt . Even my tiny daughter was able to swing it.. This was the first one that actually fit her out of all of the name brands that we tried.
After that I went to another yard that has a totally different soil type and started hunting. The sensitivity was at 8 and was very quiet. After being there for about 20 minutes, the landowner told me his brother had hunted this yard for several years with his machine that was "top of the line". Well, I have heard that before, so it didn't stop me. I grid'd the front, recovering 3 memorials, and moved to the sidewalk row and immediately received a 89 90 signal that was strong! Depth gauge showed 3 segments. Dug down and was shocked!!! At about 5 inches was this 1904 Barber Quarter..
The next day, I loaded all my machines up on the 4-wheeler and headed to a site I hadn't hunted in over 20 years. I carried the F75 Limited and the Eurotek. I had the sensitivity on the F75L on 50 and the ET on 8. The F75L would hit and I would check it with the ET and it was 10 for 10. So I put the F75L down and went to hunting.. about 90 % of the finds where from the Eurotek including the large Eagle button. The speed of the machine was par with the F2 and the F75. I can't get over how simple the settings are but were still able to find what I did.
Anything that simplify's metal detecting for a newer user, makes it so much easier to concentrate on basics while learning the language of a detector is something, that should be taken under consideration when making a first time purchase. The controls are super simple on this machine, while retaining discrimination, sound variances to targets, and a visual ID.. 4 things that are good to have in any beginner's detector.
Thanks and I hope this Helps
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Here is a list of Target ID's for US coins and some relics.. Items in red was the dominating ID.
Hope this helps.. If you have any questions.. let me know..
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A few weeks ago Bart Davis from Bigboyshobbies and I got together for a little hunt.. we had fun and met a couple of landowners and hopefully will going back to this street in the near future..
This is from a recent hunt where I found a semi-key date buffalo nickel and a scarce Jeweler's Token.. Hope you enjoy.. will be announcing a giveaway in the next few days on YouTube, plus a review on a new tool to help carry those heavy detectors, and finally another hunting video where Bart(with Bigboyshobbies) got out and hunted...
With the recent rain, cold, wind, snow, and just about everything else on the list for Oklahoma weather, the stars aligned and I was able to get out and hunt. I gained permission at two homes that haven't been accessible in a long time.
I finally got to get out and hunt in the new year. We have had some snow, ice, and rain. The ground got a good soaking, but we are still in a drought. I have been hunting several yards in my home town and haven’t taken the CTX out in a while.