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Post by Guest on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 9:45 am

Thought i'd ask members to post up what detector they swing while out searching
for the good old yeller,Whether its a SD/GP/GPX or whether its a Modded machine, or
even a VLF.
Some may be swinging a Whites or a Garrett or a Fisher, it would be interesting to see the
cross section of members detectors.... Very Happy

My weapon Suspect Suspect Razz is a GPX5000 and i'm very happy with the performance of it
so far, ive had no breakdowns and it is pulling gold left right & centre from my old patches that i've
flogged the livin guts outta with every previous Minelab Pulse Model.

Also i'm a shoulder speaker user, i used to always use headphones back in the day until i made the
leap and tried a speaker & since then i carry them incase the speaker craps itself but never use em otherwise.




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What do you swing for gold

Post by Peaky on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 9:54 am

Pete


I swing the 4500 with a NF 14'X9' and love it

Have done very good with this combo as you would know

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Bignuggs on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 9:54 am

2 very extreme extremes unmodded and an old XT17000 as a back up in case one of the extreme extremes has a hissy fit.

I love my extremes, they are easy to use.


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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by shorty on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 10:00 am

4500,s for the wife and i, i found more gold with the 4000, but am working on surpassing that with the 4500 Very Happy.
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what do you swing for gold

Post by matelot on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 10:09 am

I swing a GPX4500 and a NFA16" mono. I like headphones and use Koss TD80's.
I don't think that I will upgrade to a GPX5000 because, for me, I can't see that there is the difference to warrant the outlay. But that's only my opinion. I find my share with the above combination.
My wife uses a GP3000 coupled to a ML11"DD and Koss UR30's and she likes that. She won't use a mono coil.

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by golden on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 10:25 am

Using gp3000 with few coils Minelab mono 11'', Coiltek 11'' DD, Coiltek 14''DD Pro Elite.
Used 4000 and 5000 (hired them few times).
Found gold with every machine.All under 1 gram.
Still newbie and learning.
Will upgrade after the summer to 5000gpx or a new house whatever comes cheaper. :)

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by the speciman on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 10:56 am

ye i got two weapons a 3500@4500 love both.
i dont see the need to upgrade at the moment its not a money thing just happy with my machines
good scratchin
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RE WHAT DO YOU SWIING FOR GOLD

Post by red devil on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 11:51 am

i have a gpx 4000 & 5000 i find the 5 to be far superior my favourite coil is a nf 17x11 mono still looking to find the magic oz
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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Flakmagnet on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 12:47 pm

A 5000
that blows everything else I have ever used...away.
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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Guest on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 1:02 pm

4500 with a 12" NFA mono for most areas and an 8" mono for the surfaced areas. Only had it since june so still learning. Have the standard 11"DD but dont use it.
If i were to average it out, then its about 2 to 3 nuggets per month... but i only get out once or twice a month (big days though).
Im sure i can only improve :)


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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Bignuggs on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 1:59 pm

And I love my Koss headphones coz they give me black ears. Razz

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Guest on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 2:05 pm

hahaha... and you blame your headphones :geek:

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Post by Guest on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 2:25 pm

"What do you swing for gold" whatever ya want Laughing Laughing Laughing

lol! 2L8m8

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Post by Guest on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 3:31 pm

What do I swing for gold? Two sticks of silver solder. Laughing Suspect not really but love to try out the art of divining.

I run a GPX4500 coupled with an 11" commander mono, for the trashy areas a sovgt and when I get it modded a Garret pro pin pointer.

I usually run an external speaker on the 4500 but if I run head phones I use underchin in summer and the standard Koss in winter.
I tried headphones on the sov once but they didn't work in stereo, only mono....so don't use them on this machine??

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Goldbait on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 4:58 pm

GPX5000 and usually run the commander 11" mono.
though my new found love is with the NF Sadie 8x6
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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Makaw on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 5:17 pm

extreme, with the little battery packs that go on the side, with a speaker mounted on the detector, i had a shoulder speaker, but i cant go back to having wires hanging off me and the brick on my back..
Really loving swinging the pick and shovel lately , when my back is good. Sluicing is such a great thing to break the monotony of detecting.
I try to pan, sluice and detect every time i go out.
Panning shows me theres very small stuff, sluicing shows theres better stuff, then i clean the hole with the detector.
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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by AussieAU on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 5:59 am

I run a GPX4500, hasn't missed a beat in the years that I have owned it and keeps finding the nugs from 0.04 up to, well, one can only imagine the big nuggs still to be found.

Yeah goldstalkergpx, have heard of some using the sticks to do a bit of divining on the gold field. Could be interesting.

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Guest on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 8:21 am

Me. GPX5000 with NF 12" Adv. mono or Commander 11" mono. Did use speakers and a DeTacc Enhancer but now just use good ol' Koss UR30's and no Enhancer. Have used both the 4500 and 4000. All great machines.

My wife Jo. She has used and hates the 4500, dislikes the 5000 but loves her 4000. Same coils but uses Koss 80's thru a modified Detacc Enhancer (to suit the 5000 battery).

Also have an 8" Coiltek pinpointer. Great little bit of kit.

Robert

PS Have access to D9, Komatsu Excavator, explosives. Do not have access to a place to use them. B#GGER!!!

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Guest on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 7:17 pm

Adrian

I think you need to get some of the el cheapo RPG headphones only $35 and duel lft/right volume
control, all tecta shops stock em, they are a Minelab item.




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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Guest on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 7:21 pm







Maybe a re-wire internally Pete, I bought my sov second hand....I will try some other headphones and see what result I get.....I have some expensive Sennheiser phones I use just for music as well, so will see what happens and let you know.

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Guest on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 9:39 pm

Hi all, 4500 here with a 14 x 9 NFA. External speaker gal - I like to hear random slitherings, birds, drop bears etc while walking in the bush and earphones are a bit restrictive for me.
Hmmm, doesn't seem to make much difference to finding gold of late though....you still have to walk over it, and I think my internal antennae have malfunctioned on me Sad

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Guest on Thu 08 Dec 2011, 6:44 am

GPX4500 with 18"NFA. Also use 16"SL especially with NORMAL timing, little bit less sensitive than the Advantage so it works a little better with higher GAIN on this setting.
Used to wear headphones but now use speaker, got a bit tired of people sneaking up and scaring the sh#t out of me lol!

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Yellow Hornet on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 7:40 am

GPX 4500 and mainly 11" Commander mono coil.

Last year I couldn't even spell detectorist, now I are one.

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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by Guest on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 8:21 am

i have the GPX 4000 wich is a great detector and now the GPX 4500, i hope just hope it's done what the 4000 has done for me.
cheers
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Re: What do you swing for gold

Post by NAM on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 7:31 pm

GPX 4500,goldstalker 14x9 & speaker.
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