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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: April 02, 2018 07:18AM
My finds from Friday. I didn't get out as much as I would have liked this weekend. Getting ready for the JGD hunt this coming weekend. HH



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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Tony
Date: April 02, 2018 07:38AM
I finally sold my 15" Spiral coil.......loved the performance but the weight was starting to wear me down as I hunt for long periods of time.
I have just ordered the Detech 12.5 DD which is only slightly heavier than the stock 11" DD but 300 grams lighter than the 15" spiral !
I have been informed that the 12.5DD can be set hotter than the Spiral 15" DD so depth across most targets will be close.
I will report back later this week when I get to try it out and compare with my results that I recorded from the 15" Spiral DD.

HH
Tony



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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: April 02, 2018 08:46AM
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Tony
I finally sold my 15" Spiral coil.......loved the performance but the weight was starting to wear me down as I hunt for long periods of time.
I have just ordered the Detech 12.5 DD which is only slightly heavier than the stock 11" DD but 300 grams lighter than the 15" spiral !
I have been informed that the 12.5DD can be set hotter than the Spiral 15" DD so depth across most targets will be close.
I will report back later this week when I get to try it out and compare with my results that I recorded from the 15" Spiral DD.

HH
Tony
Cool thanks for the info. I see Detech has a 14" round DD coil also. Man If I keep buying coils i'm going to be coil poor lol. I get tired with just using the stock 11" DD coil. I tried a 14" AI coil yesterday. Anyone with any experience can chime in. Every target had a double response. I coildn't use the stock coil because of electric fences.



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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: cookie58
Date: April 02, 2018 09:19AM
Thanks Tony for the information......

Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: cookie58
Date: April 02, 2018 09:30AM
Thanks, Tim. If it was only lighter. What a machine it would be.

Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Tony
Date: April 05, 2018 10:44PM
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Digger70pa

I finally sold my 15" Spiral coil.......loved the performance but the weight was starting to wear me down as I hunt for long periods of time.
I have just ordered the Detech 12.5 DD which is only slightly heavier than the stock 11" DD but 300 grams lighter than the 15" spiral !
I have been informed that the 12.5DD can be set hotter than the Spiral 15" DD so depth across most targets will be close.
I will report back later this week when I get to try it out and compare with my results that I recorded from the 15" Spiral DD.

HH
Tony Cool thanks for the info. I see Detech has a 14" round DD coil also. Man If I keep buying coils i'm going to be coil poor lol. I get tired with just using the stock 11" DD coil. I tried a 14" AI coil yesterday. Anyone with any experience can chime in. Every target had a double response. I coildn't use the stock coil because of electric fences.

I haven't seen the 14" DD from Detech.

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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: April 06, 2018 08:50PM
I'm sorry it was coiltek that has a 14" DD.



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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Tony
Date: April 07, 2018 01:34AM
Ah yes, Coiltek makes sense.

I posted some small feedback on my new Detech 12.5 DD Closed coil.......things are very favourable so far !

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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: April 07, 2018 05:20AM
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Tony
Ah yes, Coiltek makes sense.

I posted some small feedback on my new Detech 12.5 DD Closed coil.......things are very favourable so far !
Ok cool & that coil is water proof also.



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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: May 30, 2018 09:30AM
I got a Detectorpro detecting pal. It works like a champ. No vest & bungie cord. Easy to connect & disconnect. Ballence the machine great.



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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: rebel pride
Date: June 05, 2018 09:18PM
Just bought a GPX 5000 for relic hunting and not familiar with settings. Thought you might could tell me how your machine is set up. My ground is not as mineralized as yours but I think It will at least give me something to start with. Thanks for any help and enjoy your posts.

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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: June 07, 2018 08:58AM
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soky72
I run a stock battery on the side of the GPX, can't stand to be tethered. The setup with the 15" coil weighs a ton. I got a H-harness, military or tactical style you can get pretty cheap online and I have a swingy-thingy attached to the detector. It really works well for me. I'm actually going to do a custom battery setup along with a carbon fiber upper shaft to save a little weight. I'm loving the finds with the 15" but still may try the 12x15.
I got a Detector pro Detector pal support system. It's light easy to fit & use. It unhooks from the detector fast & its inexpensive. It balances the machine great. The machine hangs there in the hunting position with no hands on it.



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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: dblstar
Date: December 14, 2018 05:36PM
Same here...I like the 11" DD. It has proven a winner at every DIV I've been able attend. Any extra weight beyond that can be challenge.

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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: December 22, 2018 07:22AM
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dblstar
Same here...I like the 11" DD. It has proven a winner at every DIV I've been able attend. Any extra weight beyond that can be challenge.
I use my 15" coil when ever I can. It's that much better.



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Re: I'm really liking my GPX
Posted by: dadinjo
Date: February 20, 2019 05:06AM
I used the ctx 3030 in all the searches and gpx stood for a long time in the closet after I bought a convenient 18dd commander
since the 11dd original did not show some big signs of depth gain, I dared to get out of the field ... the ground is a strong black ground,
full of stone and antique bricks and pottery .. until then I thought it was a ctx powerful device, but after that day I got up and imagined myself.
just as much as I extracted the material so much it took out gpx with a greater depth .. gpx 5000 is a monster