So, my current mission to test all the metal detectors in my stable against a deep silver dime in my test garden continues. Now…remember…variables is a key word here. Meaning, time constraints won’t let me test all of the machines on the same day…and I have witnessed numerous times that the exact same metal detector can NOT get the dime one day and then (with identical settings) can get it the next. The variables I’m talking about are ground moisture, “invisible” RF interference, etc….heck, it could even be moon phases, gov’t conspiracies and UFO’s for all I know.
So, this take this test for what it is…different detectors on the same targets but on different days. Up to bat today is the venerable Fisher CZ3D. The original CZ design is dual frequency and originally the brain child of Dave Johnson. It has had many iterations since with the last being the 3D. This is a design that goes back to the late 80’s/early 90’s! Amazing that it still holds it own against the modern crop of metal detectors.
I’m planning to do a series of metal detector demos on this same dime before I dig up my test garden to move to a new house. It was originally buried about 7 or so years ago. First up is the Omega G2… Interestingly, the G2 is designed to be a “gold detector” or in other words, for gold prospecting. It has found a huge following in the world of relic hunting due to its great depth on low conducting targets (lead, brass and gold) The G2 operates at 19 kHz (higher frequency typically means more sensitivity to lower conductor metals)
When I first tested the G2, I figured there was no way it would be a good coin shooter due to the frequency. I was actually quite wrong! It even hits the deep silver dime, as you’ll see in the video. Comments and questions are welcome!
The awesome folks at First Texas Products have sent over some goodies for giving away! Special thanks to Mike Scott and Gene Scullion!
Head to the Forums HERE and look for the contest post!
Be sure to visit www.tekneticst2.com to thank ’em sometime.
Teknetics Eurotek Pro Review
You know, the Eurotek Pro kind of frustrates me! No, no…not because it has any problems . …but, instead , because it performs so blasted well while being so inexpensive ! I mean, I have quite a few much higher priced detectors that can’t do what this little fella does. Sure, it doesn’t have a lot of the features found on high-enders like backlight, notches, etc. But what it does bring to the table is the best performance I’ve found in ferreting out non-ferrous targets that are surrounded by iron.
2014 is here and the start of a new year can be a time to reminisce. As I’m building up some new content, I thought it may be good to also remind folks of some of the great stuff we’ve had here over the years. I’ve been fascinated with the people behind the scenes that make our hobby fun by creating new and amazing metal detecting equipment! Below are links to some of our past interviews with industry leaders….
I hope Santa fills your stockings with any and all metal detecting goodies you want this year!
It also seems to have a nice lighted display and touts rugged build quality.
Not to brag, or anything (okay…maybe a little!) this was one of the first sites on the Web to interview industry insiders and put their unique perspectives on the written page for hobby enthusiasts. I’ve had conversations with legends at Fisher, White’s, Detectorpro, Teknetics and more. The “brains” behind some of the coolest detectors on the planet!
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