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Old 05-20-2012, 09:51 PM
ramer ramer is offline
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Eventually you will get better at determining if it is iron or coins. Rotate in a circle around the target as you scan and note if the signal begins breaking up and becomes inconsistent. Keep an eye on the confidence indicater and FE indicater if your detector has these. Also, use the pin pointing function to zero in on the target. On my detectors, if I back off the target a bit and re-enter pin point mode and move closer to the center of the target and I do this several times I will eventually be exactly on top of the target, and 90 percent of the time, at this point, if it is iron it will read only as iron. Problem with this is it stops you dead in your tracks and uses up valubable hunting time. But at least you will know if it is a nail or a coin without going to the effort of digging it.
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