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Old 10-10-2010, 02:02 PM
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Default Minelab Safari advise on settings...

for beach hunting. I got the Safari delivered Friday, I'm going to Myrtle Beach for a few days and are there any settings I need to change? Or factory settings be sufficient? I plan to start out hunting with "All metal" setting. Any advise would be highly appreciated! thx.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:20 PM
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I would dig everything in all metal. Great place to get familiar with your Safari. PM sent.

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Old 10-10-2010, 03:53 PM
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Thanks Diggler!!!
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:58 PM
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I'm at the beach and have done several hours of hunting on the beach. I'm really impressed how easy the safari is to operate. All i had to do was turn it on and hunt with no problems. So far 3 quarters, 2 dimes, 3 nickles, and 5 pennies. And a bunch of pull tabs and bottle tops. Going to do some more hunting tonight, that's if my arms can handle it. They both are sore.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:29 PM
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Hey Bob, I have the Safari and and have had alot of luck at the beach. I dont hunt in all metal I hunt in coin and jewelry mode and dig all signals. Its works very well in the water thats where I do most of my beach hunting. I do suggest you do some air tests with some jewelry just so you can remember those I.D numbers.

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Old 10-14-2010, 12:46 AM
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hunt in coin and jewelry mode and dig all signals

sensitivy ..............auto 32

var...........10
limits........10
threshold....5 or 6....7

manual noise cancel to 8 or 9......if salt water beach

deep.....on
fast......off

DO U HAVE THE NEWER PRO COIL......11" ??.........IF NO............U NEED ONE.

give it a try and let us know how u make out..........
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:53 PM
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Thanks for the heads up guys. Read your post alittle to late Max, I'm back at home. I will try those settings next time I go back. And yes it came with the 11" DD coil. I didn't go back out that evening, the wife wanted to go out so you know how that goes. So detectorwill, you actually put your coil in the water? I know it's waterproof but I couldn't bring myself to dip it in the salt water. I did however rinse the coil real good with a water hose.

Oh BTW, instead of posting pics of some worthless clad, I thought I share a picture of this mornings sunrise. It was awesome!

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Originally Posted by detectorwill View post
Hey Bob, I have the Safari and and have had alot of luck at the beach. I dont hunt in all metal I hunt in coin and jewelry mode and dig all signals. Its works very well in the water thats where I do most of my beach hunting. I do suggest you do some air tests with some jewelry just so you can remember those I.D numbers.
Myrtle Beach is on the coast (Pacific Ocean/salt water), not fresh water beaches like the Columbia river

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Old 11-07-2010, 01:36 AM
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Myrtle Beach is on the coast (Pacific Ocean/salt water), not fresh water beaches like the Columbia river
Is it socially acceptable to quote myself? Check it out Nephew, there's a Myrtle Beach in the South too, on the Atlantic...who woulda thunk it?

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Old 11-08-2010, 06:55 PM
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"worthless clad"

but it is just part of our job to find the yellow metal.

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