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Old 01-02-2014, 10:30 AM
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Does anyone know if this md can be used in the beach water?

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Old 01-02-2014, 10:37 AM
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Saltwater beaches require multi-frequency machines. For waterproof your options are the Excalibur, CZ21, Beach Hunter ID, or a waterproof PI. If you can live without it being waterproof you have a lot more options, including all Minelab BBS/FBS machines, any Fisher CZ series machine, or Whites DFX/V3i/Vx3.

The 2 most popular machines are the Minelab Sovereign and the Minelab Excalibur, older Sovereigns can be found in the $400 range.

To answer your question, no a bounty hunter won't work at saltwater beaches on the wet sand or in the water, but will be fine in the dry sand.

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Old 01-02-2014, 10:43 AM
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The control box is not waterproof not sure on the coil. I would keep it away from the water. If I were you I would save up for a detector I could take in the water. You could get a Garrett,Fisher, Minelab or a Tesoro brand made for water use.
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Thanks guys for the quick responses.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:07 AM
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Oh and by waterproof you me the electronic housing right, and not the coil?
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:18 AM
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I got a gold digger also for my first and asked the same question after getting skunked twice on beach but found stuff closer to parking lot. I found a 10k ring one day but it was a surface find and maybe a couple of quarters (surface) after about 16hrs total. I just got a BH Lone Star from a friend and haven't tried it out down there but I assume it would be the same. Doesn't seem to get much past 3" depth for some reason as demonstrated when I buried a quarter one day @ 5" and almost lost it. Don't get me wrong though, it's a great detector IMO. Doesn't look tough but I beat mine up pretty good and it's still working. Found a lot of cool things with it and it paid for itself in no time. ($65.00 ) When I first started with mine I had to run power wide open and disc. almost all the way up until I got used to things and began to dial it back which come to find out doesn't really seem to do much of anything actually, it was just the learning curve I think. My disc. seems to be either off or on Don't be discouraged about hunting the beach with it though, people drop stuff all the time esp. if you have a good beach. ie: Not San Juan island type beaches (not busy enough) GL HH

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Thanks again. Ive actually had great luck (nails of course) find things about 8 inches down. Granted I dig at every little beep/chirp. Dig a little and slowly shave the dirt away and listen to it get louder. Fun times!
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