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Old 11-08-2017, 05:11 PM
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Default I Took My New Detector Out For A Test Drive Today

I got my Teknetics Omega version 6 with the 10 inch concentric search coil in the mail yesterday. This isn't my first Omega, it's my 4th. I've had versions 4, 5 and 6. I mess around and sell them and then I get to missing having one so I buy another one.

I ran it in 4 tones, 0 discrimination and set the sensitivity at 70. I played around with different sensitivity settings before digging some deep targets and found that there was no noticeable depth deference between a sensitivity setting of 70 and 99. The detector ran smoothly at all the sites that I hit today even with its highest sensitivity setting. It's a good one. I was digging all targets to get used to the machine again.

I ended up finding a couple of Washington quarters, a Mercury dime, a 1979 New Pence 2, 4 wheat pennies and a bunch of clad coins.

The weather was perfect and the ground was soft!


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Old 11-08-2017, 05:25 PM
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Excellent maiden voyage beep, congrats!

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Old 11-08-2017, 05:32 PM
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Sweet Finds!!! Keep up the good work!!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:28 PM
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Some nice silver finds there. That is like my whole years silver finds. I see you have that pesky creeping Charlie weed there where you live.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by groundmagnet View post
Sweet Finds!!! Keep up the good work!!!
Thanks! I over did it yesterday, so I'm resting my sore achy muscles today.

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Some nice silver finds there. That is like my whole years silver finds. I see you have that pesky creeping Charlie weed there where you live.
Thanks! It's all about location. I live in West TN. It's bad to swing over, but not as bad as clover. Clover just grabs the search coil and hangs on.

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Old 11-09-2017, 11:45 AM
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Man that’s a great take! Congrats on the new machine too!

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Old 11-09-2017, 12:34 PM
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Nice silver finds to christen your new detector.. congrats..

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Old 11-09-2017, 12:47 PM
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Thats a bunch of diggin' there .

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Old 11-09-2017, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Man that’s a great take! Congrats on the new machine too!
Thanks! I had a good time and really enjoyed all the nice weather.

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Nice silver finds to christen your new detector.. congrats..
Thanks! I always give it my best when I'm out with a new detector.

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Thats a bunch of diggin' there .
Yeah, and I'm paying for it today. I might be back swinging away in the morning.

I've got another thread tied to this one. There was a lot more going on than just a lot of digging. The iron audio is big deal when it comes to finding those hard to find good targets. http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=253758

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wow, what a day! Nice.

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Old 11-09-2017, 02:17 PM
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Great post! I just posted my maiden beach hunt with this machine and found 10 silver coins with it! I like it a lot! My buddy buried a dime on edge at a true 7" in his yard and the Omega picks it up well from all sides. His AT Pro only picks up an "iffy" signal one direction no matter the adjustments.

Thanks for posting the settings. Not much out there for this new model I'm mostly a T2 guy.

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Old 11-09-2017, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by beephead View post
I got my Teknetics Omega version 6 with the 10 inch concentric search coil in the mail yesterday. This isn't my first Omega, it's my 4th. I've had versions 4, 5 and 6. I mess around and sell them and then I get to missing having one so I buy another one.

I ran it in 4 tones, 0 discrimination and set the sensitivity at 70. I played around with different sensitivity settings before digging some deep targets and found that there was no noticeable depth deference between a sensitivity setting of 70 and 99. The detector ran smoothly at all the sites that I hit today even with its highest sensitivity setting. It's a good one. I was digging all targets to get used to the machine again.

I ended up finding a couple of Washington quarters, a Mercury dime, a 1979 New Pence 2, 4 wheat pennies and a bunch of clad coins.

The weather was perfect and the ground was soft!


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I just love perfectly diggable ground. It just makes everything so... well, gosh-darned PLEASANT.

It's like, 'oops, popped another quarter,' LOL

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I noticed you put two little markers on top of the coil. Is that for pin pointing?

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Old 11-09-2017, 11:26 PM
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Really...really good first hunt with a new machine. I think you have a good one there!!
Love all the silver and the wheats too.

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