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What should I expect

Post  the hill folk on Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:45 pm

Borrowed a Minelab GP3000 to have a play with (normally use a Garrett AT Gold).
It has the stock 11 inch DD coil on it.
If I have configured it all properly with this coil, as a guide, at what distance (air test) should I expect to pick up a 0.5gr piece of lead ??

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Post  deutran on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:13 pm

Hi Hill folk
0.5g in lead would be a fairly weak target on that detector and coil combo,my guess is a few inches at best.Try switching to mono for a little extra depth
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would be happy with that

Post  the hill folk on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:22 pm

Thanks Deutran,

Would be happy with a few inches but cant even get it to respond anything like that....My AT Gold pops off at 3-4 inches easy.....
Will check the voltage on the battery. Does the detector tell you when voltage is low ??

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checked voltage

Post  the hill folk on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:32 pm

battery at 6.18 volts so on the charger now...would have thought it was OK at that voltage though....

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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:11 pm

G'day The hill folk,

The 3000 will start to beep when the battery gets low. I can't remember the exact volts when it does start to beep. It would be in the owners manual though and as Dutran said the mono coil would pick up a 1/2 gram no problems. Hope this helps.

Cheers.

Mike.  cheers 

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ok then

Post  the hill folk on Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:51 pm

Thanks Mike......good info.....its looking like when the time comes to upgrade from the AT Gold it would make sense to get a 4500 or 5000 to be satisfied that I can shoot for small stuff as well as deep...

Dave

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