Well,I have been trying to find out from the companies what, if any, new models might be on the horizon, but they are all being silent, which leads me to believe we will probably see a couple in the coming weeks. Just a guess however…
Not sure I can afford anything new anymore, and I sure as hell don’t want anything that will go deeper than the detector I have now. It’s all I can do to get out detecting without discomfort, and I don’t need to spend more time on my knees than necessary. And how deep is deep enough? We are already approaching the 8 to 12 inch depth potential now, and anything deeper will necessitate a shovel or spade. Not my cup of tea, especially being a coin hunter (and to all my arkie friends out there who are reading this, and rushing to use my comments to your advantage, don’t. No one really gives a crap about what you think).
My MXT Pro is my detector of choice right now and it can go deep. Deeper than others on the market? Dunno, but I am not about to buy them all to find out, nor do I care to believe all the BS that is offered on the many forums out there. Suffice to say I am quite happy with it, and in fact I am on the prowl for an older White’s 6000di, Series 2 detector from the 80’s. Call me old, senile, nostalgic, whatever….I just remember that detector vividly, and feel certain I could still find good stuff with it. It was one of those detectors that actually talked to me (well at least after a couple of drinks).
I knew that detector inside out, and I am hoping that someone out there who has one, will take pity on me and send it to me no charge (Okay, I will pay postage). It’s analog, not computerized, and it is not as “cool looking” as today’s models. Won’t “spell” out nickel, dime or quarter, nor will it tell you the numerical readout. What it will do is go pretty deep on a dime, and if you are willing to use some wrist action, it will verify that dime before you dig it….
So,if there are new models coming out this spring that are below $500, weigh 2.5 lbs or less, have knobs or switches, I might be interested. Otherwise I am quite happy staying the course. There just comes a time when cost versus return becomes important, and that is most certainly when one retires.
NICE EFFORT….GREAT GESTURE
Thanks again to Regton Ltd. for the following article. Terrific PR for the pastime, and we need more programs like this….
Coining It For the Heroes ___________________________________________________________________
MY JERSEY FRIENDS NOT AT ALL HAPPY WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT
Large Scale Beach Replenishment
TREASURE WAITING TO BE FOUND IN NEW MEXICO…LOVE THIS STORY
After watching this and thinking about it, I am all for it. What the hell, why not? Why not provide a lure, a challenge, a mystery, for those who come after…