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Early days out with the 6000

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Post  deutran Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:42 pm

9 shot pellets.Try again tomorrow seems to be functioning well.Its certainly sensitive.I like the ease of adjustments on the go just a tap of the thumb.Used it for 3 hours super light no more shoulder pain,they have really excelled in this category.4 second EMI cancel wow works a treat.Only thing I could hear other detectors going Bananas around me when I hit the button not too sure their going to be happy with this.Normal handles the ground well better than the 5 and difficult reminds me of fine gold.
Certainly is a Gpx but I do miss some of the manual over rides.Auto tracking(Geo-sense PI I guess)is a bit slow for me in variable ground but I can live with it.A faster tracking would be nice I guess I can hold the fast track in.Signals are clear and pin pointing easy as.
Sensitivity adjust works perfectly and Auto/Auto+seem to be just right.Threshold pretty stable at about half scale.
A USB socket would be nice on the charger,I just hope everyone has a spare as its not supplied for the headphones.Charger is slow takes about the same as time spent detecting.
I will update this post if i find something,lucky a Pal let me try one before my purchase as its a big outlay.
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Post  deutran Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:07 pm

A bit better today with 9 shot and 11 nuggies for 2 hrs.This is an area Iv'e previously detected a lot including the SDC and found nothing more even in dry conditions.Dug no false signals and targets were well defined.
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Post  Kon61gold Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:27 pm

9 bits of bird shot & 11 bits of gold for a total of 0.58 gram, over flogged to death ground Shocked  is superb going on the tiny stuff deutran, well done.  cheers

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Post  deutran Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:38 am

Thanks Kon pretty happy with this machine,Minelab have once again produced another great machine.There wasn't really much info on them so I thought I'd get one and start a post.
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Post  Sharkbait Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:20 pm

Nice going there Deutran cheers That's a very impressive result over ground you've already "cleaned up" with the SDC

Was that with the standard coil? I'm thinking of selling my 4500 to buy one,but wondering how long the wait time is till they're in stock Rolling Eyes
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Post  deutran Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:18 pm

Hi Sharkbait
I rang around to find the shortest list and then put my name down.Took only a couple of weeks.There is a learning curve on the 6000 and even though its simple to operate you need to target known alluvial areas with small solids the gold is patchy.This detector requires some experience to get results and I am still holding on to the 5000 at this stage particularly as to the availability of larger coils.I just purchased a 15 Evo for specific areas.
Got out today at the same area and the biggest was a 0.18g and the smallest I couldn't weigh.The depths of the nuggets so far have been up to 5.5" with most around 2-3".21 Bird shot today.This cleanup is far from over.
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Post  deutran Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:50 pm

A couple of deeper ones today in another popular area that's been well done.The last 3 visits with the 5000 gave no result in dry ground.A total of 7 nuggets and 10 shot.

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Post  deutran Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:30 pm

7 days out about 2-3hrs each day for 6.8grams so far.I'm finding gold basically every day and its never where I expect.There are clear signals that weren't there before.
So far the pro's for me are :
Light weight and turn on and go design with twin knuckles to retract shaft for compact storage.Easy fit skid plate.
Clear signals even in variable or wet ground,very few false targets
Depth of targets
Edge sensitivity of coil is superb.
Ability to detect old areas and pull up easy signals
No need to scratch or find undetected ground
Ease of use of control screen and speed of functions
Price is value for money
Detachable headphone cord for replacement

The cons or things I would like changed:
An adjustment for tracking speed.Fast track is excellent though but the button is awkward to press.
Charger too slow takes about twice as long as the Previous GPX's + a USB charger should be supplied.
Would have preferred a 17" coil instead of the 14"DD.
One thing I have noticed is a higher level of concentration is required and this detector may not suit some people,its a definite low and very slow detector or you may not get the results anticipated.
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Post  Kon61gold Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:00 pm

Good news & write up deutran. Top going. Well done. cheers

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