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« on: March 27, 2011, 12:29:14 am »
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Evening all! As the topic says, I am new to metal detecting. I received my 705 just over a week ago. To date, I have approx. 8 hours of swing time. After reading a lotof threads, posts, articles, field reports, ect I incorporated it. Here are my impressions and experiences thus far.

First, this has been a very easy machine to get the hang of. It has met and exceeded all of my expectations. It is quite light and swings easy. Set-up can be as simple as turning it on, GB in auto and go. Or, you can tweak it to your personal preference.  Though I am still getting used to manual adjustment, the auto and pre-set has worked quite will.

Next, it will find a pretty much everything. I say "pretty much" because, just like a computer, it is only as good as it's user. I will give you my limited, but impressive experiences thus far. Yesterday I hit a spot that had multiple targets very close together. The 705, with patience and attention, announced every one of them, three in all. I dug the shallowest first. A penny at roughly one inch. I rechecked the hole to confirm the other targets were in facts targets and not faults signals. Yep, two more left. I dug the second. A nickel at roughly three inches. Again, I rechecked the hole. One more target to go. It at roughly  was a bit weaker signal and was at the 6-8 inch mark. I dug down to the depth checked for it. Still in the hole. I dug a little more. Checked the hole.This time it was out of the hole. I searched though the pile of dirt I had next to me. I heard the signal but could not find it. After two minutes of swiping increasingly smaller handfuls of dirt over the coil I found it. To my surprise......it was a staple! A single staple at roughly 8 inches. I attached a pic of the staple. It is the bent one at the bottom of the pic:
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I found the other staples and such near the staple I am talking about.

So, for anyone who is considering this metal detector, it is very capable! I have no idea how it stacks up against the other detector available so I can't speak on that. As for me.....I am very happy with this one. I give it two thumbs up, more if i had more thumbs Great

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 12:45:47 am »
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Nothing makes me more tense than not finding my target. I know the feeling when I found my frist BB, but to find a staple it tells me your gonna love that 705.
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Well, being new to all of this I wanted to FIND what was eluding me. I was pretty sure it wasnt going to be anything of any real value. But now I know that is will find something that small, that deep. Sort of makes me feel good knowing I made a good choice when I purchased this detector. I really appreciate all of the recommendations I was given on this machine! Now i have to go out and try my luck at finding gold Grin

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Lemoore Ca. I see on  the satilite image of your profile...I click on th left arrow and over many mountains and miles theres water? Best luck of finding jewlerer is the beaches. We only have a small lake state lake here near us but has a sandy beach area for swimmers. Found 3 costume rings in three straight days of hunting it. (1 each day) but found many, many ladys hair pins,lol....Looking forward to seeing your frist gold pc...happy hunting.

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