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karelian65
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Joined: 16 January 2017
Posts: 92
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06 September 2019 09:54 am

I have owned a Musketeer now for years, but my White's Tdi machines have seen it sit unused for too long. It was my first choice for the vast expanse of dry white beach sand encountered in Melbourne during summer. Before the Tdi I used an Explorer Se Pro in the wet areas. The 800 coil was always a favourite and the 1000 decent enough. That 15' WOT was a bit heavy and awkward. My recent purchase of the Ultimate 13 coil has rekindled my appreciation of the Musky. Just the combination of light weight, size and the way it balances on the machine is magic. I can push the gain to 80% with EMI in the area, if no EMI I can go to 100% without chatter or instability. When I got the coil I did a quick air test to see how it handles EMI and how far I could push the power.

US Buffalo coin 35cm
1/2 Sovereign 40cm
Penny 40cm
1oz silver ingot 45cm
US quarter 40cm
0.5g gold coin 30cm
1 grain gold ingot 4cm only detectable in the centre of the coil.

After a bit of swing time it was obvious that the balance of the rig made the coil feel as if it was floating in the air. Again because of the excellent balance the weight of the machine was less noticeable. The coil likes a moderate to fast sweep speed, it has decent coverage so it covers a lot of ground very fast which seems to be it's niche. Wide open parks, sporting grounds or fields, or in my case the beach are what it does best. I can set it up for wet sand but that is what I use the White's Tdi for.
The machine bangs hard on good targets and spits its disapproval on questionable responses. The audio response and my brain act as the discriminator, again making for fast coverage of large areas. An oldie but a goodie, that Ultimate 13 has rekindles my appreciation of a fine machine.
All the best, Karelian1567723669_img_1325_edited.jpg
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Jaros
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From: S.E.Qld., QLD
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06 September 2019 10:10 am

Price??


F1A4M2, Exterra 705 Gold, Ace 250, Goldrat 8" Dreammat River Sluice.

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karelian65
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06 September 2019 12:19 pm

!30 British pounds delivered.

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karelian65
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06 September 2019 03:25 pm

130 British pounds delivered, which today is around $230 Australian dollars, but at the time I made the purchase it was $220.. it's all in the timing..
I don't imagine these older machines will have much appeal when compared against more modern offerings, an Equinox for example, but what it does it does well. The Musketeer has earned it's place and will be put to works for some time to come. Karelian

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