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Having narrowed it down to a Sovereign gt or Safari for mainly beach work,a friend has a Quattro for sale,its the nuts on the beach(his words....but he is selling!!) Its a Minelab so it will be good,but will i be pleased?any views will be appreciated thanks
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Hello, Quattro worked really well on the beaches of Baltic sea. It is deep in the wet sand and I have found a few silver pieces including very small stud type ear rings. The stock coil is not the best one (it is just OK) - I used a 15x12 SEF for coverage and depth on coins. Quattro is just a little slower on visual ID and you must sweep a slower than a Tesoro for example.
It has a very nice feature - in the ferrous audio (or was it conductive? you must try out), a bottle cap gives ID of around 15-16 but a high pitched sound. The Danish CuNi coins show about the same numbers, but a medium pitched tone. This kind of bottle cap detection has not ever failed on me. Everytime I identified a bottle cap, it was a bottle cap (I dig them anyway). On the other hand, I dug very little bottle caps without knowing in advance.
If you get a good deal on Quattro, go for it (and on a beach, dig everything down to -3). I sold mine as I needed a PI unit for the beach I hunt as I have cleaned it quite well from anything (including iron) and I need to get even deeper.
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I use a Quattro and it's great on wet beach and land, go for it . .
Dirige Deus Gressus Meos. ' May the Lord Direct my Steps '
Etrac and Tons of Gear
Gold = 1
Silver = 14
Hammered = 1
Bronze = 1 Ring
Copper = 132 Coins
Musket Balls = 53
Bag Seals = 23
Artefacts = 7
Jetons = 1
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hi had a quattro excellent on the beach and also doubles as a good inland detector as well only changed mine for an etrac otherwise i would still have it .good machines
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I have 2 quattros and they both work fine on the dry and wet sand...founds lots of silver coins and couple of gold rings of b'pool beach...
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total spendables £67.40
old pennies 35 silver coins 11 gold coins/ rings 0 silver rings 2 hammered/roman coins 0