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Hello again, narrowed my search down,for simple detector for young boy.The Viking 10 looks good but I cannot find any info on how it is on wet sand.Anyone had any experience on any of the Viking range,on wet sand?. Thanks. Vic
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Hello The Fox - If there's no info on the Viking sub-forum, which you will surely have browsed, then perhaps winging an email off to Viking will bring the official answer. However, I would be surprised if a positive response was the outcome. Good Luck - Regards ss47
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the vk30 had a beach mode , but not sure on the 10.
My son used the 30 once on the beach , was still too erratic I recall and we never tried it again .
Dry sand was fine
, it’s when you venture further towards the sea it became near impossible to use.
To be fair, regardless of its cost most non p.i detectors arnt good on wet sand
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Hello i have the viking 20 with beach mode while it is a good little machine beach mode is totally useless hope thats a help
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No No No
An old style analogue detector that doesn't have a manual ground balance will not work on most wet beaches.
salt is made in part with sodium which is metal and your detector will see it as a target. You can turn up the discrimination until it runs a bit better. But it will be so high that almost all good targets will also not give a signal
much better to read through the beach detector threads on here.
unfortainly beach detectors are a bit specilized. There isn't one new of the same money as the VK
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I found using my mate Viking vk 40 on a beach even wet sand found it good on all metal mode then beach