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New in from Cornwall

Post by Barracuda » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:55 am

Hello all, have looked in on the site a few times over the past year or so while I've been mulling over getting another detector I had a C Scope Promet 3 about ten years ago which was a good machine until it developed a fault after that it got left on one side and eventually sold which was a mistake as it was a good detector should have had it fixed.

I've had the itch to find another more and more just recently and have pretty much made up my mind on either a C Scope CS5MX or a CS4PI the CS4PI seems to be from what I've read a good beach machine but have heard it falses on wet sand so if anyone can give me any info on this I'd appreciate it.

The CS5MX appears to be a good machine I've read a bit about them so although its an older detector it sounds like it might be one worth having. I can't find anything that says whether or not it's any good on the beach and living in Cornwall right on the coast this is where I'll be spending a good deal of time for inland use I'm going to have to find myself some permissions.

Currently have my eye on two or three with a budget of £100 so if any of you guys can steer me in the right direction that would be great, thanks all looking forward to adding my bit from time to time and joining in a bit ::g



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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by FUBAR » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:00 am

Hi and welcome to this great forum. Sorry I cant answer your question as I use the CTX. Greetings from East Riding.

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Tetra73 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:53 am

Welcome to the forums I'm also in Cornwall

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by diggerdave1 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:34 pm

Hi
Don't know where u read the 4pi falses on the beach :-/ its a pulse induction machine so if your on a budget should be an ideal choice for the wet sand,,,Thats what its made for beach work..
The 5mx will false on the beach/wet sand as its a inland detector/ its an old machine the 5mx but if u can get one. would be ok for inland detecting there is one on ebay listed at present in mint condition 2coils take alook/ tho if its beach detecting your interested in doing at present and your on a limited budget go for a used 4pi/... ::g

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Barracuda » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:27 pm

Thanks for the replies guys I appreciate it don't want to go buying something that isn't fit for purpose so your views on these two machines are appreciated and yes I've been watching the 5MX and have spoken to the seller about it already. Although the 5MX doesn't seem to be a beach machine as such I'm still drawn to it and might be the better option if I want to go inland on the hunt.

I can't remember exactly where I read 'or heard the 4PI falses on wet sand but I got it from somewhere .. not saying it was right but I definitely got it from somewhere, I have watched a video on the 4PI on Youtube where someone had had one serviced at C Scope as he wasn't initially happy with its ability to locate deep items.

He did a test with it on the beach afterwards but still didn't seem overly happy with it and have to say listening to the signals it was giving off on different types of coin he'd buried it wasn't appealing to me either. What is the 4PI like 'inland' is it just as good as on the beach or not so I need something that's just as good in both areas so any gin on that would be great. It's not the best time of year for me to be treating myself the grandchildren come first so funds are currently tight so buying two machines for beach and inland hunting is not a viable prospect at the moment.

Just shouldn't have sold my Promet 3 I'd got used to that over the years I'm the type that gets set in my ways to a certain extent I like what I like and getting used to the unfamiliar behaviour of something I've not had any truck with before can sometimes be an arduous task.

I'm not far from the Lizard Peninsula so there's several beaches to choose from around me which should keep me busy for a time until I can find some permissions and move inland when the mood takes. WW2 collecting has always held an interest for me so some finds around that nature would be great last time out with my nephew we found some bomb casing parts down on Mullion beach I'm led to believe located unexploded ordnance was dealt with / blown up down there so that could explain it.

Good hunting everyone ;)

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Blackadder43 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:39 pm

Hiya
The PI on the 4PI stands for Pulse induction
These are specifically beach machines and specifically wet sand machines
So i think we can safely say that wherever you read that they false on wet sand was completely untrue

As for using a Pulse induction machine inland would be something i would personally want to avoid
Pulse induction machines have no discrimination, so they sound off for whatever metal type it is seeing
Hence why you didnt like the video you watched with the sounds it was making as all metals sound the same with a PI machine
Although with experience some people can distinguish slight differences and predict whether to dig or not

I have to be honest and say that as a relative beginner then i dont advise getting a PI machine, it will be perfect for your beaches, but will frustrate you inland and also do your back in digging every signal.
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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by diggerdave1 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:34 pm

Hi
The 5mx will be fine on the dry sand/ u will just need to crank the sensitivity rite down on the wet/....if u have already spoken to the seller/ I would seriously consider Buying it/ :-/
u wont get a better one for the price 120 no bids on it yet with only couple hours left on posting with extra coil/ as your on a budget u could get a proper bargain///
Good luck on whatever u decide/machine purchase ::g

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Barracuda » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:10 pm

Thanks for the rundown on the PI machines and the heads up on the negatives of hunting inland with them I appreciate it like I say it's been a good while since I last had my own detector and only had that one for a couple of years so really at completely novice level at the moment but hope to remedy that starting very soon.

I agree with th advice on the 5MX I think this will probably be my best bet I need 'something' to get me going again and from what I've read and the comments here this just might be the one to have so let's see how it goes I'll update later as to how I get on, thanks ;)

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Timmy 64 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:14 pm

Hi and welcome to sunny Cornwall .where are you based ::g

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Barracuda » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Hi Timmy

I'm 10 miles or so outside Helston in St Keverne :)

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Barracuda » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:55 pm

In my haste to try and get on top of finding something to get out there with and information to go with it I kinda forgot the actual intro bit so ......

My Interests other than metal detecting consist of collecting various things such as WW2 items Army/RAF the odd Dinky toy every now and then and other associated items might be the wrong side of 50 but kinda like things that take me back to my childhood and bring the memories flooding back.

I started collection annuals some time ago as well mainly Valiant Victor Warlord and Hotspur as I had some of these as well when I was a kid plus I love the smell of old annuals it just takes me right back so have a good stack of those as well.

I'm kind of semi retired but still twirl the spanners when needs must or boredom calls I'm a time served mechanic of over 30 years but when I was doing it it was all MK2/3/4 & 5 Cortina's Capri's MK1/2 /3 & 4 Escorts and Astra's and Cavaliers and the like.

I'm also a died in the wool Classic/vintage Jap motorcycle restorer rebuilder and have had MANY and I do mean MANY of my own over the years just wish I'da kept em all I'd have been very comfortable to say the least if I had them all to sell but you live and learn.

Like nothing better than trawling car boots for the odd bargain and any excuse to have a tasty bacon bap or burger while I'm on the hunt the missus has gone all vegan and its driving me NUTS so that's about it in a nutshell if you'd like to know owt else just ask ;)

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by janner53 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:09 pm

Hi Barracuda, just wanted to say hi from Devon. Also I wanted to add a bit of info regarding the CS4PI. I was out on a local beach today for a 6 hour hunt with my CS4PI. Didn't find any gold or silver but did find quite a few decimal coins shown in the photo. To the right of the coins is all the crappy finds, rusted iron, bits of wire, tent pegs, etc, as you see its quite a lot of trash. That's the thing with a PI, it finds everything as there is no discrimination.

There was a time today I wish I had my land machine with me as the top of the beach was stripped of sand. I gave it a go with my CS4PI, but it was just too much junk finds, every step it sounded off a signal and I could not leave it as it maybe a ring or coin. In the end it was just too much and I went back down to the low tide mark as it was not so much junk down there. If I had my land machine with me I could have discrimmed most of the junk out, and only go for the good signals.

That's what it would be like using the CS4PI inland, there would be nothing but signals and it would do your head in, unless its clean land and not much iron contamination which also sets the PI off.

Good luck with the one you choose ::g .
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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Barracuda » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:12 pm

Hi Janner53, what a haul eh if nothing else you could go into the scrap business with that lot and build an empire :)) yeah from what I've read on here in the comments left and online reviews this is about what I'd expected with a 4PI.

Like you and others have said it's not fussy in the slightest is it it picks up 'everything' ... THAT would drive me NUTS but saying that I suppose you never know in that you could decide to dig a 'nail signal' one day assuming scrap/trash and find something possibly good or maybe even completely unexpected sat next to it ... like a Mills grenade .. just be my luck would that ... KABOOM :-O

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by janner53 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:18 am

That's it, you just don't know what that next signal may be. Last week down on the beach I had dug just as much trash as in photo but also dug a nice silver ring which to me made it all worth while.
These days I detect quite a bit on land in Cornwall. I don't have any permissions myself down there but go on organized digs and rallies from facebook groups. There are 3 groups I belong to that have quite regular digs in Cornwall. Mind you, that can work out expensive for the day, the detecting fee and traveling. At the end of the day I hardly go out drinking, don't smoke, so I look at it as my hobby of detecting money.
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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Barracuda » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:26 pm

Hi Janner, yeah don't smoke or drink (once in a blue moon with pink dots) and then it's only two or three my money is usually spent on hobbies such as the bikes or tools or my collectable stuff from time to time. When I had my Promet 3 I always liked going out either on my own or with a friend of mine a lad by the name of Milly from up country where I used to live I'm not really one for going out with large groups. I like to do a few hours then when mood takes sit back have a brew and maybe a bite to eat (sometimes take a flask and a tasty morsel or three) and watch the wildlife going about it's day then do a few more hours or move on somewhere else.

Right .. as to the detector, (CS5MX) as I said earlier in the post I'd had a chat with the seller beforehand and said 'if it doesn't sell give me a shout' long story short it's mine for an agreed sum a little less than it was on eBay for he's going to box it up and send it out this week so pretty much job done ... I just need to ask him not to send it by Hermes as they just LOVE to throw stuff about ||(+)

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Barracuda » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:30 pm

Scratch one detector, just had a message from the seller after we had agreed on a price and sale he has sold it to someone else for £20 more and they have picked it up ... thanks for that MUCH appreciated B|

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by carlburt78 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:58 pm

Welcome ,I'm from from sunny North Cornwall :)) and just starting out , I recently bought a used Deus lite and I'm gonna have a go on one of my permissions this Sunday,

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Re: New in from Cornwall

Post by Barracuda » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:42 pm

Thanks Carlburt hope you do well with your new detector and turn up some good finds you never know just what's waiting out there to be unearthed. Thanks to a seller with the morals of an alleycat I'm now still looking for a new machine but I'll get sorted at some point keep us posted on how your doing and thanks again ;)

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