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GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:29 pm
by hawken woods
Hi,

If I may write to you, I'd like your opinion.

i use the ctx 3030 l;. on beaches at low tide, in france.

I would like to buy a gpx 5000 as a second hand.

My idea is to use the gpx on hot spots, after the ctx has done its job.

I would like to know if the GPX5000 is stable and quiet enough, on black sand saturated with sea water? :-/

Does it perform on gold rings on this terrain? :-/

Thank you for your advice and opinions ::g

Happy hunting

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:52 pm
by Me and my boy
You need to get an answer from Fred, he’s your beach/gpx guru. πŸ‘

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:51 am
by PinkFloyd
Could you not Save yourself a fortune and just buy an * older * p.i machine :-/

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:10 am
by Bors
Good & deep though

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:19 am
by Machinist
PinkFloyd wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:51 am
Could you not Save yourself a fortune and just buy a p.i machine :-/
The GPX 5000 is a P. I. machinery. ::g

Ray

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:22 am
by PinkFloyd
Yeah sorry, I meant to say an older p.i model

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:24 am
by hawken woods
PinkFloyd wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:22 am
Yeah sorry, I meant to say an older p.i model
hi,
because it's a machine I've never seen on the beaches I hunt. I wonder if it could find a lot of gold jewelry...
I know a second hand, that's why I'm asking around.

It's true that there are some old, but still very expensive in France...
and rarely in good condition...
I saw that the GPX had different configurations...including one for the beach(salt)
he must be, I think, quieter than the old pi...
I think other hunters have used this machine on the beach, and I'd love to hear about it.

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:44 am
by Bors
hawken woods wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:24 am
PinkFloyd wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:22 am
Yeah sorry, I meant to say an older p.i model
hi,
because it's a machine I've never seen on the beaches I hunt. I wonder if it could find a lot of gold jewelry...
I know a second hand, that's why I'm asking around.

It's true that there are some old, but still very expensive in France...
and rarely in good condition...
I saw that the GPX had different configurations...including one for the beach(salt)
he must be, I think, quieter than the old pi...
I think other hunters have used this machine on the beach, and I'd love to hear about it.
Its probably because no one can afford one. :)) They are expensive new ,and even second hand they can be . They are to my knowledge very deep machines but have a big learning curve to get to grips with especially if your not PULSE detector "savvy".
They handle the mineralised ground and wet sand as best can be expected. They are heavy and usually carried with a special harness to counter the weight. The most important question would be , would you be unhappy if you didn`t recoup your outlay within a year or two because the beaches in the UK are no comparison to the beaches in hot countries ?

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:07 am
by ratty
Part of this comes down to why are you detecting, (with ref to https://www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk/v ... 0&t=117438

The other thing to consider is how much time would you spend digging on very deep targets on a beach without specific history of the patch being detected, maybe a wreck site.
On the other hand anybody wanting to re-home one I might be tempted.. :))

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:01 pm
by hawken woods
Bors wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:44 am
hawken woods wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:24 am
PinkFloyd wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:22 am
Yeah sorry, I meant to say an older p.i model
hi,
because it's a machine I've never seen on the beaches I hunt. I wonder if it could find a lot of gold jewelry...
I know a second hand, that's why I'm asking around.

It's true that there are some old, but still very expensive in France...
and rarely in good condition...
I saw that the GPX had different configurations...including one for the beach(salt)
he must be, I think, quieter than the old pi...
I think other hunters have used this machine on the beach, and I'd love to hear about it.
Its probably because no one can afford one. :)) They are expensive new ,and even second hand they can be . They are to my knowledge very deep machines but have a big learning curve to get to grips with especially if your not PULSE detector "savvy".
They handle the mineralised ground and wet sand as best can be expected. They are heavy and usually carried with a special harness to counter the weight. The most important question would be , would you be unhappy if you didn`t recoup your outlay within a year or two because the beaches in the UK are no comparison to the beaches in hot countries ?
no I won't be unhappy to have spent money...yes ..I guess it takes a while to learn...

i also think that the beaches of europe are full of gold jewels just waiting to come out of there... ::g

..I think I'm going to buy this machine and make my own experience...

on the hotspots when my ctx has finished its work...I think a GPX can bring out beautiful things.... l;.

obviously it's a complementary machine..

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:04 pm
by Bors
Best of good wishes in your quest. I wouldn`t mind one myself IF I had the money and the places worth going with it. ::g

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:35 pm
by hawken woods
thank you guys... ::g
It'll be nothing but fun... ?::'+
they say that:
"Fortune favours the bold" ;)

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:56 pm
by fred
If you are getting maximum depth from the CTX then most pulse machines will only match it (at best). Getting really deep signals with the CTX is a real art form but rings and coins from 450mm or more are possible. The signals on such targets with a PI might be a little more obvious but they also detect every small piece if iron so not really practical unless you have reasonably clean beaches.

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:03 am
by hawken woods
fred wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:56 pm
If you are getting maximum depth from the CTX then most pulse machines will only match it (at best). Getting really deep signals with the CTX is a real art form but rings and coins from 450mm or more are possible. The signals on such targets with a PI might be a little more obvious but they also detect every small piece if iron so not really practical unless you have reasonably clean beaches.
Thanks for your help Fred. ::g
I use the ctx with its 17-inch coil. l;. .. it finds a lot of gold.
but when he can't find any more... I had the idea to come back with this PI(I can get a good opportunity here at a good price.)...

HH

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 am
by Bors
Sometimes what we have is actually adequate enough , but ,we humans always seek what we perceive as the " ultimate " ,which sometimes might not deliver,but ,we find it out at a tremendous cost. (see my signature at the base of my posts) ::g :D

Re: GPX 5000 beach

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:01 pm
by hawken woods
Bors wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 am
Sometimes what we have is actually adequate enough , but ,we humans always seek what we perceive as the " ultimate " ,which sometimes might not deliver,but ,we find it out at a tremendous cost. (see my signature at the base of my posts) ::g :D
It's true... but you have to learn, try, evolve...

we sometimes learn from these mistakes ?::'+ ... but in fact,
I always want more... rl; ::g