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Viking detector.

Post by The Fox » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:12 pm

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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Re: Viking detector.

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:10 pm

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 ::g
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Post by Barbossa76 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:37 am

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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Re: Viking detector.

Post by Koala » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:22 pm

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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Post by steve44 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:26 pm

I found using my mate Viking vk 40 on a beach even wet sand found it good on all metal mode then beach ::g

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Post by Raptorman » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:08 pm

I may be a bit late here but I bought a Viking V6 just over a year ago now, my first detector, and I have exclusively used it on the beach here in Scotland. It has worked like a dream for me, set discrimination to '0' and then switch on while holding 'retune' button to set ground balance and that's it. Occasionally need to hit the retune button but for the price I don't think you can beat it for a beginner.

I have found loads of stuff, decimals, pre decimals, canon ball, grapeshot, musket and pistol balls, loads of lead toys, three ring bullets and .303 rounds (live and spent) Georgian decorated button, Georgian Erotic pipe tamper etc etc...

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Re: Viking detector.

Post by garrettoldboy » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:36 am

hello, you may find the VK 30 a more suitable detector for the extra £75, still very easy to use, lots of treasure to find on Bournemouth beach ::g

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