Swinging the T-2

#1
I came across a squib where it was suggested the T-2 be swung approximately shoulder to shoulder distance, reasonably rapidly.This I suppose to keep coil / ground distance uniform.Then in videos, I see the really wide lazy W pattern, with the up arc at each end...First of all, does anyone really use the tight Shoulder distance pattern..?? With ANY detector?????? The T-2 has depth, like my Vaquero, and in looking at various aspects of using detectors, I am thinking I've been doing a lot of stuff to minimize my finds..It will be warm enough to go out next week.....like the golfers, I'm going to concentrate on my swing..:smile:
 

EBCIII

Well-Known Member
#2
Keep it "Low and slow"? I know I used to have a quicker swing speed than some? I really think it depends on the response time of said unit? I did keep mine as close to ground as I could, Beale.
 
#3
I agree with Beale, low and slow is good especially when listening for targets and on a tid machine locking in on target Id numbers. I know the competition hunters use fast swing speeds but that's a totally different animal because in most competition hunts the items are usually just below the surface and speed of the find is the game. Let the detector and environment dictate the tempo and a good test garden in your native soil helps immensely in getting to know your detector and it's characteristics. It allows you to test things such as sweep speed, ground conditions, the tones you like, how the detector reacts to certain targets as well the id of your objects at certain depths as well as playing with the settings and seeing the results. Happy Hunting.
 
#4
If you are an all metals guy that digs everything anyway, then low and slow will work.

I find the T-2 produces higher target ID accuracy when swept really quickly (3ft/sec). It has such fast response it takes some getting use too, but it does not mind being treated like a windshield wiper stuck on high.
 

Viddy

Well-Known Member
#5
I bet that 'run-n-gun' style of fast swinging would compliment my 'slow-n-low' style of the Etrac(?) when looking for another detector to buy....
 

r2T2

New Member
#7
I bet that 'run-n-gun' style of fast swinging would compliment my 'slow-n-low' style of the Etrac(?) when looking for another detector to buy....

It sure would . I switch off between a T2 , Explorer SE and a White's M6 and having a blast !!
 

Viddy

Well-Known Member
#9
Took your advice... picking up a hardly-used T2 off a guy on Friday. About 20 hours on it, but he needs the $$$ for Xmas. Can't wait!
 
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