vr 1000b-ii long range king or?

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  1. mixales

    mixales New Member

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    Hi, All. i am hoping for some guidance as i consider purchasing a metal detector, specifically the vr 1000b-ii long range king. is there anyone out there who has used one of these models? alternately, suggestions of better models are welcome. Many thanks
     
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    Welcome to the site! Glad you are here.

    I am not familiar with that model. Did a quick google and only found a few hits?

    I dunno? the fact it comes from China worries me? Where will you get support or parts? If you are serious about hunting for gold?

    IMHO I would look into something like these:

    http://www.kellycodetectors.com/minelab/gold-eurekagold.htm

    http://www.kellycodetectors.com/fisher/fishergold_goldbug2_10coil.htm


    http://www.kellycodetectors.com/whites/whites-eseries-GMT.htm


    Or other well known units? Beale.
     
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    Wow, knobs, lights...does it have bells too?

    You will do as well with two bent clothes hangers
    and practice. Then, with the money saved, go buy
    a real metal detector,

    Tabdog
     
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    Jason in Enid Well-Known Member

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    Whatever that POS costs, pay me half and I'll smack you in the head. You'll only lose half your money, and the pain of my smack probably wont last as long as the guilt you'll from buying that garbage.

    Please buy a real metal detector if you want to go treasure hunting.
     
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    I agree

    I have to agree with Beale on this and some of what the others have said. I almost was given a Chinese Metal Detector for my Birthday and after reading about the bad soldering and bad resistors and bad Quality Control, I opted for cash and bought a used Metal detector that was made right in Texas. I learned a valuable lesson about listening to others who know more about the subject then I did. I got a good deal on a good MD and was even told so after I bought it!!!
     
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    That isn't a metal detector, it's a divining rod. Unless you believe in magic, don't buy it.
     
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    those fancy LED lights are cool...by the looks of that thing besides gold, silver, copper,alum. it also locates suckers:lol: i think i would pass on that model.
     
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    Here's a better one,,,,,,,

    I came up with this long range detector

    add-on design myself.

    Now, with the advancements in GPS

    receivers and wireless technology, I

    have been able to transmit wirelessly

    for great distances. What's needed is

    an interface between some new tech

    advancements and a three phase

    leinarned mastomark bound mass

    spectrometer.

    Any metal detector will produce a

    workable signal.

    Both transmission and and receiving

    signals are transported, via GPS-r1

    phase lyniayerd tracking processors.

    I recently finished attaching my first

    prototype.

    It is mounted on a Silver Sabre uMax.

    When I first turned it on,

    It read " Heading = 219 degrees 43

    minutes and 27.8623272 seconds"

    With a distance reading of.............

    " 214,493.76343282 feet "

    [​IMG]

    Well needless ta say, I jumped in

    my car and ended up drivin forty-

    two miles before I come up on this

    one.

    [​IMG]

    Not a bad day detectin in Arkie Land.

    I just love ta show off my new LRD,

    Tabdog
     
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    I can't argue with that logic Tabdog. Let us know how it all comes out OK?:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    tabdog will those be out on the market soon :laugh: does that also come with a flux capacitor :lol:
     
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    Dont know about any flux capacitors but I do think I see a kanuter valve in the wrong place. I think it should be a little lower:arghh: and more centered:err:
     
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    WOW Tabdog, I dont know who has the greater imagination, you or the Long Range company....:eek:
     
  15. mixales

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    Thanks...Answers always make more questions..

    thank you everyone for making it clear that i shouldnt buy that model. i should probably also mention that i am located in Cyprus on the Meditteranean and my google settings probably dictate my search.

    i am an electrician and generally have no problems with machines but i just dont have any idea how to choose from such a huge range of models and manufacturers as i try to take up this new hobby. i have noticed that a $99 model seems to differ little from a $900 model. i agree that parts and service are key and am happy to purchase from an American company.
    i would like to go as deep as possible, up to 4 ft. i dont see depth mentioned on many models.

    again, many thanks all
     
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    OK 1st unless you are using a 2 box unit and hunting for Cache's 4 ft is not gonna happen!!

    We need info? What type of hunting: IE: Beach, water? Land only, Land and sometimes beach?

    To be honest with you if you want to only hunt land you are good. If you want to hunt Land and Beach we can help. If you want to Hunt Beach and Water OK. Their really is not a machine that can do all of them equally well.

    How much money do you want to spend?

    Do you need bells and whistles (IE: Screen ID, Depth Indicator)?

    Or would you be happy with a unit with no screen? IE: Called a beep dig. It beeps you dig item.

    If you can lead us in the direction you want to go we can help, Beale.
     
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    did you say 4 feet deep???? may i suggest this model!
     

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    EBC3 hit the main points. The type of hunting you are planning will help us stear you in the right direction. While there are a lot of great American detector companies, don't everlook the European models either. I would try to find either some EU or British hunters to see what models they prefer.

    As to the guts of a detector, you really do tend to get what you pay for. Almost all modern detectors are computer controlled. They have the same basic circiuts, but the program that analyzes the signal varies a LOT.
     
  19. mixales

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    To Pennystock: :lol:

    To all:
    i have done some further checking and found the following. i suppose you will think i am rich, but i will go in with a friend on the cost and as you say, you get what you pay for. i will only be using the detector on land, very rocky land. please let me know what you think. i dont see that i have any choice if i need the depth..? i will go back and check again if i have answered all your questions.

    LORENZ LPX2

    Retail Price $2799.95
    Sale Prices Begin at $1699.95
    Please Call for Shipping Cost
    Minimum $45.00 (U.S.) for Professional Detectors.
    CAT# 147-LPX2




    18 inches (45cm) concentric coil, open styleThis search coil can be operated by a single person with the S-rod-handle (not included).It offers extreme depth ranges on both single coins or bigger objects buried up to almost 11 feet (3.8m) deep in the ground. Depth ranges of more than 40" (1m) for a metal object of the size of a soft drink can, or up to almost 20" (50cm) on a single gold coin make this coil interesting for a lot of different search and location purposes.
    Those extreme depth ranges on medium sized and bigger metal objects make frame mounted search coils unnecessary in some cases. Small items can be eliminated by increasing the distance between the coil and the ground or while selecting MODE B. This 18 inch (45 cm) coil covers more ground than a 10.25" (26cm) coil does and therefore makes very effective searching possible. Those small objects can be easily identified by the way of the target classification. A telescopic pole with armrest (accessory) is necessary for the small search coils 10.25" (26cm) - 14" (35cm) - 18" (45cm) Sugg.
    List Price $499.95
    Add $19.95 Packing & Handling (Ground) for Searchcoil
     
  20. mixales

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    Back again

    i think the point about the computer programs is a good one but again, i dont see any mention of the programs used when i am browsing the models. :icon_conf
     

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