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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2009
    Gulf Coast Florida
    Minelab Excalibur II 800 & 1000
    208
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Joined the PI Team

    After using the Excalibur II for about 1.5 years I decided to buy a PI machine. Note that I really like my Excalibur and simply wanted to expand my arsenal. I decided upon a Whites Dual Field. It is a lot different than the Excalibur so I will be in learning mode for a while. I may have dug more bobby pins on my first hunt with the Dual Field than I had dug in my entire 1.5 years of using the Excalibur. And I definitely get a better workout with the Dual Field than I do with Excalibur.

    The coil is huge but the unit is surprisingly light and well balanced - even with the stock shaft. And thus far pin pointing seems pretty darn good on small circular objects like rings and coins. My first few hunts had me questioning my purchase. But I feel I am starting to get a feel for it and suspect it will continue to grow on me.

    Attached are some highlights of my first 4 hunts. HH everyone!
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2010
    East/West Coast
    Excal II-10/WOT, E-TRAC
    739
    545 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    T,
    I was temped to get a PI too. The older guys (vets with 10-20 years experience) I hunt with all use PI's! Now I mostly use the x-cal in AM mode! Would be nice to add one to the quiver! Spent the money on a E-track, wanted to hunt better in the turf!

    SnT
    Esse quam videri

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2009
    Gulf Coast Florida
    Minelab Excalibur II 800 & 1000
    208
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    Quote Originally Posted by surfnturf
    T,
    I was temped to get a PI too. The older guys (vets with 10-20 years experience) I hunt with all use PI's! Now I mostly use the x-cal in AM mode! Would be nice to add one to the quiver! Spent the money on a E-track, wanted to hunt better in the turf!

    SnT
    Funny you should mention the E-trac. That was my first course of action - buying an E-trac. It is certainly an amazing machine. However I do most of my hunting in the wet sand and water, so I was not getting much use out of it. I eventually decided to sell it off and get the PI.

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2010
    East/West Coast
    Excal II-10/WOT, E-TRAC
    739
    545 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: Joined the PI Team



    Funny you should mention the E-trac. That was my first course of action - buying an E-trac. It is certainly an amazing machine. However I do most of my hunting in the wet sand and water, so I was not getting much use out of it. I eventually decided to sell it off and get the PI.
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    I hear ya! I too hunt 90% at the beach! Hoping to get in the dirt this summer when the sand here takes over! Next one will be a PI!
    Enjoy your new toy!!
    Esse quam videri

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2010
    Gulf Coast Florida
    Tesoro Sand Shark
    1,186
    452 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    I knew I would convert ya sooner or later.
    He who digs the most trash finds the most treasure! | Tesoro Sand Shark Fan Page

  6. #6
    us
    Psalms 23

    Oct 2007
    Where the grass is blue
    Bounty Hunter Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II
    2,029
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    Good finds........
    >IN GOD WE TRUST<

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2011
    Minelab GT & Minelab Elite
    978
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    Very nice finds, Tony.
    Keep up the good work!

    Lorraine
    Quod Facis Bene Fac

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2011
    NC Beach
    Excal ll, Whites BH300 ID, Sand Shark, Prizm 6T
    384
    448 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    Good finds Tony....congrats on ur new machine...hope to get mine soon!


    2014
    Rings (31) 11
    Gold, 18 Silver, 1 Palladium, 1 Plat

    "Treasure Is Where You Find It"

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2010
    Central Florida
    A Propointer tied to a stick
    1,522
    25 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    Congrats Tony.

    If you want to use your detector in the surf and have a problem with the floating coil, I understand there is a weight you can now purchase that attaches to the bootom of a coil, like a cover, to keep it on the bottom.

    Good luck to you in your hunts!

  10. #10
    us
    Mar 2009
    White's Surf PI Pro Dual Field/Minelab Sovereign Elite
    258
    30 times

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    Tony, you will get a workout with it, but you will find lots of good stuff too. It is a deep machine.

  11. #11
    us
    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
    5,879
    3174 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    Your first four hunts? Of course, you know I have to hate you now, right?
    Please visit my Website http://TerrySoloman.com

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2005
    Spring Hill, Florida
    2,812
    96 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    Well I dont hate you! I am excited to see what you are finding with it as I now have one too! Go for it!

    Garrett GTI 1500, CZ-20, White's Dual PI, Bounty Hunter QD II, Ace 250, Determination & persistence!

  13. #13
    us
    May 2011
    Halifax, N.C.
    Minelab Excal II, Whites Surfmaster Dual Field, Fisher CZ 6a,Teknetics G2,Deeptech Vista Gold, Tosoro Sand Shark, Minelab Sovereign GT, Sunspot sand scoop
    910
    151 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Joined the PI Team

    Welcome to the team! Great finds! I have only gotten in three hunts with mine so far, but it has already earned me a banner. Also when you hear that soft sweet sound of gold in it, you will know it. It does have a learning curve but you are doing well. . HH....

 

 

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