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    Oldy/Newby

    Hey guys,

    Been on the forum for several years as an armchair enthusiast, finally retired and moved from Idaho and into our condo on South Hutchinson Island. Need to get my first metal detector for the beach, need some insight as to a good one thats doesn't take a rocket scientist to use. Will most likely go to Kelly in Orlando for the purchase.

    Thx for any help,

    Steve
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”-Mark Twain

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    buy an Excalibur 2, it's good for land or water.

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    Good luck & happy hunting, sphillips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron lord View Post
    buy an Excalibur 2, it's good for land or water.
    X2 or a CTX if you do quite a bit of land hunting too.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sphillips View Post
    Hey guys,

    Been on the forum for several years as an armchair enthusiast, finally retired and moved from Idaho and into our condo on South Hutchinson Island. Need to get my first metal detector for the beach, need some insight as to a good one thats doesn't take a rocket scientist to use. Will most likely go to Kelly in Orlando for the purchase.

    Thx for any help,

    Steve
    Now that's they way to retire! Congrads on that!! I would say an Excalibur, set the dials .. turn on..and hunt....
    Last edited by OBN; Oct 26, 2017 at 12:15 PM.

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    Agree with above posts on Excalibur II. I didn't buy into the Excal hype until i got one. Worth every penny and very easy to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacific_Searcher View Post
    Agree with above posts on Excalibur II. I didn't buy into the Excal hype until i got one. Worth every penny and very easy to use.
    My vote too. Hands down.
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    Well that narrowed it down, thx for all the input folks!

    Steve
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”-Mark Twain

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    As everyone else said Excalibur is the way to go. Just turn on and hunt. As you use it you will learn the knob settings that work best for you. In your area. Have fun and practice makes perfect.

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    Thx again to all!
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”-Mark Twain

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    Got my Excal, first trip to the beach nothing but beer cans, but it was a shake down cruise anyway. That S shaft is an arm killer ( I'm 67). Thinking of buying the extension and putting control behind the elbow, then maybe someday building a straight shaft. Any pros or cons to this approach?

    thx

    steve
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”-Mark Twain

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, White's Eagle ll SL90, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, TinyTec, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 720i, TRX
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    Straight shaft is a must. Control pod behind the elbow will help the balance, but, still a bit heavy. I like hip mounting mine. Once it's out of warranty, get the pin point switch mod and maybe a bigger coil if you need more coverage like I do.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    Check out the straight shafts that plugger makes (rods by plugger) in carbon fiber and sells on eBay. I had one on my Excalibur and it will just float that coil over the terrain. Also invest in an Anderson Knob Guard.
    Best of luck with your new Excalibur!
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    Thx again for all the advice. Nuther question, want to get my daughter and her fiancé a starter beach detector for Xmas, but need to stay below $500 if possible, any thoughts?

    Thx,

    steve
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”-Mark Twain

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    Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, White's Eagle ll SL90, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, TinyTec, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 720i, TRX
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    Just about any decent machine will work in the dry sand. Once you get in the wet sand or water (salt) a multifrequency machine if you want discrimination, or a PI machine is a must. If you don't have much iron junk, a good used PI machines would be my choice. Otherwise, save up more money for a good multifreq machine.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

 

 
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