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    mike

    Jan 2009
    massillon,ohio/bradenton florida
    minelab/excalibur 11, minelab ctx 3030
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Nox users

    Iím thinking about trading my 30 30 on a nox , any thoughts or opinion on that , I seldom use the 30 30 in the water I always grab my Excalibur what are the opinions on the nox versus the 30 30

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    mike

    Jan 2009
    massillon,ohio/bradenton florida
    minelab/excalibur 11, minelab ctx 3030
    159
    124 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I normally use the 30 30 up north in the dirt but thought the nox would be lighter and a good backup for my Excalibur

  3. #3

    Jul 2013
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    Why get a nox when you have a 3030? Unless you canít handle the weight of the 3030 then I see no need for a nox.
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  4. #4

    Apr 2015
    CZ-21, Minelab Equinox, Garrett AT Pro
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    Metal Detecting
    I think the 3030 is the better machine... especially if you are going deeper than 10'. BUT the Equinox is faster and much much lighter, and for this reason a bunch of 3030 owners have switch to the equinox. Ask this question in the Brand->Minelab->Equinox forum you'll get more answers.
    Minelab Equinox 800,Fisher CZ-21, Excalibur II

    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ...

  5. #5

    Feb 2017
    Santa Barbara,Ca
    Bounty Hunter Prospector Fisher CZ6A
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    Metal Detecting
    A 30 30 has more kick and will drop a trespasser at 200 yards.
    cudamark and 3cylbill like this.

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    D. Meeker

    Mar 2006
    Gulf Coast, Fl
    Blue Xcals and CTX
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    The Nox has many thinking about getting rid of machines. Ive got several Xcals, a CTX and Nox. Ive not seen a clear advantage in the water. The Nox appears deeper and more sensitivity out of the water for beach hunting...... but its not as refined as the CTX that smart screen is hard to beat for target information. Tuff decision...... ill likely get rid of one or two of my Xcal..... but that CTX im keeping around. It may be slower for dirt hunting..... but it sure cuts back on the chatter. I also see .... theres a lot of money setting in the closet too if you arent using it.
    Treasure_Hunter likes this.
    Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.

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    Colonel

    Jan 2014
    Central Florida
    CTX 3030; EQX 800; Excal II
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I have all three and have been using the EQX on the beaches over the CTX for several reasons:

    1. It's simpler to use
    2. It's lighter to carry
    3. It's recovery speed is much faster than the CTX and Excal
    4. It's more sensitive to smaller targets than the CTX and Excal
    5. It's less apt to leak as all components are sealed inside the control box...no detachable battery whose seal can leak

    Whether its deeper in all conditions than the CTX or the Excal....TBD because I haven't tried ALL conditions but it's plenty deep. As deep if not more so in my environment than the CTX from my perspective.

    Bottom Line: I'll keep my CTX and use the Excal in deeper water but will continue to grab the EQX as my "go to" detector.

    Just the view from my foxhole...
    Pacific_Searcher and AARC like this.
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  8. #8
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    Texas Beach Hunter

    May 2012
    Cypress,Tx
    Minelab CTX 3030 Stealth 720i sand scoop Buzz's The Bomb Sheath & Lesche Digger w/ T handle
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I am thinking about seeing if someone wants to trade a nox 800 and an excal for my CTX plus give some cash. Thinking bout posting in the charter trade area. I am mainly a water hunter and I am wanting to use the nox 800 and really want to use the excal as well. Itís just hard to let go of the information that the CTX offers on the screen but if I find someone that want to trade then I will go for it. Reading what you guys are posting is inspiring me. If I could make some extra money to pay for the machines, then I would keep the CTX with both 11in and 17in coils but I am too tired at the end of the day to get a 2nd job.
    Whites Surf PI Dual Field, Stealth 720i sand scoop, Garrett Pro pointer, Buzz's The Bomb Sheath, Lesche Digger with T handle

  9. #9

    Apr 2013
    Garrett AT PRO, Garrett AT GOLD, Minelab Equinox 800, Tesoro Sandshark, Garrett Carrot
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I feel like nox may outperform both in some situations but never all, they all have their advantages but the nox is really light. I swung it 5 hours yesterday with the big coil on the wetsand and the time flew, in the water it's got alot of drag to it though.

    Personally I'm starting to think the a nice PI like the new whites tdi for the water and the nox for the shore is the winning combo for my beach hunting needs. Seems many prefer the excal over a pi machine but from my personal experience time and time again I've seen my sandshark outperform the excal in the water and it's hard to keep just calling it luck. I've sold that machine so now I'm looking to go deeper in the water. On the land the equinox is hard to beat although I'm 50+ hrs in and still getting accustomed to the tones in beach mode you can move so quickly and it's so responsive even with the 15" coil on it.

    That's my opinion, it's a great machine, will perform at similar levels as the excal and ctx although it wont have all the bells and whistles it is nice and light.

  10. #10
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    mike

    Jan 2009
    massillon,ohio/bradenton florida
    minelab/excalibur 11, minelab ctx 3030
    159
    124 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by bravobob View Post
    A 30 30 has more kick and will drop a trespasser at 200 yards.
    I know what u are saying I have I have a pre 64 model 94 in the gun safe

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    mike

    Jan 2009
    massillon,ohio/bradenton florida
    minelab/excalibur 11, minelab ctx 3030
    159
    124 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Thanks for everybodyís input

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    mike

    Jan 2009
    massillon,ohio/bradenton florida
    minelab/excalibur 11, minelab ctx 3030
    159
    124 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I donít think I will ever give up on the Excalibur in the water but in the sand and dirt the nox may be an advantage for me because of the weight , Iím 72 years young with a torn rotator cuff and the lighter weight would be an advantage for me thx
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  13. #13
    gb
    Oct 2014
    S.Wales UK
    Equinox 800. Deteknix Pi Pinpointer
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'd sell the 3030 based just on the weight difference!!!!


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