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    Jul 2019
    Oklahoma
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    Treasure coast of Florida

    For beach hunting what is considered the best detector to use
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    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pro Find 35 Pointer Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil, Fisher F-Pulse Pointer
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    Mine.

    [Doesn't matter the detector, we all think we have the best one.]
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    The one that works best for your beach. If you want discrimination while being able to dig in salt water and wet salt sand, then check out some of the minlelabs, like the equinox or Excalibur. If you don’t mind digging everything, then get a PI machine like a Whites Dual field or the new Whites TDI Beach Hunter.
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    S. Hutchinson Island
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    Sahara,

    I live on the treasure coast and just started beach detecting about a year and a half ago. After doing a lot of research, mostly on this forum, I opted for the Minelab Excalibur, and am very happy with it.

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    Jul 2019
    Oklahoma
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    I was down there last wk on vacation but didn’t take any of my detectors in up flying instead of driving didn’t have time to get them ready to fly,talked one guy down there hunting and he recommended the white tdi beachhunter I mostly hunt dirt and fresh water beaches I have a arsenal for that and I know I have ones that work for there minelab 3030 and a tesoro stingray but needing to get another for my son to use so that’s were I’m at I will be going back down there after I retire in 7 months but just haven’t decided on the Excalibur 2 or the white or the fisher cz21
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    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pro Find 35 Pointer Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil, Fisher F-Pulse Pointer
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    Personally, I would not recommend a PI machine unless you're real familiar with salt water hunting on popular beaches; otherwise you'll be digging deep trash most the time. [If you go w a PI machine buy the White's TDI; deepest machine out there.] If you're looking for one of the least expensive saltwater machines, go with the NOX 600 that is multi-frequency and you can discriminate out a lot of trash. Advise wired water-proof headphones. Nox 800 my next choice. Excal my next choice (takes long time to know sounds) followed buy the most expensive, but best machine; CTX 3030. The NOXs are very complicated machines and even though they say in 3 button pushes you can be off and running...best advise is that you first read Andy Sabisch's Equinox book several times and work w the machine at least a few weeks to modify to your specific needs. If you take a NOX to the beach for the first time and expect to find a lot...you'll be surprised and not in a good way. Best to take time to learn basics of the machine, whichever one you choose. Happy Hunting
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

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    us
    Jul 2019
    Oklahoma
    Xp Deus Minelab 3030 ctx Minelab gpx 4800 Garrett AT Pro Tesoro stingray
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    Lawrence I have minelab 3030ctx and the 4800 gtx had a Excalibur at one tine but sold it I’m not really a fan of the nox
    So I formerly with a pulse machine and the Excalibur the xp deus is my go to in the dirt but never had any dealings with the salt beaches in fresh water the 3030 comes out and I know it it would work Down there but I’m torn between the white or Excalibur

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    us
    Treasure Seeker, Booty Finder

    Jun 2013
    NorthEast, Florida coast
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    You will be pleased with the Excal . I have used them for years " my go to machine" and find plenty. I use a CTX 3030 on land.
    The best tool to have with you will be a sand scoop.Click image for larger version. 

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    us
    Jul 2019
    Oklahoma
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    Thanks Mr. Excavator All ready have one that I use hunting the fresh water be bench’s where I live
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    You will be pleased with the Excal . I have used them for years " my go to machine" and find plenty. I use a CTX 3030 on land.
    The best tool to have with you will be a sand scoop.Click image for larger version. 

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