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    Mar 2019
    Southern California
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    First day finds with the Equinox 800

    My Equinox 800 arrived yesterday, and I charged it up and assembled it. I had already read the user's manual cover to cover after downloading the PDF. I ventured out into the backyard for the first use, and here's what I found. All trash I know, but this is my first time using a metal detector ever, so was very glad to find anything at all to dig up. I used the default settings and Park 1 mode 1.
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    us
    May 2017
    Connecticut
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    Good luck with the 800! I also got one this week.

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    us
    Feb 2019
    Vernon, Texas
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    I tried the three tone setting that is pinned at the top of the forum today. I am getting really good at finding trash for sure. The 800 works great, I just need to get the coil over some good targets.

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    Jul 2015
    Near Ground Zero for Insanity
    XP Deus with HF Coils and Mi6 Pinpointer/ML Equinox 600/800/ML GPX 4800/Garrett ATX/Fisher F75 DST/Tek Delta/Whites MXT/Garrett Carrot/Piranha Relic Shovel
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    Keep at it folks, ask away if you've got questions as you climb the learning curve. Best thing you can do is get out there, swing, dig everything regardless of ID and learn what the machine is telling you. HH
    "The future ain't what it used to be..."

  5. #5
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    us
    Feb 2019
    Camden SC
    Minelab Equinox 800 11" & 6" Coil, XP DEUS 9" HF Coil, Garret Pro-Pointer, Minelab Pro-Find 35.
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    I've got about 100 hours on my 800 so far and really enjoy it. I still get fooled by deep aluminum but am starting to learn that it usually gives a choppy signal on trashy items like this. Buttons, coins and lead bullets so far have stayed consistent with hammering signals. I'm running a 5 tone program in park 2 provided by one of our members that seems to work best for the type of hunting I do. Good luck and get some hours under your belt with it and I think you will love it!

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2018
    NE Ohio
    Minelab Equinox 600 Garrett AT Max Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro Bounty Hunter Tracker Pro
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    You learn your machine when you’re digging trash. Once you’ve figured it out, go back over the same spots and see what goodies were being hidden by the iron...you’d be surprised what you’ll find.

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    us
    Aug 2007
    Western New York
    CTX-3030, Equinox 800
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    Welcome to the forum. As others have said Dig It All!
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    CTX-3030, Equinox 800

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2019
    Southern California
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    Day 2 finds. This time I tried the front yard. More interesting stuff found this time.

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    Apr 2008
    Forney, Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooting Star View Post
    Day 2 finds. This time I tried the front yard. More interesting stuff found this time.

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    Excellent! Much better. You're picking up what appears to be brass. That small lock/locket is a neat find, and would probably clean up nicely.

    If you aren't already doing it, try sweeping some of your targets at a 90 degree angle to the first location. A good target will generally sound the same from both directions, while a nail might give a double blip in one direction and a single hit in the other. Of course that could also indicate a coin sitting vertically in the ground, but with practice, your will be able to make the right call more times than not.

    Keep up the good work, you're way ahead of my first two days, 47 years ago...

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    Feb 2017
    Pa
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    Getting better!
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    Mar 2019
    Southern California
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighPlainsHunter View Post
    Excellent! Much better. You're picking up what appears to be brass. That small lock/locket is a neat find, and would probably clean up nicely.

    Keep up the good work, you're way ahead of my first two days, 47 years ago...
    Thanks! I have to credit valuable resources like Treasure Net and Youtube to help me learn.
    Mineland Equinox 800

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    “Never argue with a fool. Onlooker may not be able to tell the difference.” Mark Twain

    Nov 2017
    Southeast Louisiana
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    Welcome, good luck and HH!!! "D"
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  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2018
    Atlanta, GA
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    It is fun, no matter what you find. The problem I have now is every where I look I wonder, "what's under that ground"??

    With what little I have been able to use mine, I enjoy it a lot.

    Congrats on your first finds.
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    Good luck & welcome to Tnet from upstate NY
    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

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    Keep at it...enjoy your new machine!
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