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    us
    Nov 2013
    Granite Falls, WA
    Teknetics T2SE,&T2 Classic with 5"DD, CORS Fortune 5.5x9.5"DD, 11"DD, CORS Strike 12x13"DD, 15"DD coils, Legacy 3500 with 4", 8",10" & 11"DD coils;Lesche digging Knife, Lesche Sampson T handled Shovel
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    Finally Made The Plunge

    I finally decided to make the big plunge and ordered an Equinox 800, the 6" coil with lower rod and a power pack for extra reserve power. Got tired of living with the limitations of single frequency VLF detectors. It just seems like the guys with the Minelab detectors in my Metal detector club seem to find most of the older coins and more silver ones too. I'm convinced that most of the older coins are deeper and it seems the Minelabs seem to find more stuff. I started detecting many years ago during the days of BFO technology detectors. My first serious detector was a Whites Coinmaster BFO. that was over 46 years ago. My most recent detectors were a Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, a Bounty Hunter Legacy 3500, A Teknetics T2 Classic, and my latest detector was a Teknetics T2SE LTD. They were all great detectors and I had lots of fun and enjoyment with them. However, I decided that I wanted to step up to a multifrequency detector and one that I could also hunt in shallow water with too. The Minelab Equinox 800 met all my criteria for a serious upgrade. I ordered my detector from Bart (he's the one I purchased my T2SE LTD from). Should be getting it Friday, I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas to arrive. It just can't get here soon enough!!!
    Woodsy, vinnywop, WG2020 and 6 others like this.
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    us
    Colonel

    Jan 2014
    Central Florida
    EQX 800; CTX 3030; Excal II
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    1507 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    You'll not regret your decision!
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    ~The Challenge: Big Beach; Little Coil; Tiny Targets~

    ~"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"~ Leonardo da Vinci

    ~Pre-determined settings serve only to get you in the ballpark. Itís up to you to pick the best seat~

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    Aug 2016
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    You did good
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  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Master of My Domain

    Jul 2015
    Near Ground Zero for Insanity
    XP Deus with HF/x35 Coils and Mi6 Pinpointer/ML Equinox 600/800/ML Tarsacci MDT 8000 GPX 4800/Garrett ATX/Fisher F75 DST/Tek G2+/Delta/Whites MXT/Nokta Simplex/Garrett Carrot
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    Enjoy your Equinox. Great detector.

    You likely won’t ever need the power pack in the field unless you forget to charge the battery the night before or are in the field multiple days without a charging source. The Equinox on-board battery should get you through a 12-hour day of detecting. Good to have just in case or if you want to top of your detector in the car on the way to the site.
    Dirt Duke and vinnywop like this.
    "The future ain't what it used to be..."

    "Sit down and shut up, will ya? Try not to live up to all my expectations."

  5. #5
    Charter Member

    Jan 2021
    SW PA
    AT Pro, Deus, Equinox 800
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    Excellent choice! The Equinox was my first multifrequency detector and my only regret was not getting one sooner. It really us a great detector and well balances for an easy swing. I hope to see you post some great finds with it.

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2020
    Near Ann Arbor Michigan
    Minelab Equinox 800 and White's TRX pp, Garrett 400, Pro Pinpointer II.
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    Metal Detecting
    Wait till you get it. There is a learning curve, might consider buying one of the books that are available for the Equinox. I like the one by Andy Sabisch. Covers all the bases including accessories. PS like my EQ 800 very much.

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2020
    NEW YORK
    Minelab Equinox 800, Bounty Hunter Tracker iv
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    63 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I hope you love and enjoy yours as much as I love and enjoy mine

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2012
    Poconos, Nw.NJ & Delaware Valley
    Fisher f75 Teknetics Omega 8000 (Coming soon) Minelab Equinox 800 Have owned Minela b Safari and X terra 705
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    All -- esp.Colonial
    Good luck and enjoy your new detector. Itíll get it done for you.

 

 

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