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    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
    14,684
    26086 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    The best machine made is...

    Probably the one you already own. Just for sheer curiosity I looked at the banners as of today, and went to see what machines found them. Here they are in order, from left to right and if the owner listed more than 1 machine in their profile, I listed all the machines.

    #1 XP Deus, Garrett AT and Makro Racer

    #2 XP Deus and XP Goldmaxx

    #3 XP Deus

    #4 XP Deus

    #5 XP Deus

    #6 XP Deus, Minelab CTX 3030, White's TDI

    #7 Garrett Euroace, Teknetics 8000 and XP Deus

    #8 Bottles don't read on detectors! I love bottles!

    #9 Neither do shark's teeth I also love sharks' teeth, and have found a few.

    #10 Fisher

    #11 XP Deus

    #12 Teknetics Eurotek Pro, Bounty Hunter, Tesoro Compadre

    #13 Garrett AT Pro

    #14 Minelab Equinox 800

    Just for fun..
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    #15 other .. that's my vote
    It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    11,120
    23919 times
    Metal Detecting
    Not to fair the 800 just came out
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  4. #4
    us
    Lookit Tha Size O' Those Hog-Mollies!!!

    Jan 2009
    SW MO
    Garrett AT Pro/ Fisher M-Scope 1280-X
    2,819
    4601 times
    #16 You forgot Arrowheads.....
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  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2015
    Western USA
    Garrett AT Gold, AT Max, AT Pro, Ace 350, GTI-2500, Sea Hunter MKII, Infinium LS, Scorpion GS, Pro-Pointer AT, Fisher F75 LTD2, Gold Bug 2, F-Pulse, Whites TM-808, Schonstedt Maggie, Falcon MD20
    215
    506 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That's an impressive list of great machines.

    I would say it's impossible to name one single best machine, as many metal detectors are like tools; some are very specialized... I wouldn't want to take my Fisher Gold Bug II and try to detect in the ocean surf!

    So my vote for the best machine is the one that you know well and use often.
    Jarl, SD51, sprailroad and 9 others like this.
    Money may not grow on trees, but it's often found under them!

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    11,120
    23919 times
    Metal Detecting
    But I will admit Im getting a Deus for Christmas!!!!!
    GB1, A2coins and G.A.P.metal like this.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
    14,684
    26086 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    There is no "best" machine. You have to have the stuff in the ground to begin with. And fairness is not relative here, this is a statistical analysis. All these banner items were found after July 23, 2018 the date of the first banner post.
    SD51, basssmann, A2coins and 3 others like this.

  8. #8
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    us
    sprailroad

    Jan 2017
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Garrett A3B United States Gold Hunter, GTA 1000, AT Pro, Discovery Treasure Baron "Gold Trax", Minelab X-Terra 70, Safari, & EQ 800.
    2,038
    3000 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    May be time for a field trip Vferrari, the Cat is becoming bored and restless.

  9. #9
    us
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
    XP Deus V3.2 9" & 11" Coils, AT Pro, ProPointer AT, Lesche 55, 75 & 80LT
    9,908
    16322 times
    Digging In Strangers Front Yards
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    Not to fair the 800 just came out
    Of the closet?

  10. #10
    us
    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
    MineLab E-Trac, MineLab Safari, MineLab Explorer XS, White's 5000 D, White's 6DB, White's 5000 D GEB Sunray X-1 for the ML's, Garrett PP for the White's and a Backhoe
    2,063
    2397 times
    Metal Detecting
    Oh! Thanks for reminding me! 🙌 Need to figure out how to update my Detectors Owned from this phone. Haven't changed it in two years.
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    "There's GOLD in them thar hills! Well...at least a coupla nice Mercs."

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    11,120
    23919 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    Of the closet?
    Tom! Lmao
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  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2008
    Daytona Beach, Fl.
    Whites SL90, Surf PI, Minelab Excalibur 800
    128
    89 times
    Shipwrecks
    I have been l detecting since the 70s and have used many metal detectors and the best ones I have ever used and bought ,I still have them today are whites metal the doctors they’re made in Sweet home Oregon and to me they are the best with the best warranty .minelab is the worst metal detector I ever had was a Minelab underwater one 1200 bucks wasted with no help from mine lab when the cable covering fell off
    Keppy, No gold in NY and A2coins like this.

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
    14,684
    26086 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    And the banners after October 23 were found by:

    #15 Whites MXT or Garrett AT Pro (he didn't say which one found them)

    #16 XP Deus

    #17 Minelab Etrac

    #18 XP Deus

    #19 XP Deus

    #20 Teknetics T2 SE
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  14. #14
    us
    Jan 2018
    North Atlanta
    Equinox 800, 6" coil, ProFind-35 pinpointer, Simplex, sold: AT Pro with stock coil, Nel Thunder, Garrett 5" x 8" coil, Garrett Carrot.
    487
    788 times
    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    But I will admit I’m getting a Deus for Christmas!!!!!
    I have been seriously considering owning the XP Deus. I figure if Calabash uses both the 800 and Deus there must be a real good reason he still uses the Deus. I would like to use both the 800 and Deus in relic hunting and seeing which I like the best. Despite all the good reports and videos on a particular type of detector, you never know until you use one side by side with your current one. Now just have to figure out where to get the $$$ since I don't at this time wish to sell my 800 and not a minor problem, but how to hide the Deus from my wife.

    I also wonder if the learning curve on the Deus is a steep as the learning curve for the 800 was for me, which was pretty steep indeed.
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  15. #15
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
    14,684
    26086 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    There is basically no learning curve on the Deus. I didn't bother trying to tweak it. I run Deus Fast, so the signal will speed down to the coil and back, giving a lightning recovery time. I used the HF elliptical coil, and factory presets, Dig anything over a "45" on the meter. Don't skip cannon balls however. I mainly dig fields and woods looking for relics. Beach is also easy, You can use beach mode or Deus fast.
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