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    Mar 2015
    S.W. IOWA
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    Feeling exited!!

    Ordered a Minelab Equinox 800 this morning. I canít wait to get it. My first detector in 12 years. I have been watching tons of YouTube videos and downloaded the manual. Is there anything else I should should know. I know there is people who love and people who donít like it. Is there any insight from current users . This is my first minelab. Thanks

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    Mar 2016
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    I want to be the first to say....Contgratulations Ahole!

    SORRY MITCH

    Minelab is still the best out there I think.
    Last edited by IMAUDIGGER; Jan 22, 2019 at 01:08 AM.
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    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

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    Congrats...do tell us more about it.
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    Mar 2015
    S.W. IOWA
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    [QUOTE=IMAUDIGGER;6067530]I want to be the first to say....Contgratulations Ahole!

    SORRY MITCH

    Minelab is still the best out there I think.[/QUOTE
    �� it’s ok. I have been using a 13 year old whites dfx. Can’t wait to get it and spring!!
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    us
    Oct 2018
    NE Ohio
    Minelab Equinox 600 Garrett AT Max Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro Bounty Hunter Tracker Pro
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    I have the 600, and really enjoy it. Like yourself, I did the research and watched a plethora of videos from setup to underwater hunting. I would suggest making a cheat sheet initially until you commit the numbers to memory. I made a cover for my unit because of the slop I was hunting in, and taped the sheet to the top of the cover so I could flip it out of the way when not needed. It only takes a few outings to dial it in. If you’re a dig it all person, then the sheet is unnecessary.

    One thing I have started doing is hunting with my machine wide open with max sensitivity and all metal mode. I change only when necessary, which is when the noise starts getting annoying. Both sensitivity and all metal can be quickly changed without getting into the menu system.

    Good luck and happy hunting. It’s really an easy machine to learn.

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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Don't overthink the machine. Read the manual. Use a preset program and don't be tempted to "tweak" any settings for the first few weeks or preferably months. Dig all iffy targets until you know it better. They are good overall machines and excel in salt water. I don't think there are any oceans in Ohio yet, but maybe next year?

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    Dec 2012
    lower hudson valley, N.Y.
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    Like Smokey says, read the manual. Problem is the machine does not come with a manual. Go to Minelab's website, go to their manual page and select one for Equinox and select english version, it's free. I suggest you print it out, it will take some learning and re-reading. Minelab also does not provide a charger for the new Nox although they do supply the needed charging cables. You will need a charger with USB outlet(s) and a charging output of 2.1-3.5v, and one with more than one outlet will allow you to charge your phones or WM8 wireless module at the same time. The higher voltage ones will charge faster. Good luck with it!!!
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    Ya won't find nuthin' if ya don't hunt

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    Mar 2015
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    You're going to love it! Really great bang for the buck.
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    [QUOTE=IAHOLEDIGGER;6067557]
    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    I want to be the first to say....Contgratulations Ahole!

    SORRY MITCH

    Minelab is still the best out there I think.[/QUOTE
    �� itís ok. I have been using a 13 year old whites dfx. Canít wait to get it and spring!!
    I think patience, digging techniques, research, luck, the ability to approach strangers to obtain permission, are all probably the biggest factors in being successful. Being able to retrieve more targets per hour leads to better finds.

    It IS ok if I call you Ahole for short? Iím so clever. Sorry last time.
    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

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    Title? old fart

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    XP Deus with 9"LF and 9" HF Coils and 600 Equinox with stock and 6" coils
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    dig it and know for sure
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Northern California

    Aug 2007
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    IAHOLEDIGGER - After 12 years of using other detectors this will be different but it's still a detector. What has been offered above is Right On so follow the above advice. You've started well by watching videos and reading the manual. Take it slow and easy so you are not frustrated by errors, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again but always slow and easy! While you are at it, just enjoy the dickens out of your new Toy!...............63bkpkr
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    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Congrats on the new machine...may your coil find you much gold!
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    Remember, ditch the videos after the first week! You'll be tempted to play follow the leader, and you need to know your machine on your own.

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    Mar 2015
    S.W. IOWA
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    Thanks guys
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    Mar 2012
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    HoleDigger, Congrat's to you on the order of the new Equinox. Best of luck to you with Much Success.
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