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    FRUSTRATED!!!!!

    I am a 30 year metal detector.And have recently purchased the Equnoix 800 to increase my depth over my Whyte MXT.I hunt historic Indian artifacts as well as prehistoric copper Indian relics.I have tried various programs that some of the well known hunters use with less than good results.I just returned from a 4 day hunt (2 days on the road 2 days hunting) and found almost nothing while I watched my partner digging a signal almost every 30 seconds with his Fisher F75 with a 15" coil.I did not dig even one of the deep prehistoric copper signals while he dug about 10!We hunted about 20 feet apart & I probably went about an hour without a signal,& NOTHING deep! I'm so frustrated with the Equnoix I'm ready to sell it! I don't think it's the detector because I sent the first one back..........HELP !!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by unclesam; Aug 29, 2019 at 09:58 PM.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    i have friends that have same machine - was told they make finds in areas that they missed with their old machines
    but was told it is not known for its extended depth - I go deeper than they all can with my machine in all metal
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Nov 2018
    The Thumb
    Mine Lab Equinox 800, Mine Lab Pro Find 35, Garrett ATpro, Garrett Pro Pointer 2, Whites ID5 Classic
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    What settings are you running ??

    Make a test garden with the type of things your looking for and bury to the depth you expect to find your targets, adjust the settings to your liking...
    Last edited by Toecutter; Aug 30, 2019 at 07:04 AM.
    I'll sleep when I'm dead

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    Nov 2012
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    I'd first do what Toecutter stated. Use one of the factory settings. The machine should compete with the other two machines you mentioned. No machine is a magic wand. Go sssllloooww also. I have seen folks simply run right over good stuff and I've gone behind them and found goodies.

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    May 2019
    Flawda
    Garrett AT Pro, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Best advice has been given. Slow down. Make good sweeps. Go back over the area from another angle. I've surprised myself lots of times going back over the same ol same ol area from a different direction. I find stuff I've missed before all the time.

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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Make sure your head phones are paired correctly
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    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
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    We live in a fast paced world, but this is a slow paced hobby. Like others have already said, slow down with your swing and see what happens. Make a test garden in your own yard and see what happens. That is why I will hunt a yard at least 2 times before I write it off. Go at it from different directions. I sometimes think to myself, "how did I miss that" ? It happens.
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    I have the nox my at goes deeper in all metal wide open with the ground mineralization even if you do auto GB you might need to tweak it a little make sure volume is up
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    A2coins, if I tried all metal at my Civil War spot, I'd go nuts. You can have 10 items in a 6" x 9" spot.
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    White Plains, New York
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    Suggestion..
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    Yes in an area with lots of iron not a good idea. lol I have the nox

    Approved TreasureNet Stickers

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    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
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