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  1. #61
    Dorian is a monster. Please make a donation to your favorite hurricane relief place if at all possible. I will.

    The Delaware coast should be ok, UNLESS they are wrong and it moves farther inland, in which case the trip there will be delayed. I haven't been there since March.

    Too many places, not enough time.

  2. #62
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    Thanks for the shoutout! Equinox is indeed a great metal finder and kudos to you for taking the time to learn it. You Dorian area folks stay safe!!!

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    if you seriously thought the garrett AT series was better, but a stranger on the Internet said that the equinox was better. It would behoove you to agree anonymously on the Internet but the equinox is better. If you actually thought the Garrett machine was better, then I wouldn’t want anyone else to own one, and I would be saying,” yeah, pick up an equinox“

    I am not a self-proclaimed expert, but I Metal detecting like it’s a part-time job. I have owned two Garrett machines, and one mine lab equinox. I would say they are similar, but how is it controversial to make the proclamation, with evidence, that the equinox is simply better at picking up smaller deeper targets??

    Mr. digger makes it very clear that this is his opinion. And then he backs it up with all his evidence, and all his labors of love for the hobby and the community.

    Mr. digger is never disparaging to Garrett, or their products. He is simply pointing out that at a similar price point you can achieve different levels of functionality. The video is most helpful to Garrett fans. Yeah Garrett fans seem to be the most pissed off. Maybe I am not detecting sarcasm in people’s posts, or I’m reading into things incorrectly. But regardless of what machine we use, we all owe the original poster a big ‘thank you’

    Why in the heck aren’t the metal detecting manufacturers creating wonderful test gardens like this, with adjacent iron, and a variety of early American signals. I would be burying even deeper signals, saturating the ground with freshwater, trying to mimic scenarios that I hunt In. If Garrett showed some initiative, or wanted to make their machine shine, they could show you the scenarios where their machine does great. And guess what, there are many scenarios where the machine does excellent.
    Last edited by CoinFetcher; Sep 03, 2019 at 09:28 AM.
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  4. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Dorian is a monster. Please make a donation to your favorite hurricane relief place if at all possible. I will.

    The Delaware coast should be ok, UNLESS they are wrong and it moves farther inland, in which case the trip there will be delayed. I haven't been there since March.

    Too many places, not enough time.
    This! If one feels they are not in a position to donate cash - and many of us have been in that position at one time or another, please consider a donation of life-saving blood. Not bragging about it but I have donated blood approximately every 10 weeks since 1975 and sometimes in between regular blood donations during tragedies. I consider it my duty. When you feel helpless in the face of tragedies, this is something that most of us can do to make a difference and feel good about doing it.

    And you could talk up your favorite detector brand or model while waiting to give blood or during the donation! (there - now post is on thread topic...)
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  5. #65
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    A person doesn't have to own both machines to realize that the way calabash swings the at pro is not the way anyone swings a metal detector and is clearly a biased video. Re-do the video, SLOW DOWN when swinging over the iron and start with the coil on the ground, not up in the air. Swing the AT coil in the opposite direction, like you did the EQ, as well. A proper comparison will still show the strengths of the EQ over the at pro but it won't show you are intentionally bashing the Garrett.
    Last edited by xr7ator; Sep 03, 2019 at 11:50 AM.

  6. #66
    No, please go fast as a rascally wabbit being chased by a coyote! It will leave more for me. Like one guy with a Nox did today! I had so much in my pouch (including sinkers which are getting expensive), it almost took my pants down! I lost weight since the winter. I'll post it after the happy nap. Guys just go play and have fun.
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  7. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    No, please go fast as a rascally wabbit being chased by a coyote! It will leave more for me. Like one guy with a Nox did today! I had so much in my pouch (including sinkers which are getting expensive), it almost took my pants down! I lost weight since the winter. I'll post it after the happy nap. Guys just go play and have fun.
    You may have even more sinkers than I do! I wish there was some way to trade sinkers for permissions! Thanks for the reminder to get some suspenders before hunting DE all day (have a wedding to attend saturday so that day is out...)
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  8. #68
    I got about 20 today. Many more coins than sinkers today, and I got spiderman!Click image for larger version. 

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  9. #69
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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    A person doesn't have to own both machines to realize that the way calabash swings the at pro is not the way anyone swings a metal detector and is clearly a biased video. Re-do the video, SLOW DOWN when swinging over the iron and start with the coil on the ground, not up in the air. Swing the AT coil in the opposite direction, like you did the EQ, as well. A proper comparison will still show the strengths of the EQ over the at pro but it won't show you are intentionally bashing the Garrett.
    Which detector from the video would give you the best odds on picking up a masked target on the first pass

    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    I am a proud owner of several detectors that calabash repeatedly bashes.
    I also refuse to watch videos that has commenting turned off.
    Watch for Motorcycles

  11. #71
    ROFL, I'm not interested in either machine. My cat told me I had to use all my money on cat food and toys.

  12. #72
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    What Garrett does excel at is advertising skills and hiring shills on youtube. Some of the big names on youtube ran an XP Deus, T2 or E trac before they sold their soul to Garrett.

    I owned an AT in the past and it is my opinion is that the AT is a solid, average detector that is good enough for 90% of the consumers out there.

    I am in the other group..... the 10% that don't want a "good enough" detector.


    I hunt often, it's my main hobby. I drive hours to sites, often taking multi day trips. I land hunt, wade and hookah dive. I want to try to maximize my chances when hunting.

    I don't want to miss targets next to trash or lose a inch or 2 in depth.


    I think that either the XP Deus or Equinox individually are a considerably better choice then a AT...... and as a combo..... they just cant be beat, at least in my area.

    I appreciate the time and effort CD puts into making his vids. Test gardens may not be perfect and your swing might be different, but I agree with Calabash, then post a video of a AT repeatedly kicking butt on a Equinox or Deus.

  13. #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    No, please go fast as a rascally wabbit being chased by a coyote! It will leave more for me. Like one guy with a Nox did today! I had so much in my pouch (including sinkers which are getting expensive), it almost took my pants down! I lost weight since the winter. I'll post it after the happy nap. Guys just go play and have fun.
    Smokey, how do you sell lead sinkers. I hunt a river where I could have all the lead I want. But I didnt think they were worth anything

  14. #74
    I sent a big box to my daughter who has a scrap yard a couple block from her house. She sold them there. Now I have a bunch more and I may recast them into lead rounds to sell on the net - or go fishing, I'm not sure. yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpick View Post
    What Garrett does excel at is advertising skills and hiring shills on youtube. Some of the big names on youtube ran an XP Deus, T2 or E trac before they sold their soul to Garrett.
    I totally agree. While the AT series machines were legends in their own time, they are now old news. I've stopped watching many of my favorite detectorists on Youtube as there is absolutely no machine variation to keep things interesting. They all run AT's anymore, and frankly, it's tiring and a bit pathetic that so many have sold out.
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