Apr 11, 2017, 04:49 PM
The Cz21 and Excal are both excellent salt water machines. I've had an Excal for 6 yrs and still running strong w no complaints. I do heavy surf and beach hunting on black sand beaches sometimes covered in rocks. - The best time for hunting after Winter weather removes the sand from the beaches revealing the underlayment and gold.
Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).
Apr 11, 2017, 05:14 PM
Given your needs and budget, I'd say run with the AT Pro, get both a capable land and water hunting machine out of one machine with the ability to swap coil sizes. Should work fantastic in freshwater environments and offer you a lot of versatility.
"Treasure is wherever it can be found."
Apr 12, 2017, 10:38 AM
call Dennis at METALDETECORS,COM great deals on water machines
if it wasn't for flashbacks. i would have no memory at all
Apr 12, 2017, 08:35 PM
Wish I had $600... I'd get that AT Pro. Looks like hands down the best across land and water.
On a side note... which unit were you with in Iraq?
Apr 14, 2017, 09:27 AM
My next detector will be the garret AT pro for its water abilities and mid to high user capabilities and then from there will be the XP Duess
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Apr 14, 2017, 03:44 PM
I know it is over your price some, but well worth it.
Originally Posted by G.I.B.
Apr 15, 2017, 08:43 PM
Thats way over my price LOL!! I have 2 PI machines so Im looking for a VLF. One that I can use on land and in water. unfortunately the closest beach is about 700 miles away. Unless you want to count the Great Salt Lake. I dont like fighting tiny little gnats and deer flies so I dont go there too often.
Apr 16, 2017, 09:08 AM
ML EXCAL II or CZ21 for jersey...
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see...
Apr 16, 2017, 12:37 PM
The least expensive VLF water machine would be the AT Pro. It's good for fresh water, so, it won't be too good at the GSL. Use your PI detectors there. With a higher budget there are more and better choices, but, it's a decent all around machine.
Originally Posted by fmrUSMC_0844
"jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"
Apr 16, 2017, 12:40 PM
The AT Pro is an amazing water detector
Diggin' relics. Whenever the ground's not frozen.
Notable 2017 Finds so far:
Coins: 1787 Fugio Cent, 1858 Flying Eagle, 1864 2 Cent Piece, 1864 IHP
Relics: Crotal/Sleigh bell
Buttons: Many Colonial buttons
Apr 21, 2017, 02:37 AM
even for those that have the money - not an entry level machine
Originally Posted by Oddjob
"Casper" - coincidence -check it out - (someone changed it but it used to say "Master of the Treasure" - instead of Treasurer... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(name)
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