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    us
    Sep 2013
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    GPX5000, AT Gold, AT Pro, Whites TDI, Bandido 2 umax, Tejon & Compadre
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    Top 5 metal detectors for 2018.

    I'm sure it's probably around but I haven't seen it....so since we have a bunch of new machines out I want you all to vote for the ones you think are the top five. Let's say no pi machines, and considering the following: price vs value, depth, separation, build quality, ease of use and also just being enjoyable to use. Can't wait to hear from you guys! Thanks!
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    El Supremo!!

    Feb 2018
    Traverse City, Michigan
    Eagle Spectrum, Equinox 600, Carrot, LeTrap, Moby
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    I bet someone votes for the Equinox.
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    Here are my picks based alot on what you get for the money and versatility: (no certain order)
    1. Minelab equinox 800
    2. Garrett AT Max
    3. XP Deus
    4. Whites MX7 (2 coil deal right now)
    5. Tie between Teknetics T2 classic and Tesoro Vaquero (pending the outcome of the companies future)
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    Ezekiel Lamb 13th VA Inf. Co F, CSA
    Robert Wyant 33rd VA Inf. Co F, CSA
    Thornton Dean 10th VA Inf. Co I, CSA

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    us
    Dec 2008
    SW Kansas
    Makro Multi Kruzer (stock DD, 7" concentric) Teknetics Patriot (11"DD), Tesoro Bandido II μMax (8", 3X18 Clean Sweep), 2X Treasure Baron Cointrax 2 (8", 10", 6X9 DD), BH LRP (11" DD), BH 3300 (8
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    No particular order.
    Equinox 800
    Rutus Alter 71
    Multi Kruzer
    Anfibio Multi
    Teknetics Patriot
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    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    Honorable Mentions (3)
    1. Equinox 800
    2. " "
    3. " "
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    5. Equinox 600
    6. Makro Multikruzer
    7. XP Deus
    8. AT Max
    9. White's MX Sport
    10. Any used Minelab FBS machine
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    Charter Member

    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600 Tesoro Tejon Tesoro Conquistador Bounty hunter Tracker iv
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    Equinox 800
    Equinox 600
    F75 Plus bundle
    T2 plus bundle
    XP Deus
    AT max

    Edit....the patriot is an awesome value too.
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    If it's not there you won't find it.......

    If it is there you NEED to find it!......

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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    AT MAX
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    Honorable Mentions (2)
    At Max is much better depth no programing and seperation than my Equinox both great machines
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    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX, Minelab Equinox 800, Sovereign GT, Tesoro Tiger Shark
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    Nox 800
    Multi Kruzer
    Impact
    Racer 2
    V3i with BigFoot coil
    43 Years detecting
    ex White's Dealer
    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3

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    us
    Nov 2018
    South Carolina
    Teknetics Patriot, Garrett AT Max
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    Honestly. If I knew about the Tek Patriot I would have bought it before my AT Max. Since I've only had two those are my picks.

    1) Teknetics Patriot
    2) Garrett AT Max

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    us
    Jun 2015
    NW CT
    Equinox800 / AT Pro / AT Gold / Makro Racer Vibra-probe / TRX pp
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    MD & NA artifacts
    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    At Max is much better depth no programing and seperation than my Equinox both great machines
    Arrrghhh! Now you tell me! I splurged for the Nox800 and quite honestly, after about 60 hours, it is still a machine beyond my capability. I’ve been falling back on my AT Pro more and more frequently. Sadly, I have an incurable case of “Gottadigititis”. If the machine beeps, I gotta dig it. You never know when the machine mistakes a gold ring or a colonial coin for a pull tab or a square nail.
    HH
    dts

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    normx2

    Feb 2017
    NE Arkansas
    Etrac, Tejon, Lobo LST, Shadow X2
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerinVA View Post
    I'm sure it's probably around but I haven't seen it....so since we have a bunch of new machines out I want you all to vote for the ones you think are the top five. Let's say no pi machines, and considering the following: price vs value, depth, separation, build quality, ease of use and also just being enjoyable to use. Can't wait to hear from you guys! Thanks!
    Whatever I'm currently using:laughing:
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    AT MAX
    11,254
    11906 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    yep there it is
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    I like all the answers but I’m surprised nobody even mentioned the goldbug pro. I think it’s still a great machine.

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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
    4,525
    3953 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Sorry forget you said 2018.

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    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
    8,748
    5561 times
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    Honorable Mentions (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks88 View Post
    I like all the answers but I’m surprised nobody even mentioned the goldbug pro. I think it’s still a great machine.
    Only manual ground balance, no back light, sucks in salt water, at 19kh, not a great tiny nugget machine or particularly deep. They tried to make it a good all around machine, but, it's only OK. The Nox (and others) will run circles around it at about the same price.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

 

 
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