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    Equinox 800 detecting depth

    What?s the deepest things you have dug with the 800?
    I dug a powder flask at 13 inches a WD-40 can at 12 inches and today I dug a oil filter at 16 inches.
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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    It will all depend on the soil. Really big objects like you have are frequently found at those depths with most newer machines. I dug a cannonball once with an ancient Tesoro at over 24".

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Fisher Impulse AQ, 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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    I've given up on items when I reached 2 feet down.
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    I thought for sure the cannon ball was a plow piece. It was a chore getting it out of the ground. It took forever, but Cudamark, as a rule I never go for anything that deep anymore. Too much work.
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    us
    Jan 2005
    Clifton Park NY
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    When I first got my Equinox 800 last year, one of the first things I dug was a .22 projectile at 8 inches down. I was really impressed by the detectors ability to locate such a small target at such a depth and the signal be very strong. Since then, I have dug coins at 10-12 inches. I dont really attempt to dig any deeper nor do I dig larger targets.

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I thought for sure the cannon ball was a plow piece. It was a chore getting it out of the ground. It took forever, but Cudamark, as a rule I never go for anything that deep anymore. Too much work.
    These were at the beach, so, just a matter of scooping sand. It's just that once you're down that deep, you know it's going to be a big piece of junk and not a ring or coin. Out in the water, it's just too hard to go any deeper, as the waves and sand keep refilling the hole. On dry land, it would depend on the site and what reading I was getting when deciding to dig deeper or not.....and what digging tool I have with me!
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    Cudamark I noticed the same thing at a salt water beach. The deeper the target the more likely a buried aluminum can.

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2010
    Wherever there be treasure!
    Older blue Excal with full mods, Equinox 800.
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    So much depends on the soil, ground balancing, size of the object, recovery speed, etc. While the EQ can perform pretty well on say, a nickel, per example, there are machines out there that can eat its lunch in terms of depth, the Sov Series being one of those machines. But in these cases you're not really relying on a traditional target return, but rather certain types of disruptions in the threshold. The problem here, of course, is that you could just as easily be chasing a large pull tab at 15-16 inchers, or more....lol

    My lakes and typical hunting areas are pretty forgiving soils so I run my EQ 800 mostly in the gold mode with slower recovery speeds so I can also utilize this mode's true threshold which also adds additional inches to my efforts.
    Last edited by bigscoop; Jun 18, 2021 at 07:31 PM.
    "Treasure is wherever it can be found."

  9. #9

    May 2020
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I can only speak to saltwater beaches but I've found two shovels all the way to my shoulder in a hole.

  10. #10
    us
    Jun 2011
    Jacksonville, FL
    Tesoro Tiger Shark & Equinox-800
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    about 24" on the beach... it was a soda can unfortunately.

  11. #11
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    Mar 2014
    New Glarus,WI
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    Two things I can personally speak to, but I’m also STRICTLY a COIN hunter. First thing....compared to the Minelab Explorer2 and CTX which I use heavily, the Equinox to me is a machine that NEEDS you to use headphones. It’s just comparatively much easier to use if the sound is piped directly into the ears, and the audio becomes intelligible. Secondly, around HERE (the magical caveat everyone seems to use to avoid being pinned down to specifics regarding this particular machine) RECOVERY SPEED is more critical to depth than anything, including Sensitivity to some degree. If I’m running Sensitivity at 18 and Recovery at 7, I may very well lower the Recovery to 3 or 4 and find coins that a higher Recovery speed won’t even break threshold on. I learned this very early on. The Recovery speeds on the Equinox 600 seem to be a carryover from the E-series and CTX....Fast ON, no Fast or Deep, and Deep ON. Three speeds. Some people haven’t made that connection yet...the older Minelabs indeed have “Recovery speeds”.
    Not to get too far off track...I usually find dimes at 6-8” with the stock coil. It takes cleaner ground and a slower Recovery speed to find anything deeper, when I use it. Again...COINS.

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2018
    North Atlanta
    Equinox 800, 6" coil, stock coil, Coiltek 10 x 5 Nox, ProFind-35 pinpointer, Simplex(sold), Vanquish 540(sold), Vanquish 44. sold: AT Pro with stock coil, Nel Thunder, Garrett 5" x 8" coil, Garrett C
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I thought for sure the cannon ball was a plow piece. It was a chore getting it out of the ground. It took forever, but Cudamark, as a rule I never go for anything that deep anymore. Too much work.
    That does take endurance. I hunt CW relics around Atlanta. Most time deep signals are old pieces of farm implements. So it is big iron and deep I guess I will just have to miss the possible civil war pistol or shell. Too old for that kind of deep digging among the plentiful rocks and roots in the hot summer.

 

 

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