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  1. #16
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    Aug 2007
    Colonie, NY , That's around Albany
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    I know older thread, but I never had any problems in saltwater with my Sport. Listening to you guys here and having it work great in wet sand and shallow SW, I am thinking there’s something wrong with it.
    I will never, EVER, broadcast about all the gold I have found.

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    Do you have to reduce sensitivity to get it to run stable in tge sslt sand?

    Whether or not you do, there's probably nothing wrong with it at all. It obviously can find stuff in salt water, problem is without a multi freq detector along side to compare it to, you simply have no idea what you may be leaving in the sand.
    Last edited by vferrari; Jul 21, 2019 at 01:17 PM.
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    Oct 2016
    Belgium
    Minelab Equinox 800 Minelab Excallibur, Xp Deus, Tesoro Lobo Super Traq, Tesoro Bandido Umax, Makro Pulse Dive, Quest Scuba Dector, Makro Simplex
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    Quote Originally Posted by MackDog View Post
    I have and love the AT Pro but sometimes it's erratic and doesn't do that great in the ocean. So I was thinking of getting a MX Sport to do ocean hunting. WHat's your experience tell you about both machines? Any help is greatly appreciated. MackDog
    I don't get it. Why even consider a single frequency machine for ocean hunting? I know that the building quality of White's detectors is great but i never would buy a single frequency machine for ocean of wet beach hunting.
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  4. #19
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    Aug 2007
    Colonie, NY , That's around Albany
    T2+ , Equinox 600
    850
    254 times
    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by vferrari View Post
    Do you have to reduce sensitivity to get it to run stable in tge sslt sand?

    Whether or not you do, there's probably nothing wrong with it at all. It obviously can find stuff in salt water, problem is without a multi freq detector along side to compare it to, you simply have no idea what you may be leaving in the sand.
    Yes, drop it down to 4 but, saltwater is not my primary hunting. I am more of a relic hunter so the Sport works out well. If I was going to go salt a lot more, sure, a multi frequency would be on my shopping list.
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    Jul 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOe L View Post
    I know older thread, but I never had any problems in saltwater with my Sport. Listening to you guys here and having it work great in wet sand and shallow SW, I am thinking there’s something wrong with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by JOe L View Post
    Yes, drop it down to 4 but, saltwater is not my primary hunting. I am more of a relic hunter so the Sport works out well. If I was going to go salt a lot more, sure, a multi frequency would be on my shopping list.
    OK but you mentioned nothing about relic hunting in your quote, "I never had any problems in saltwater with my Sport." Which was kind of the point of the discussion and why I responded.

    The Sport is an ok relic machine. Not quite the waterproof MXT replacement implied by White's model name (MXT is a great relic machine) but I have found the Equinox running in both multi and single to eclipse them both in relic hunting (I have owned both a Sport and MXT), especially in highly mineralized soil down here in VA. MXT still a classic IMO (can't bring myself to sell it) but the Sport left the building last year once the Equinox showed up. Sport was decent but did not offer anything unique over and above the MXT (like the option to use concentric coils), the initial Sport firmware and build quality issues left a bad taste in my mouth (though Whites did stand behind their product so kudos for that), and the Equinox became my all weather/all terrain machine of choice.

    HH in upstate NY. Would like to try my hand at digging some Colonial relics up there. Spent 4 years in the Capital District in the early 80's and loved that area, but the Navy had other plans for me...
    Last edited by vferrari; Jul 22, 2019 at 08:12 PM.
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  6. #21
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    Member of Northwest Treasure Hunters

    Nov 2013
    Spokane Wa
    Garrett At Pro, 8 x11" and Nel Storm coils Garrett Propointer er, Pro Pointer AT White's V3i Standard, 10" DD, 13" Ultimate and 4 x6" sniper, 6 x10 coils, Drect 12 x 15 coil Whites MX Sport With Detec
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    With the Knox you don't have as many different VDI numbers causing you to dig a lot more trash
    Here's a link to my finds

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/gr...-pictures.html

    Happy Hunting MackDog

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    Ring

    I dig by tone, not soley by number. The tonal quality clues you into the difference between trash and keepers. The fewer numbers gives you target ID stability if a keeper, if not stable, its a bottle cap. Thanks anyway.
    "The future ain't what it used to be..."

    "Sit down and shut up, will ya? Try not to live up to all my expectations."

 

 
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