Excaliburs

rsc

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Has everyone except OBN and me abandoned their Excals for Noxes?
Yes the nox is lighter and maybe deeper, But NOT as good in the water in my opinion.
Opinions anyone? Tks Gayle
 
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Harold in Fla.

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Jul 18, 2007
387
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N.C
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I use the excel 1000 have been since they came out.
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I'm Always an Excalibur man, had them for years.
 

ARC

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Aug 19, 2014
33,323
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JW 8X-ML X2-VP 580
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Bought the Wife a 600. But , I'll stick to my excal.

This is what I have been thinking... but I will still have to learn it... so I can set it FOR her...

For she wants nothing to do with learning the machines... she only wants me to hand it to her "ready to go". :/

Which can suck at times... for when I see her heading my way... I know one of 2 things...

So then I have to "read" her face...

If she has wide eyed look with semi smile... she found something good enough to come show me / brag / rag.

IF she looks frustrated... something with unit or gear is wrong and she needs me to stop what I am doing and fix her.

heh
 

terry g

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May 9, 2009
160
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In the Mediterranean on a yacht.
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2 x Excalibur ll, Excal 1000,
Has everyone except OBN and me abandoned their Excals for Noxes?
Yes the nox is lighter and maybe deeper, But NOT as good in the water in my opinion.
Opinions anyone? Tks Gayle

I am still using them...I have three and I mainly hunt in the water. Thanks to OBN and other good folks posting on how to repair them I am able to keep them working without having to send them in to minelab for repairs. I know the NOX have a three year warranty... I still need to get it to Ireland.
 

Agent Green

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Jul 19, 2013
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I have the Equinox 800, I hunt in all metal, Fe2 and recovery speed 4,5, and I get great depth. I hunted dry but mostly in the water and had no issues. Here is a picture of my finds while on vacation in the Bahamas.. minus the diamond ring I found for a couple. I hunted mostly water and dug everything. I am still thinking about getting an Excal II. Do you think Minelab will come out with another version? Any modifications or updates?

Collection.jpg
 
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Agent Green

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I am thinking about getting pulse metal detector... Excal or a Whites TDI? I have a CTX and Nox 800. I love both of them but I am looking for machine for just the water. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance..
 

Jason in Enid

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Oct 10, 2009
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I am thinking about getting pulse metal detector... Excal or a Whites TDI? I have a CTX and Nox 800. I love both of them but I am looking for machine for just the water. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance..

I dont understand your question. You seem to be implying that you want an Excalibur because ITS A PULSE DETECTOR?? Excals are minelab multi freq tech BBS. Its not close to being a pulse induction.
 

Treasure_Hunter

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Jul 27, 2006
46,587
50,308
Florida
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Jason is cirrect. Excal is BBS, Broad Band Spectrum 1.5 kHz — 25.5 kHz.
 

OBN

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Dec 30, 2008
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Love my Excalibur, First target of the day.

 

Irishgoldhound

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Jul 15, 2013
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That’s a really cool looking ring. I’d wear that one. Love that colour stone. Kinda 70’s pimp looking ring.
 
Aug 18, 2019
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South Padre Island Texas
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Tesoro SideWinder, CZ20, Whites XLT, Tesoro StingRay II, Whites PI Pro w/950 Dive Coil, Minelab Excalibur II, Minelab EQ 600, Fisher CZ3D, Whites TDI SL, Sov. GT. Minelab GXP-4500
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Very Nice Joe!
Keep it up but stay safe doing it!
 

ShinyShores

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Mar 19, 2020
96
223
Rhode Island
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CTX3030
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Metal Detecting
Excal for 10 yrs, CTX 3030 w 17" coil for 3 yrs and now Equinox 800 w 15" coil for past 6 months. I hear Ya, but for dry sand and for surf up to Nox housing, I'll have to go w the Nox 800 w 15" coil. :hello2::hello2:

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Why did you change from the ctx3030 to the nox800?
 

2Peas

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May 26, 2014
39
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Gulf Coast Florida
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Excalibur 1000 & Excal II
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All Treasure Hunting
Still using my excal....haven't had a chance to get much gold since last summer so I can't afford a Nox yet
 

surfnturf

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ATX, Excal II-10/WOT, E-TRAC
Stealth 720i hybrd
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All Bass no trouble...... I will never be able to forget the sound of gold thru the XcaL!!
 

Bleemus

Greenie
May 20, 2020
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15
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You guys and gals should check out the YouTube channel called JJJAMES as he got rid of his Nox and is keeping his Xcal. Right now he is on a Deus kick but explains why he dumped the Nox.
 

adamBomb

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May 30, 2014
637
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Wilmington NC
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Nox 600;
CTX;
Fisher CZ21;
Minelab Excalibur II;
White's Surf PI DF;
920i Stealth Scoop
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
You guys and gals should check out the YouTube channel called JJJAMES as he got rid of his Nox and is keeping his Xcal. Right now he is on a Deus kick but explains why he dumped the Nox.

The xcal is my favorite machine - the tones, set up, way it worked, heck even the colors were just great. However, the weight and cost coupled with the constant maintenance issues have pushed me to get rid of it and use the nox.
 

RustyGold

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Aug 16, 2013
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I loved my Excals. Ah, the sweet sound of a threshold hum for 3 hours. Oh well! After that, the Excalibur was a little long in the tooth as far as rapid recovery back to threshold from null. In the water though, it was Home.
I’d love to have another one but cost prevents it.
I wish Minelab would come out with a redesigned Excal.
 
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Xraywolf

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Feb 28, 2005
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Ace 400, AT Pro, equinox 800, Simplex,Vanquish 540
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So minelab pretty much obsoleted its own high end detectors with the nox ?
 

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