I have just completed my first year of relic hunting! Tons of civil war goodies saved such as guns, bullets, buttons, and many many other amazing things. I have also found loads of insane civilian artifacts as well. Metal detecting is now my life long hobby/ passion (obsession most of the time.) Therefore I want to upgrade from my beginner test the hobby out machine. I purchased the fisher f22 and it has been a champ, I know this machine like the back of my hand. It has discovered many incredible objects in my first year, but I am always wondering what it has missed out on/ scanned over/passed. I am considering buying a Minelab Equinox or an XP Deus! I have heard amazing things about both machines. I would just like to hear first-hand reviews/ more knowledgeable detectorist thoughts.