Traded for Like New Excal II but not near ocean anymore.


Jr. Member
Feb 4, 2013
Santa Clarita, CA
Detector(s) used
Whites SURF PI; MXT All Pro
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Any good for lake and river in Central CA? Got it in trade in like new condition. Anderson shaft and knob guard. I have a Nox 800 and MXT All Pro already. Will the Excal be a good fresh water option or should I just consider selling? Hate to see almost $1800 (with upgrades) sitting in my closet.
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Gold Member
Mar 3, 2013
SW, VA - Bull Mountain
Detector(s) used
CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
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I second what Steve says! I've used mine in saltwater, but I've used it a heck of a lot more in freshwater lakes and rivers...
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Gold Member
Aug 16, 2013
Southern California
Detector(s) used
Equinox / XP Deus I & II
Primary Interest:
I’d keep it and use it in your area of California. Perfect for those ice cold lakes. Good luck!


Full Member
Mar 15, 2014
South Bend
Detector(s) used
ML Equinox 800, and Excalibur II
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
I've only used it in saltwater once the rest of theme it's been in lakes and it does very well in them. I also have bought the Nox 800 last year and wish I could say I've learned all its ins and outs. It does hit much smaller targets, but the Excal once you learn what the tones are telling you is a much easier detector to develop skills on.
That's my two cents.

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