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January 06, 2019 02:08AM avatar
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Monte
Just dropping a note to see if I have any company out there on AHRPS still swinging an Equinox.
Apparently there were several of us to start and I'm told I may be the only one left. eye popping smiley When I made that post I was thinking of 6 people I knew and who had either reported to me it was gone or, in your case, posted the fact they are still using an Equinox. Some preferred the FBS model they had used previously. Some liked some other existing models. And some liked the newer entry from Nokta-Makro, the Anfibio Multi. Now, that was the use of 'Some' referring to only 5 people. That's because 'some' of them decided there was more than one detector they wanted to go to. Their Equinox was already a 'used' unit when they parted with it so it wasn't always a brand new unit they went to but a gently used detector .. or two .. to satisfy their wants to meet their needs.


If I am the only one left, I don't know that there's a point to having an entire forum page to myself other than I can write all over the walls and nobody will ever complain. But what fun is there in that? grinning smileyYes, there definitely is a point to your posts. Matter of fact, most of your posts also indicate the search mode used and other settings, and that alone made the posts helpful and informative to readers. thumbs up


If there are others interested, I'll take the time to post my Equinox 800 field observations and look forward to reading yours. If not, I can make my regular old trip reports on one of the other AHRPS forums and leave off the equipment details.Definitely DO post your experiences with the Equinox as well as other brands. You can post under a specific brand, if I have them here, or post in the General Metal Detecting, Relic / Old Site or Traditional Coin Hunting Forums if they are fit for what hunting you did.

People do not have to have the very model or brand we post about because many people still have an interest in competitive models. Perhaps they are thinking about getting something new and different, so information is helpful. Heck, look at what I have done this year. I bought two discontinued Teknetics Omega 8000's and a 7" Concentric Fisher coil to use on one of them, and some have asked 'Why?' I traded a brand new, in-the-box White's MX-7 for another discontinued model and aftermarket coil, a White's Classic ID w/5½" Concentric Ferret coil. Then I acquired a new, current manufacture Fisher F44 for much less than the MSRP which is only $399, and once again I get asked .... 'What for?'

I have had some other defectors I acquired and have let them go to interested and deserving people, but my newer acquisitions are here to stay, but so are my two Nokta FORS CoRe, two FORS Relic and new Anfibio Multi along with two Tesoro Bandido II µMAX and a Silver Sabre µMAX devices which are all very proven detectors, and all but one of them is very light weight and well balanced for my health and mobility limitations. Hopefully so I can get out and hunt more than I have been able to the last few years.

Does that mean I do not like Minelab products? Nope, not at all. I used to use a BBS Sovereign XS2a Pro unit and also had 5 or 6 FBS Explorer II's and an Explorer SE Pro, and all three of the early X-Terra series. Of them all, if I added one Minelab back into my Outfit, and if I could use it without fatigue, it would be another Explorer II with an 11" coil. I wouldn't use it often because it doesn't work that well for the dense iron debris sites I enjoy, but they handled a lot of private yard and grassy park type settings well.

Hopefully, others who own and use an Equinox model, or any Minelab product, will post their opinions, favorable or not, as they work them afield in different applications. I know I enjoy each detector in my present Outfit, but I don't hold back making a negative comment when there is one to make along with the favorable ones.

Now, if I was a 'snowbird,' like Del & Patsy, I could enjoy getting out about every day like they can. Just hoping a spring thaw arrives sooner than average this year.

Monte

Monte,

Thanks for peeking in on the minelab forum. I think it is is Important that we each find a detector or two (or more if needed) that we like, can operate expertly and we have confidence in using in those places we hunt. It make the outings more pleasant when we are having some success and the time afield enjoyable.

Rich (Utah)



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Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

UtahRich 311 January 04, 2019 11:49PM

Re: Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

Albert 169 January 26, 2019 02:38PM

Re: Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

Druid 204 January 07, 2019 01:50PM

Equinox User +1 for the Minelab forum smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Sodbuster 243 January 06, 2019 08:54PM

Re: Equinox User +1 for the Minelab forum smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

UtahRich 207 January 06, 2019 11:51PM

Re: Equinox User +1 for the Minelab forum smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Sodbuster 177 January 07, 2019 09:16AM

Howwwwdy! I'm not one of them, but have my reasons.

Monte 290 January 05, 2019 06:03PM

Find the right tools. .

UtahRich 230 January 06, 2019 02:08AM

thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up Yep, we have to like what we use. N/T

Monte 191 January 06, 2019 02:11AM

Re: Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

DesertRokon 207 January 05, 2019 05:18PM

Re: Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

Druid 192 January 07, 2019 01:55PM

Headphones & Ear Buds -

UtahRich 178 January 07, 2019 04:17PM

Re: Headphones & Ear Buds -

Druid 187 January 08, 2019 10:15AM

Other Equinox Users out there?

UtahRich 224 January 05, 2019 06:02PM

Re: Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

D&P-OR 218 January 05, 2019 11:29AM

Re: Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

OregonGregg 205 January 05, 2019 06:15PM

Re: Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

D&P-OR 217 January 05, 2019 07:10PM

Re: Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

OregonGregg 192 January 07, 2019 07:22AM

Adoption Details - The Whole Package

UtahRich 188 January 07, 2019 04:56PM

Re: Adoption Details - The Whole Package

OregonGregg 196 January 07, 2019 05:11PM

Re: Adoption Details - The Whole Package

D&P-OR 199 January 07, 2019 07:52PM

Well, it was a nice thought. . sad smiley

UtahRich 192 January 07, 2019 11:37PM

Re: Well, it was a nice thought. . sad smiley

D&P-OR 188 January 08, 2019 07:26AM

Are we gonna see OregonGregg Hanging out here on a regular basis.

UtahRich 200 January 09, 2019 12:20AM

Re: Are we gonna see OregonGregg Hanging out here on a regular basis.

D&P-OR 169 January 09, 2019 11:37AM

Re: Are we gonna see OregonGregg Hanging out here on a regular basis. Attachments

OregonGregg 189 January 09, 2019 03:45PM

Re: Are we gonna see OregonGregg Hanging out here on a regular basis.

NWCindy 180 January 10, 2019 07:46PM

Rare and valuable Dog Breed

zincoln 187 January 10, 2019 06:31PM

Binkers®

UtahRich 175 January 10, 2019 09:23PM

Re: Rare and valuable Dog Breed

OregonGregg 186 January 10, 2019 07:38PM

Busted ! ! !

UtahRich 206 January 09, 2019 07:04PM

Re: Busted ! ! !

D&P-OR 161 January 09, 2019 08:13PM

You three are really comical.

Monte 183 January 10, 2019 01:56PM

Minelab Anonymous - Meetings here . . .

UtahRich 198 January 10, 2019 09:17PM

It's Offical

OregonGregg 199 January 10, 2019 06:03PM

Re: It's Offical

jmaryt 169 January 11, 2019 09:53PM

Family Reunion - smiling bouncing smiley

UtahRich 213 January 07, 2019 06:08PM

Equinox Users -

UtahRich 204 January 05, 2019 04:18PM

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D&P-OR 190 January 05, 2019 08:08PM

Setting up the 800 for Monte type places

UtahRich 189 January 06, 2019 05:28PM

Re: Helloooooooooo, Any other Equinox Users out there?

jmaryt 214 January 05, 2019 10:41AM

EQ800's

UtahRich 174 January 05, 2019 04:28PM

Helloooooooooo,

OregonGregg 199 January 05, 2019 05:57AM

Bueller . . .Bueller . . . . N/T

UtahRich 158 January 05, 2019 08:07AM



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