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Re: The EQ800 - Does it qualify for Monte's House of Horrors ?

May 31, 2019 06:26PM
Rich, I just got my 800 a couple months ago. I have very little real experience with it in the field. Last I had it out was in Ogden with Monte. He took us to his old stomping grounds. The park has been re-sodded, and I picked up a modern pull tab at 5" in the ground - with 3" of grass on top of that. I didn't have much time to hunt, so I kinda gave up, because I've seen this sort of scenario before. Anything old was rare and deep and I didn't have enough time to exploit it.

I wanted to get a trial run in Eastern Or. with it, but was informed by Gregg and Monte that the weeds were too high, so didn't. The true test will have to be in Nevada. I've been there twice before and am familiar with the place, and now we have some maps to work with, so I'm optimistic.

However, I have done extensive scientific testing with it (you know, spreadsheets and all smiling smiley ) It performs terrific, on the nail board test, and with rusted can slaw - the type you find in ghost towns (I kept some for the purposes of testing).

My thoughts on the 800. I've owned a lot of detectors since the 1960's. Mostly leaned towards Whites since I liked the way they sounded and operated. I did have a Minelab Explorer II and Etrac at one time. Just couldn't get used to them. I even had an XP Deus. Honestly I don't detect as much as I used to and didn't like most of these modern detectors because of the obtuse menu systems that had to relearn every time I went detecting. I don't think Minelab has ever made a balanced detector. The Equinox is different. I think it is a breakthrough detector. The menu system is intuitive and something that is easy to pick up and remember, IMHO. On top of that, with the after market carbon fiber shaft and counterweights from Steve's Detector Shafts, it is VERY light to handle and balanced! For most of my detecting career, I used a hip mount. This thing is lighter than the aluminum shaft and coil I used to swing. On top of that, you add the Multi-IQ technology which gives better ID at depth (and should be killer on our NW beaches), the built in, light Li-Ion battery, the wireless headphones, waterproof, fast recovery speed, the ability to operate 5 frequencies independently - whats not to like?

Monte's house of horrors is no match for my new (experimental / beta) technique! smiling smiley

For the Nevada trip, I'm setting up the 800 thus and so: 2 tones, tone break at 6, recovery speed 6, iron bias 0, horseshoe, no discrimination, iron tone 1, all others 25 (I want to hear the iron). If I get an iron signal, I will remove the iron (with a powerful magnet) and then re-sweep that area. If I get a non ferrous signal, I will dig. That's the plan. It is my contention that most goodies (if still there), since these towns have been previously pounded, are masked by iron. I will use the 6" coil mostly, because I think the majority of hunting is now in the bushes, where nature has taken over.
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New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

Monte 901 May 28, 2019 10:14AM

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OregonGregg 312 May 30, 2019 05:56PM

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UtahRich 196 May 30, 2019 08:52PM

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glabelle 322 May 30, 2019 07:40PM

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OregonGregg 229 May 30, 2019 10:35PM

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glabelle 249 May 31, 2019 07:17AM

The EQ800 - Does it qualify for Monte's House of Horrors ?

UtahRich 228 May 31, 2019 05:24PM

Re: The EQ800 - Does it qualify for Monte's House of Horrors ?

glabelle 293 May 31, 2019 06:26PM

George, taking an evaluation break so I'll add two brief replies.

Monte 291 June 03, 2019 09:14AM

Wells

UtahRich 188 May 31, 2019 08:30PM

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OregonGregg 288 May 31, 2019 08:10AM

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glabelle 281 May 31, 2019 08:44AM

Holy Mackerel !!!!

OregonGregg 354 May 29, 2019 06:04AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!!

Utah1971 227 May 29, 2019 06:58AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!! Attachments

OregonGregg 242 May 29, 2019 09:52AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!!

D&P-OR 208 May 29, 2019 08:07PM

Goin' to the Dogs. . .

UtahRich 208 May 29, 2019 06:54PM

Ugly Xmas Sweater?

zincoln 196 May 29, 2019 12:14PM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!! DUDE really tongue sticking out smiley

Kickindirt 230 May 29, 2019 11:53AM

New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

UtahRich 226 May 28, 2019 10:52PM

New or current Detectors: What works well for "Finding What's Left."

Monte 222 June 03, 2019 12:27PM

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OregonGregg 204 May 29, 2019 04:25PM

Re: New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

UtahRich 195 May 29, 2019 07:18PM

forgive me if I'm not real excited :-)

glabelle 216 May 28, 2019 08:50PM

Agree on many points

zincoln 212 May 28, 2019 10:17PM

Keys to success and the V3i

glabelle 199 May 29, 2019 06:12AM

Re: Agree on many points

NWCindy 214 May 29, 2019 03:09AM

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NWCindy 221 May 28, 2019 08:15PM

You ask: "... I hope you're ready to instruct" - - - and I answer: 'Nope.'

Monte 307 May 29, 2019 03:44AM

Re: You ask: "... I hope you're ready to instruct" - - - and I answer: 'Nope.'

NWCindy 216 May 29, 2019 03:58AM

Delivery Update: A new XP ORX is hoped to arrive by Friday the 31st.

Monte 260 May 28, 2019 07:21PM

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Kickindirt 285 May 28, 2019 06:33PM

Yes, "you told me so," but I like 'simple' ...

Monte 297 May 28, 2019 07:48PM

Re: Yes, "you told me so," but I like 'simple' ...

Digstrashtomuch 269 May 30, 2019 03:26PM

Lance, my XP ORX arrived yesterday morning.

Monte 208 May 31, 2019 07:04AM

Re: Lance, my XP ORX arrived yesterday morning.

GeoW 231 June 01, 2019 11:09PM

Oh, I was "ready for it," and I've been "giving it a chance."

Monte 234 June 02, 2019 11:09AM



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