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June 23, 2019 06:20PM avatar
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OregonGregg
Until Nokta comes out with their simultaneous machine ( hopefully next year) Then it will be fun to see how each compares. I'm pretty sure the Nokta machine will have a much better build quality. The 800, for what the machine cost, is very cheaply put together. Monte's $200 Fisher F44 has a better build quality to it. But I guess you can spend more and get the carbon fiber rod set-up like some are doing.

Gregg,

You're right. I think everybody should be using a Multi-Kruzer or Anfibio until the new Nokta Multi-X is introduced. cool smiley

Question, do I need to go put back all of the nice finds I've made with my 800 over the last 15 months? Might take some time. winking smiley



As for design/material flaws, I believe that Nokta had problems with the ears breaking off their early Racer coils? Am I wrong? Their excellent Customer Service group replaced them for the owners. I do believe that Nokta upgraded the materials/design so this would NOT happen in the future.

Likewise, I hear that the beach & shallow water/ hunters using the Equinox detectors are having some issues with the ears breaking on the 11" coils. Seems it is common for the shallow water hunters to use the detector/search rod/coil as a bodily support against the waves while recovering a target with the scoop. Puts lots of lateral stress on the ears. SNAP! Bet Minelab didn't anticipate this use of the detector in their design scenarios.

And I believe there was some sort of spec's mess up with the search rod or a significant quality control failure. My upper rod collar wouldn't cinch down on the middle rod completely. Some complained of the same issue with the middle to lower rod connection. Resulted in wobbles. Nobody likes that, ME INCLUDED. I made a phone call. Minelab sent me a new upper rod right quick. Problem resolved. Excellent service by the way.

Problems? True. But hey, my 800 was designed to be exceptionally light, WAY lighter than most other detectors, my Deus and Mojave notwithstanding. I can beef it up with an aftermarket cuff and carbon fiber rod if I wish. That will cost me, $$$. For my typical hunting, I don't need to do this, but I can if I want. Or I can buy several and stash them in the closet and use what I have until it breaks and then grab another and off I go. grinning smiley Bet you didn't think of that . . . . . LOL.

As for the 'detector of the year' header, that was tongue in cheek. Minelab has certainly sold a lot of Equinox detectors. Might even get close to Garrett and their AT Pro / Max series if it continues for several more years. And who knows what the future holds. Government might ban detectors, guns, any vehicle that can drive off a paved road, and owning a dog. But that's a whole other problem.

Till then, my suggestion is pick a detector you like and go hunt.

Rich -

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Question for Monte.

D&P-OR 259 June 20, 2019 06:00AM

Some Detector & Coil Comparison Results ... but incomplete.

Monte 349 June 22, 2019 07:32AM

Re: Some Detector & Coil Comparison Results ... but incomplete.

Digstrashtomuch 194 June 23, 2019 08:11AM

You brought up several points I agree with.

Monte 137 June 24, 2019 05:29AM

Reviewing detectors, 2019

glabelle 258 June 22, 2019 05:08PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

DesertRokon 134 June 28, 2019 05:50PM

Vic, I wish you thee best of success!

Monte 164 June 29, 2019 04:29AM

Re: Vic, I wish you thee best of success!

DesertRokon 134 June 29, 2019 11:22AM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

glabelle 157 June 28, 2019 07:22PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

DesertRokon 118 June 29, 2019 10:19AM

George, 'Thank You' or clarifying your reply.

Monte 130 June 28, 2019 10:16PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

jmaryt 120 June 26, 2019 11:53AM

George, here are a few examples of what 'SIMPLE' might be.

Monte 128 June 25, 2019 10:39AM

Re: George, here are a few example of what 'SIMPLE' might be.

Cal_Cobra 111 June 26, 2019 02:37PM

A nice reply, Brian, and I generally agree.

Monte 104 June 26, 2019 06:08PM

Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

UtahRich 162 June 22, 2019 06:52PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! Nope!!

Kickindirt 129 June 23, 2019 04:38PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! Nope!!

jmaryt 118 June 25, 2019 11:05AM

The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

Monte 117 June 25, 2019 05:27PM

Re: The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

Cal_Cobra 118 June 26, 2019 02:18PM

Similar to what I had to pay for early Tek. T2 upgraded versions and a couple other brands

Monte 98 June 26, 2019 06:11PM

Re: The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

jmaryt 106 June 25, 2019 08:56PM

Re: The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

Cal_Cobra 98 June 26, 2019 02:20PM

Somebody say Tesoro ? .

UtahRich 123 June 25, 2019 09:05PM

Re: Somebody say Tesoro ? .

Cal_Cobra 94 June 26, 2019 02:39PM

I have no concerns about my Tesoro models. And they very seldom need repair. N/T

Monte 96 June 26, 2019 06:13PM

Re: Somebody say Tesoro ? .

jmaryt 130 June 26, 2019 08:38AM

Models costing less than $300? Sure!

Monte 110 June 26, 2019 01:13AM

Re: Models costing less than $300? Sure!

jmaryt 99 June 26, 2019 08:40AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

WM6 170 June 23, 2019 03:55PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

Cal_Cobra 118 June 25, 2019 11:00AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

jmaryt 117 June 25, 2019 08:59PM

The EQ-800 is a good unit, but the questions to make a selection are:

Monte 127 June 24, 2019 08:44PM

A Deeper Beeper -

UtahRich 123 June 23, 2019 07:43PM

?? A Deeper Beeper ?? - You have three of them.

Monte 110 June 24, 2019 08:59PM

Three Detectors Walk Into A Bar . . . . . .

UtahRich 107 June 24, 2019 11:51PM

- - - - and the new guys asked, "Who's that old guy and what does he do?"

Monte 106 June 25, 2019 09:05AM

Re: - - - - and the new guys asked, "Who's that old guy and what does he do?"

jmaryt 94 June 25, 2019 09:26AM

Re: A Deeper Beeper -

WM6 141 June 24, 2019 02:21AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

glabelle 125 June 23, 2019 05:08PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

Cal_Cobra 90 June 26, 2019 02:45PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

Sodbuster 109 June 24, 2019 11:23AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

WM6 119 June 24, 2019 03:37AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! WM6 measurements

glabelle 119 June 24, 2019 11:24AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! WM6 measurements

WM6 122 June 24, 2019 02:41PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800, but prob not for long

OregonGregg 155 June 23, 2019 01:52PM

Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

UtahRich 119 June 23, 2019 06:20PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

OregonGregg 207 June 23, 2019 06:48PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

D&P-OR 100 June 25, 2019 05:37PM

Greg buy a Minelab or XP ?

UtahRich 87 June 25, 2019 09:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

OregonGregg 214 June 25, 2019 06:05PM

Sent you a p.m. Gregg.---------Del

D&P-OR 98 June 26, 2019 06:21AM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

NWCindy 111 June 23, 2019 08:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

Sodbuster 98 June 24, 2019 02:48PM

"Have fun. H. H." smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float ... Quite true, we should be having fun with what we do.thumbs up N/T

Monte 86 June 24, 2019 09:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

WM6 109 June 24, 2019 03:44AM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

NWCindy 109 June 24, 2019 03:33PM



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