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You brought up several points I agree with.

June 24, 2019 05:29AM avatar
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Digstrashtomuch
I believe the Nox800 is a good all around detector for the money.
I also agree that the EQ-800 can be a good 'General Purpose' detector, with the added bonus of it being waterproof for those who want or need that feature. But there are other very acceptable performance model that fit that category, such as the White's MX-7, which I like, or the MX-Sport which is the same circuitry but in a waterproof package.

Other modern or current devices could also include the XP Deus or ORX, Nokta FORS CoRe or FORS Relic or Impact or Makro Racer or Racer 2, or the Nokta-Makro Kruzer or Anfibio series for those who desire waterproof offering. There are other currently offered detectors that please other like the Fisher F75 or F19 or the Teknetics T2 series or G2+. I happen to favor my CoRe, Relic and ORX, and plan to add another model soon, along with my non-display favorite Tesoro's.


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Digstrashtomuch
And for people that can only afford one detector or choose to have only one detector for the price can't be beat. It does give you the ability to hunt beaches and is fully waterproof so a big plus.
Yes, it is waterproof. And I kind of feel sorry for those who can, or by choice, only limit their self to one detector (which I haven't done since 1971/'72) because detectors really can be affordable and it's great to own and use at least 2 detectors to help provide versatility in an 'outfit.' Only a casual 'Hobbyist' might own a single detector because no matter how good it might be for several applications, there isn't 'perfect' detector and a more savvy Detectorist will benefit by improving their odds for different applications.

But yes, the Minelab Equinox 800 can be a very versatile sing-choice detector. As I added above, so can several other models, with my personal other favorites coming from Nokta-Makro, XP, and for some single-tone, non-display models from Tesoro.


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Digstrashtomuch
Now for best inland detector for all around needs imo the XP Deus with 9in x35 coil, ws4 backphones can not be beat. I have had mine for 5 years now and it is going no where anytime soon and would be my first detector of choice for hitting new trashy homestead ghost town type sites. Even in a modern trashy park setting I believe I showed just how good it can be during the WTHO in Ogden.
I like the new XP ORX over their Deus model because it provides me with what I want and need without extra adjustment functions I can easily live without. Both models are also very good 'General Purpose' detectors for any inland (out-of-water) applications.


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Digstrashtomuch
Not the first detector I would choose out of my arsenal but doable. A little pricey.
CTX 300 by far best old coin hunting detector for old parks, yards etc. Pricey but can be had for 1200 or so.
No argument that a Minelab CTX 3030, mainly as a specialty' model in my opinion, fills a very nice roll for urban type uses when searching for higher-conductive targets. That's kind of been the strong point for all of the FBS detectors. I have owned and used a half-dozen of them and appreciate their strengths. Of them all, the weight and terrible balance and feel didn't work well with my age, poor health and impaired mobility, but the CTX 3030 I had loan of for a couple of weeks was the most pleasant of them all.

However, we all should select detectors that are most useful for us, and since I 'park hunt' very little any more, and spend the bulk of my time searching out-of-the-way locations with a very dense amount of iron and rusty tin to deal with, those just are not good picks for my needs.


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Digstrashtomuch
CZ 3d. Best old nickel machine. If going old nickel hunting I choose this one first. Kind of heavy and has to be chest mounted though.
I used to own several CZ's, and much preferred the CZ5's over the 6's and 3D's, and the 5's worked fine. But, again, that was way back when and I didn't care or their weight and balance, nor bad handling in dense iron where I search the most since '83.


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Digstrashtomuch
These are just my opinions but willing to show and back them up anytime.
And here you pointed out that we can each have our personal opinions about how certain makes and models can work for us and our chosen sites, and also that it can be beneficial to each of us to have a detector battery of two or more detectors that satisfy us. And that means we like certain detectors for particular applications and we can be more satisfied if we own two or more detectors to better handle different types of hunting we like to do. thumbs upthumbs up

So while we might have one detector that can be a very good General Purpose model, not be perfect so it might help to have the best we like for different applications. The EQ-800 is a good model for General Purpose needs, yes ... but it isn't the only one an active detectorist might select for that roll.

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Question for Monte.

D&P-OR 147 June 20, 2019 06:00AM

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

Monte 167 June 22, 2019 07:32AM

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

Digstrashtomuch 108 June 23, 2019 08:11AM

You brought up several points I agree with.

Monte 75 June 24, 2019 05:29AM

Reviewing detectors, 2019

glabelle 127 June 22, 2019 05:08PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

DesertRokon 58 June 28, 2019 05:50PM

Vic, I wish you thee best of success!

Monte 60 June 29, 2019 04:29AM

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

DesertRokon 48 June 29, 2019 11:22AM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

glabelle 70 June 28, 2019 07:22PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

DesertRokon 47 June 29, 2019 10:19AM

George, 'Thank You' or clarifying your reply.

Monte 52 June 28, 2019 10:16PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

jmaryt 61 June 26, 2019 11:53AM

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

Monte 67 June 25, 2019 10:39AM

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

Cal_Cobra 54 June 26, 2019 02:37PM

A nice reply, Brian, and I generally agree.

Monte 46 June 26, 2019 06:08PM

Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

UtahRich 98 June 22, 2019 06:52PM

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

Kickindirt 67 June 23, 2019 04:38PM

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

jmaryt 60 June 25, 2019 11:05AM

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

Monte 63 June 25, 2019 05:27PM

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

Cal_Cobra 43 June 26, 2019 02:18PM

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

Monte 38 June 26, 2019 06:11PM

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

jmaryt 51 June 25, 2019 08:56PM

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

Cal_Cobra 43 June 26, 2019 02:20PM

Somebody say Tesoro ? .

UtahRich 64 June 25, 2019 09:05PM

Re: Somebody say Tesoro ? .

Cal_Cobra 44 June 26, 2019 02:39PM

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

Monte 34 June 26, 2019 06:13PM

Re: Somebody say Tesoro ? .

jmaryt 48 June 26, 2019 08:38AM

Models costing less than $300? Sure!

Monte 52 June 26, 2019 01:13AM

Re: Models costing less than $300? Sure!

jmaryt 42 June 26, 2019 08:40AM

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

WM6 95 June 23, 2019 03:55PM

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

Cal_Cobra 60 June 25, 2019 11:00AM

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

jmaryt 47 June 25, 2019 08:59PM

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

Monte 63 June 24, 2019 08:44PM

A Deeper Beeper -

UtahRich 75 June 23, 2019 07:43PM

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

Monte 56 June 24, 2019 08:59PM

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

UtahRich 51 June 24, 2019 11:51PM

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

Monte 57 June 25, 2019 09:05AM

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

jmaryt 43 June 25, 2019 09:26AM

Re: A Deeper Beeper -

WM6 66 June 24, 2019 02:21AM

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

glabelle 72 June 23, 2019 05:08PM

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Cal_Cobra 34 June 26, 2019 02:45PM

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

Sodbuster 51 June 24, 2019 11:23AM

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

WM6 59 June 24, 2019 03:37AM

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

glabelle 53 June 24, 2019 11:24AM

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

WM6 65 June 24, 2019 02:41PM

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

OregonGregg 91 June 23, 2019 01:52PM

Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

UtahRich 67 June 23, 2019 06:20PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

OregonGregg 98 June 23, 2019 06:48PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

D&P-OR 45 June 25, 2019 05:37PM

Greg buy a Minelab or XP ?

UtahRich 40 June 25, 2019 09:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

OregonGregg 62 June 25, 2019 06:05PM

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

D&P-OR 45 June 26, 2019 06:21AM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

NWCindy 63 June 23, 2019 08:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

Sodbuster 48 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 36 June 24, 2019 09:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

WM6 58 June 24, 2019 03:44AM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

NWCindy 46 June 24, 2019 03:33PM



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