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Be selective, yes ....

September 22, 2019 10:08AM avatar
.. and then put in the time to learn the detector well, match the best coils to it for your needs, and then use it often to keep learning it better. Learn the strong points as well as any weak-links it might have.

Oh, and I disagree with an earlier post you made. Suggesting both Gregg & I put down the EQ-800 and tease you about it. I don't think I have been that bold in giving you a bad time about it. Matter-of-fact, I have been very interested in your time well spent learning the Equinox and sharing what you've learned with readers on these forums. I have seen some of the things it couldn't do all that well in a few tests, by you and others, such as the iron nail laying on top of that thin and small button-front I use. The only two detectors that excel in that test are the Nokta FORS CoRe (which you also own) and FORS Relic. But they also have a weakness or two, as does every make and model detector out there.

I have my select assortment of detectors in my Outfit, and I do my best to learn and understand all their strengths and weaknesses, and I like to get my hands on all the models I can and give them a fair test afield. I don't think I've taunted you that much about the Equinox, and there have been several things about it and performance that have intrigued me enough to get an '800' and give it a good bit of time afield. Naturally I would want to get one with the small 6" DD coil to better fit my needs.

Who knows, you might even get an e-mail or two from me asking for some tips or opinions about one. I have a choice condition Nokta / Makro Anfibio Multi w/2 coils that I ought to sell or trade to get a new or pristine EQ-800 and 6" coil. Then things won't be so bad for you because Gregg will start picking on me!eye popping smiley He did when I had my XP ORX, which I think is a very good detector, or my Omega 8000 or Fisher F-44 which, also, are models that I really enjoy for what they are.

Every detector I own and use have strong points I like them for and for a variety of applications they complement my top-two serious workhorses for my main hunting, and those are the Nokta CoRe and Relic for get-serious Relic Hunting in dense iron debris.


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Subject Author Views Posted

Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

SvenS 312 September 16, 2019 07:26PM


dixiedigger57 187 September 23, 2019 12:00PM

Hello, my name is Monte and I am ... "The Operator."

Monte 142 September 24, 2019 07:08AM


D&P-OR 154 September 24, 2019 09:28AM


GeoW 139 September 23, 2019 11:49PM


jmaryt 152 September 23, 2019 08:02PM


UtahRich 168 September 23, 2019 04:44PM


Remfire 140 September 23, 2019 05:34PM

thanks guys... these forums have taught me that!

dixiedigger57 120 September 24, 2019 09:34AM

Re: Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

Sodbuster 115 September 20, 2019 01:13PM

"Easy digging and easy probing." ... smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Exactly! N/T

Monte 106 September 22, 2019 06:41AM

My experiences with both wet and dry conditions.

Monte 133 September 19, 2019 12:28PM

Re: My experiences with both wet and dry conditions.

WM6 129 September 19, 2019 03:13PM

A Religious Experience -

UtahRich 158 September 20, 2019 11:23PM

"Religious Experience" ... Location might be part of the key reason.

Monte 133 September 22, 2019 09:43AM

Jewelry Items. . .

UtahRich 126 September 22, 2019 05:28PM

Re: A Religious Experience - eye popping smiley

Sodbuster 165 September 21, 2019 01:38PM

Re: A Religious Experience -

WM6 160 September 21, 2019 01:36PM

Being Objective . . . . . . .

UtahRich 163 September 21, 2019 05:16PM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . Well Said Rich thumbs up N/T

Sodbuster 97 September 22, 2019 10:11AM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . . .

jmaryt 136 September 21, 2019 09:28PM

Lemmings -

UtahRich 163 September 21, 2019 10:58PM

Re: Lemmings -

jmaryt 142 September 22, 2019 11:54AM

Being Selective . . .

UtahRich 144 September 22, 2019 01:00PM

Re: Being Selective . . .

jmaryt 132 September 22, 2019 06:02PM

Be selective, yes ....

Monte 161 September 22, 2019 10:08AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

OregonGregg 159 September 22, 2019 04:26PM

Well Gregg, I already HAVE "seen the light."

Monte 177 September 22, 2019 11:13PM

Re: Well Gregg, I already HAVE "seen the light."

OregonGregg 140 September 23, 2019 03:39AM

Yep, just reducing and adding as necessary ...

Monte 153 September 23, 2019 08:25AM

Re: Well Gregg, I already HAVE "seen the light."

SvenS 159 September 23, 2019 05:34AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

jmaryt 147 September 22, 2019 06:04PM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

OregonGregg 155 September 23, 2019 03:28AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

jmaryt 120 September 23, 2019 07:55AM

No, you can't add an EQ-800 to your list ....

Monte 159 September 23, 2019 07:54AM

Re: Lemmings -

D&P-OR 136 September 22, 2019 07:08AM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . . .

OregonGregg 130 September 21, 2019 07:11PM

Does it stay or does it Go ?

UtahRich 155 September 21, 2019 07:54PM

Re: Does it stay or does it Go ?

D&P-OR 133 September 22, 2019 12:30PM

Post High Jacking - starting a new thread.

UtahRich 205 September 22, 2019 01:20PM

Re: Post High Jacking - starting a new thread.

D&P-OR 122 September 22, 2019 02:30PM

Re: Does it stay or does it Go ?

jmaryt 120 September 22, 2019 11:59AM

Yes, 'marketing' does get interesting. And sometimes stretched a bit as well. N/T

Monte 100 September 20, 2019 01:53AM

I like the ground to be moist ....

Hombre 152 September 18, 2019 09:21AM

Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

UtahRich 136 September 16, 2019 08:06PM

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