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Be selective, yes ....

September 22, 2019 11:08AM 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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Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

SvenS 240 September 16, 2019 08:26PM


dixiedigger57 133 September 23, 2019 01:00PM

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

Monte 91 September 24, 2019 08:08AM


D&P-OR 86 September 24, 2019 10:28AM


GeoW 87 September 24, 2019 12:49AM


jmaryt 96 September 23, 2019 09:02PM


UtahRich 92 September 23, 2019 05:44PM


Remfire 86 September 23, 2019 06:34PM

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

dixiedigger57 64 September 24, 2019 10:34AM

Re: Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

Sodbuster 65 September 20, 2019 02:13PM

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

Monte 68 September 22, 2019 07:41AM

My experiences with both wet and dry conditions.

Monte 93 September 19, 2019 01:28PM

Re: My experiences with both wet and dry conditions.

WM6 84 September 19, 2019 04:13PM

A Religious Experience -

UtahRich 107 September 21, 2019 12:23AM

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

Monte 79 September 22, 2019 10:43AM

Jewelry Items. . .

UtahRich 77 September 22, 2019 06:28PM

Re: A Religious Experience - eye popping smiley

Sodbuster 101 September 21, 2019 02:38PM

Re: A Religious Experience -

WM6 104 September 21, 2019 02:36PM

Being Objective . . . . . . .

UtahRich 102 September 21, 2019 06:16PM

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

Sodbuster 57 September 22, 2019 11:11AM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . . .

jmaryt 80 September 21, 2019 10:28PM

Lemmings -

UtahRich 104 September 21, 2019 11:58PM

Re: Lemmings -

jmaryt 85 September 22, 2019 12:54PM

Being Selective . . .

UtahRich 82 September 22, 2019 02:00PM

Re: Being Selective . . .

jmaryt 78 September 22, 2019 07:02PM

Be selective, yes ....

Monte 102 September 22, 2019 11:08AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

OregonGregg 103 September 22, 2019 05:26PM

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

Monte 110 September 23, 2019 12:13AM

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

OregonGregg 94 September 23, 2019 04:39AM

Yep, just reducing and adding as necessary ...

Monte 77 September 23, 2019 09:25AM

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

SvenS 94 September 23, 2019 06:34AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

jmaryt 85 September 22, 2019 07:04PM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

OregonGregg 97 September 23, 2019 04:28AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

jmaryt 76 September 23, 2019 08:55AM

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

Monte 102 September 23, 2019 08:54AM

Re: Lemmings -

D&P-OR 88 September 22, 2019 08:08AM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . . .

OregonGregg 88 September 21, 2019 08:11PM

Does it stay or does it Go ?

UtahRich 104 September 21, 2019 08:54PM

Re: Does it stay or does it Go ?

D&P-OR 84 September 22, 2019 01:30PM

Post High Jacking - starting a new thread.

UtahRich 161 September 22, 2019 02:20PM

Re: Post High Jacking - starting a new thread.

D&P-OR 74 September 22, 2019 03:30PM

Re: Does it stay or does it Go ?

jmaryt 70 September 22, 2019 12:59PM

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

Monte 59 September 20, 2019 02:53AM

I like the ground to be moist ....

Hombre 86 September 18, 2019 10:21AM

Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

UtahRich 92 September 16, 2019 09:06PM

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