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

September 23, 2019 12:13AM avatar
.. things won't be so bad for you because Gregg will start picking on me!eye popping smiley

LOL Nope.....Not gonna say one word when you get the Nox 800. However, I'll probably be there and witness when you have your "religious" experience with the machine and you loudly exclaim " I Have Seen The Light !!! " and promptly throw it in the dumpster. cool smiley

I have "seen the light" ... about spending so much money, especially in the recent 4½ years. I have bought or traded for new detectors to check them out and see if they are a good 'fit' in my personal Outfit. Some have been new-to-me and others have been models I have owned in the past that served me well at the time. A few I haven't cared for. Others I have liked, but just didn't really need, or maybe they didn't balance that well for me or really fill any gap or need I have to compete with what was in my selection of 'favorites'.

Then I had a collection of excess detectors hanging around or even one or two duplicates I didn't really use. Along the way my health has continued to degrade and mobility has worsened so I have been even more attentive to a detector's weight and balance. Also the unit's audio report because I'm a bit deaf and that hasn't been improving, either. That's why I have been making some final adjustments in my Detector Outfit and have been thinning down the excess.

This past couple of weeks I did trade one of my detectors to you for a new Racer 2 that I wanted on-hand specifically for the 7" Concentric coil. And I just purchased a pristine condition White's IDX Pro that has been modified, and that was mainly a 'comfort' unit because I have fond memories of how well my former modified specimens worked and th success they brought my way, so it will stay in my Specialty-Use Team with my XLT and 'back-up' Tesoro favorites, a duplicate Bandido II µMAX and Silver Sabre µMAX.

I also purchased a mid-sized elliptical coil and new pinpointer this past week that should be arriving any day. I am now about at the point I am finished spending any more $$$ to buy a new-to-me detector. Yes, I have "seen the light" and made a commitment to try and refrain from spending any more on a detector. I'll either trade for one to check it out or just give up on the idea of getting another model to evaluate. So when it comes to a Minelab Equinox 800, I don't plan to spend any more money.

Maybe I can find a pristine condition EQ-800 that also would come with the 11" and 6" DD coils in trade for a pristine Nokta / Makro Anfibio Multi w/stock 11" and accessory 4X7½ elliptical DD coils? If I make some sort of trade and get an Equinox 800, I am sure you'll be hanging around if I do, and when I get out to give it a try you'll likely be there as well. I'll be prepared for your comments, favorable or not, and I'll even let you check it out and see if you're missing anything in the way of performance.smiling smiley


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Nokta / Makro: FORS CoRe, FORS Relic, Racer 2 and Simplex + also using Makro and Pulse-Dive Pinpointers
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Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

SvenS 241 September 16, 2019 08:26PM


dixiedigger57 133 September 23, 2019 01:00PM

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

Monte 92 September 24, 2019 08:08AM


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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 70 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 105 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 81 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 103 September 22, 2019 11:08AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

OregonGregg 104 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 95 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 103 September 23, 2019 08:54AM

Re: Lemmings -

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

Re: Being Objective . . . . . . .

OregonGregg 89 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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