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No arguments with that, Rich. thumbs up

July 31, 2018 03:23PM avatar
Rich (Utah)
Monte -

One of the things that I've enjoyed about my newer detectors (Racer 2, CoRe, Equinox 800 ) is their ability to separate (unmask) closely located conductive targets. They aren't perfect, but they sure make it easier to put on a smaller or mid-sized coil and sort through some of the trashy sites with gobs of pull tabs, stay tabs and other bits of lower conductive aluminum 'trash'. I can try and pick out coins or look for unusual targets that may be a ring or other piece of jewelry.

Most of the smaller coils easily obtain several inches of detection depth on coin sized objects. If the area contains targets deeper than the reach of a small coil, I can return with a detector with a larger coil after much of the 'shallow' trash has been removed.

Rich -
I also thoroughly enjoy my favorite newer detectors, as well as some favorite and just slightly older models (CoRe, Relic, XLT, modified Classic ID, MX-7 and two or three others) because, as you related, they all do a terrific job when it comes to unmasking targets in a densely associated condition, and better still also dealing with challenging ferrous debris as well.

All of my deteft6ors keep a smaller-size (5½" Concentric) to mid-sized (up to a 7" Concentric or 5X9½ DD) search coil mounted full-time. I seldom get into a site where I need a larger-size coil, but I do keep them on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote for special purposes. The smaller coils, when in relatively trash target free sites, usually provide me with all the detection depth I need, but that's also due to the types of places I prefer to hunt.

I hope readers will catch your last comment regarding the use of larger coil to gain added detection depth, and that is "after much of the 'shallow' trash has been removed." Sometimes I wonder how so many newer members of this great sport haven't learned or figured out that they can't achieve detection depth if they don't get the shallower masking junk out of the way first. confused smiley

Regarding your Eq-800, do you have the 6" search coil yet, if it is available? If so, how is that working out for you in typical hunting applications?


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Lots of used equinoxes out there.

Candy Rock Kid 173 July 28, 2018 02:27PM

Re: Lots of used equinoxes out there.

Kickindirt 115 August 01, 2018 03:27PM

Yes, we do see a lot more Equinox models offered up for sale or trade.

Monte 115 July 29, 2018 06:52AM

What ? You mean there's work involved ? thinking

Rich (Utah) 167 July 30, 2018 02:59PM

Funny, but as the years progress it does seem to be required.

Monte 121 July 30, 2018 09:09PM

Benefits of My New Stuff . . . .

Rich (Utah) 109 July 31, 2018 01:27PM

No arguments with that, Rich. thumbs up

Monte 108 July 31, 2018 03:23PM

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