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Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )

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Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 17, 2018 10:36PM
Ok.. before I get hate mail.. here me out! I know a lot of people are over the Equinox lovers, But heres my take on why its improving my finds.
And I can sum it up in one word..

Ratios!

My Nickel find rate has shot up 800% since getting this detector. It simply slams, nickel AND gold.......unlike any machine I've ever used. On top of that I pulled my oldest nickel to date.... a V nickel at a pounded park!


Now... Heres why I'm liking it.

Speed:
Its recovery speed is very fast.
Weight:
Compared to my Etrac? A feather
Ratios!
My ratio of coins and finding Nickels (For some reason the Equinox ABSOLUTELY slams low conductors!
Waterproof: Self explanatory

On top of those points the battery life is long, headphones work great and I love the bluetooth use While using the headphones.

What Records?

1)Most wheats dug at one site in one day......8
2)Oldest Nickle Dug----V Nickle worn badly can't get a date
3)Most Nickles dug at one site in one day....9
4) My first GOLD RING EVER!

So I hope the photos show up... so far I'm enjoying the machine.

Happy Hunting!
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IMG_6441 by darktower007, on Flickr]V NIckel[/url]
IMG_6338 by darktower007, on Flickr]Past 3 Days Equinox 800[/url]
IMG_8581 by darktower007, on Flickr]Equinox Finds... Nickles and Gold[/url]

XP Deus
Minelab Etrac
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett Carrot
22 silvers, 2 silver rings, 1 Gold Ring -YTD 2018


Some of my random digs: [www.youtube.com]



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/17/2018 10:39PM by Gannon.
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 17, 2018 10:48PM
Congrats on gold!!!
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 17, 2018 10:52PM
Nice Finds. You never dug a V-Nickel before?
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 17, 2018 10:52PM
Good on you.
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 17, 2018 11:01PM
On your"first gold ring ever" would you attribute it to:
1.Thinking it was something else
2.IDing it as gold
3.Putting your detector over it
4.Other
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 17, 2018 11:51PM
Harold,ILL. Wrote:
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> Nice Finds. You never dug a V-Nickel before?


Never! To be honest before I got the Equinox all I would dig was trash thinking it was Nickles with my deus etc.

The Equinox hits them “Louder” or “harder” at depth. The V Nickel was 6 inches down, solid 12 or 13...... but it would stay 12—2 or 3 sweeps.
Rock solid!

XP Deus
Minelab Etrac
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett Carrot
22 silvers, 2 silver rings, 1 Gold Ring -YTD 2018


Some of my random digs: [www.youtube.com]
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 17, 2018 11:51PM
woodchiphustler Wrote:
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> Good on you.


Thank you sir!

XP Deus
Minelab Etrac
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett Carrot
22 silvers, 2 silver rings, 1 Gold Ring -YTD 2018


Some of my random digs: [www.youtube.com]
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 17, 2018 11:53PM
doc holiday Wrote:
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> On your"first gold ring ever" would you attribute
> it to:
> 1.Thinking it was something else
> 2.IDing it as gold
> 3.Putting your detector over it
> 4.Other

Prob:>1
Having never dug a single Gold target.... it was a slamming 12—5 inches deep, so I thought I had an old nickle! Right next to home plate on an old baseball field long abandoned.

XP Deus
Minelab Etrac
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett Carrot
22 silvers, 2 silver rings, 1 Gold Ring -YTD 2018


Some of my random digs: [www.youtube.com]
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 17, 2018 11:57PM
An honest man. Congrats on your first gold---hope you have many more.
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 18, 2018 01:50AM
Looks like a pretty good quarter killer too, congrats on the gold.

Up to my ____ in Pulltabs, Grant
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 18, 2018 11:05PM
I can feel your excitement through my computer screen. This is what metal detecting is all about. I can promise you this. You will open up the flood gates on finding gold rings. Continued success with your " Changer"
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 18, 2018 11:35PM
Nice job, love the gold ring and the oldie V thumbs down

I'm still learning mine, but so far, no complaints.
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 19, 2018 03:58AM
Way to go Gannon. You are killing it with your Nox. Glad you like it.

V-Nick and gold ring within 3 days...you must be stoked.
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 19, 2018 09:26AM
woodchiphustler Wrote:
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> I can feel your excitement through my computer scr
> een. This is what metal detecting is all about. I
> can promise you this. You will open up the flood g
> ates on finding gold rings. Continued success with
> your " Changer"


I hope so! Best low conductor machine I’ve used!

XP Deus
Minelab Etrac
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett Carrot
22 silvers, 2 silver rings, 1 Gold Ring -YTD 2018


Some of my random digs: [www.youtube.com]
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 19, 2018 09:29AM
therover61 Wrote:
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> Way to go Gannon. You are killing it with your Nox
> . Glad you like it.
>
> V-Nick and gold ring within 3 days...you must be s
> toked.


I was jumping up and down like a kid when I saw the clump of gold!

One thing for sure.. when it hit 12 on the gold it hardly left every sweep.

Haters or not it’s a sweet machine!

XP Deus
Minelab Etrac
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett Carrot
22 silvers, 2 silver rings, 1 Gold Ring -YTD 2018


Some of my random digs: [www.youtube.com]
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 19, 2018 12:16PM
CONGRATS!!!! Whether or not you knew it was gold under coil is beside the point. The point is the NOX will hit small gold and deep gold that some other machines cant.... CONGRATS!!! BTW I have never found a gold coin or gold ring.
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 19, 2018 01:45PM
calabash digger Wrote:
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> CONGRATS!!!! Whether or not you knew it was gold u
> nder coil is beside the point. The point is the NO
> X will hit small gold and deep gold that some othe
> r machines cant.... CONGRATS!!! BTW I have never
> found a gold coin or gold ring.

Sorry,but the Point is/was did the Nox identify the target as gold,trash/coin. The Nox May hit small gold and deep gold as well may other detectors---This is a Learning forum,so how a new detector reports on a target as desirable as gold IS THE POINT.
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 21, 2018 09:49PM
Funny question, Harold! Not everybody's dug a V nickel (yet). I didn't dig one until last winter, and have only found one more since. I have a few Barber dimes and quarters but the Vs have been tough.
Heck, before I found my first V nickel, I had found a $5 gold piece (set in a gold ring), a 2 cent piece, two trimes, a seated dime and a Capped Bust half-dime. Oh, and an eagle cent.
Vs ain't easy!

Wayne
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 21, 2018 11:23PM
ncwayne Wrote:
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> Funny question, Harold! Not everybody's dug a V ni
> ckel (yet). I didn't dig one until last winter, an
> d have only found one more since. I have a few Bar
> ber dimes and quarters but the Vs have been tough.
> Heck, before I found my first V nickel, I had foun
> d a $5 gold piece (set in a gold ring), a 2 cent p
> iece, two trimes, a seated dime and a Capped Bust
> half-dime. Oh, and an eagle cent.
> Vs ain't easy!
>
> Wayne


Funny world Wayne!----Between my wife & I and over a span of 16 years, we have found 18 "V" nickels.----Neither one of us have found a gold coin, 2 cent piece, trime, Capped Bust half dime, or flying eagle (flying napkin) cent though.----Guess it depends on the area(s) you hunt.-----The two coin types I would (still) most like to find is a gold coin (anything) and a Capped Bust (anything)! smiling smiley-----At 79 yrs. old, that probably isn't going to happen---but---I'm still "ah lookin"!---------Del
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 21, 2018 11:35PM
Congrats Gannon on your success thus far.

Nox is a nickel killer for sure.

So much so lots of times even running 50 tones with modern junk around, the signals the nickels provide jump out at you.

There is no telling in the next year how many nickels will be had by Nox users.
And incidental gold ring finds also.
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 22, 2018 12:55PM
tnsharpshooter Wrote:
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> Congrats Gannon on your success thus far.
>
> Nox is a nickel killer for sure.
>
> So much so lots of times even running 50 tones wit
> h modern junk around, the signals the nickels prov
> ide jump out at you.
>
> There is no telling in the next year how many nick
> els will be had by Nox users.
> And incidental gold ring finds also.

Thanks TNSS.. your and many others saying it’s excellant on Nickles will mean and I have confirmed gold will be much more prevelant.

I’m going to test the ring against other detectors to see how it reads. Gold/Nickle compression is a good thing in my book.

XP Deus
Minelab Etrac
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett Carrot
22 silvers, 2 silver rings, 1 Gold Ring -YTD 2018


Some of my random digs: [www.youtube.com]
Re: Why I'm liking the Equinox 800smileys with beer(4 -First )
March 22, 2018 05:40PM
Its crazy how finds run. You can go decades without getting a specific find then quickly get maybe 3 of them then not another or start hitting them regularly. I say random is lumpy. Anyway, Congrats! As I understand it gold jewelry most commonly hit between 1 and 12 (and can slop over either side a bit and almost all the way up the scale high on a big honker). Most people don't/won't dig low conductor signals because of foil and other trash making up a huge percentage of finds in that range. Oh, how the Nox love slaw and micro foil! But when we learn to read the audio, I think the finds are really going to be impressive.

Past(or)Tom
Using a Tarsacci MDT 8000, an Equinox 800, Deus/ORX & others...
with my brilliant Corgi, Sadie



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