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    • By GotAU?
      This was our first test with her out in the Mojave Desert, and all I can say it is very easy to walk about detecting with this one.  Firstly, there was no stooping over with a scoop to pick up bad targets with this detector, they were all the real thing! And GeoSense works amazingly well, love being able to go with her automatically and easily keeping up with wherever I detected, it was a breeze.  I've detected with others that were unwieldly and hard to control in the desert, but I can say this one is really something special.   We walked for a couple miles on the edge of a dry lake looking for meteorites and she really showed her stuff. She almost seemed to know her way over the salty ground, and picked up anything I threw at her.  She easily found nuggets of every size left behind by many others, and was very quiet and hardly made any noise anywhere I went, even in the most briny parts of the ground covered with white salt, underneath the buzzing high tension power lines that cross parts of the dry lake, and even going over hot rocks did not seem to bother her much.  She's quite a detector and we are finally really lucky to have one like this!  All I can say is wow, everyone should have one like this for detecting!

      June is a great detector dog, we rescued her from the pound, and one day I hope to find a GPX 6000 too. Happy April 1st!
    • By Dances With Doves
      It is mind boggling that almost all my buddies and other  people  I see hunting or talk to have a Nox.The same thing could be said for the  Garrett At series.Almost everybody I know  has had one and I have seen guys  I don't know  using them a lot before the  Nox came out.With Garrett the At pro was the most common.On this  Forum  I would bet that most have had a Nox.  Even  though  I used the X-terra I never saw that many being used around here even though it seemed to  be  popular around the  world.The At  pro was more popular compared to it  in the US probably because of Garrett  marketing and it being all terrain and cheaper compared to the 705 version.For the turf I would take the X-terra any day because it    could be  tailored to more hunting  situations.The x-terra and the Nox sound very    alike which made it easy for me to gel  with the Nox.
    • By Ridge Runner
      If we look at the detectors that are already out and the one’s coming out what do you want?
       The Nox 800 may not be the best swimmer but other than that it still does a good to great job of detecting. I can pick it up to go relic,coin and gold hunt on land or water.
       The Tarsacci bye the videos I’ve seen can be a good to great relic detector . What being said it really shines as a beach be it land or water. I myself haven’t seen it at a straight dirt digging coin detector.
      Then here comes the new AQ from Fisher and up front they say this is a water detector. It’s specialty is to find gold deeper than ever before in wet sand are in the water.
       The Nokta/Makro we just not sure but according to Dilek they are working hard to get it to us .
      The Garrett people not too long ago came out with the Apex . Any new detector some will say it’s as great as moms Apple pie and another say it’s not for me .
       What all this comes down to would you want to buy one detector that can do everything good to great? In  a roundabout way getting something free. The other choice you would have is buy one for water another relic and another for nugget hunting. Then to if you wanted to go digging in the dirt for coins only you best add another detector.
       I really don’t want to be hauling all those detectors around that fits in it’s own little niche.
       I could see were it would be best to have a water detector if it’s made to handle saltwater. My reasoning is saltwater is unforgiving if it gets into the electronic of your detector. Now if you don’t do saltwater hunting but just freshwater I know from pass experience it is forgiving. Then you may not have need for water only detector.
       It comes down to buy one and get three free in that one. The other choice is buy and buy until you’ve got yourself covered in all of what you like to hunt .
       Chuck 
    • By Dances With Doves
      I will say my Nox is even though  I did well with my  Explorer Xs  when I had it.I think it is better in most situations and lighter and able to snag coins in the water too.The FBS machines may be better in a few situations but with the silver coin population dwindling I think these days the Nox is better for the tougher  coins that are left.You can also change to a  single  frequency if EMI is a problem.In  one part of park the EMI was so bad that it made  my buddies explorer almost useless while  I did  good.For having the FBS technology  at a  certain time nothing will beat having the Explorer for the time it came out.Having that machine in  2000 helped me clean up even though I probably had about 40% of the skill and knowledge I have today.That machine was way ahead of it's  time and made me look  good. I did good on silver the first few years I had it and there was a lot of silver left  because those machines before  it missed them.The FBS machines probably have found more silver then any other machine in the turf by a  wide margin. In 1  good year with the explorer I have found more silver then what    the Nox  could in the 2.5 years that I used it    which includes the ones in the   water where I could not bring a Explorer.FBS machine will always be   legendary for silver coins.
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