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Cptbill

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  • Location:
    Vallejo, Ca
  • Interests:
    Detecting and looking for gold
  • Gear Used:
    ML Equinox 800, Whites MXT All Pro

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  1. Back in the days before pin pointers and the variety of shovels we have today. I used a brass probe and a long screw driver to did up my coins. I did that for years but now I would only do that in a yard or somewhere I couldn’t dig a plug. I love using a shovel in fields but not in populated parks.
  2. Hi, I read what you guys said about checking out signal in the 11 - 14 range. Last weekend was my first time out this year and our club went to a local “hunted out” park. My first coin was a solid 12 and down about 7 inches. Remembering what you guys said I dug it up and sure enough it was buffalo nickel with no date of course. The guy next to me was also using a 800 Enquinox got a solid 13 hit and dug up a V nickel. Thanks to guys I was paying more attention to the 11-14 range. As always that were those darn tips off of the old ring pull tabs to deal with.
  3. Looks awesome and will put it on my wish list. Guess I better get out and starting finding coins to add to my allowance so I can get one of the first ones for sale. 🙂
  4. Cptbill

    A Bucket Lister With The Nox 800!!

    Silver in the hole and a Morgan that!!!
  5. Cptbill

    Minelab Multi-frequency

    Technology be as it may I love my equinox 800, works for me!!!
  6. Cptbill

    A Gold Coin Story

    Congratulations, those are really nice finds!!!
  7. Wow, Tesoro is gone and now Lost Treasure. It is a sad way to start the new year. I was even lucky enough to have an article posted in Lost Treasure. Sad day for our hobby to lose both of them.
  8. Cptbill

    2019 - A Look Ahead

    Happy New Year to everyone also,. I agree with schoolofhardNox no matter which machine you use. Enjoy your machine and especially your time detecting. I find researching new machines, reading metal detecting forums or talking with others about detecting to be one of enjoyable part of this hobby. To me this is even more than a hobby, it’s a way of life!!!
  9. Cptbill

    New Member In California Here!

    Welcome from another Bay Area person, Vallejo. Happy hunting and let me know what area of the Bay you have hunted. If your interested I below to a couple of clubs either metal detecting or hunting for gold. I can send you the information.
  10. Cptbill

    Equinox 800 Help

    Good luck, I agree to use park 1 or 2 to start. My son and I had a chance to hunt an orchard and we used field 1 and or 2 even though we were close to some building. The Equinox’s worked great and had good depth. I agree hunting close to a house or in the yard Park 1 or 2 would be your best bet. Hope to see you found some great finds.
  11. Cptbill

    Most Likely

    I have to confess I only belong to 2 or 3 forums and only just started reading forums. I started in hopes of finding more hunters in the Tennessee and or Kentucky area around Fort Campbell. Plus I like reading what other have found or advice on metal detector equipment to buy. I am sure that most of the members of our local club don’t belong to.a forum. Which is to bad.
  12. Cptbill

    Amazing Finds

    Phrunt your righti I can’t wait to get the new larger coin. I have the smaller coil but the ground is so hard here I am waiting for the first rain so I can go out and use it.
  13. Cptbill

    Nox Cuff..... Broke

    Well the bottom part broke and they sent me the top I told ML I needed the bottom part so they sent it but never asked for the top part back! So I have a whole set as a back and you can never have enough extra parts, 🙂
  14. Cptbill

    Nox Cuff..... Broke

    I broke the stand part of the cuff. My dealer contact ML and they sent me the cuff, so I contact ML and the second time I got the stand. I took the broken one and expoxed it together and works great. So now I have a back cuff and stand. ML was fast in sending out the replacement part and didn’t ask for the cuff back. Got to admit I like their service and love my NOX 800.
  15. Cptbill

    Amazing Finds

    Hi Thanks for the replies. Hunting with my son was a great time and the excitement of finding coins that old was like adding frosting on a cake. The Equinox 800 is a great machine
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