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About Dan(NM)

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  1. Dan(NM)

    The Nox, Part 2

    I use the stock coil on the CTX and the Equinox. I'm not saying the CTX is deeper than the Equinox, it's just that I have used the CTX longer and have learned what the at coins at depth sound and act like on it. It's more of a confidence thing than perhaps actual performance due to the fact I haven't developed an ear for the deeper coin behaviors with the Nox.
  2. Dan(NM)

    The Nox, Part 2

    Hunting deep old coins, the CTX is hard to beat at ID'ing at depth.
  3. Dan(NM)

    The Nox, Part 2

    I started off last year running the 800 until about Sept. and went back to the CTX until this week. I picked up a 600 and a 6" for hunting trashy sites instead of struggling with the CTX. I plan on using the CTX for my deep trolling and the Nox in the water and in the trash. I went to a WW1/WW2 dump site we've been hunting on and off for the last month, this place is loaded with iron and other debris you'd find at a dump. I set the Nox on Park 1, 2-tone, tone break at 18 with the volume off from -9 to 18, recovery speed set to 3 and iron bias at 0. I'm sure I missed some stuff in the lower range, but, time was an issue and I knew what I wanted to find, The 600 and the 6" coil worked exactly as I hoped and I started finding desirable targets from the beginning and until it was time to head home. I was able to find some nice relics with a couple of coins, a merc and a wheaty to top off the day. Thanks for looking.
  4. I buy these and cut them to fit on the screens of every machine I use. They are tough as anything you'll ever need. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zagg-HD-High-Def-Screen-shield-for-Amazon-Kindle-Fire-HD-8-9/262700676576?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  5. Welcome Cory, where are you located? Going by your name, are you in Las Cruses, NM? If you are, my hunting buddy lives there and hunts with a Equinox 800 if you want to see one in action. Again, welcome to the forum.
  6. Dan(NM)

    Nox Cuff..... Broke

    Get a hold of Jeff Here, I just bought one from him and it's exactly what your looking for.
  7. I was fortunate enough to find a 15x12 coil last week and jumped on it. I got it yesterday and plan on taking it to a couple of place where I was digging 8-9" silver and wheats, but, the spots finally played out. I also came across a post on Findmall before it was deleted by the mods because it mentioned a guy's product who wasn't a paid sponsor. He posted about his upgraded armrest by Jeff Herke, glad I saw it when I did. I got mine yesterday as well and this thing is sweet. He put a lot of thought into and the quality shows. Since it's aluminum, your able to adjust it to suit your clothing or just your arm. I also ended up getting one of Steve's lower rods which I'll mount my big coil on for it's maiden voyage. Here's a couple of pics.
  8. I'm in the process of moving to Texas and will be very close to Lake Travis. I need to add to my gear a decent sand scoop for fresh water hunting, can someone recommend one that won't break the bank. I'm not sure what type of soil/sand/dirt I'm going to encounter, so, I may have to wait until I get over there later this month, thanks.
  9. I hit a couple more permissions on the street I've been working for the last week and half. They did not fail to produce enough finds to keep the hunt interesting all day long. I was using my 800, which made it back from Minelab in 11 days after needing to be replaced. To be honest, I couldn't tell a bit of difference from it and the 600 I was using while the 800 was being replaced. The Nox was made for this type of hunting, tone break ability along with being able to adjust the tones to make the higher conductors really jump out. Couple that with being able to swing relatively fast and still hear the good stuff makes this machine a permission slayer. The permissions have been good to me this month, 1 Walker...3 Washington quarters....11 Rosies....75 Wheats I'm able to cover the yards twice in different directions in less time than I could if I was swinging the FBS machines. Anyway, I'm absolutely sold on the machine 🙂 My settings: Sensitivity....18-20 Recovery speed.....6 Iron Bias.....0 2 Tones Ground Balance....0 Tone Break at 21 Pitch....-9 to 21 Pitch at 1 22+ Pitch set to 25 Full Volume on both tones
  10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zagg-HD-High-Def-Screen-shield-for-Amazon-Kindle-Fire-HD-8-9/262700676576?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I use these and cut them to fit the entire face plate, virtually scratch proof. It'll protect the buttons and all for $10
  11. Thank you Andy! The worst thing that can happen is they so no, you simply move on to the next one, more often than not, they say yes. People are more open than you may realize. My motto is: "nothing ventured, nothing gained" Sometimes the permissions absolutely suck, but, the ones that produce just energize your drive to get another one.
  12. Thank you Steve! Knowing what I do now, I should have saved myself a couple of hundred bucks and went for the 600 in the beginning. I still haven't used the WM08 or the headphones Minelab provided. I'm using wireless earbuds and doubt I'll use wired phones unless I go into the water. I bought the 600 to use while my 800 was being replaced by Minelab, for the second time, and haven't missed a beat with the 600. I have an Etrac as a backup as well and am really having a hard time deciding on which one to turn loose. I'll see how I feel once I get the 800 back, lol, I may keep both and dump the Etrac 🙂
  13. I was invited by a buddy to hunt a permission that he scored a couple of weeks ago while out sight seeing with his wife. So, today we headed over to the place about an hour from my house to see if this old place would produce. The pictures tell a little history about the old house, our excitement was tempered by reality within the first hour 😞 The majority of finds were modern trash and clad, nothing what we had envisioned finding at a place surrounded by so much history. I finally scored a wheat which told me the place hadn't been hunted completely out by previous metal detectorist. Three wheats and 40 minutes later I finally score a silver rosie, 1964 🙂 Well, it wasn't a complete loss after all. I hunted my way closer to the house and picked up a couple of Colorado tax tokens, it's always a treat to score a token or 2. While my buddy was talking to the owner of the place I decided to go back over an area I had hunted before and was rewarded with a 42 Washington quarter. My partner was not having a good day at all, he could not get his coil over anything worthwhile the entire morning. The owner had given us permission to hunt the old place next door, so we decided to go ahead and see if it might improve his luck somewhat. Well....it did for me anyway lol...first target was a wheat and within 10 minutes I dug my second Washington quarter. I was scanning along the side walk and got a nice soft repeatable 28-29, down at 8 1/2" out comes what I thought was a Mexican coin, turned out to be a large brass token. A couple more wheaties were found before we needed to head out for the hour long drive for me and 2 1/2 drive for my buddy. We think that this small old town has been targeted in the past, especially the Dolan house, not one find dated the place and nothing there was deep. We did see a picture of the house back in the day, could be fill was brought in at some point and the older stuff was buried beyond the range of the machines. Not a bad day overall, went home with some silver and some cool tokens to add to my stash. My settings were what I normally run when my time is limited and I want to maximize my hunt time. Sens....20 2-Tone, Tone break set to 22 Pitch set at 2 from -9 to 21 Recovery 3 Iron bias 0 Field 2 I'm debating whether or not to sell the 800 and just use the 600, for my type of hunting the 600 performs like a champ and gives the 800 a run for it's money.
  14. Thanks Steve, no doubt the token is aluminum and a trade token. The only word I can make out is trade, it's very worn for a token.