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  1. YubaJ, I would enjoy seeing the spectacular old finds, but I really do not want to be directed away from Steve's excellent forum. Could you post a link so that I do not have to leave this forum and dig through someone else's forum to find these spectacular old finds?
  2. My suggestion would be Xtreme Scoops. They are not cheap, but they may be the last scoop you will buy. They are also made in the USA. Sometime they have scoops on sale which reduces the price by 40 or 50%. I own two, The Sand Shredder and The Surf Master. Titanium scoops are light weight and strong. Which makes a huge difference when you have been digging for a week on the beach. I have learned the hard way, if you buy cheap, you will be buying again in the near future.
  3. Cal, Thank you for all the hard work and quality videos you have posted on the Deus 2. To me the last question is can it detect in the salt water. My only fear is a target disappears in the surf wash like it does with the Nox, or it becomes very unstable in the ocean with the wave action. The best praise that you gave to the D2 did not come on any video, the best praise came when I saw that you listed your comparable ML detectors for sale. I admire a person who votes with their feet. It's nice to see someone who really loves the equipment they use.
  4. Cal, I understand your point, but I do not understand your methods. As a beach hunter your test methods and comparisons are irrelevant. An Excell hunter hunts on the beach, not 1 mile inland from the beach. An Excall hunter hunts on wet sand as the tide is rising or falling. An Excall hunter is hunting in the surf or under water, not 1 mile inland from the beach. I understand that the D2 is so much better than the Excall inland on dry land, but how is the comparison on the beach or underwater on real live undug targets? I understand you really love the D2, but please show it beating the Excall, or the Nox, or the Tarsacci under real life scenarios that I hunt and not in your back yard. I don't hunt in your back yard. I hunt on the beach.
  5. Thank you Steve. Well said. The market needs a water proof ground balance PI for the beach hunters. It would be so much better if an American company would be the one to finally offer this product. I really feel that these companies underestimate what a functioning machine like this could sell for. If people are willing to pay $6000 for a machine that will find .5 gram gold nuggets, what would people pay for a machine that can consistantly find 9 gram 14k gold rings on a beach. American rewards those who finish the job and punishes those who quit. Finish the AQ First Texas!
  6. Thank you George, Joe, Cliff and Dancer. I have been watching the roll out of the Deus 2 and was quite interested at first. Then I started looking closely at the test videos and closely at the pictures of finds that I have. A couple of observations: 1. The beach videos for the D2 are pushing that it finds micro jewelry. Well the pictures of my finds show the Tarsacci finds micro Jewelry. Small pendants, small open earrings and stud earrings. 2. The Tarsacci finds pictures show a lot of heavy target, rings and sinkers, harvested from 12" and deeper. I have yet to see a heavy deep target harvested in the wild with the D2. Yes I have seen people bury a target, but not in the wild. I guess what I am saying is the D2 may be great, but I want proof before I put my money down. Bill
  7. I respectfully disagree. Cobill was trying to sell an AQ Limited. The only reason that I did not try to purchase it was that the Warranty was not transferrable. I would have purchased it with a 2 year warranty inspite of all it's issues. I will buy the finished product if it ever comes out, because I am looking for a waterproof PI that punches deep in the ocean. Joe Beachnut has proven that the AQ will accomplish that task. Dew and Cliff have proven that the Tarsacci can do that in a VLF. Time will only tell if the Deus 2 can also perform that task.
  8. A little background: I live in Western Pennsylvania, but love to beach metal detect. The nearest salt water beach would be Ocean City NJ/MD, but the beaches that I prefer to detect are the beaches of South Carolina. The only problem is that is a 700 mile drive one way. So I try to take a week vacation from work and detect on the beaches of South Carolina when I can. I used to have a Nox 800 but traded it in for a Tarsacci, because I prefer how the Tarsacci operates on the beach. I find metal detecting to be very much like fishing. The equipment you use is not the most important item. The most important item is to be at a location where there are fish that you can catch. Be comfortable with and know how to use your equipment, but finding the hot spot is far more important. The follow pictures are a weeks total of finds for my last three trips. Pictures 1 and 2 are from my trip for the first week of January 2022. Pictures 3 and 4 are from my trip on the last week of August 2021. Pictures 5 and 6 are from third week in July 2021. All Item were found in the wet sand. Since it's cold and snowing in Western Pennsylvania I am really looking forward to my next vacation.
  9. In an earlier post I stated how I almost hit the Apple Trifecta today. What are the other Trifecta or cycles should we strive for in 2022. Example: Apple trifecta: iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch. Coin Cycle: Quarter, dime, nickle and a penny Ring Cycle: Gold ring, Silver ring, Tungsten ring and a Platinum ring. What would be the Relic Cycle? What would be the Gold nugget Cycle? Silver coin cycle?......etc. Basketball has it's doubles and baseball has it's cycles, maybe for 2022 we should have beach, field and gold awards for the rest of us. Happy Hunting and have a safe and healthy 2022.
  10. Today I was able to hit the Apple double and was able to find an Apple Watch and a pair of scorched AirPods, but no iPhone. I so much wanted to find the phone and to be able to hit the trifecta in one day. Has anyone been able to hit the Trifecta in one day? Happy New Year
  11. Thank you Locator for the video and thank you Steve for making this happen. I just ordered one for my V3I on Metaldetector dot com. $249 delivered free before Christmas. Another reason to pull the V3I out of the closet and use it again.
  12. Simon, Yes they did mention that the AQ Gold and the AQ Relic machine will follow, but they gave no indication of when.
  13. Received my catalog from Kellyco today and they proudly announced that they are looking forward to offering the Fisher Impulse AQ in 2022. The write up that Kellyco gave made it sound like there was substantial discrimination with minimal loss of detection depth with the AQ. We shall see.
  14. The Schoolofhardnox has inspired me and my Christmas present arrived today. Yes two months before Christmas. I sold my Beach Hunter TDI and my Whites V3I and Bigfoot coil and purchased a GPX 5000. Since I do not hunt in the water my plan is to use my Tarsacci in all metal mode to clear as much junk and iron off my beach. Then use the GPX to nuke the beach for deep targets. Hopefully I will have the strength, stamina and the ability of finding buckets of quality targets like School, but time and effort will tell. Dream big this Christmas!!!!
  15. Thank you Steve. Always a wealth of information. I just need to get better at searching for information on this forum.
  16. Simon, Thank you for the response. I thought that may be the answer, but I could not find it stated. I hope the day comes soon that I can return to New Zealand. Such a beautiful country. Bill
  17. After reading all items available I am confused. It's probably just me so I apologize if this is a dumb question. In soil that has low mineralization which coil will go deeper and is more suitable, a DD coil or a mono coil of equal size? Or in low mineralization does it not matter if you use a DD or a mono coil? Bill
  18. Out today on this holy weekend I found Jesus about 4 inches in the sod at a local park. I also found a small heart pendant and a wedding band from some guy named Carbide. So if you know someone by the name of Tungsten Carbide, please tell them I have their ring. Wow does Park 2 find small jewelry and aluminum trash nicely. Bill
  19. I started shopping for an Equinox 800 on February 14th and was able to have one in my hands by February 27th and here is how. By lurking on this and other forums I quickly realized that if I put an order in with those big internet metal detector companies, I would have to wait until April at the earliest to get one. My second thought was to wait for that big hunting and fishing store to receive a large stock and order from them. My only concern was that this could become a trap, where they are just creating a pre-paid wait list just like the other internet sales companies. I quickly realized that this was going to be like trying to buy Springsteen or The Who concert tickets. My approach was to go on the Minelab website and start calling the dealers that were close to me. Since I am in Western Pennsylvania I called the dealer in Erie PA. Brian was very nice and answered all my questions about the Equinox 800. My final question to Brian was, "What is your wait list looking like?" Brian's answer was, "If you send me a $100 deposit you will be number one and receive the next Equinox 800 I receive." It was really just that simple. Run a dealer search on Minelab.com, Pick up the phone and ask about their wait list. I know as of yesterday, Brian in Erie was back to a wait list of Zero. I hope this helps someone get their hands on a wonderful product and helps your local dealer earn your business. Bill
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