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  1. Hay alluminati, I don't come often on the forum ... Of course tou can't get conclusions out of this outing ! I completely agree...But I might think the Safari was (is ?) tuned ti higher conductives, while the Nox is more "europe friendly"... The Field mose is "europe-oriented", while the park mode is "US-orientend"...Maybe that's the key, explaining "polyvalence"...
  2. Further to what has been written in the above answers... Some searchplaces are so instested with iron that they're pretty unworkabke...Again, I have to bring out european pure nickel coins ( as are canadian coins too) . You face an iron infested place? Well, just do as usually, using your best settings for the places. Then use a NO MOTION mode on the same place, and just ground balance it to salt... What now will happen is all PURE ferrous targets will be IGNORED, all ferrous alloys will give signals. Pretty useful for relic hunting and Canadian coins hunting. Purists will state that de detector will not be tuned to the actual site conditions...believers will walk away with finds... This trick is very useful once you understand it...I had plenty of succes in relics and coins using this trick with the GBPro in all metal mode, GB to "0" From then on, you will know what you were missing... If the detector beeps, dig !! no matter if the ID is a ferrous one !! Happy hunting...!!
  3. Hi guys ! Yes, I am a beach hunter, but I was invited to metall detecing on a WW1 field... So the beach hunter I am was suddenly contemplating a huge corn field which has seen some ww1 Action... I chose to hunt before noon (2 hours) with the Equinox 800, and two hours in the afternoon with the Safari I happened to win at a detection rally two weeks ago. As you can tell from the posted pics, the Nox Found 18 targets, the Safari 32, but i felt the afternoon search was richer in targets...The best find of the day was a silver King Leopold II 1867 2 Francs (Belgium), a very rare coin, as it has only been minted from 1866-1868 The nox got more tiny targets (low conductors), but the Safari was able to find some tiny targets too. I don't know what to think about the results about both detectors, but they are very close in my opinion. Those are the pics of this outing (round bullets are belgian, the others are german). Happy hunting !
  4. eHi, This is my first "serious" post on this nice forum. When the equinox was announced, I ordered one before reading any information about it. Then the user manual came online…. I am searching beaches in Europe. As soon as I was able to read the online user manual, and that was months before I got my 800, I thought there was a problem for EU beach hunters. Pulltabs and bottlecaps are too close to the best coin we have here...2€... When I started using the 800, I soon noticed that beach setting (MULTI ONLY) was pretty unusable on dry sand….Bottlecaps, bottlecaps...No matter the tricks we can use…(pumping, backwards coil swinging, etc) they still come through... So I quickly decided to hunt the dry sand in park 2, and 5 Khz… This way, I'm able to eliminate ALL bottlecaps. OK, The 800 is a versatile detector, isn't it??? I started lookig after gold one week ago...In the summer months, I'm a "coins only" hunter, as our coins here are very valuable compared to US ones...I tend to discriminate the lower 10€cents, and the Equinox can do that perfectly. But now I started to look for gold on wet sand beaches, and that is a real disaster ! Every bottlecap and his brother in law shows up as a good target...Pumping, sweeping the coil backwards does NOT help. At this point, I have to say that my CTX 3030 is MUCH better on wet sand. I'm thinking of selling my 800... I put my Sovereign for sale recently, but I am thinking of getting it back home. I am still to be amazed by the nox 800, and that annoys me more than a bit. My CTX isn't "obsolete", nor is my ace 400i (great in iron trash) To sum it up...The 800 did not convince me... Happy hunting Siskoppeke
  5. I am Domenico from little country Belgium. I'm a beach hunter, and have been reading this forum for ages....I decided to sign in to share my beach hunting experiences (since 1994), and especially because I'm enjoying my new equinox 800....It pays off on €-coins and jewelry... I am more interested in metal detectors than in finds, but with this Equinox, I'm in Paradise... See you on the forum !
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