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« on: September 30, 2017, 12:22:37 PM »

Hello to all. I joined this forum to hopefully learn a little about "digging gold" lol. I have not bought a detector to date, trying to gather as much info as possible before pulling the trigger. The wife does love the ocean so my thoughts are if I have something to occupy my time I might possibly join her on occasion. From the information gathered so far looks like the Minelab XCal is the go to machine. Any input on the learning curve for this detector would be much appreciated.

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 07:23:04 AM »

Welcome to the forum, and to a great hobby as well.
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 05:29:27 PM »

welcome and good luck hunting if you wind up with a machine.
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 06:37:22 AM »

Welcome to the forum. Good luck in your hunt for your new machine. The Excaliber is used by a quite a few folks that hunt the beaches but it's real feature is that it is submersible. Is that what you are looking for?  I will say that the Minelabs in my experience are superior with the mineralization in the wet sand in the northeast. I've tried a Garrett and my XP Deus. Both do fine in the dry sand but not so much in the wet. The CTX3030 is popular but pricey. I have an older Explorer that serves me well.

There is a Equinox machine Minelab just announced that's all wireless like the Deus. It's supposed to be under a 1000 bucks but I haven't seen any reviews yet other than some Youtube videos from Detectival in England.
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 07:48:29 AM »

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 09:04:53 AM »

Thank you for the welcome and info. I am still in the due diligence stage. The hope is to find a machine that can do the job in wet salty sand as well as field and fauna. Minelab seems to be the go to manufacturer with way to many models to chose from past and present.
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 11:18:23 AM »

Welcome.  You might want to check the soon to be released minelab equinox machines.  They look sweet and will be good beach hunters.  Plus they will cost about one third of what a ctx does.
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 01:21:32 PM »

Welcome!
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 06:45:10 PM »

Welcome! I'm in the same boat. Have fun.
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