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Equinox 800 Field Test for CW Relics
Posted by: Confetrit
Date: March 07, 2018 07:11AM
I was wondering if anyone has seen any videos concerning field testing the Nox 800 being used for CW relics. I haven't seen any personally, and I'm wondering if the Nox is going to primarily be a coin and jewelry MD. The closest I have seen is the one that the Calabash Digger did when he included a CW Minnie Ball among other targets, mostly coins and jewelry.

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Re: Equinox 800 Field Test for CW Relics
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: March 07, 2018 07:16AM
I have been in the low country this week so the Deus has been in hand but will put it on a relic site when I get home. Did use yesterday on a trashed out city lot for a hour or so and it ran good.

Re: Equinox 800 Field Test for CW Relics
Posted by: laplander
Date: March 07, 2018 07:20AM
While I don't have any videos I have been posting Civil War finds for months. The Equinox is doing an excellent job pulling buttons out of iron infested hunted out sites. While these site are not battle fields they are real world hunts very much like Calabash does.
Laplander

Re: Equinox 800 Field Test for CW Relics
Posted by: jas415
Date: March 07, 2018 07:52AM
Laplander - How about giving out a few settings and sweep speeds for doing that! I have not been able to reach anything deeper than about 4-5" in really trashy sites. I am in modified bins 5 tones, sense at 22-23, Park 1 and Park 2, with iron set at 4 and recovery at 1. To me the relationship of 'recovery' and 'Iron bias' and sweep speed for depth and target ID is very difficult to attain! I get the targets but the numbers are all over the spectrum. On the sites I work I would not move 3' in an hour if I dug every good iffy tone! I am just not getting good separation of targets. Yes, I am finding a ton of stuff, but I hunt behind myself with the CTX and find really good deeper stuff I totally missed with the Eq. It is great on a clean yard with little or no trash, but when the screw tabs, pop tops, pull tabs and can slaw get involved I am whipped. I just cant seem to figure out the settings for those areas. Or is it the big coil seeing everything?

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Re: Equinox 800 Field Test for CW Relics
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: March 07, 2018 09:49AM
jas -- FWIW, I don't use recovery 1 very much; so far, it seems TOO slow -- in that you have to sweep SUPER, and I mean SUPER slow, and the target responses are "elongated" and, in my opinion, a bit "muddled" unless it's a REALLY isolated target. I would say try setting recovery at 3. For me, it gets GOOD depth with recovery set at 3 or 4, but MUCH better/cleaner target responses at more "normal" sweep speeds...

Steve



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Re: Equinox 800 Field Test for CW Relics
Posted by: laplander
Date: March 07, 2018 12:34PM
Field one
5 tones
iron volume 8
Recovery 5-8 depending on iron volume actual depth is relative to your site. When you can't lay your probe on the ground with out it sounding off for the iron don't expect super depth.
don't have iron bias, wish i did so zero.
I don't dig every iffy signal but investigate them by sweeping ar 90 degres with really small wiggles to stay on top of the target, they really should repeat tone wise. Iron will almost always drop out with a few exceptions, and those I dig so I don't have to here them again.
Run the sensitivity as hot as it will run stable.
The slaw / aluminum issue is another matter. Do you want to miss anything at your site? You have make that call to discriminate or not discriminate that is the question.
Laplander

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Re: Equinox 800 Field Test for CW Relics
Posted by: BootyHunter
Date: March 07, 2018 02:46PM
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Kevin Rose
I was wondering if anyone has seen any videos concerning field testing the Nox 800 being used for CW relics. I haven't seen any personally, and I'm wondering if the Nox is going to primarily be a coin and jewelry MD. The closest I have seen is the one that the Calabash Digger did when he included a CW Minnie Ball among other targets, mostly coins and jewelry.

I’ve seen several videos and finds reports of civil war relics. The Equ Nox is going to be a great relic machine, as it’s hot on lead and brass not to mention silver and copper and gold. This is Minelab’s most capaable all around relic machine without a doubt.



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Re: Equinox 800 Field Test for CW Relics
Posted by: Confetrit
Date: March 08, 2018 08:28AM
Thanks for the replies. I'll still be watching and waiting. I'm a very slow and deliberate shopper. I sincerely do appreciate those that go out of their way and share both their knowledge and expertise and their time in sharing with others information and the use and skills of these different MD's. Thanks.

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