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Old 01-17-2021, 06:00 PM
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Default First 15 minutes with my new Equinox 800. UNBELIEVABLE

I received the 800 yesterday (Saturday), did the update, took it "for a walk in a park on Sunday." UNBELIEVABLE! In 15 minutes I found a quarter, 2 dimes, a nickel, 3 pennies, a Wheatie, a silver ear ring, and then, AND THEN, a 25.3 gram 10k gold ring. HUGE. Value on the net says it's worth 620 dollars. UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE. In 15 minutes it paid for 2 thirds of its cost. The largest ring by far in 20 years of detecting.
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Old 01-17-2021, 06:42 PM
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Good for you!
I could detect my wife's jewelry box and not find so much good stuff.
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Old 01-17-2021, 06:58 PM
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Thatís awesome man, youíll be in the profit in no time.
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Old 01-17-2021, 07:01 PM
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Your first day out with a brand new machine ? YOU CHEATED ! You're supposed to find dozens of junk rings, then a few silver, then 500 pulltabs, and THEN you can find a gold ring. Tsk Tsk. No skipping to the head of the class. You have to "pay your dues" like the rest of us had to.

So go ahead and put that back in the ground, and .... perhaps in 6 months you'll have paid the appropriate dues. Ok ?
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Old 01-17-2021, 07:09 PM
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Sorry I skipped to the head of the class. I had not the faintest idea that this would happen. I thanked God and Jesus for this.
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Old 01-17-2021, 07:59 PM
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That's awesome man, amazing first outing with the nox!
I haven't seen a ring that hefty in a loooooong time!

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Old 01-17-2021, 08:26 PM
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14 keeper targets in 15 minutes, that's about a target per minute and the fact that you didnt dig a single piece of trash is even more impressive congrats!

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Old 01-17-2021, 10:08 PM
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After 15 or 20 minutes it was all trash. They say when you find a great target like a gold ring or silver half just jump in your car and go home because it's not going to get any better than that. So I went home.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:17 PM
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I think one of the reasons for my good luck was the area I was hunting. The golf courses here are closed for the winter. No one was around so I took a chance and began hunting near the club house, the 19th hole. Lots of golfers gather in and out of the club house. One of the golfers with large fingers and too much to drink nicely gave me his ring. Thank You
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:45 PM
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Congrats on the ring! What did it ring up numbers wise?

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Old 01-18-2021, 05:13 AM
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The VDI came in at 20 to 22.
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Old 01-19-2021, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ramer View post
The VDI came in at 20 to 22.
Wow a gold ring rang that high? Good to know. Congrats.

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Damn that's heavy...big congrats on a stellar find!

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Old 01-19-2021, 06:10 PM
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When I got my equinox last year my first hunt was a record silver day for me. Its amazing. Congrats
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Thatís a honker of a gobstopper for sure!


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Old 01-19-2021, 11:03 PM
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Wow a gold ring rang that high? Good to know. Congrats.
I tested smaller gold rings. They all came in around 10 to 12. Strange.
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After 15 or 20 minutes it was all trash. They say when you find a great target like a gold ring or silver half just jump in your car and go home because it's not going to get any better than that. So I went home.
Thatís called a ďmic dropĒ. Done it a few times. Thatís a heckuva ring!

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Old 01-19-2021, 11:22 PM
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Wow a gold ring rang that high? Good to know. Congrats.
All has to do with MASS...big gold, bigger numbers.

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Congrats ramer!!

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Same thing happened to me when I first got my nox. I was in line to get one of the first releases of the nox when they first came out. Didnít even know the machine and took it to my sonís soccer practice and figured Iíd fiddle around with it and try to learn itís settings and sounds, etc. Second target was a 20/21 and I did remember reading that that was the zinc penny range. About two inches down was a 15 ish gram Gardner Web university class ring. To this day it was the biggest gold ring Iíve ever found. Ended up returning it.

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