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Old 03-14-2018, 07:52 AM
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Nice assortment of finds!

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Oldest coin: 1760 Colonial Half Penny; Oldest US coin: 1796 Large Cent; Oldest US silver coin: 1861 Liberty Seat Dime; 2017 Y/E Clad: $616.38

Coin record amounts found on one of various days: Quarters-113; Dimes-86; Nickels-53

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Old 03-14-2018, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Surf Master View post
and I can swing the Equinox a lot longer than my CTX3030 with the 17 inch coil, without my arm feeling like its 100 lbs :
Why would you compare the CTX w/the 17" vs the NOX with a stock coil? Maybe a better comparison would be a 11" coil on the CTX?

I routinely swing the 17 on my CTX but I use a Minelab harness. When I go to the 11" it feels very light even w/o the harness.

Yes the NOX is lighter than the CTX but so what? Give it a yr or two and it's light, petite-ness will show once it gets some mileage.

Until it's tried and true, I'll hold out and keep using my CTX and Excal
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:20 AM
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Having the coil plug sticking out the back of the control unit still bothers me. I'll be honest I've dropped my scoop on my detector and it just seems having that coin plug sticking out like it does is asking for an issue.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:29 PM
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Ill let ya know Alpo. It was a learning curve for me to go to the CTX with a screen from the Xcal too. kept hitting the side and nicking it when looking in the scoop. Im not a fan either ...... then you have the water headphones as well sticking out..... oh then add a charging cable

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Old 03-14-2018, 02:45 PM
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Why would i compare ? Simple , your on the beach forum, most are interested in getting the deep laden gold, not by using the 11 inch stock , The Equinox 11 inch is the only coil OUT for it now, still waiting on the 15 inch , when i swing the CTX3030 at the beach it's with- the 17 -with a assist harness, and yes the Equinox is a TON lighter, a pleasure to swing, waiting on the 15 inch coil for the EQ, than we will see how it stocks up to the CTX3030 with the 17 , with the Gold Chains to boot, time will tell, if your just using the 12 inch at the beach , you are missing some , but not all gold, minus the coverage, it all add's up, this summer , i will get some mileage on my equipment , so there you go, i think i answered your ?, happy hunting. PS i agree on one thing, Excalibur in the water.

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:16 PM
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Theres nothing wrong with a ctx or an etrac or any other detectors.Keep swinging what you have.
Don't buy an Equinox. Shhhhh. They are nothing special, shhhh.

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:24 PM
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