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Old 10-06-2018, 10:23 PM
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Default Took the New NOX800 for a silver swim for the first time

So yesterday I took the NOX for its maiden voyage into the drink. The water was murky and looked like coffee, definitely not the typical water color and clarity we see down here. The red tide is offshore but Iím sure this is the remaining effects. She did very well everywhere I took her, the dry, the wet and in the water. I ran Beach2 most of the time and had zero Issues. Iím really liking this thing.

Anyhow, I found a bunch of deep clad, a marijuana belly button ring and a little sterling silver ring. As said in my thread about hunting the old homesite, this machine is very impressive. Most of the targets were dug about chest deeep in the water with a few find coming from the wet and dry sand as well. Many of the targets in the water were very deep, if I were to estimate, I would say they were all well over 8 inches or deeper. It was a lot of digging, thatís for sure. I also stopped by an old vacant lot that I have had permission to hunt for years and ended up finding 3 more Wheaties but not a single silver coin. Enjoy!

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Old 10-07-2018, 07:48 AM
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Looks like you are off to a good start.

Congrats on your detector purchase and thanks for sharing.

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Old 10-07-2018, 10:28 AM
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The Nox is doing a great job for you. Hope the red tide clears up for you folks on the west coast soon.

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Old 10-07-2018, 10:34 AM
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Congrats on your NOX finds!

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Old 10-10-2018, 12:59 PM
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Nice hunt.

How's the learning curve on the Nox?

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Old 10-11-2018, 01:00 PM
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So far it hasnít been a difficult transition to the NOX at all. Iím loving it!!

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Old 10-11-2018, 01:19 PM
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Spent a week down in your area about 3 years ago. Winds were out of the WNW so the surf was far too rough to get in the water.

Had a gentleman approach me and tell me that a lady had lost her ring. I went to where there was a few people gathered and found out that she had lost an ear ring. I asked her what type of metal it was made from. She said it is silver and I lost it right here.

I almost had to move people out of the way to be able to detect. Hit a target and scooped a penny. I Took it out of the scoop and a guy grabbed it and put it in his pocket. Greedy Yankee.

I thoroughly covered the area where she was certain that she had lost the ear ring and then expanded my search area.

About 5-8 feet from where she was certain she had lost it I found the ear ring.

She said a half hearted thanks and turned and walked away.

I did find one badly encrusted sterling silver ring and some clad that week.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gtodude View post
So far it hasnít been a difficult transition to the NOX at all. Iím loving it!!
It's one of the few products i've ever purchased that had so much hype from the market and didn't disappoint in the least.

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:46 PM
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glad you like it its a fun detector on the beach

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Old 10-12-2018, 11:12 AM
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I love my lil NOX, itís lightweight, not too terribly complicated, versatile and a coin magnet. I havenít swung it more than 20 hours yet and Iím looking forward to the hundreds more! In fact as I type this, Iím stuck in Ny trying to get back home to FL to do some more digging. Hopefully the aviation Gods will help me in my quest to get home and the detecting gods will shine gold and silver in my scoop this weekend! Til then, here I sit reading everyone elseís posts while drooling incessantly in envy.

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Old 10-12-2018, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by gtodude View post
I love my lil NOX, itís lightweight, not too terribly complicated, versatile and a coin magnet. I havenít swung it more than 20 hours yet and Iím looking forward to the hundreds more! In fact as I type this, Iím stuck in Ny trying to get back home to FL to do some more digging. Hopefully the aviation Gods will help me in my quest to get home and the detecting gods will shine gold and silver in my scoop this weekend! Til then, here I sit reading everyone elseís posts while drooling incessantly in envy.
I sure know how you feel about the Nox. Havenít had it submerged yet so I feel like dunkin it in the bath too see if it floats.

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