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Old 07-19-2021, 05:43 PM
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Default If you had to choose one detector for life, what would you choose?

Like the title says, im just curious what you would use and why?

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Old 07-19-2021, 07:16 PM
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Probably the Equinox 800.

I've never used it, but I've used the 600 for a little bit and the 540 for a while.

The 800 offers the most room to grow, both in learning about its settings and types of targets I can detect with it.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:09 PM
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Nox 800.

For now at least .

I hope in 5 years there will be a machine 10x better.



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Old 07-19-2021, 08:47 PM
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If technology never improved and our present level of technology stayed put, it would be the XP Deus for myself.

As far as I am concerned, it is the most advanced, fastest recovery speed, deepest unit with a stock 9 inch coil and has all of the bells and whistles to keep one satisfied with custom programs ever.

Even if another company came out today with something better, faster and deeper, I doubt it would be in such a small package.

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Old 07-19-2021, 09:08 PM
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Ask this question again in a year.
Folks answers might be different.

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Old 07-19-2021, 09:17 PM
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Let's expand on the question. If you were still Superman "in body" and could handle the heavier detector, including the FBS Etrac, which machine would you choose?
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Here we go!!
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Old 07-20-2021, 07:49 AM
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I could spend an hour composing a post stating why I think what I think, but the downright reality of the situation is….it’s all just burning valuable time. This has been asked before on many different forums in many different ways, and the result is….it changes nothing, which makes the question completely impotent from the start.
Almost NOBODY would be in such a position which would somehow limit them to only owning one machine for an entire lifetime to begin with. And if they were, it most certainly wouldn’t be a choice of their own.
Yes….I’m “that guy”.

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Old 07-20-2021, 08:28 AM
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Nah, you dont need an hour, just a simple answer for your preference.

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Old 07-20-2021, 08:40 AM
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Yeah this post is different. The OP isn't asking which is best, they are asking what detector do you want to take to the zombie apocalypse.
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Old 07-20-2021, 09:58 AM
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ACE 350 is the correct answer.
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Old 07-20-2021, 10:58 AM
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This is an easy no-brainer ! My own EYEBALLS , duh... I have found more treasure , way cheaper and have outlasted any metal detector I've owned. Such as a beautiful wife , wads of cash , a loaded safe , etc. Have also found many a bum items , but I won't go there.....🤣
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Old 07-20-2021, 12:35 PM
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Equinox 800 and I didn't even have to think about my answer.

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Toss up between Nox 800 and Compadre…

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Equinox 800 and I didn't even have to think about my answer.

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I agree.👍

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Old 07-21-2021, 12:13 AM
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Equinox 800! Because it's light weight, easy to understand controls, fast recovery speed if you need it, very deep, great presets that with tweaks can even be made better depending on the setting, bang for dollar spent incredible, water proof/water resistant, it's a top notch coin machine and a relic machine rolled into one. Wow how many other detectors can do so many things so well? Answer it's the only one that can. To me it's a no brainer.

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Old 07-21-2021, 12:15 AM
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I don’t have to think about it either.
I would use the _ _ _ _ _ _.

Lots of models will fit in the blanks.

Ace 250
Ace 350
Ace 300
Ace 400
Mxt Pro
Gofind
Ace 200
At Gold
Safari
Xterra
Kruzer
Impact
Cibola
Cortez
Mohave
Outlaw
Mxt 300

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