Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Myers Depot Metal Detectors
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Metal Detecting > General Hobby Discussion

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-23-2021, 07:16 PM
PaulO PaulO is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 1
Smile New member

hello all, My name is Paul, I joined this group to check out what detectors members are using. I want to know the pros and con of certain machines. I have been detecting for close to 30 years. Love it and have found some amazing items. I have owned four machines so far. An old Garrett land unit, a fisher 1280 X, A excalibur ll and my latest an equinox 800. I consider myself lucky having such a great hobby that pays out big dividens. I now mainly hunt in saltwater. Hope to get some good info. by joining this gruop. Happy hunting and best of luck. "Dig until you can't dig no more." Thank you
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 06-23-2021, 10:37 PM
Princess's Avatar
Princess Princess is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,054
Smile

Thanks for joining us!

My main unit is a Garrett Ace 250. I appreciate that, for my style of detecting, it has the necessary features and then some, yet it's easy to operate & to become familiar with.

__________________

Romans 10:9 & 10
Oldest coin: 1946 Wheat Penny ~ 2021 Coin Count: $3.58
Ace 250 ~ Harbor Freight 9 Function ~ Bounty Hunter Junior
GP-Pointer ~ Cen-Tech Pinpointer
Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 06-23-2021, 11:15 PM
GKL's Avatar
GKL GKL is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Winnsboro, South Carolina
Posts: 8,021
Default

Welcome from Winnsboro, South Carolina !!!!

In case you haven't seen them yet here are some short but very helpful tutorials on the Equinox series I found online:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...53OxszE8fjuDFC

(they cover both the 600 and 800)

Name:  Gary mds5.gif
Views: 153
Size:  10.4 KB

__________________
Gary
Minelab Equinox 800, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT, Lesche hand digger, Sampson 31" T-Handle Shovel, Cen-Tech Pinpointer
hobbies: astronomy, rockhounding, fluorescent minerals and UV lights, green screening
John 3:5__Acts 2:38__Acts 19:1-7
Navy Vet

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 06-23-2021, 11:22 PM
Beachhunter's Avatar
Beachhunter Beachhunter is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,864
Default

Welcome to the forum Paul. Best of luck!

__________________
Equinox / XP Deus

Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 06-23-2021, 11:41 PM
Wolf-Dog's Avatar
Wolf-Dog Wolf-Dog is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 4,349
Smile

... from the Land of 10,000 Lakes - Minnesota! Happy hunting!

__________________

Matthew 6:19-21 ~ 2021: 61 Clad coins ($2.98) ~ 2 Wheats ~ 2 Silver Coins
Totals: 770 Clad Coins ($48.79) ~ Wheats: 5 ~ Silver Coins: 2

2 Tokens ~ 5 Foreign ~ Oldest Coin: 1945 Wheatie
Garrett Treasure Ace 300 ~ Harbor Freight 9 Function ~ BH Jr ~ GP-Pointer
Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 06-23-2021, 11:49 PM
Dan B.'s Avatar
Dan B. Dan B. is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 1,653
Default

NW Ohio waving a hand Welcome!!

__________________
Equinox 600

oldest coin to date 1773 4 Maravedies
2021/(6) silver coins (1) silver jewelry (2?) gold jewelry (3)IHP (4) tokens

Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 06-24-2021, 06:34 AM
yamihere yamihere is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 247
Default

Welcome from NE Ohio!!!
Reply With Quote


  #8  
Old 06-24-2021, 06:38 AM
JWalker3's Avatar
JWalker3 JWalker3 is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Falconer, NY
Posts: 4,569
Default

.

Welcome to the forum from Western NY


__________________
E-Trac/ATPro/Pro-Pointer / Bounty Hunter 505 / Mini Sampson 18" T-Handle Shovel / TDK TH-WR700 wireless /Jackson 7-in-1 Versa Planter / Chicago Tumbler / S&W .38
YTD: Still adding it up!, oldest: 1910 Wheat

Reply With Quote


  #9  
Old 06-24-2021, 08:27 AM
JAK's Avatar
JAK JAK is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Southeastern, PA
Posts: 6,268
Default

Welcome from PA!

__________________
Equinox 800

Oldest coin: 1760 Colonial Half Penny; Oldest US coin: 1787 NJ Copper; Oldest US silver coin: 1811/09 Capped Bust Dime; 2019 FTY Clad: $1,347.59; 2020 FTY Clad: $1,635.36
Most coin record amounts found on one single various of days: Quarters-165; Dimes-103; Nickels-53. 2021 FTY Silvers: 34

Reply With Quote


  #10  
Old 06-24-2021, 08:47 PM
jimther's Avatar
jimther jimther is online now
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Eastern Taxachusetts
Posts: 1,907
Default

Welcome from Boston!

__________________
USAF Veteran

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Whites Spectrum XLT E-Series, Spectrum XLT (Rainbow), Garrett Propointer II, Killer Bee Headphones, Wilcox 102 digger, Root Slayer NOMAD digger

Reply With Quote


  #11  
Old 06-24-2021, 08:51 PM
surphil surphil is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Northeast Illinois
Posts: 112
Default

Welcome from the Land of Lincoln!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote


  #12  
Old 06-24-2021, 10:40 PM
BuscaPlata's Avatar
BuscaPlata BuscaPlata is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 3,065
Default

Welcome from West Michigan!
Reply With Quote


  #13  
Old 06-25-2021, 07:23 AM
Detector's Avatar
Detector Detector is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dodge City KS
Posts: 10,512
Default

Welcome from Dodge City

__________________
The real treasure is in the hunt....

Reply With Quote


  #14  
Old 06-25-2021, 08:01 AM
Breedlovem's Avatar
Breedlovem Breedlovem is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: Jackson, AL
Posts: 9
Default

Welcome from L.A. (Lower Alabama)

__________________
Oldest US Coin:1842 Seated Half Dime

Reply With Quote


  #15  
Old 06-25-2021, 08:31 AM
jack&jill's Avatar
jack&jill jack&jill is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: In Wisconsin's Tundra
Posts: 13,589
Default

Welcome Paul to the hobby and to the Friendly Forum from Wisconsin's tundra. Trapper

__________________
2021 53 Sil 1 Ster 0 IH 96 Wt $51.92 clad2020 109 Sil 6 Ster 0 IH 226 Wt $168.28 clad
2019 263 Sil 13 Ster 2 IH 446 Wt $341.80 clad2018 410 Sil 13 Ster 3 IH 663 Wt $367.01 clad2017 107 Sil 6 Ster 2 IH 167 Wt $102.13 clad

Reply With Quote


  #16  
Old 06-25-2021, 11:20 AM
Kook's Avatar
Kook Kook is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 1,036
Default

Welcome from SoCal!

__________________
GL and HH,
Dan
Equinox 800, Coiltek 10x5 and 15, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT, ML Pro-Find 20, Lesche hand digger, Sampson 31" T-Handle Shovel, SITO 200mm Scoop, White's 5" Sand Scoop

Reply With Quote


  #17  
Old 06-27-2021, 02:19 PM
georgeinsc's Avatar
georgeinsc georgeinsc is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ladson SC
Posts: 3,682
Default

Welcome from South Carolina. My Xcal and the beach are my favorites.
Reply With Quote


  #18  
Old 06-28-2021, 12:12 AM
KOB KOB is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 3,099
Default

From 1 saltydog to another . Welcome !
Reply With Quote


Reply


Tags
new to forums, newbie

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.