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Old 06-29-2020, 03:31 PM
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Default Etrac vs. Equinox 800?

Lets hear some opinions. Mainly coin detecting, probably some relic hunting. Whatever I can find thats cool. What is the better machine?

Oldest Find: 1854 Large Cent

Equipment: Nox 800, Pro Pointer AT

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Old 06-29-2020, 03:36 PM
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Apple and orange debate.

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Old 06-29-2020, 03:50 PM
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For general coin shooting I like the Etrac. Strengths are it's very stable and accurate ID & unmistakable tone on deep silver. Weaknesses are weight and recovery speed. Requires a slow sweep speed and is not as sensitive to tiny low conductors.

For relic hunting or eeking out the last few coins from a trashy/heavily hunted site, I'd choose the Equinox. Strengths are that its very fast, waterproof, lightweight, and has no trouble what-so-ever hitting tiny low conductors. The Nox is better suited for picking out tough targets from trashy sites. Hits coins on edge like a boss. Weaknesses is that the ID can be a bit jumpy and the depth meter leaves a LOT to be desired. I don't know if they've fixed it on newer models but the shaft on mine developed some wobble. I replaced it with a plugger shaft, which solved the problem.

All just my opinion. YMMV.


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Old 06-29-2020, 06:33 PM
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Old 07-01-2020, 01:37 PM
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Both very good, just very different too. Agreed with all above...

Old Coins or Bust...

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