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mixo
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01 December 2018 01:45 pm

Looking for a good beach gold/coin/whatever else you find on a beach (yes I am new to this) that doesn't cost a fortune.

Mostly to be used by myself and the kids.I'm not a water lover so when the wife and kids go swimming i go a hunting(siting under a beach umbrella bores me to death)

So thats the back story. Looking at other post here minelab comes up a lot, the 705 and equinox. around the same price at anaconda. Not sure whats the difference?

Anything else that i can use that is not so expensive that will do the job.People here saying not to buy too cheap one as you will lose interest real fast digging up junk.

Did I say the kids will be using it too?

Maybe I am overthinking it and a cheapo from aldi will do the job?

thanks

Mixo

P.s does anyone actually make their purchase price of their detector back doing this?

#2

roy cobb
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From: Hunter Valley, NSW
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01 December 2018 02:48 pm

Hi mixo the 705 and Equinox are both great detectors but I feel the equinox 600 will be better on the beach my 705 was good on dry sand and I have not had my nox 800 on the beach yet so looking foward to see how it goes
Roy


GPX 4000 with coils Eureka Gold 15" coilteck coil 6" coiltek Minelab pinpointer X terra dual pack plus 6" 3 khz coil Grey Ghost Headphones Tyger digging tools and a NAPFA member and now a Equinox 800

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#3

roy cobb
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01 December 2018 02:50 pm

P.S you can make your money back over a period off time or if you are lucky the first day out wink
Roy

P.PS. A cheapy will not handle the salt

Last edited by roy cobb (01 December 2018 03:08 pm)


GPX 4000 with coils Eureka Gold 15" coilteck coil 6" coiltek Minelab pinpointer X terra dual pack plus 6" 3 khz coil Grey Ghost Headphones Tyger digging tools and a NAPFA member and now a Equinox 800

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#4

rockdev
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01 December 2018 06:01 pm

Hi Mixo the Equinox 600 is a very good beach detector and is fully waterproof to 3m, definitely the best choice for beach work. The 705 is a very good machine still...but it can't handle the wet sand and it's not waterproof like the Equinox is.

cheers


Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab X-Terra 705.

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Mr T
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01 December 2018 06:32 pm

Hi the 600 will suit your purpose down to tee for dry and wet sand

The Aldi will only be good in dry sand you will dig up junk with both machines until you are used to them

It’s all part of the learning curve

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#6

ProspectorPete
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04 December 2018 09:32 am

Equinox 600 is the way to go.


Minelab GPX-4500 / sP01 / Evo coils, Nox 600, Whites GMZ
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#7

Smoky bandit
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04 December 2018 09:43 am

YEP the Nox is great on wet sand thumbsup


No pain No gain..

#8

goldengoose
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07 December 2018 01:35 am

Garrett Land and Sea! wont miss a thing ! money


I DIG n SWING , THEREFORE I AM ! ...

#9

mixo
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07 December 2018 07:27 am

the garrett is one expensive machine to a nox 600..is it that much better?

#10

Smoky bandit
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07 December 2018 07:43 am

I personally was going to get a new land and sea..but so glad I got the Nox..much better discrimination /lots of settings and more depth.
Though the Nox is only waterproof to 3mtrs.Just my opinion though. thumbsup


No pain No gain..

#11

mixo
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07 December 2018 08:18 am

I'm no going scuba diving so 3 mtr is enough. I was thinking about 30 cm in salty water.

the 600 looks the money for beach work, dont know if I ever go to the hills for gold prospecting.Not sure what the 800 offers extra for the beach or parks.

mixo

#12

Smoky bandit
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07 December 2018 09:10 am

Just a few advanced settings..Not needed for beach detecting. thumbsup


No pain No gain..

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Danny13
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07 December 2018 08:40 pm

Ctx 3030 is beach master , will take down the Nox , Nox is better on land but not by much . However it’s half the price


GPX5000, CTX3030, Sovereign GT garrett pointer, harness.

#14

mixo
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09 December 2018 11:22 am

Bought a nox 600 for anyone following this thread.

mixo

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#15

Shaenae1
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09 December 2018 01:33 pm

You made a very good decision IMO

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mixo
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09 December 2018 01:40 pm

I hope so, and really its as much as i could afford at the moment.

Thanks

Mixo

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Smoky bandit
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09 December 2018 02:56 pm

mixo wrote:

I hope so, and really its as much as i could afford at the moment.

Thanks

Mixo

You wont need a better detector for a long time.Its up there and can match it with the best coin detectors.. smile perfect


No pain No gain..

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