I've always had an interest in detecting as a hobby but have only recently decided to act on that interest.
So after months of tinternet research and Youtube vids, I am about ready to pull the trigger on a Equinox 800 as a first metal detector and was hopefully looking for some words of encouragement from some time served detectorists out there that I am doing the right thing, especially being a newbie?
Some other factors that helped me decide detecting was hopefully the new hobby for me, is that I grew up around farms and farmers and the fact that most of my pals are now said farmers and landowners,this would hopefully help me obtain some permissions.
In fact luckily for me one good buddy that has already said I can go over his land, has a marked Roman road running right across one well hidden field that crosses a small river/stream and along the edge of a large wood which according to my pal has never had anyone over it for as long as he can remember
So with any luck and a lot of practice, I hope to be pulling up some interesting stuff very soon???
The only issue I might have is the said land around this particular farmland has a pheasant shoot over it so I think old cartridge cases may be an issue.
Anyway thank you in advance for any advise & words of encouragement
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"We have left undug those things which we ought to have dug; And we have dug those things which we ought not to have dug; And there is no wealth in us."
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Thank you for the informative introduction
Undoubtedly your decision to go with a specific detector is the result of much deliberation and prior research so I'm sure you will be well placed to meet the prospect of taking on a high-end machine at the very outset We have a number of experienced users of your chosen model so you can be assured of well considered answers to any questions you may have lined-up.
The Forum Guide at the top of this page is recommended reading both for new forum members and newcomers to the hobby.
Good Luck and enjoy your time as a member of the MDF community.
I cant wait to get going.
Busy just putting a few bits & bobs together to aid my first outing.
Hopefully it wont be to long before I'm digging my first signal.
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My only advice to you would be, don’t fiddle. Get to know the machine, as it is, out of the box first.
It’ll be a long learning curve without following other people’s ideas on what settings to change.
It’s a great machine and can be used ‘out if the box’ quite successfully. I’m sure you’ll soon be posting finds, best of luck.
Don’t be backward in asking for advice though. Plenty of experienced users here will help.
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