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Amazing Detector! It's already paid for with the Gold and Silver found!
on August 18, 2012
I have been Metal Detecting for almost 30 years. I have owned almost every metal detector on the market accept for the $5,000 models in which I have no need for. I will not say I know it all but let me say this, In my 30 years detecting and owning almost every water detector on the market, the Minelab Excalibur II rocks! Within the first few weeks on the salt water beaches, the detector paid for itself! This detector is so good, you will hardly if ever get false signals. If you get a beep, dig it, chances are, it is something. I cannot say enough about this detector except, buy it...you will love it...it will pay for itself! Also, for digging on the beach, buy the Pro Forward Handle Speed Scoop, is as solid as a rock! Digging at the beach is very easy, the scoop cuts through beach sand like it is water. As for the scoop on dry land, you are better off buying something like the "Lesche Digging Tool & Sod Cutter" and then buying the "Garrett Pro-Pointer" for when the hole is dug, you can use the Garrett handheld detector to find the target without the need to keep getting up and down and using your big detector to keep going over the sand to pinpoint the target. Amazon has it all from scoops, diggers, pinpointers and metal detectors! P.S. Always remember to hose off your scoops after digging on the beach. The salt will eventually pit the aluminum. Happy Detecting!