Minelab Excalibur II Metal Detector with 10" Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on August 5, 2019):
- Just spent a day testing out my new Excalibur 2 on the beaches of Florida’s Treasure Coast, site of the 1715 Spanish Fleet wrecks. Although I didn’t find any Spanish Treasure yet on these heavily detected beaches, the quality of my Excalibur was exceptional!!! I could work in surf, wet sand and into dry sands transitioning flawlessly with the Excalibur’s multi signal technology. It worked perfectly where other detectors would have gone crazy with the mineralization changes. Salt water waves over the coil was no problem. It nulled out iron in discrimination mode so I knew it was there by the sudden quiet of my threshold. The coil head is very sensitive as I found out a few times I accidentally swept my coil within two feet of my sand scoop! I found pocket change on my trips back and forth on the beach access pathway. Love my new Excalibur!!! Only downsides of the detector is the front end weight, a little heavy can wear you out faster than desired. I’m going to buy an Anderson carbon fiber shaft to fix this. Also will need to buy a $50 knob guard to protect the knobs from being broken off like others have warned about. I’ve been worried about the knobs after reading other reviews. So far, no broken knobs. Miffed a knob guard is not included in the $1500 detector price! But still happy with my purchase. Also, Kellyco was awesome to do business with!!! Fed Ex screwed up delivering my expensive package to another address in my neighborhood!!! The driver didn’t read the address correctly and left my $1500 detector in a neighbors garage!!! Idiot!!! So I got a delivery notice with no detector! Called Fed Ex and we tracked it down after hours of worry!!! I told Fedex they didn’t deliver my package in the two days I paid extra for and wanted my $50 shipping back since I missed taking my detector with me on my trip out of town next day. They told me I’d have to get it from Kellyco. I called Kellyco and told them what happened and they immediately took care of me and reimbursed my $50 shipping to me!!! Now that’s service!!! My wife eventually got my detector down to me and I had fun with my new treasure hunting tool!!! I will definitely do business with Kellyco again for stepping up and helping me through a rough start getting my equipment through fedex. It wasn’t Kellyco’s fault but they made things right where Fed Ex passed the buck!!! Thank you Kellyco for delivering excellent customer service even when things went bad with the shipping that was out of your control. You didn’t have to but I appreciate that you did!!! Thank you!!! Looking forward to putting my Excalibur through more testing and hunting land, beaches and underwater as I’m also a Master Scuba Diver! I recommend buying some of Gary Drayton’s books and visiting his You Tube Channel for helpful tips on getting the most out of your Excalibur 2. It’s worth it. Not impressed with Fed Ex!!! Excellent product from Minelab!!! Excellent service from Kellyco!!!