Minelab Excalibur II Metal Detector with 10" Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on April 11, 2008):
The proof that the Minelab Excalibur series is the best underwater/submersible detector is that it is still being made and sold; in fact it is sold at a higher price than originally. It takes some time to get used to the different sounds linked to different targets but once you are used to it you can't go back to a visual-only type of detector. I use my Minelab for all types of hunting; relics, coins, parks, ponds, rivers, beaches. When hunting on dry land it gives me the assurance that if it starts raining I don't have to worry, well except myself getting soaked, but since when do you stop metal detecting because is raining? I have actually been chased away from a beach in the middle of a storm because the lightning was getting too close and the life guards thought the detector might act as a lightening rod.
I've own my detector for about 10 years but because of my work schedule and commute time (about 2 hours each way every day) I don't have the equivalent experience. I consider myself intermediate with about 4 years of experience. In all this time I had to buy 1 battery and had to change the cable from the battery to the unit once. It was probably my fault for packing it in my luggage for trips whenever I get a chance. I am now on the lookout for another unit to always have as backup. I do own other detectors (White's, Bounty Hunter, Garrett) but my favorite, and the workhorse, is my Minelab.