Minelab Excalibur II Review

Minelab Excalibur II Metal Detector Review

review of minelab excalibur iiIn today’s post we will be reviewing the Minelab Excalibur, one of the most advanced and well built beach and water detectors made! This metal detector will suit almost all your beach and water hunting needs.
The unique design of the Minelab Excalibur II allows you to use it as effectively in or out of the water. Whether working the beach, wading at any depth or diving a wreck. The Excal makes uses of 17 multiple frequencies to punch down through the toughest soil / sand conditions. The multiple frequencies also work to distinguish between non-ferrous and ferrous metals with ease, so it will make picking out that gold ring out of a bed of iron easier then ever before
The Excalibur is many beach hunters first choice for land, sea, and beach metal detecting. I’ve used many of detectors in the last 20 years for beach and water metal detecting and this one out performs all others hands down.

Minelab Excalibur II User Reviews

  • The best metal detector for finding gold jewelry at salt water beaches that discriminate out iron trash. Takes some time to get used to signals and slow reacting time after using other brands of detectors but patience pays off in gold.

  • The Excalibur is a good all around water detector. It’s not the deepest and it’s not as good as some on small gold items but overall it has won me over. Great in trashy sites. Love the ability to separate targets with the sound. I’ve probably owned three other water detectors since I bought the Excal but I keep coming back to it. It suits my detecting style well

  • I have a Excalibur I bought two years ago. I love the machine! I especially appreciate the unique tone id system. It makes hunting so very much easier than trying to figure out what something is from a single tone signal.

If your serious about finding treasure on the beach, the Minelab Excalibur metal detector is the only way to go! The Excalibur has been around for a few years now and has proven itself more than worthy time and time again. And at just over $1000, sure the Excalibur is a bit pricy, but it’s worth every penny if your looking for the best metal detector to use on the beach.

Minelab Excalibur 2 Features:

  • Excellent depth and discrimination
  • No Interference from salt water
  • Perfect on beach, underwater or dry land – Multiple Frequency tech helps when working in high salt concentrations (great for the beach)
  • Tone Target ID -Will give tones for gold and silver jewelry, relics and deep coins all at the same time detectors.
  • Adjustable Volume, Sensitivity and Threshold Control
  • 1 Year Month Warranty
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs
  • Submersible Underwater Headphone

We would love to hear your personal Minelab Excalibur reviews, if you use the Excal and would like to share your thoughts and experiences please comment/review below.

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Updated 10/17/14

Dixie Digger’s Review:
i bought a new Minelab Excalibur 2 June of 13.i must say i was very disappointed! it was very heavy,water resistance was bad and if you body mount it the long tube design was always in the way,or you run risk of flexing wires and they have a reputation of breaking easy.the ability to find small goil was no better than the Tiger Shark.it holds the last tone to the next target so you must go over target several times to get a good tone.there are many people out there that love them.just not me!

Farmercal’s Review:
I bought Dixie Digger’s Excalibur ii. I also purchased a Florida straight shaft for it. The straight shaft balances out the unit well and makes swinging the detector a piece of cake. I have only used it twice (due to winter setting in) but I find what I want to find and more. It goes deep and ignores iron like it isn’t even there. The only thing I haven’t found is a ring but I need to just get out there more often and the rings will start showing up. I love the tone ID as well, even after two uses I just about know what I have found before scooping. I can even distinguish a beer bottle top by sound it makes. I really like this machine and will never part with it.

BobG’s Review:
Ya’ll know it’s too cold for water walking but I test ran my new/used Excal on the beach for a couple hours.It work like a new one from all I could see. The tones were crisp and the finds were as deep as my Soveriegn would find.I finally hit a good line in the tidal area about twenty foot down from high tide line. Got 22 coins in about 50′ and only 2 pieces of small aluminum.Like the Soveriegn, the Excal loves Dimes. Got 9 dimes, 2 quarters, 1 nickle, and 10 pennies.On pin point mode, it found a lost signal, the same as I do with the Sov.I set the controls at 0 disc, faint threshhold, sens at about 11:00.Unlike the Sov, the Excal I’ve got has one channel and no silent mode, which doesn’t matter because I set it so faint, it’s almost like silent search. The blue head phones are as good as I’ve ever used. They fit well and can be easily adjusted and they cover my big ears comfortably.So far, I’m very pleased with it.

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The Minelab Excalibur II

The Minelab Excalibur II
9.16

Coin Shooting

9/10

    Jewelry Hunting

    10/10

      Beach Fresh Water Hunting

      10/10

        Beach Saltwater Hunting

        10/10

          Treasure Diving

          9/10

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Saltwater Ground Balance
            • lightweight
            • Best water Detector on the market

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Knoobs fall off
            • Shaft not comfortable
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