Metal Detector Reviews Total # Reviews = 14
Average Rating = 4.93 / 5
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16 of 20 people found this review helpful:
6 months to 2 years
Oct 27, 2008
I tried out so many different brands, prices, easy to operation, etc. Finally, I got a nice Minelab X-Terra 50. When I got the package and put all together, then go outside and turn on the X-Terra 50 for test with several metal on the grounds, then it ready to go. Very easy operation and understand how it works! Next day, I found a very oldest dime, 1876! It stayed under four inches deep for many years and X-Terra 50 found it!
I recommend that you should go to the metal detector stores and ask them for test and try out to see if you like. Best metal detector ever!
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Mar 19, 2008
I have been seriously detecting for about two years now. I've tried several detectors some of my detecting buddies use regularly from different manufacturers, liking some and hating others. I decided I preferred Minelab detectors for the depth of finds my friends have found and their glowing reviews of Minelab support. I also appreciated the feedback on some metal detecting forums I frequently read about Minelab products.
I borrowed a friend's Minelab Xterra 50 for an afternoon hunt at an old park. It took me a little getting use to the ground balance feature for optimum searching. After a little tutoring I was off to find treasure! I love the number id readout for different metals. I was about to find quite a bit of clad that first time out and a mercury dime also!
After buying my own Minelab Xterra 50 form Kellyco, I spent all my free time looking for treasure and getting use to my new detector. What a great new hobby! I found dozens of wheat pennies, several silver coins, and lots of lost jewelry including sterling silver rings and one 14K gold man's wedding ring!
About a year later I decided to purchase the 10" DD coil for my Xterrra 50 from Kellyco. What a great investment for increased finds! I started to find deeper coins including one wheat penny I dug at 10" down.
I guess you can say I am extremely happy with my purchase of the Minelab Xterra 50. It is an easy machine to use. Battery life is great--4 AA batteries last me about 40 hours easily.
Finding coins-and identifying them before I dig-is easy with the very accurate -9 to 45 #id.
A great detector for a great price. You got to try one!!
Twin Lake, Mi
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Dec 20, 2008
The Minelab X-Terra 50 was my first metal detector that has a display and different audio sounds. The weather hasn't permitted me to do a lot of detecting lately, but the few times I have been out I have been surprised and exited with X-50. I will mention one outing that was fun. I went to a friend's house that I have "hunted out" and had only a limited amount of time. I came away after 15 minutes with a nickel and two penny's. My instincts were correct in that there was a least one nickel that I didn't find. I have never really bothered searching for them. However, with the X-50, you don't have to miss them as a nickel seems to ALWAYS read a 12 on the read-out.
One of the pennies that I found indicated a depth of 8 inches. Sure enough, I quickly recovered a 1916 Wheatie. This in an area I (and I alone) had searched many times.
I'm still getting use to all the features on the X-50 and look forward to seeing what else it can do.
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