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Minelab Explorer SE Pro
*****
Andres Ventura writes "I've been detecting for 7 years. My first detector was a Predator II made by Garrett which my father..."
Minelab X-Terra 70
*****
Squy Wallace writes "I selected the Minelab X-Terra 70 because it is very light weight and meets my requirements for frequent..."
White's XLT
*****
Ray Ferguson writes "The White's XLT is easy to use and set up. I like to find coins. I like the trigger on it. I use the..."
Garrett ACE 250
*****
Becky Schoepflin writes "I started detecting 5 years ago with my first detector, a Radio Shack model! Over the last 5 years I..."
Garrett ACE 250
***
Robert Howell writes "The ACE 250 is an excellent machine for the price. It has many features that one would find in a more..."
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  Total # Reviews = 6
  Average Rating = 4.00 / 5

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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195 of 224 people found this review helpful:

Review by:
Rick Chappell
User Experience:
6 months to 2 years
Submitted on:
Mar 17, 2008
User Rating:
*****


The detector i am currently using is a Viper Trident.

So far it has performed just as the advertisement said it would. It works equally well in heavier soils around abandoned homesteads that we hunt here in the Midwest as it does in some of the sandier high desert country areas of Colorado. It will pinpoint older coins, old latch works off of cabin doors and windows, and lost jewelry on the beach.

It is very easy to dial in and for most applications the factory settings work just fine. The viper trident is a unit that the novice as well as the experienced treasure hunter would be comfortable with. Battery life is acceptable and the attached earphones are quite comfortable. I acquired this unit in the spring of 07 and immediately went to work on some of the public parks around my area.

It is amazing what you will discover when you start looking into the ground. Along with the usual number of old discarded aluminum cans i have unearthed an assortment of coins of all denominations and three different nationalities, a couple of pocket knives, a 1957 high school class ring, and enough old nails and screws to fill a five gallon bucket.

In the water it is much more affective than dragging a magnet through the muck. We have a lot of high use public fishing sites within 20 miles of the house and the underwater capabilities of the unit are just one more reason to get out. With the aid of a snorkel mask and fins you can probe the shallows around the launching sites and docks and bridges. People lose as much stuff if not more in the water.

I am going to have to start going south or southwest in the winter so i can get my fix of treasure hunting instead of waiting for the ground to thaw and the snow to melt.
Rick Chappell
Mooresville, In

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201 of 258 people found this review helpful:

Review by:
Suzanne Witt
User Experience:
2-4 years
Submitted on:
Apr 9, 2008
User Rating:
***


I purchased a Viper Trident land and water metal detector from Kellyco about three-four years ago. It is a water and land metal detector. It is a good detector but at some point I would like to upgrade it. I would like something a bit lighter weight and one that shows what is under you like coins or silver or gold. I would like another land or water detector though.

I am very glad the Viper Trident can be used for under water detecting as well as on land because I live in Hawaii! There are many places to go metal detecting here in Hawaii because there is plenty of water and land! Kellyco has very fast and efficient service. They are a great company! They have many metal detectors to choose from, also many accessories and a treasure of information about them all!!!!

I was also very happy with the Kellyco company for the support they offer if there are any problems. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoy my metal detector and I enjoy searching for coins and jewelry.

There are many tourists that come and go here in Hawaii at the beaches and in and out of the water, so there are many opportunities for loose change and jewelry to find their way into the range of my metal detector! I also find that metal detecting is a great way to get exercise. Metal detecting also gives me a way to meet new people and is quite the conversation piece! Since the price of gold has risen so high, I am very excited at the possibilities of what treasures I might find and what they may be worth!

I would recommend Kellyco company to anyone who might be interested in metal detecting from beginners to the most experienced!

Suzanne Witt
Kailua Kona, Hi

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48 of 56 people found this review helpful:

Review by:
Greg
User Experience:
Newbie
Submitted on:
Mar 4, 2010
User Rating:
****


I found the Viper very easy to use for my very first metal detector. I went with the Viper so I could take it in the water. I figured that most of the lakes and recreational parks that have swimming would be a great place to start. I'm hoping that not very many people would be out in the water detecting as well. So it would give me more places for treasure hunting. I have it set to pick up any metal object. I want to get a feel for it and work on pin pointing.
So, needless to say, I have started on a very large bottle cap collection, 15 cents (in pennies and a dime), and a stainless steal pocket knife from Winchester (which I like very much). I haven't taken my Viper under water yet. It is still too cold but come summer, it'll give me something else to do while we're out at the lake. So far, I would recommend the detector but that is without the knowledge of how it works in the water.

Greg
Andale, KS, USA

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39 of 44 people found this review helpful:

Review by:
Ernest Grant
User Experience:
6 months to 2 years
Submitted on:
Jul 13, 2010
User Rating:
**


I have used this machine for about a year and finally have enough hours with it to form a reasonable opinion. The price is very attractive, you get what you pay for, I live in the northeast and found that the Viper is not very suited for wet sand and as far as underwater, I don't think it would survive submersion let alone locate any metal. As far as dry sand goes, it works great. It is good for puttering with clad coins and such. I would advise newbies to really do their homework, research, join a club, borrow or rent different machines before laying out any cash, save your money and purchase the best machine you can afford.
Ernest Grant
Hampton, NH USA

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Review by:
mike c
User Experience:
6 months to 2 years
Submitted on:
Oct 20, 2010
User Rating:
*****


The detector was easy to tune. Discrimination is not a problem with this machine. My personal interest is coin and jewelry detecting. This detector is outstanding for its price. I have actually been finding silver coins and wheat pennies. My best find is a 24kt gold ring.
mike c
Carlsbad, NM

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