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6 months to 2 years
Mar 17, 2008
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.
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Apr 9, 2008
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!
Kailua Kona, Hi
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6 months to 2 years
Jul 13, 2010
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.
Hampton, NH USA
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