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About MinCO

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    Evergreen, CO
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    A big White's fan. V3i, VX3, MX Sport, GMT, Goldmaster 24k. Also really liking Minelab detectors.

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  1. I actually bought the VX3 in 2014 when money was pretty tight. I was lucky enough to find it slightly used directly through Amazon Warehouse, so I ordered it. I've suffered from "Fear-of-Missing-Out" with the V3i for a few years and always felt like I nearly had the best, but just missed it! So I ended up purchasing the V3i a few years later to scratch that nagging itch. I always use the VX3 as a "training" detector when I take friends or family out with me. It is easy enough to setup for a new user and have them take off having some fun. It is a great first time detector and everyon
  2. I have little fear regarding White’s reliability. They have always been rock solid for me. Other than the battery on the Eagle II having to be replaced every 5 years or so, it is still working just like it did 30 years ago. It does look like it has been searching for land mines and found a few!
  3. I almost forgot, I want to give Steve a shoutout. His knowledge and expertise is just extraordinary! He breadth and depth of knowledge over this entire hobby is just mind-blowing. Over the past few years, his reviews have influenced me on purchases and I've learned so much from him that I can put into practice on a regular basis. He is truly a fount of knowledge.
  4. I've been lurking for some time in the forums and decided it was time to introduce myself! I got my start Metal Detecting when I was about 12 years old. My dad purchased a White's Eagle II back in 1990. It was bought from a dealer down the street that head a home full of coins, rings, jewelry, and so many other finds. My dad didn't use it that much, but I immediately took over the metal detector and set out on adventures in rural Ohio. By the time I was 16, I was swinging the Eagle II all over southwestern Ohio. My dad's best friend's parents owned a home in a rural area that w
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