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  1. It seems most like FBS machines but a good V3i hunter could maybe make this machine shine for silver.I never had a V3i.
  2. Thoughts? Customer sent me this, looks more like a Military unit. Not the GPX 6000 look I expected. A prospecting store in Australia has this info, a customer sent it to me to check out - https://tryhardprospecting.com.au/is-this-the-ultimate-sdc-aka-mf5/
  3. http://dankowskidetectors.com/discussions/list.php?2 ####### Thread titled Minelab Equinox owners, page 12. ######### Tom Dankowski is looking for input , in performance and design on the next Minelab Flagship detector. Tom has input with Minelab. Pop on over to Toms forum and read the thread, and post your ideas. I started a post about 25 posts down on this thread, about new ideas for the new Equinox. Not realizing they are looking for ideas. Reading the post by Tom about being able to add target density into ID is awesome.
  4. Version 1.0 March 1997

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    Minelab XT 18000 Instruction Manual, 719 KB pdf file, 36 pages Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  5. Version 4901-0047 Rev 1.3

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    Minelab Explorer II Instruction Manual, 3.17 MB pdf file, 112 pages Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  6. Back in May we were speculating on the filing of a new Minelab trademark for "MF5" and what kind of detector that might mean. Well, Minelab quietly added the MF5 mine detector to the lineup. What makes this interesting is the MF5 employs the fold up housing originally developed for the F3 Compact mine detector, and later used on the SDC 2300 gold nugget detector. The Minelab MF5 introduces a new coil that features a round transmit coil combined with a EMI canceling figure 8 receive coil. The coil measures 7.5" x 10.6". Minelab MF5 metal detector Even more interesting is the
  7. "The proper threshold on hot ground, any ground type for that matter, is a nice and high full sound, stable and rock solid threshold that cannot be wavered on that ground type.. Allowing the highest sensitivity they can muster. Causing lovely repeatable dropouts in the threshold on deep signals on heavy ground." Hello All. I have an old Minelab GT16000, and in the process of searching for Coils, came across a post(above) by "argyle" that suggested a completely different Threshold setup for some of the early VLF detectors including mine. Just wondering if anyone has used this
  8. They couldn't be more clear this is about the Apex and Garrett 🙂
  9. Hi guys ! Yes, I am a beach hunter, but I was invited to metall detecing on a WW1 field... So the beach hunter I am was suddenly contemplating a huge corn field which has seen some ww1 Action... I chose to hunt before noon (2 hours) with the Equinox 800, and two hours in the afternoon with the Safari I happened to win at a detection rally two weeks ago. As you can tell from the posted pics, the Nox Found 18 targets, the Safari 32, but i felt the afternoon search was richer in targets...The best find of the day was a silver King Leopold II 1867 2 Francs (Belgium), a v
  10. I have not yet installed latest update to my EQX 800. Saw this posted. This gent here I pay attention to what he says. Credible gent imo. https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=284513
  11. I saw one of these for sale for basically $200 + shipping. Is that a good deal? What's the typical resale price (Fair Market Value) for a machine like that? Thanks!
  12. I need a quick opinion as I'm ready to pull the trigger on one or the other. I can get the Eureka gold like new or a used Xterra 705 at a great price and need some opinions quick. Thanks much! Terry
  13. I've been out of commission for the last couple of months with a broken ankle. While I was laid up, I did a couple of mods to a couple of Explorer's I bought last month. I stole the idea from Kevin(IDX Monster), thanks again! I finally healed up enough to hobble down by a lake near my house and do some digging. I ran it with gain set at 7...16 manual sens...variability set at 10...conductive tone...fast recovery....no disc..... manual noise cancel at 1...Minelab 8" coil. One thing I did find out real quick was how fast it is to get out of shape. Anyway, set out to dig it all and relear
  14. Here is a link to a terrific article about beachcombing with the Minelab X-Terra 705. Lots of great technical notes here so print out or copy to your computer before this external link expires. Beachcombing With The Minelab X-Terra 705 by Matt Renshaw
  15. So my trip is coming up i asked left right and center as it is hard to get a straight answer......so i may take my Xterra and use it .I guess GPX and Z are far too long to learn in 2 weeks ......Deus even in 80khz may struggle with OZ soil........not many Deus in Australia yet.....Have you ever tried the prospecting mode because this what i may use RR
  16. Version 4901-0073-4

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    Minelab X-Terra 705 Instruction Manual, 4.8 MB pdf file, 58 pages Minelab X-Terra 705 Data & Reviews Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold - Steve's Review Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  17. Version 4901-0071-4

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    Minelab X-Terra 305 | 505 Instruction Manual, 5.19 MB pdf file, 78 pages Minelab X-Terra 305 Data & Reviews Minelab X-Terra 505 Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  18. Version 4901-0070 Rev 1.1

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    Minelab Safari Instruction Manual, 2.7 MB pdf file, 67 pages Minelab Safari Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  19. Version 4901-0230-3

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    Minelab Go-Find 22 / 44 / 66 Getting Started Guide, 2.12 MB pdf file, 4 pages Minelab Go-Find 22 Data & Reviews Minelab-Go-Find 44 Data & Reviews Minelab Go-Find 66 Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  20. Version 4901-0046 Rev 3

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    Minelab Eureka Gold Instruction Manual, 2.25 MB pdf file, 3 pages Minelab Eureka Gold Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  21. Version 4901-0065-1.3

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    Minelab E-Trac Instruction Manual, 4.2 MB pdf file, 49 pages Minelab E-Trac Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  22. Version 2011

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    Understanding Your X-Terra by Randy Horton AKA Digger (Minelab) 14.51 MB pdf file, 96 pages Information on how to properly set up your X-TERRA, how to better understand its functionality and how to maximize its performance for specific sites. Minelab X-Terra 305 Data & Reviews Minelab X-Terra 505 Data & Reviews Minelab X-Terra 705 Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  23. I was doing some Googling and tripped over this October 2006 article by Des Dunne. Des is an extremely knowledgeable detectorist who used to work with Minelab and had a key role to play in several models. Good stuff, print it out or copy to your computer before this external link disappears someday. http://www.minelabowners.com/xterratips.pdf Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold metal detector
  24. Since we have a wide range of experienced people from all over the world here, I was curious about after the fact thoughts about a relatively old detector - the Minelab X-Terra 70 or newer X-Terra 705. In my experience the coin discrimination modes on the X-Terra 705 rated as “very good” whereas the threshold based all metal prospecting mode is “top notch”. It was interesting to watch at Ganes Creek, Alaska the shift in the latter years. For a long time it was White’s MXT ruled supreme. In the last few years though the X-Terra models came on strong. The main reasons cited were:
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