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OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Bowie
Date: October 09, 2017 08:27PM
Maybe you dont have it anymore,as me;or maybe you do. It may not be the best (as we know ,one machine can excel at certain type of hunting type than an another machine) but one that always has a good feeling,memories for you. Mine was the XL Pro. That machine in a trashy environment was slow recovery, but many times I could massage a target out of the trash,lol, no joke. Probably just my confidence and some sort of mental love for it,lol.
Peace,
John

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Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: WV62
Date: October 10, 2017 08:02AM
I would have to go with the old Fisher 1266x machine with the little 2.75" coil.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Southwind
Date: October 10, 2017 08:34AM
I really liked my Whites Eagle Spectrum, but my best pet would be my E-Trac which I still have.



The real treasure is in the hunt...

Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Hoser John
Date: October 10, 2017 09:32AM
I have 2 actually, the TeSORO LST and my trusty old gold bug 2. When one won't shine the other always does the job no matter what the conditions-John

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Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: October 10, 2017 10:09AM
F5 is my favorite, this is a great detector and I'm still learning.

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Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Mega
Date: October 10, 2017 11:41AM
I have 2 machines that i consider worthy,one is my IDX Pro not sure exactly what is special about it but it gives me a tremendous amount of enjoyment when using it and constantly find coins/artifact etc,but i think the No1 slot in my selection would have too go on my original T2 which is about 10 years old,but its just a joy to use,lightweight,good all round performer,about one of the easiest machines setting up but it also has been the most productive,its found me more gold coins staters both full and 1/4 which are small and also sovereigns and my No1 find a superb George111 full Guinea and surprisingly enough most of these gold coins had been taken with the small 5'' coil and the Sharpshooter coil.

If i was only too keep 2 all round versatile machines it would be my IDX Pro and the no frills original T2.



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI Coiltek 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: chipper97
Date: October 10, 2017 12:16PM
Lets see, that's a tough one. Each of mine have been my fave at one time or another. My first, Whites 5900Di, my second Garrett Master Hunter 7, and my CZ 5. Loved them all and they all produced some nice finds.
I'm swinging an E trac now and love it but I'll have to give the nod to my Explorer SE Pro. It's that silver trill it makes, sends tingles up the spine.:smile:

Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Dancer
Date: October 10, 2017 01:52PM
Was the Garrett 1500 with Imaging, what a Quarter buster. It & I came back with heavy pouches many times.
Now the AT Pro. With the 5x8 coil, target separation, at its best. Just my opinion.

Minelab Explorer II , with sunray probe. N/T
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: October 10, 2017 03:19PM
n/t

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Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Tired Rooster
Date: October 10, 2017 10:11PM
E-Trac...Sovereign GT.
Both have been awesome and very good to me. But the Sovereign has that something special that I can't part with or find any where else.



slightly north of central Alabama

Minelab Etrac
Minelab Sovereign GT
Minelab X-Terra 705
Tesoro DeLeon
Tesoro Silver uMax
Garrett Pro Pointer
Grey Ghost head phones

Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: October 11, 2017 08:10AM
Having used over 100 models over the last 25-30 years a CZ has been my silver killer and used all he CZ models ever made. Explorer series sure was excellent also but a tad heavy...

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Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Harold,ILL.
Date: October 11, 2017 11:17AM
Have to be a Hot CZ-3D. I have used them since the First run and always thought a proper one was like a Regular CZ on steroids. Have had a half dozen or so and finally got another Hot one I will not turn loose. Love the 4 Tone I.D. with adjustable Modulated audio. My Ireland made Etrac is a great Detector, But for pure raw depth the CZ-3D will edge it out. And I just love the Old Analog Audio as You can't get that from a Digital Detector.



Etrac
CZ-3D
Golden uMax

Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Hello
Date: October 11, 2017 02:18PM
c-scope Newforce R1 clean ground deepest detector ive had was running at 6.5khz with standard 10 inch concentric coil.Recovery speed was shockingly poor thou

Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: October 11, 2017 04:54PM
I dont have a favorite really.
I suppose the machine i have had the most with and feel most at ease with was the X.Terra 705 , it found me over a few years many thousands of coins UK £ types and 15 Gold and many Silvers , I dont have 1 now because i am waiting for the Equinox which is the direct replacement for the Terra's. I think!
My other machines are all successful too.
As for a machine of the past which i wished i kept , that has to be the Red Heat XD 17 (not Micro) . It was made to order by someone who lived in Peckham London and his machines were brilliant but he passed away of Pancreatic Cancer on 6 November 2007 and i in a panic sold my Red Heat's . Pity.
You can see him testing 1 on Youtube . There was also the Tornado , the Mk1 and Mk 2 Red Heats and Mk4 Lightning and the Red Dwarf . He was going to bring out a new Tornado in the year he passed away but didn't quite get mine out to me before he died . Again pity.



Uses = Minelab E.Trac , Minelab Explorer 11 (might sell) , Minelab Explorer XS , Minelab Equinox 800 x 2 (ordered) , Garrett Probes , Gray Ghost/ Nugget Busters

Re: OK,what has been your favorite,pet, detector
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: October 11, 2017 06:47PM
My old Garrett Deep Seeker--1976---I have found well over 100 cannon projectiles from 6lb ball to 100lb Parrot. Nothing can duplicate that deep Hmmmmmmm.

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