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First Hunt With My 705, short but . . .
Posted by: mike5853
Date: February 08, 2012 07:00AM
So after 2 weeks, I had a chance to finally get out with my 705. The weather and my job schedule have not been cooperating. I only had an hour and a half so I went to a park which always produces it share of coins. If I had to describe this detector in a word it just might be smooth. Initial set-up was a breeze. I have owned a few other TID units and the 705 is by far the most stable / quiet. Minelab struck a perfect balance in the conductivity resolution and target sizing ability. In my experience I found slop, in either one, can cost you time, and in this hobby time, truly is money! I found 23 coins and there was no question in what I had below the coil. This is by far the best medium priced detector I've used and I've been detecting for nearly 20 years. Nice job Minelab.



Thanks and good hunting,
Mike / '53Silver

Collecting my own personal bail-out, one coin at a time

Re: First Hunt With My 705, short but . . .
Posted by: leroy1937
Date: February 08, 2012 07:23AM
good 4 you



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I'M STILL WAITING
yuma az in winter
NM state parks in summer time
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Re: First Hunt With My 705, short but . . .
Posted by: Old Longhair
Date: February 08, 2012 03:09PM
Welcome to the best kept secret in metal detecting. :lol:

I knew that you'd like it Mike. Which coil did you have on it?



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Only Difference Between A Rut And A Grave........Is Depth!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Ingham County, Michigan

Re: First Hunt With My 705, short but . . .
Posted by: bob.oz
Date: February 08, 2012 04:56PM
Those jobs,always getting in the way..more hunts less work...HH

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Re: First Hunt With My 705, short but . . .
Posted by: mike5853
Date: February 08, 2012 06:09PM
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Old Longhair
Welcome to the best kept secret in metal detecting. :lol:

I knew that you'd like it Mike. Which coil did you have on it?

Right now just the stock, 9" and it's excellent!



Thanks and good hunting,
Mike / '53Silver

Collecting my own personal bail-out, one coin at a time

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Re: First Hunt With My 705, short but . . .
Posted by: hotrod53
Date: February 09, 2012 08:31PM
I take mine on the road with me when I do road jobs. I'd rather spend a few quality hours of detecting and drive home when it's dark! I did a 3 hour away road job this week, just happened to have my 705 in tow. The ground was crusty in a few spots yet unfrozen, I only had an hour, I was sick, I was tired .... I felt like a new man when I was done detecting! You can have Yoga and meditation for relaxation, hand me my detector!



HotRod
Pittsburgh, PA

Xterra 705 gold
Coiltek 6" CoilTek coil
Tesoro Cutlass II
Garrett Pro pointer

Stimulating the economy one coin at a time since 1972.

A cheesy detector in the hands of a good detectorist, beats a good detector in the hands of a cheesy detectorist any day!

Re: First Hunt With My 705, short but . . .
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: February 10, 2012 04:18AM
I think the Terra is brilliant and last year i could not believe how much i had off the beach with it.
This year is a slow start but wont be long before i am finding 40 + each trip with it.
Get a bigger coil though for better stability and depth, thats the only thing i think it needs which i have done.
Even sold my E.Trac because i use my Terra mostly on the beach.

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