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Used Etrac's
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 05, 2018 11:02PM
Good day all as soon as my waiting period is over I was thinking of putting my Shadow X5 up on the classifides to possibly get an etrac to hunt some of the older parks in my area. I just wondered how the etracs hold up after the warrantee is gone. I love the Shadow for buttons but I want some more silver too ;-) I thought about getting the nox but worried about batteries so I think a used etrac is the way to go but I want to make sure.



Upstate NY/New England Treasure Hunter Marine Corps Veteran,Teacher, Author, Fly Tyer and fisherman

Equinox 600, Garrett AT Pro, Whites Classic SL(not working now), Troy shadow X5, Fisher F22, White's Coinmaster



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/05/2018 11:05PM by Foreverteachable.

Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: Normx2
Date: May 06, 2018 07:37AM
Good choice, The ETRAC and 3030 still in my opinion offer the most for the least $ of anything out there today. Finds ETRAC forum and classroom posts offer years of comment and tips on the use of both machines which is a great learning tool that shortens the time it takes to be comfortable with all the ETRAC can do.

There are also tons of accessories available, books, coils, covers, pin pointers ect to compliment the ETRAC. I personally don't know of a detector on the market today that can do all that an ETRAC or CTX 3030 can do. Downside? it's heavier than you would like but for me it's capabilities offset any of those nuances.

A proven detector it is with US support and history to boot.

You can't go wrong if you want a machine that is still ahead of it's time and will be for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: IQ-2018
Date: May 06, 2018 08:19AM
etrac is the last real minelab everything after that is proprietary based software & hardware and no after market coils except for a couple from coiltek (ctx) , so yes etrac and gpx 5000 the last of the real detectors from minelab :thumbup: after that your locked in to minelab :punch:



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2018 08:25AM by IQ-2018.

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Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 06, 2018 12:13PM
Thanks a bunch for the reply Norm! I have been researching a bunch and really like the tones and depth of the etrac. I have a light unit to use as well so if it gets too heavy, I'll take a break.

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Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 06, 2018 12:16PM
Thanks again for the info and interesting take on it. It seems a lot of Explorer xs, se, and 2 guys swear by their older machines as well. I have a lot of hobbies so I've never been one to be able to afford the next best metal detector so I have kind of stuck with whatever I had at the time but it does seem like the Explorer and etrac series will find stuff that other people missed including me.

Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: hershey1
Date: May 06, 2018 02:23PM
Get yourself an E-Trac and see for yourself what you have been missing.HH:minelab:

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Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 06, 2018 07:05PM
Thanks Hershey ;-) sounds like I need to :-)

Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: May 06, 2018 07:59PM
I love my E-Trac. I've never had a machine that produces better than this one and I have been hunting a very long time. Every time I hit a site, I am always confident that the E-Trac will find it if it is there. It's just a killer detector.

Greg

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Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: Southwind
Date: May 06, 2018 08:13PM
E-Trac/CTX are amazing detectors and I still have my E-Trac. Although I use my NOX 800.



The real treasure is in the hunt...

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Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: pan4au
Date: May 06, 2018 09:46PM
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Southwind
E-Trac/CTX are amazing detectors and I still have my E-Trac. Although I use my NOX 800.
Ditto



Tn. TH'er
Nox 800
Minelab E-trac..
Fisher 1266X
Fisher F75 SE
Garrett Master Hunter 7X
Garrett Freedom II Plus
Minelab Pro-Find 35
Modded Cen-Tech pinpointer

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Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 06, 2018 09:49PM
Thanks to all for the info!

Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: May 08, 2018 05:13AM
Buy the E.Trac . As said I also believe its the last true Minelab . After that it has mostly gone south. Pity.



Uses = Minelab E.Trac , Minelab Equinox 800 x 2 , Minelab X.Terra 705 , Garrett Probes , Gray Ghost/ Nugget Busters

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Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 08, 2018 01:29PM
Good day all. I see the Equinox 600 is cheaper in many cases than used etracs. Without starting a new thread in terms of comparisons. Do you still feel a used etrac for $600-700 is still the best bet over a brand new detector┬┐

Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: May 08, 2018 02:36PM
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Foreverteachable
Good day all. I see the Equinox 600 is cheaper in many cases than used etracs. Without starting a new thread in terms of comparisons. Do you still feel a used etrac for $600-700 is still the best bet over a brand new detector┬┐

I think the NOX is a great machine as well. I do not think you could go wrong either way. I like the E-Trac because it has a much better TID system with both the ferrous and conductive numbers, it is a deep machine on silver, I love it's tones and the depth meter is better. That said there are many things I like about the NOX and I plan on owning one of them later on down the road when the fervor has dissipated and you can pick up an 800 for the current price of a 600. 600-700 for an E-Trac is a bargain for what you are getting, especially since it is a 1500 retail machine new.

I used to think having a Deus and an E-Trac was the ultimate combo. Now I think having the NOX and the E-Trac will be the ultimate combo.

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Re: Used Etrac's
Posted by: Elton
Date: May 08, 2018 06:32PM
You could try the 600 ..if you hate it ( I doubt) you most likely could trade it for a nice used e-trac.

Just a thought !!



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