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What's the difference between an Explorer and a Safari?
Posted by: jimmyzr1
Date: December 01, 2017 05:46PM
FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE USED BOTH DETECTORS, what's the difference between the Explorer and the Safari? Does the Safari get the depth of the Explorer? Other than the ferrous numbers, is there much difference in the sounds or other?

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Re: What's the difference between an Explorer and a Safari?
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 02, 2017 04:50PM
Biggest difference as I understand it (and I have NOT used a Safari), is that the Safari -- with just one "ID" number, not the CO/FE number pairs that the Explorers offer, is the biggest difference. And as a result of that, there is no "smartfind" screen, no "2-D" discrimination capability. Otherwise, I think they are very similar with respect to depth, etc. Sounds, I'm not sure -- someone else would have to answer that one...

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

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Re: What's the difference between an Explorer and a Safari?
Posted by: McDave
Date: December 04, 2017 03:59PM
I tried out a friend’s Safari last summer. Like Steve said .. it only offers the target ID number, but I was impressed with the depth it was getting in my neck of the woods.



Northern Minnesota
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Re: What's the difference between an Explorer and a Safari?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 04, 2017 08:50PM
Jimmy,I have NOT used the Safari (sorry) but have some good hours on the Explorer2. Depending on what you’re coming from,I will say you’ll do great with ANY FBS machine. Their pedigree is deep coin hunting and I believe they’ll serve you well. There’s more info offered on the Explorers like Steve mentioned. But they will both “get you there”.:smile:

Re: What's the difference between an Explorer and a Safari?
Posted by: jimmyzr1
Date: December 05, 2017 11:59PM
Thanks for the replies. This is not for me, but for a friend. He is thinking of buying a used minelab. I myself, use an Etrac, which has found me 24 silver coins here in Sacramento this past month.

Re: What's the difference between an Explorer and a Safari?
Posted by: BigTony
Date: December 06, 2017 07:37AM
Used is a good idea to see if you like the machine. Hopefully it is reasonably priced.
If he gets it tell him to bench test targets to assist in the learning curve.



Tony

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Safari
Posted by: Andy Sabisch
Date: December 07, 2017 06:15AM
Not trying to push a sale but if he gets one, I would recommend picking up a copy of The Minelab Quatrain & Safari handbook which will get him going faster than trying to wing it so to speak. It was revised earlier this year and covers all types of hunting along with specific settings to get the most out of it.

The Safari is a real sleeper in the Minelab line as it has high end performance but often gets overlooked when looking at FBS detectors.

Andy Sabisch



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Re: What's the difference between an Explorer and a Safari?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 09, 2017 03:04PM
It almost feels like I’m mixing prophecy with detecting sometimes...:lol:

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