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WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: St Bernard
Date: March 13, 2018 08:12PM
Another question on Whites detectors. What do you consider Whites best detector for high trash areas?

Thanks Bill

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2018 08:13PM by St Bernard.

Re: WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: Hombre
Date: March 16, 2018 04:52PM
IDX Pro would be one of them, then the MX5 would be right in there at the top for me,.... just my opinion. Both equipped with the excellent 6½" concentric coils bolted on, the 5.3 Eclipse for the MX5 and 5.3 BullsEye on the IDX Pro. Then add in a slow sweep speed to compliment the quick response and fast recovery speed of these 2 excellent instruments from White's.

" If in doubt, dig it out"

I use various analog detectors, knobs and switches rule.

Randy from south central Kansas

Re: WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: Albert
Date: March 17, 2018 09:45AM
In my humble opinion and in my area I will have to go with my m-6 and 5.3 coil . I have been using the the m-6 now for about 5 years and you just can’t beat it . It’s fast , hits hard on coins, and jewelry and the separation is excellent. I also own the mxt pro and that works great also . I have previously owned the idx, idx pro, dfx , MXSport, v3i, vx3, xlt, quantum, mx5. They all have their place but for simplicity , quickness, accuracy the m-6 for me. Only draw back is it can’t be used in wet black sand . It’s ok on dry sand.

Re: WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: pescadore
Date: March 17, 2018 11:04AM
I have used a lot of different Whites machines but my favorite to this point is the MX Sport. It is fast and even with the stock coil able to pick targets out of trash. They are now offering the 6 shooter coil for it and when I can afford to get my hands on one I definitely will be buying it. I think having that coil on the MX Sport will make it the best IMHO. My Treasure Pro also does really well in trash with the 6X8 SEF coil and a slow sweep speed. I am always surprised to see how much I have missed with the D2 coil when I use the 6X8.

Quest Pro, Whites Classic II SL, Tesoro Amigo II, Oldest coin 1700's Chinese coin, Oldest US Coins 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter, 1876 CC Seated Liberty Dime,1892 Barber Quarter, Dime and V nickel,

Re: WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: wasp
Date: March 17, 2018 01:13PM
Hi Bill, I haven't used them all but I think any of the White's detectors that can use the Eclipse 4x6 Shooter DD coil would be excellent in high trash sites. It's fantastic in trash on my DFX but especially so on my V3i.

Pescadore is right on about the MX Sport. With the stock 10" coil it amazes me how it picks dimes and quarters out of trash. With the 7"Detech it's even better.

White's MX Sport w/stock 10" coil, 13" Ultimate, 950 Sport, 6x10 Sport, 7" Detech
White's V3i w/Super 12, D2, Eclipse 950, Eclipse DD, Eclipse 5.3, 4x6 Shooter, SEF 10x12 (white), SEF 6x8
White's DFX w/D2, Eclipse 950, SEF 10x12 (black), Sun Ray DX-1
Bounty Hunter Platinum w/stock coil
Bounty Hunter Time Ranger - 10", 8", 4" coils
Garrett Pro-Pointer, Lesche diggers
White's TRX

Re: WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: Phillip_in_NM
Date: March 25, 2018 11:48PM
I'm with Albert on the detector (M6) and with wasp on the coil (4x6 shooter) .

Amazing combination in trash. Absolutely my favorite!

Another HUGE advantage to the M6 in my opinion is that they have a RNB battery available for it. Love, LOVE, LOVE those batteries. Got one for my M6 and one for my Etrac. Charges to full in two hours max and lasts for at least a couple of 8 hour days!!!

Unless you're the LEAD sled dog, the view is always the same!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/2018 11:56PM by Phillip_in_NM.

My "high trash" favorites from White's have been the following.
Posted by: Monte
Date: March 26, 2018 01:25AM
MXT All Pro
Classic ID

All of the above, in that order of personal preference, and all with their assigned 6½" Concentric coil mounted. Some might wonder why I put the M6 last of these models when it can perform similar to the MXT All Pro in the Coin & Jewelry mode and the answer is simple. The M6 lacks a Threshold-based All Metal search mode that all the others offer. All of these models, however, can work very well in a very trashy site, even one that abounds in a dense iron contamination when they are put to work against most of the competitor's models out there.

I have been thinning down a lot of the detectors I have on-hand, some being duplicates, and recently parted with two of the above and have a 3rd listed. Staying in my current detector group are two of the MX-7's that have been working well for me in trashy sites. One with a 7" DD for modestly littered places and the other with the 6½" Concentric coil for the more dense debris locations.


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For me......
Posted by: padiggin
Date: March 27, 2018 11:51AM
...the original MXT works the best. I know that machine inside and out and it can work with the best of them.


Reading, Pennsylvania

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Tesoro Tejon
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Re: WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: Mega
Date: March 31, 2018 06:23PM
The machine that would get my vote would be the IDX Pro with the 5.3 coil on,brilliant i find for trashy roman sites.

An ageing reprobate awaiting the Reaper's visit, trying to do interesting things until he calls....

Re: WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: juit
Date: April 05, 2018 09:14PM
Idx pro 5.3 coil then mxtpro with detech puck dd 5 inch coil

Whites MXT Pro & IDX
Makro kruzer
Fisher CZ6
Minelab Etrac

Re: WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: Twinkletoe's
Date: May 08, 2018 12:53PM
I haven't used all the detectors listed on this thread, However for trashy areas I can't imagine a machine that will pull coins any better than the White's XLT. I have found copper and silver coins literally in a "carpet" of trash. Even nickels can be separated from most pull-tabs by measuring the DC Phase of the object before you dig (Positive VDI - Dig / Negative VDI - Pass). Nothing gets them all...but the XLT will get a lot of them. Hope this is helpful, Tt

Re: WHITES best performance detector in hi trash areas
Posted by: Jim in Idaho
Date: May 08, 2018 09:57PM
I think you'd be hard pressed to find a detector that would outdo the DFX in "Correlate" mode in trashy areas, like burned down cabins, etc. Combine that with the 4 x 6 coil, and it is simply amazing what it can do.

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