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Re: First time out with new V3I
Posted by: Mike Hillis
Date: April 04, 2017 08:03AM
Very nice ring! Congrats, Trace. Keep it up!


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Re: First time out with new V3I
Posted by: DiggerDanbo
Date: May 31, 2017 11:52AM
WOW, I am thinking about getting this detector ($1224 at local dealership! Looking at the Deus and E-Trac. So hard to decide! This will be my first detector! I figure "Go Big or Go Home". Any advice? :wiggle:

Re: First time out with new V3I
Posted by: wasp
Date: May 31, 2017 04:38PM
Dan, starting out with one of the three machines you mentioned is definitely "Going Big!"

Of those three I only have experience with the V3i and I've never had it at the beach.

One of the features I love about the V3i is the availability of so many different and reasonably priced coils.

The "factory" programs are very good - so the V3i can be used as a "turn on and go" detector for a beginning user. As you gain experience and "grow into it" the factory programs can be customized or you can make and save your own programs if you wish.

The backlight color screen is fantastic.

The option to purchase the wireless headphones is a plus in my opinion.

AND --- White's service is great!!

I'm sure the E-trac and Deus are great machines as well. Good luck with your decision Dan.

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: First time out with new V3I
Posted by: Delta Digger
Date: May 31, 2017 04:50PM
All three are good detectors. I have been using the E-Trac since they came out. The E-Trac is a silver slayer for sure.
This will be my third Etrac. I've had White's before and liked them. I have been kicking around the ideal of buying a v3i. It's a versatile detector. If you like pulling deep old silver the e-trac. If you like looking for Jewelry and coins or gold nuggets the v3i. Can't answer for the other detector.

Re: First time out with new V3I
Posted by: Trance
Date: May 31, 2017 06:59PM
I got out of detecting for a few years and decided to start back up towards the end of last year. Wasn't sure which detector to go with so I ended up buying a Deus, CTX and a V3i. I used each of them for a few months and ended up keeping the V3i. They are all nice detectors and each one has it's positives and negatives but I really seemed to click with the Whites. I've found more gold jewelry with it than any detector I've ever owned. I had an E-trac about 4 or 5 years ago and did really well with it on coins and silver but it was tough on my back after a few hours of swinging it.

Re: First time out with new V3I
Posted by: markg
Date: June 08, 2017 06:27AM
Looks like you're out to a good start. Keep the pictures coming.

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