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Update on XTP... happy now.

Michael hill

New member
So after another dismal outing this morning with the XTP I purchased at Cabela's on Saturday morning, I called Minelab and spoke with a gentleman about my issue with iron nails and other small pieces of iron reading anywhere between 80-94 on VDI, and giving clear crisp tones you would expect from coins and silver. He said that was a new one to him, that almost 100% of complaints they get are about instability or wildly varying VDI with the XTP.
I told him the VDI variation I can deal with, but digging iron nails when I'm thinking it's a coin, no...unacceptable. He said its most likely an issue with the motherboard, but a coil issue also. He said I could send it in and they would test it, or see if Cabela's would just swap the unit out for another one. So I called Cabela's, they said absolutely, come swap it.out or get a refund. So two hours later I'm back home with a new XTP, and hallelujah it doesn't say iron nails are 80-94 recognizes them as iron. 👍 I knew that I it wasn't up to snuff. So anyway, just wanted to give an update with a happy ending. Oh and the VDI is much more stable on the new one, mostly only varies by 4 numbers, no really wild shifts unless it's over more than one target, which is to be expected. Tha ks to all who offered input/help. 👍
Obtained permission to detect a local race track that I used to go when I first started out. In the grass area that fills up with the weekend campers during the races. Place opened in 1916. My first two silver coins came from there, a Barber quarter and a Barber half, dates 1914 & 1916. As you can imagine it's a wonderland of bottle caps, pull tabs, and aluminum of all types. Apparently the owner has let no one else in because they always want to go inside the track itself. Should keep me busy the rest of the summer and fall. 👍
Sounds like a killer site!!
Those first two silver coins you found are amazing finds!!
If you take to liking that XTP, you might want to consider the 5”x 8” coil for it at some point for working this site.
I just want to know where this race track is :poke:
Jk those are two awesome finds! 😎
Glad you got your problem resolved. Show us some photos of the big silver so we can all drool 🤤 😂😂😂