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Why would I want to buy an old Explorer these days?


Well-known member
With all the new modern digital screen ID, multi-fuction, endless adjustment features that are hyped up as the greatest machines yet.
Why would I want to buy an old Explorer these days?

The closest I have gotten to owning such like detector was a Minelab Sov. XS and Elite about 20 years ago. Didn't keep them long.


Active member
Dude, you asked this question on the NOX forum but no matter.

Just think a minute - you can buy a top of the line detector for a small price these days.
That technology is Terrific it just takes a little patience to learn what to adjust and what the sounds are telling you.



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OOPS, no wonder why I couldn't find my post to check for replies. So I reposted a duplicate.


Staff member
Why would I want to buy an old Explorer these days?”

Because you can find coins most other detectorists miss once you master the machine.
Newer machines doesn’t always equate to better machines!


In a nutshell I'd sooner run a explorer and come home with a pouch full of coins instead of a pouch full of junk..The newer machines just have the most worthless feedback information as to what's in the ground when compared to the explorers.. I guess if you don't mind digging junk you'll never