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  1. #1
    robert roy

    Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    Anyone every use this x-70 MineLab machine?
    What do you think?

    Robert R

  2. #2
    The King of Trash

    Jan 2007
    West Virginia, USA
    Minelab Xterra 70 ,Bounty Hunter Landstar, Garrett ACE 400
    125 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    very good machine ! and with the 6x10 DD coil its great also

  3. #3
    robert roy

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    I notice it resembles the F75 and F4 in apperance. Is there any similarity in how it operates? I understand that it is considered a good all around MD like my MXT. Unlike my MXT I have heard that MineLab has a high learning curve. Can anyone set me straight on this?

  4. #4
    robert roy

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    Oh, by the way, I found these comments on Metal Detector reviews.net and while most were good, I found there were some negatives but I wonder if this has anything to do with the learning curve?

    "The best Think again
    fed up in london in london uk -
    I have had this minelab for a few months but i was very dissapointed with its performance on farm land it failed to find small hammerd ( i put one in the ground 1 inch down it missed it !!
    i checked the settings and tried again in all metal nothing !! it may be good on a beach but thats no good if you live 100miles away its light yes but the quality is not there the side headphone socket is a pain it should be on the handle the stem is very light but i wonder if will stand up to hard work if you are just starting i would not pick this machine save your $800 or 600 in england and by a tesoro or whites any of them is better than this one i wish i had
    Oct 04, 2006

    Not so good in Europe
    dennis in netherlands -
    It's great what they did at minelab , they build a lightweight detector ! And it's realy a great detector when you are looking for big coins ! But here in the netherlands we have tried to find little coins , like hammered coins , but no signal at all ! That's to bad for such a good machine ! It won't detect fibula's in anyway but the prospectmodus , and we can't use that here , to bad , but further it's a great machine , weight, display and the simple use .
    So it's not so great for finding roman and celtic artefacts, but maybe someone has some good info about the sttings? hope to hear them !

    When I read this I have to wonder what KIND of coins, what kind of metal content?
    Am I wrong in thinking that coins in the USA, Canada, Australia....and Europe may have different electrical conductivity die to the amount of each alloy (if any) used?
    ANy experts out there?

    Robert R

  5. #5
    Feb 2005
    Menominee, Michigan
    7 times

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    i have not used one but my buddy got one and had no problems and he never tryed metal detecting before. it has plenty of funtions but you dont need to use all at once, the videos are pretty good for learning the XT's
    where's the good stuff

  6. #6

    Mar 2006
    Granby, CT
    2 times

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    Easy to use and pretty powerful. I don't know about hammered coinsat one inch or what size they were but I have persoanlly seen someone get a dime at 9+ here in CT. Over all a good selection for a detector.

  7. #7

    Jul 2007

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    I have been using mine now for a bit over a month. This is my first detector and I really like it. I read as much as I could, and watched the vids on it. I think the learning curve is pretty easy. It has some preset modes, and once you get used to what it is telling you it works very well.

    I like the light weight, big number ID, and mutiple coils, Beale.

  8. #8
    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them. New Garrett Ca
    3957 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    I thought I answered this question but now I see the post disappeared. http://losttreasure.com/fieldtests/A...?ID=LT20060512
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.

  9. #9
    robert roy

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    Yes, saw the report/review at Lost Treasure but I like to hear from the people useing the MD on a daily basis.
    Thanks Again.

  10. #10
    Aug 2007
    Colonie, NY , That's around Albany
    Teknetics Omega 8000, T2 ltd.
    220 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    So far so good, easy to learn and I was able to get right out and start finding.
    You just have to learn the ID # and what they mean and it gets somewhat confusing so, I basically just try to listen to what its telling me and that seems to work better.
    I will never, EVER, broadcast about all the gold I have found.

  11. #11

    Aug 2007
    Xterra 70
    3 times

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    I've had mine for a couple of months now. I love it. It is extremely accurate. I have 4 different coils and each does exactly what it is meant to do. I am very please with mine.
    Always looking for my next pulltab

  12. #12
    Systems Network Manager

    Mar 2003
    Explorer II, X-Terra 70 & Excalibur 1000

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    Very happy with mine also. Just used it in an orginized hunt in Cullman AL and did very well using the high frequency 6 x 10 DD coil. I believe I was the only one there using a Minelab! Man with that coil you can cover some ground in a hunt and the detector is feather light. I didn't even have to switch arms during the hunt. I prefer the 10 inch DD coil for out in the field and find myself using the XT70 as much as the Explorer II. Great machine. As far as the review from the UK, I don't live in the UK so I don't think I will have worry about find a hammered anything.

  13. #13
    Oct 2006
    Bronx, NY
    Explorer XS/II & Garrett ACE 250
    3 times

    Re: Minelab X-Terra 70 any good??? ANy thoughts?

    Sounds to me like the review from the user who couldn't nail that planted coin at one inch didn't know how to set up his unit correctly or had a faulty one. I don't have one, but I have heard they are good..........my true advice would be to forget about one altogether and for the money you are going to pay, buy the cleanest used Minelab Explorer. I got the older XS model, and trust me, it's a monster.
    The ground is a bank, open up an account with your metal detector.




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