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    Nov 2014
    Long Island, NY
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    Upgrade to the AT Pro, new Whiteís MX-7, or just keep the Coinmaster GT?

    Hello all! I was hoping to get some good advice here. So I bought my first detector, a Whiteís Coinmaster GT, about three years ago. I have really enjoyed my time this far with it, but Iím now considering an upgrade. I enjoy mainly finding old coins. The majority of coins Iíve dug with the CMGT have been no deeper than 6 inches. Then recently I dug a really faint and iffy signal at about 10 inches. It turned out to be a silver quarter. Iím worried Iím missing these type of targets now and Iím looking to get more depth. However, after some research and YouTube watching it appears that other mid-level detectors also struggle at times at 10 inches.
    My initial idea was to buy a used AT Pro on EBay. But then I went hunting with a friend who has an AT pro and had him run over some of my iffy signals. They sounded just as iffy on his machine. That day I ended up finding my first barber dime and V nickel in the same hole! That wasnít even my best find. I also found my first reale!!! I was over the moon! My partner found nothing with the At pro. I guess it was just my day, however none of those coins were deeper than about 4-5 inches. Now Iím thinking, is there really gonna be a difference with the At pro? Iím not interested in taking my detector underwater so that aspect of the At pro doesnít interest me. Then I was looking at the new Whiteís MX-7, which appears to me and PLEASE correct me if Iím wrong, to be essentially the same machine as the MX-Sport, with a different coil and not water proof, just a couple hundred bucks cheaper. There seems to be very little feedback so far on the MX7 and a little more on the MX-Sport which some are claiming gets great depth. Im wondering if the MX7 works the same on land, maybe this could be a good fit for me? Maybe stick with CMGT for a while longer, I donít know Iím confused. I donít want to make this investment to upgrade if the results will be only marginal at best. Any advice, especially feedback on the MX7 would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, White's Eagle ll SL90, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, TinyTec, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 720i, TRX
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    What's your budget? Your Coinmaster is going to find at least 80% of what higher priced units will find. You'll have to decide if that extra 20% is worth the cost. The higher level machines generally offer more options, are more stable, and are easier to use than your machine, but, looks like you aren't doing too bad with it.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Whiteís Coinmaster GT
    33
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Upgrade to the AT Pro, new Whiteís MX-7, or just keep the Coinmaster GT?

    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    What's your budget? Your Coinmaster is going to find at least 80% of what higher priced units will find. You'll have to decide if that extra 20% is worth the cost. The higher level machines generally offer more options, are more stable, and are easier to use than your machine, but, looks like you aren't doing too bad with it.
    I saw some nice bundle deals for the MX7 on eBay for 550. That would be my absolute max right now...and I donít mind finding a good deal on a used machine either.
    Last edited by robmenn; Jan 27, 2018 at 08:05 PM.

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    us
    Jan 2017
    East of snowflake Arizona completely off grid
    Mine-Lab X-Terra 705 with three coils 5x10 hf,9 inch 7 mf and 6 inch hf Garrett AT pro
    230
    205 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by robmenn View Post
    Hello all! I was hoping to get some good advice here. So I bought my first detector, a Whiteís Coinmaster GT, about three years ago. I have really enjoyed my time this far with it, but Iím now considering an upgrade. I enjoy mainly finding old coins. The majority of coins Iíve dug with the CMGT have been no deeper than 6 inches. Then recently I dug a really faint and iffy signal at about 10 inches. It turned out to be a silver quarter. Iím worried Iím missing these type of targets now and Iím looking to get more depth. However, after some research and YouTube watching it appears that other mid-level detectors also struggle at times at 10 inches.
    My initial idea was to buy a used AT Pro on EBay. But then I went hunting with a friend who has an AT pro and had him run over some of my iffy signals. They sounded just as iffy on his machine. That day I ended up finding my first barber dime and V nickel in the same hole! That wasnít even my best find. I also found my first reale!!! I was over the moon! My partner found nothing with the At pro. I guess it was just my day, however none of those coins were deeper than about 4-5 inches. Now Iím thinking, is there really gonna be a difference with the At pro? Iím not interested in taking my detector underwater so that aspect of the At pro doesnít interest me. Then I was looking at the new Whiteís MX-7, which appears to me and PLEASE correct me if Iím wrong, to be essentially the same machine as the MX-Sport, with a different coil and not water proof, just a couple hundred bucks cheaper. There seems to be very little feedback so far on the MX7 and a little more on the MX-Sport which some are claiming gets great depth. Im wondering if the MX7 works the same on land, maybe this could be a good fit for me? Maybe stick with CMGT for a while longer, I donít know Iím confused. I donít want to make this investment to upgrade if the results will be only marginal at best. Any advice, especially feedback on the MX7 would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!
    I am not a fan of the the AT PRO at all back in 2009 I purchased two detectors one for my wife and one for myself I purchased an AT PRO for my wife and an X TERRA 705 for myself we owned a house in Ohio which was built in 1889 the house was on 3/4s of an acre of land i would have my wife detect ahead of me pretty much in the same line she would hit shallow targets down to around 6 inches I would go over the exact same areas she hit and I was digging mercs down to 10 inches with the 705 when I would get a beep from a target I would have her come back and go over the same target with the AT PRO and it would not even give an indication there was even a target there after we did that on several targets I finally figured out the AT PRO just could not see those deeper targets I still have both the X TERRA 705 and the AT PRO but the AT pro never sees much use the 705 is my go to detector when I coin hunt and to me is one of the most under rated detectors on the market still to this day I have never felt the need to up grade to something better can not comment on the MX SPORT as I have never used one my opinion the AT PRO is and has always been one of the most over rated detectors on the market even though my wife and I did dig some nice silvers with it none of them were ever deeper then 6 inches the X Terra 705 on the other hand is a pretty deep machine once you learn to use it and all of its great features and rite now the price of the X TERRA 705 at around $449 new is a great buy
    Last edited by oldkoot; Jan 27, 2018 at 09:02 PM.

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    Apr 2016
    Pocatello, Idaho
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    Have you considered a Teknetics Patriot? It's the same thing as the fisher F70. $399

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Whiteís Coinmaster GT
    33
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by oldkoot View Post
    I am not a fan of the the AT PRO at all back in 2009 I purchased two detectors one for my wife and one for myself I purchased an AT PRO for my wife and an X TERRA 705 for myself we owned a house in Ohio which was built in 1889 the house was on 3/4s of an acre of land i would have my wife detect ahead of me pretty much in the same line she would hit shallow targets down to around 6 inches I would go over the exact same areas she hit and I was digging mercs down to 10 inches with the 705 when I would get a beep from a target I would have her come back and go over the same target with the AT PRO and it would not even give an indication there was even a target there after we did that on several targets I finally figured out the AT PRO just could not see those deeper targets I still have both the X TERRA 705 and the AT PRO but the AT pro never sees much use the 705 is my go to detector when I coin hunt and to me is one of the most under rated detectors on the market still to this day I have never felt the need to up grade to something better can not comment on the MX SPORT as I have never used one my opinion the AT PRO is and has always been one of the most over rated detectors on the market even though my wife and I did dig some nice silvers with it none of them were ever deeper then 6 inches the X Terra 705 on the other hand is a pretty deep machine once you learn to use it and all of its great features and rite now the price of the X TERRA 705 at around $449 new is a great buy
    Thanks for your feedback on the AT Pro. I was wondering myself if the ATP May be overrated. I donít know much about the X-Terraís but Iím going to look into it. After a quick search I see that it the 705 utilizes 3 different coils to operate at three different frequencies. Did you use the low frequency coil for those deep coins?

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2017
    East of snowflake Arizona completely off grid
    Mine-Lab X-Terra 705 with three coils 5x10 hf,9 inch 7 mf and 6 inch hf Garrett AT pro
    230
    205 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by robmenn View Post
    Thanks for your feedback on the AT Pro. I was wondering myself if the ATP May be overrated. I don’t know much about the X-Terra’s but I’m going to look into it. After a quick search I see that it the 705 utilizes 3 different coils to operate at three different frequencies. Did you use the low frequency coil for those deep coins?
    I was lucky when I purchased my 705 I found a used one that was like new that came with three coils one coil with each frequency that the 705 can run in but I ended up trading the 3 KHz coil for a 6 inch 18.75 KHz coil which I have regretted ever since but honestly the coil I use the most is the 5x10 18.75 KHz coil but while in Ohio I used the standard coil 7.5 KHz to find almost all of the deep silvers that I found the deepest silver though was found with the 5x10 HF coil as was my best find ever which was not found in the yard of that house but underneath of it in a huge crawl space that once you were in the crawl space you had plenty of room to swing a detector the floor of the crawl space was dirt and it was an area approximately ten feet wide and 20-25 feet long with an 8-9 foot ceiling in it I am not one to post up things I find or brag to people about things I find as I fill it is really no ones business but mine but what I found in the vary back corner of that crawl space six inches below the surface was a box that someone had buried that was full of all kinds of coins lots of silvers and other coins but there was also 12-2.5 dollar 1800s gold pieces inside of it I still have the box and all of its contents for me I do not know at this point what I could find that would ever top that find unless it would be a two pound chunk of gold
    Last edited by oldkoot; Jan 27, 2018 at 10:39 PM.

  8. #8
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    Low & Slow 2C Below

    Sep 2017
    SW Washington
    CTX 3030, XP DEUS, Garrett ATP, Whites DFX, Tesoro Golden ĶMax, & YUP->Custom Waterscoop
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    What type of detecting do you do? If yiu want to do some water detecting then the ATPRO is
    A good consideration. You should be able to find some great deals on a used one, I have seen many on the market as a result of AT Max release people selling their ATPros to get Max.

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    We are pretty much like these kids looking at toys they want.

    Good luck
    Wayne Gretzky: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

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    us
    Jan 2017
    East of snowflake Arizona completely off grid
    Mine-Lab X-Terra 705 with three coils 5x10 hf,9 inch 7 mf and 6 inch hf Garrett AT pro
    230
    205 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by WaterScoop View Post
    What type of detecting do you do? If yiu want to do some water detecting then the ATPRO is
    A good consideration. You should be able to find some great deals on a used one, I have seen many on the market as a result of AT Max release people selling their ATPros to get Max.

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    We are pretty much like these kids looking at toys they want.

    Good luck
    he stated he was not interested in water hunting capabilities
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    us
    Jan 2017
    East of snowflake Arizona completely off grid
    Mine-Lab X-Terra 705 with three coils 5x10 hf,9 inch 7 mf and 6 inch hf Garrett AT pro
    230
    205 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    one thing I will say if you do consider the X Terra go to the minelab site and sign up and then download Randy Horton's E Book understanding your X Terra its a free E BOOK and choked full of all kinds of info on all of the X Terra's vary informative

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    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, White's Eagle ll SL90, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, TinyTec, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 720i, TRX
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    I haven't used the MX7 or know anyone who has. Might be great, but, I'd want to see it in action before I bought one. Unless you can find a great deal on a used Explorer or E-trac, I'd take a good look at the Xterra 705, the Fisher F19, and if you can squeeze a few more bucks, the F75. All capable and proven winners around your price range.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  12. #12
    us
    Nov 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Whiteís Coinmaster GT
    33
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDan View Post
    Have you considered a Teknetics Patriot? It's the same thing as the fisher F70. $399
    No I havenít. Iíll look into it though. What kind of depth have you had with it? Thatís a low price. I think I paid 350 for my CMGT.

  13. #13
    us
    Nov 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Whiteís Coinmaster GT
    33
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by oldkoot View Post
    I was lucky when I purchased my 705 I found a used one that was like new that came with three coils one coil with each frequency that the 705 can run in but I ended up trading the 3 KHz coil for a 6 inch 18.75 KHz coil which I have regretted ever since but honestly the coil I use the most is the 5x10 18.75 KHz coil but while in Ohio I used the standard coil 7.5 KHz to find almost all of the deep silvers that I found the deepest silver though was found with the 5x10 HF coil as was my best find ever which was not found in the yard of that house but underneath of it in a huge crawl space that once you were in the crawl space you had plenty of room to swing a detector the floor of the crawl space was dirt and it was an area approximately ten feet wide and 20-25 feet long with an 8-9 foot ceiling in it I am not one to post up things I find or brag to people about things I find as I fill it is really no ones business but mine but what I found in the vary back corner of that crawl space six inches below the surface was a box that someone had buried that was full of all kinds of coins lots of silvers and other coins but there was also 12-2.5 dollar 1800s gold pieces inside of it I still have the box and all of its contents for me I do not know at this point what I could find that would ever top that find unless it would be a two pound chunk of gold
    Wow that is the find of a lifetime! Nice one! So what would you say the max depth would be on a quarter?

  14. #14
    us
    Nov 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Whiteís Coinmaster GT
    33
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by oldkoot View Post
    he stated he was not interested in water hunting capabilities
    Mostly coin shooting

  15. #15
    us
    Nov 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Whiteís Coinmaster GT
    33
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by oldkoot View Post
    one thing I will say if you do consider the X Terra go to the minelab site and sign up and then download Randy Horton's E Book understanding your X Terra its a free E BOOK and choked full of all kinds of info on all of the X Terra's vary informative
    Thanks, I would probably need it, seems like there might be a steep learning curve going from a Whiteís to a Minelab...

 

 
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