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    Dec 2010
    South-West Georgia
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    My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    I am new to metal detecting, I bought a XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter. Unfortunately, there is not much to learn from the cheap manual.
    Originally - I expected to find some coins on my farm, but after a first field-trial – I lost a quarter (sand, 11” deep). At the moment – I try to find the other one at 9 inches…
    I set it to motion discrimination with automatic ground balance, I change the sensitivity and discrimination from low to high - no result.
    I paid just about 200 dollars on e-bay (plus two lost quarters…) The low price got my attention. The advertising claims the MD detects a quarter at 12” deep.

    I am a little bit disappointed at the moment. Then again – I need to learn a bit more to be able to judge this new ‘thing’.

    Do you have some experience with this detector? How is yours working?
    My wife and I expect to have some fun with our new hobby, on our 165 acre farm with plenty of Civil War and Indian artifacts.
    We will visit the beaches in Florida, the beautiful creeks in the North Georgia mountains - of course with our MD in the back seat…

    I will tell you more in a few weeks about my experience (and how many more quarters…)
    Y’ALL take care – santurinos.
    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. (Henry David Thoreau)

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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    The detector you bought is sold under many brand names, Gold Century, Famous Trails, etc. It can probably air test a silver dollar at 12". The seller tries to make it sound like it detects anything everywhere at 12". No detector will.

    Use the highest senstivity that doesn't cause beeping while holding the detector still. Also, try to keep searchcoil off the ground to avoid false signals & broken signals on coins. I didn't really keep it long enough to become an expert but found several quarters to 3"+ in bad ground, in a park that gets detected often. In low ground mineralization, 8" coins might be possible. HH, George (MN)



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    Dec 2010
    South-West Georgia
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by George (MN)
    The detector you bought is sold under many brand names, Gold Century, Famous Trails, etc. It can probably air test a silver dollar at 12". The seller tries to make it sound like it detects anything everywhere at 12". No detector will.

    Use the highest sensitivity that doesn't cause beeping while holding the detector still. Also, try to keep search coil off the ground to avoid false signals & broken signals on coins. I didn't really keep it long enough to become an expert but found several quarters to 3"+ in bad ground, in a park that gets detected often. In low ground mineralization, 8" coins might be possible. HH, George (MN)
    Thank you George for your help!
    I already figured that this MD can't detect a quarter 12" deep! I have a lot of red sand/soil on my property, I believe this is a handicap too. Then again - I can't get a signal at 7 inches...
    I promise you that I will inform you (and everyone else of course) about my experience.
    Glad to be with you folks and thank you for your support!
    Y'all take care - walter and dianne.
    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. (Henry David Thoreau)

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    Jan 2011
    Melbourne, Florida
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    Wow.....I was about to take a chance and purchase one of these, but now I think I will be sure I can actually try out a detector, before I buy one new or used. Thanks for the posts ...it helps us newbies.
    Joy

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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    This Chinese junk is a POS, excuse my French. You are much better off with a entry level from one of the major manufactures in the US like, Garrett, Minelab, Fisher, Tesoro or White's. These come with warranty's and in the case of the Tesoro it is Lifetime.
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    Ah yes the XJ9-3050 , one of the guys here at the base bought one of those. And he had a real time working with it.
    I will say once he learned to tune it out he could find coins at about 6 inches in normal soil.
    On the web site that sells this thing they have a writeup from someone who bought this and thought it was great and would pick up stuff down to 28 inches . Well the picture of this person is the same pic of the guy who runs the site!

    This is one thing that really bothers me , is the ones who sell the stuff from China, it seems they will say just about anything to get someone to buy there product , even if it is not close to the truth.
    If it was me I would try to sell this and take what I could get and buy something else. I know how you feel as I have done the same thing in the past and found out that I did not save anything because I ended up having to buy what I wanted and should have in the first place.
    Few things I love to do is , Metal Detecting for anything of the past!
    Making Detectors better ! Tuning and finding ways to upgrade Detector hardware , To make them work the Best that is possable !

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    Aug 2011
    Bloomington, IN
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    Well, I wish I would have read this first. Yes I bought one. The thing is nuts! It's all over the place. I have tried it in my yard and haven't found anything. It just beeps and grunts and carries on like it's having a nervous breakdown. I don't give up easy. I have tried several settings and I have come to the conclusion that I wasted 150.00. I also have a Garrett Ace 150. I have found all kinds of stuff with it. In the same yard. Same price, go with the Garrett Ace 150. My next step will probably be the Garrett Ace 250. Not sure though.
    Jamie

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    May 2005
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    You can try adjusting sensitivity to 6-10 after turning up discrimination to reject everything but coins. Keep coil slightly above ground to avoid intermittent signals from coins, ground minerals or trash breakthrough, very important.

    I read of someone finding a Barber dime down 8" in mild ground. With bad ground, may not give good signal beyond 3"-4". The surface blanker when used with coil slightly above the ground, will not eliminate any coins, but will be less likely to produce unwanted signals from large objects like cans. The surface blanker could reduce depth, so best to use only in areas with lots of large trash.

    A great many yards are ultra-trashy & sometimes it is best to learn in a place with less trash, like a schooyard or lesser used areas of a park. Best wishes, George (MN)

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    Aug 2011
    Bloomington, IN
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    Thanks George. I will give it a try. Yesterday I was messing with it a little and pulled two pennies at 2". In the same hole I am still getting a hit on something in the coin range. The hole is 12" deep and 16" wide now. Plenty or tree roots for everyone. I want whatever it is that's down there. I don't care what it is! I gave away my Garrett ace 150 to my girlfriend down in Florida. She is waiting for it in the mail. She want's to go beach hunting. It's all good cause I have found a 350 with the DD coil used that I am getting Fri or Mon. I will go back out to that hole and retrieve my fortune. Even if it's another Falls City beer can, I will keep it as a reminder of the trials and tribulations of the hobby.
    Jamie

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    Sep 2005
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    This Chinese junk is a POS, excuse my French. You are much better off with a entry level from one of the major manufactures in the US like, Garrett, Minelab, Fisher, Tesoro or White's. These come with warranty's and in the case of the Tesoro it is Lifetime.

    Good point, an entry level detector made by any of these manufacturers is a better value.

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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Sniffer
    Thanks George. I will give it a try. Yesterday I was messing with it a little and pulled two pennies at 2". In the same hole I am still getting a hit on something in the coin range. The hole is 12" deep and 16" wide now. Plenty or tree roots for everyone. I want whatever it is that's down there. I don't care what it is!
    Your detector might be picking up a water main, sprinkler head or something similar. 99.9% it's NOT a coin sized object. Your detector wouldn't be able to sniff out a coin at those depths. Could be a treasure chest , but, I'd say more likely a very large piece of metal something

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    Oct 2011
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    it has an 8.5 inch coil so i believe it only goes 8.5 inches i recently got a xj9 and every bepp it makes there is always somethig a tip is to start on all metal o locate and then switch to see depth and what it is im 13 and what a great present lol

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    Oct 2011
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    This Chinese junk is a POS, excuse my French. You are much better off with a entry level from one of the major manufactures in the US like, Garrett, Minelab, Fisher, Tesoro or White's. These come with warranty's and in the case of the Tesoro it is Lifetime.
    well person i got one and i have found 67 cents at lake ontario with at least 7 inches depth

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    Nov 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    I just saw the XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter on the internet and read the spec's on it. The spec's looked good and the detector also looked good. I thought that I should do some reading before considering this detector. After what I have read, I will not even consider it. I will stay with a major brand.

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    Re: My new XJ9-3050 from Treasure Hunter

    that detector is not even a good toy for kids...stick to the name brands...and you will have better luck!!

    Gary
    I`v been detecting for 45 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
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