Manticore Owners: Whats your thoughts?

KSDirtfisher77

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Guys & gals I'm curious if any of you Manticore owners would chime in on your thoughts & experience on the Minelab Manticore.

How do you like the machine so far?
What do you like the best about it?

Do you recommend the newest software update?

What's your most used coil size?

How hard are they to update?

I'm hoping some of you can give me some insight on the Manticore.

Thanks. Any & all help will be greatly appreciated.
 

The other question I got. Is custom 1,2,3,4 program setting for the upper & lower ferrous limits & is it for creating a custom discrimination pattern?

I was watching some vids from tnsharpshooter & mental metal about it. It really opened my eyes to just how well the manticore will unmask good targets next to iron.

Thanks.
 

Do you have a Manticore, or are you a prospective buyer? If you’re thinking of buying one now is the time. Their sale where you get two extra free coils ends on 7/1/24. That’s 3 coils altogether. The 11”, the 5”x8” and the 15”x12”
 

Do you have a Manticore, or are you a prospective buyer? If you’re thinking of buying one now is the time. Their sale where you get two extra free coils ends on 7/1/24. That’s 3 coils altogether. The 11”, the 5”x8” and the 15”x12”
I ordered the 3 coil package deal & had them add the m9 9" coil as well.

Won't receive it till end of next week. But I'm ready to try 1 out. It's unmasking abilities is what got me excited.
 

I’m fairly new to the manticore myself. I bought it when it was on sale for $1199. It’s been a great machine so far and I prefer it to the Deus II for a variety of reasons. Yes, it is a great unmasker.
 

I’m fairly new to the manticore myself. I bought it when it was on sale for $1199. It’s been a great machine so far and I prefer it to the Deus II for a variety of reasons. Yes, it is a great unmasker.
Looking to get a manticore as well... where do you find these $1199 deals? What holiday/promotion was it for?
 

Looking to get a manticore as well... where do you find these $1199 deals? What holiday/promotion was it for?
I bought the Manticore 3 coil package deal. M8, M11, & M15 coils for $1450 & added a M9 Coil for a total of $1720 dollars. I've only went out twice with my Manticore & already loving it.
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i see "big boys hobbies" has a bundle with the M8 and M15 (and a bag and such) with the pro find 40 for $1838... are they legit?
Yes. They are great people. Talk to Bart. He will get you hooked up. That's where my package deal came from.
 

Yes. They are great people. Talk to Bart. He will get you hooked up. That's where my package deal came from.
he replied right away, seems he doesn't have much room on the deal at the moment... its a big pill to swallow on a new hobby, but i am a buy-once-cry-once kinda guy...

I am having trouble connecting with my 8 year old... he is interested in metal detecting/treasure hunting though, so i figure i will jump in with him and it will give us something to bond over. He has one of those $80 ebay detectors... its pretty terrible. I figure with the telescopic shaft we can share the manticore.

At least its better than what i did with my 10 year old... he was into biking, now i am $15k into new mountain bikes and gear for the family in the last month.
 

he replied right away, seems he doesn't have much room on the deal at the moment... its a big pill to swallow on a new hobby, but i am a buy-once-cry-once kinda guy...

I am having trouble connecting with my 8 year old... he is interested in metal detecting/treasure hunting though, so i figure i will jump in with him and it will give us something to bond over. He has one of those $80 ebay detectors... its pretty terrible. I figure with the telescopic shaft we can share the manticore.

At least its better than what i did with my 10 year old... he was into biking, now i am $15k into new mountain bikes and gear for the family in the last month.
Yes. I was the same way. Buy once, cry once! That's why I got the package deal. I haven't used the M8 coil yet, but heard it is a amazing Lil coil.

Also I did not think I would use the M15 coil, but I did this morning & it is quite the coil for such a large coil, it separates well for its size I think. Also it is way lighter than it looks.

These are just some of my thoughts. I've only used my manticore 2 or 3 times now, & I'm happy soo far.
 

Yes. I was the same way. Buy once, cry once! That's why I got the package deal. I haven't used the M8 coil yet, but heard it is a amazing Lil coil.

Also I did not think I would use the M15 coil, but I did this morning & it is quite the coil for such a large coil, it separates well for its size I think. Also it is way lighter than it looks.

These are just some of my thoughts. I've only used my manticore 2 or 3 times now, & I'm happy soo far.
would you recommend the Manticore for a first detector, also do you have a pin pointer you recommend?
 

Yes I would recommend a Manticore.

As far as pin pointers: I use the newest Garrett Carrot.
 

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