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Minelab Safari or E-Trac?

Postby F18sco » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:53 pm

Hi have been detecting now for just over a year with my garrett 250 and found some good things, I now want to upgrade but cannot decide between the minelab safari or e-trac. Could anybody give me some advice on which to buy. I have farmland to detect on but I also like to try the odd beach.
Could you give advice which to buy and the positives and negatives of each machine.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: minelab safari or e-trac?

Postby Harry Digger » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:24 pm

I went from an Ace 250 up to an Etrac; brilliant on the beach and farmland ::g
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Re: Minelab Safari or E-Trac?

Postby jcmaloney » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:39 am

E-Trac....no contest.
It has many more settings & tweaks than the Safari. ::g
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Re: Minelab Safari or E-Trac?

Postby lord lovell » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:18 am

why not try a minelab explorer se brill machine and deep too ::g
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Re: Minelab Safari or E-Trac?

Postby beaubrummell » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:19 am

The Explorer 2 is no slouch either but of the 2 you've named I think the E-Trac is the way to go. ::g
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Re: Minelab Safari or E-Trac?

Postby mrix » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:26 am

Never personally owned the Safari but I owned the E-Trac for a few years, it is a cracking machine but will be a quite learning curve from what your used to.
The more you use the E-Trac the more you will understand it and realise what its capable of but it will take some getting used to ::g
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Re: Minelab Safari or E-Trac?

Postby clint » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:25 pm

Yeah,go for the Etrac. Takes a bit of beating into submission but it's so good. If your budget can stretch,or for the future, think about adding the Detech 13 ultimate coil too. Absolutely what you need on pasture and for the beach. Talking about the beach..the ET loves the wet salt stuff,no mucking about,whereas some machines are useless. There's loads of info and advice to be had off the forum so you'll soon be up and running.


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Re: Minelab Safari or E-Trac?

Postby F18sco » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:09 pm

I ended up buying the E-trac.
Cant wait to use it, thanks for the advice.
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