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miss a lot
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northern Ireland

Post by miss a lot » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:48 pm

Hi is there anyone in here from here ....... <:-P



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Re: northern Ireland

Post by DAVYBFAST » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:35 am

yes just a few

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by miss a lot » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:20 pm

ok thanks

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by Scottie » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:22 pm

I'm here too for the first time. Contemplating buying my first detector. More interested in the beach and rivers as I like the water. Living in Portadown and work in Lisburn but given NI' small size I'd be grateful to meet with anyone who is a bit further down the road than me.

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by smudgerUK » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:14 am

i,m from here..... antrim ::g

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by rossi » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:13 pm

And Another
CTX 3030
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Re: northern Ireland

Post by Scottie » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:00 pm

Evening rossi, smudgeruk and ghound. Glad to see you are out there. I'm noticing that as I did my research on what detector to get my idea of £4-600 was being rapidly forgotten as I was becoming beguiled by the CTX 3030. Being a bit of a techie it was getting all of my attention but I was noticing that the £1800+ asking tag was really a stretch and stopping me from moving ahead as I tried to justify the 3x spend.

On the back of your kind offer ghound I was thinking the better idea may be to get started at the lower end on a similar'ish machine and then see how I go. Could I come and see the 705 in action then on the back of that all being well prob get one. I will PM you ghound to get a suitable date if that is ok with you ?

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by slowsweep » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:07 am

if the CTX 3030 is a stetch then go for the etrac, its an awesome machine and you'll get a good 1 for around £700 pre owned ::g
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Re: northern Ireland

Post by Scottie » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:59 am

thanks slowsweep that's good advice. I have seen one at £600 and one at £850. Am warming to the idea of going with that.

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by DAVYBFAST » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:36 am

yep etrac is the way to go or xp deus no wires cables ::g

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by soapyjoe » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:25 pm

nothing wrong with a 705 for a first machine I no were theres a one at the right price with spare coils always crawl before you walk or run ::g

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by mcbain » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:06 pm

The e trac is a great machine Scottie and once learnt you wont have to upgrade for the foreseeable future. It can be used in a switch on and go set up until you get used to it.
Try go for a machine with some warranty left if possible for peace of mind ;)
Lots of experienced e trac users on this forum who will help you out with settings etc.
Best of luck whatever you decide ::g
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Re: northern Ireland

Post by Phaidi » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:28 pm

Hi miss a lot, some from the western side too!

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by smudgerUK » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:54 pm

i'm using a dfx at the moment but only get out once a month (if lucky )
i hate the thought of spending big money on a detector if i,m not going to get my moneys
worth.

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by Sandtrooper100 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:04 pm

everyone starting to come out of the woodwork you may count me in too...Scottie minelab is the way to go if you get a smaller machine and you get hooked you'll want to up grade within months of buying it. Buy minelab and get to know it you'll not be sorry... ::g ::g
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Re: northern Ireland

Post by miss a lot » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:06 pm

I started this thread last February with one reply , Scotty comes in posts on it ,then everyone starts posting ,,,,,, , every get the feeling your not loved lol ,,,,,,,,, good to see everyone saying hi from northern Ireland ,,,,,,,,,, as for detectors can't go wrong with a cscope 6mxi ,

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by smudgerUK » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:43 am

hi miss a lot,
i,m thinking of one of the cscope machines.i,m being drawn to the 3mxi.

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by miss a lot » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:50 am

Never used one , I have the 6mxi and the 4pi , I would gladly meet up with you and let you have a go with the 6mxi

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by onthebeach » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:35 am

C-Scope 3mxi looks a nice starter machine,I used one some years back now when it was the 3mx great machine found lots of different items both on beach and land, great company to deal with on the phone if you ever have any issues good luck with the choice you make.
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Re: northern Ireland

Post by miss a lot » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:58 am

If your looking a cscope try this boy he's just out side lisburn , Electronic City Wholesale

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by Scottie » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:12 pm

Evening all

What a helpful bunch you all are. As a result I have now ordered the CTX 3030 (I did try a few times to get an ETRAC 2nd hand but failed so have thrown the head up and gone where there is no competition, buying brand new !

Of course this now means a myriad of other supporting stuff to go with it and a pile of manual reading and YouTube watching...if there is a 'Top 5' must do in being a new dectorist I'd love to hear it =))

My first hunt will be on Tyrella beach as it's the nearest to me and correct me If I'm wrong (?) so long as I have the Crown foreshore permit and detect between High and Low water marks I wont fall foul of the Down District Byelaws which I came across here http://www.downdc.gov.uk/Leisure---Cult ... Beach.aspx look to the right hand side of page under 'related documents'

Hope to see you out in the wilds.

Garry

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by slowsweep » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:53 pm

good choice, gr8 machine, stick with the factory pre set modes until you are familiar with the ctx and you shouldnt have any problems, it is a switch on and go machine so as long as you dont start messing with the setting b4 you know whats what you will enjoy the ctx ::g

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by ajb0905 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:41 pm

Anyone had anything nice from Northern Ireland?

I haven't been detecting in about 7/8 years but now I'm living in Northern Ireland a lot of things are drawing me back into doing some!

Currently speaking to a few farmers in my area to ge permission to have a go on their fields.

Will be getting a laser rapier I think ... had one a few years ago done me well, also had a laser hawkeye but didn't think much on it for the price tag!


Any info would be appreciated!

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Re: northern Ireland

Post by nexus john » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:22 pm

Hi Ajb I get a few nice finds like hammered coins few relics odd Viking items I am using a laser trident 2 extreme now and am very happy with it and its finds hope this helps if u have any other questions I will be happy to help or if u want more detailed information u can pm me if you want

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