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X-Terra

Post by CFC » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:33 pm

How many of you are still using an X-Terra? I've had mine two years and don't see the need to replace it. How much better is the Nox 600 that the 705? I've watched a few vids and its depth might just edge it but, to my uneducated view there ain't much in it. Am I wrong?



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Re: X-Terra

Post by Bencal » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:49 pm

Hi
I was looking to upgrade my xterra now here's the but
I am on a field that two other detectorist have been on when it was just seeded you can see the holes they have left so I know where they have been and what machines they use
This field is tiny and they are in the right area
Since harvest I have found three Roman broochess an iron age terret ring and 11 Roman coins one fouree (silver washed ) plus loads of modern stuff so
Mines a keeper ::g ::g

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Re: X-Terra

Post by Batman » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:56 pm

I’ve had my 705 now for over 6 years and I think it’s a cracking machine. I have put the Nel Tornado 7.5khz coil on it now and would not swap it. ::g

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Re: X-Terra

Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:04 pm

Do you use your XTerra on the beach ? Your opinion would be appreciated. ::g

CFC just seen your reply ::g it’s not for me it’s for the guy who might buy it.

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Re: X-Terra

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:11 pm

"I am on a field that two other detectorist have been on when it was just seeded you can see the holes they have left so I know where they have been and what machines they use"

Hello Bencal If this field is a 'shared' permission with the two other detectorists you speak of, your permission could very well come under threat of consent being revoked by the landowner due to their irresponsible actions. Perhaps a 'not so discreet' word in their shell-like would resolve such an issue? Regards ss47
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Re: X-Terra

Post by garrettoldboy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:58 am

hello, not sure on the Xterra but the safari was the best detecector i have used but shame it was so heavy.

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Re: X-Terra

Post by Trenchie » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:23 pm

I have used and still have a 705 with a 10.5 DD coil which I rate highly. On club rallies I found as much as anybody else if not more, but after upgrading to an Etrac I am also finding plenty of good stuff but due to its superior target ID, I dig much, much less trash.

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Re: X-Terra

Post by Batman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:40 pm

Hi Ladybird 66, if your question was for me then sorry i don't detect beaches only farmland but if you read the manual thoroughly i am sure you will understand the set up, failing that there will probably be set up videos on you tube ::g

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Re: X-Terra

Post by fred » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:07 pm

Batman wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Hi Ladybird 66, if your question was for me then sorry i don't detect beaches only farmland but if you read the manual thoroughly i am sure you will understand the set up, failing that there will probably be set up videos on you tube ::g
The original Xterra 700 is OK on dry sand but a bit flaky on the wet. I gave mine away at the club meeting last Tuesday as I haven't used it for years and it doesn't really compare to a modern machine. :D
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Re: X-Terra

Post by Iced Tiger » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:58 pm

I have recently upgraded from the X-Terra 705 to the Equinox 800, the Equinox is more stable on the wet sand on the beach and it seems a better balanced machine. Keeping the 705 as a back up though until someone makes me an offer I can't refuse ::g
Primary, Equinox 800 (still learning) ):=
Secondary, SWMBO with her Go-Find 60
Or should that be reversed. ;))
Thirdly, X-Terra 705

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Re: X-Terra

Post by fred » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 pm

Iced Tiger wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:58 pm
I have recently upgraded from the X-Terra 705 to the Equinox 800, the Equinox is more stable on the wet sand on the beach and it seems a better balanced machine. Keeping the 705 as a back up though until someone makes me an offer I can't refuse ::g
That's the trouble with upgrades that actually are an improvement, what the hell do you do with the old machines which have suddenly become more or less worthless. :D
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Re: X-Terra

Post by Iced Tiger » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:55 pm

fred wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Iced Tiger wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:58 pm
I have recently upgraded from the X-Terra 705 to the Equinox 800, the Equinox is more stable on the wet sand on the beach and it seems a better balanced machine. Keeping the 705 as a back up though until someone makes me an offer I can't refuse ::g
That's the trouble with upgrades that actually are an improvement, what the hell do you do with the old machines which have suddenly become more or less worthless. :D
Unless you have a detecting buddy with an old out dated machine ;) ::g
Primary, Equinox 800 (still learning) ):=
Secondary, SWMBO with her Go-Find 60
Or should that be reversed. ;))
Thirdly, X-Terra 705

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Re: X-Terra

Post by diggerdave1 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:21 pm

Will give it a few years then, and with all the on going technical advances, Improvements, the Nox 800 will be pretty much worthless :))
You Got to walk over it to find it whatever machine u use... ::g

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Re: X-Terra

Post by danez123 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:10 pm

Well I now have my sons X-Terra 70, he has given up detecting, and he has passed it to me and I love it.
I have been detecting on a very small paddock, the ground is very hard/compact even after lots of rain. I have done this paddock on and off for about three months now, using either Garrett ace 250 or a golden mask 1+ uk version, loads of iron in the ground, so lots of blanking and grunting.
As mentioned it is a small paddock, I Thought it just about cleaned out but I was wrong, took the x-terra Down to give it a go, started getting pre decimals and other little bits, then my couple of hours were complete as my last signal was a pretty good condition Roman bronze coin.

Maybe just lucky but it was a joy to use, very comfortable and quiet even with threshold tone, using in all metal and 4 tones.
Coil that I was given on the detector is 9” high frequency 18.75.

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Re: X-Terra

Post by Jason5223 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:48 pm

Also had mine for 6 years now and love it. Keeps up with my buddies machines and I can find any signal they do as I sometimes pass my coil over before they dig the hole just to satisfy myself it’s still got it.

I have found all sorts including little Roman coins at a foot down. This machine is great on small deep targets.

The only thing I might look at next year is an Equinox 800, but I will see, at the moment there seems little point . ::g
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