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X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:14 pm
by bibbys0
I have just acquired a xt70 and at the moment am pretty dissapointed. I have read the instructions twice and twice again and yet seem to be finding very little on a permission that was bringing up quite a few buts with the euro ace.
Today I buried a 1 pence at a depth of around 2" and nothing it would not even acknowledge it was there.Air tests seems fine.I know the field is very trashy and full of rubbish.
Now this has the stock coil on but surly on a penny i should get greater than 2".

The problem is i dont know if it is me not using it properly the machine or the coil and wondered if i got a dd coil it would improve it or am i just wasting my money.Below is how I am setting it up.

1 auto sound cancel
2 sensitivity to 10 and auto ground balance
3 turn sensitivity up to 25 or higher if it will allow.
3 discrim first 2 segments and last

when detecting i can here the threshold cutting out when I presume its going over iron but never ever seem to get a clear signal.
On burying the penny a little higher the machine was giving me signals of -8 trash

I am at my wits end with it have tried everything and any help would be appreciated

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:20 pm
by Allectus
Modern 1p's are steel B :)) ::g It sounds as though your machine is doing it's job by 'knocking it out' mate ::g

A ;)

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:21 pm
by tinsmith
Think modern pennys contain a fair bit of iron these days , try something else
I know afew lads that have x terra machine and do very well with them ::g

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:41 pm
by Verulamium
I had an x terra 70 for a while and it was an excellent machine. Admittedly I only ever used the DD coil. You should be digging 1 pennies ( provided they are copper and not clad) at at least 6 inches.... :-/

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:06 pm
by bibbys0
mme just this minute done a test inside in a pot of compost tightly compacted on a brass threepence
i was getting 6" on that on highest sensitivity, would have continued but mrs told me off for getting compost on the kitchen floor x;
Think maybe will have to try on a different site not as trashy and maybe its just going to be a learning process only had it a week so i think may need to give it more time and maybe tomorrow set some test holes up in the garden if its not raining (here's hoping)

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:10 pm
by Jason5223
Have you reset the machine back to factory settings. I would do that the. Set it back up again.

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:13 pm
by Verulamium
Jason5223 wrote:Have you reset the machine back to factory settings. I would do that the. Set it back up again.
That was the first thing I did with mine when I got it...... ::g

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:17 pm
by bibbys0
hi yes I did that me thinks a good hour in the garden with the user guide and some holes is in order (Shhhh dont tell the Mrs about the holes l :)) )

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:34 pm
by Ravenrook
bibbys0 wrote:hi yes I did that me thinks a good hour in the garden with the user guide and some holes is in order (Shhhh dont tell the Mrs about the holes l :)) )
Hi BIbby,

I'm in the market for a new detector, a Christmas prezzie to myself! I have the XTerra 70 in my sights but I see it has few bad write ups on here.

Can you let me know how you've got on with it since your last post?
Are you still disappointed with it?

Regards,
Raven

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:11 pm
by itsmebob
Agree with Allectus.
You wont get the best results for any uk coin under 20p. #-o
20p,50p and £1 seem ok to test. ::g

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:59 pm
by Liam78
You have to go out play with few times to get used to it then buried some coins in garden to test it out you get hang of it I was like you a few months ago and now find coins buttons and 1582 hammy coin . ::g

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:05 pm
by Hellboy
Brilliant machine found hammys roman coins and recently a posy ring your not using it correctly I would put it against any machine

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:30 pm
by Batman
Well all I can say is I am delighted with my 705 and would not swap it. A very underated machine. Just study the manual thoroughly and watch the set up videos on you tube. Is it new or second hand, if the later a factory reset as the guys have said is a good idea but you must persevere because it really is an excellent detector. Good luck. ::g

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:27 pm
by roge82
I've just bought one and can honestly say excellent machine very underrated. My last machine which was a whites v3i that cost a fortune and I paid 200 quid for this and it's so easy to use I use
all metal mode sense at 20 were I can auto gb and it's never failed to produce

Re: X terra 70 very dissapointed

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:40 pm
by JBM
I had one when they first came out and it was fine.

It takes time to get in tune with any detector. ::g

Happy Hunting,

Jerry.