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New member in Shrewsbury

Post by grahamofsalop » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:20 pm

Hello from Shrewsbury. My old Whites XLT spent the last 15 years in the garage. I dusted it down this weekend and got out on the Kingdom of Mercia club dig at Gnosall. I'm now fighting the temptation to rush out and buy a new detector, it could be a losing battle.

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Re: New member in Shrewsbury

Post by Dave The Slave » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:58 pm

Hi Graham,
Welcome to the Forum. Lots of informative people on here, some have specialist knowledge, continually learning from all the posts.
Grew up in Bridgnorth, which is where I first started detecting. Lots of Civil war action in the County. Used to pass by that precarious lump of Bridgnorth Castle everyday on the way to school. Now on the south coast.
Don`t see the word Salop used much outside of Shropshire.
Good Luck and look forward to seeing some of your finds.
Cheers ::g
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Re: New member in Shrewsbury

Post by Koala » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:03 pm

grahamofsalop wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Hello from Shrewsbury. My old Whites XLT spent the last 15 years in the garage. I dusted it down this weekend and got out on the Kingdom of Mercia club dig at Gnosall. I'm now fighting the temptation to rush out and buy a new detector, it could be a losing battle.
Fight the temptation harder

XLT is a cracking machine although a believe the factory setting are on the soft stable side.

Glad you enjoyed yourself and gotten the detecting bug back.

Sure was a hot day with very little wind.

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Re: New member in Shrewsbury

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:32 am

Hello Graham ::g Welcome aboard the forum where you should smoothly adapt into the forum community. I realise that there is always a temptation to consider buying a more recent detector model especially so as the XLT has been for a long time.

As with several other machines, it's been around for so long because it's proved itself as a competent and reliable machine although it's known to be a a bit of a fiddle going through the various menus and settings. It's true to say that as well as the changes made in the last 15/20 years there has also been a huge cost related price hike and that fact may well figure in your eventual decision - to buy or not to but!

Whatever you decide, a good check through some of the usual video's available (Gary's site is a well known example) and the results will pay dividends. Also, a price match offer is available from Crawford's of Scunthorpe who are sponsers of this forum. The MDF shop/auction site also has some excellent 'make an offer' deals (which have often saved myself and other members a few bob!

Good Luck ::g Regards ss47
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Re: New member in Shrewsbury

Post by FUBAR » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:26 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

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Re: New member in Shrewsbury

Post by grahamofsalop » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:06 pm

Succumbed and bought Deus!

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Re: New member in Shrewsbury

Post by Sunray » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:10 pm

::g Welcome Graham *Sunray waves from East Anglia*

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Re: New member in Shrewsbury

Post by grahamofsalop » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi Sunray, I'm a Norfolk man myself, emigrated to Shropshire about 26 years ago, still haven't got used to all the hills.

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