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Etrac on beach

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:49 pm
by Barbossa76
Hello all, had good day on beach today with ace 250, plenty coinage, also met a fellow detectorist,
Who kindly gave me quick go on the minelab etrac, i was suprised at how light it was, great looking machine, i might even save for one myself, although i did have a explorer in mind, does anyone know
If theres a great difference in depth between them, any help appreciated

Re: Etrac on beach

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:15 pm
by fred
Barbossa76 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:49 pm
Hello all, had good day on beach today with ace 250, plenty coinage, also met a fellow detectorist,
Who kindly gave me quick go on the minelab etrac, i was suprised at how light it was, great looking machine, i might even save for one myself, although i did have a explorer in mind, does anyone know
If theres a great difference in depth between them, any help appreciated
Both good machines on the beach and, if we are talking about an Explorer 2, about the same performance. An Ex2 would probably be a much older machine by now though. ::g

Re: Etrac on beach

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:21 pm
by garrettoldboy
hello, i would also look at the SAFARI ??????

Re: Etrac on beach

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:15 pm
by Barbossa76
No worries ill take a look at both explorer 2 and safari then cheers

Re: Etrac on beach

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:52 pm
by garrettoldboy
Barbossa76 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:15 pm
No worries ill take a look at both explorer 2 and safari then cheers
hello, the explorer 2 is quite an early detector and both have FBS with 28 Khz bands making both very deep detectors and finding very tiny finds in the upper bands to deep beach wet sands like having more than one detector, i would think on the side of the Safari being still in production and can set up easier than the ex 2, i only used one programme on my safari, coins and jewellery, iron will null out and dig everything else,take it slow and use sounds rather than screen, you might be lucky to get the ex 2 s/h at a good price but make sure in GWO, a s/h safari about £450, good luck

Re: Etrac on beach

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:55 pm
by garrettoldboy
garrettoldboy wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Barbossa76 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:15 pm
No worries ill take a look at both explorer 2 and safari then cheers
hello, the explorer 2 is quite an early detector and both have FBS with 28 Khz bands making both very deep detectors and finding very tiny finds in the upper bands to deep beach wet sands like having more than one detector, i would think on the side of the Safari being still in production and can set up easier than the ex 2, i only used one programme on my safari, coins and jewellery, iron will null out and dig everything else,take it slow and use sounds rather than screen, you might be lucky to get the ex 2 s/h at a good price but make sure in GWO, a s/h safari about £450,they are more heavy than most but a decent shoulder strap and cordless head phones can help, good luck

Re: Etrac on beach

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:57 pm
by leslie(nova scotia)
Every machine has its niche. Kind of like pulse induction machines for the wet sand!

Re: Etrac on beach

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:31 pm
by Barbossa76
No probs thanks to everyone who replied, itll def be safari or explorer when time comes, ill keep the ace as second machine as its been great, but i like to have at least two machines

Re: Etrac on beach

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:15 pm
by garrettoldboy
Barbossa76 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:31 pm
No probs thanks to everyone who replied, itll def be safari or explorer when time comes, ill keep the ace as second machine as its been great, but i like to have at least two machines
hello, well i have a Euro Ace and i did a lot of research before i bought one, it will never replace the safari but a good all round detector, i would have liked a higher Khz but i have made some great finds, but a recent purchase of a Cscope 6 MX will fill the gap of a that extra Khz machine, good luck