What is your go-to metal detector and why do you use it?
My name is Dave Wise.
I have been using White’s metal detectors for over 30 years.
I started out with a 4000-D then went on to the Silver Eagle, then to the Eagle Spectrum,
then to the XLT E-Series and now use the MXT-All Pro.
The reason I love White’s metal boxed machines despite being heavier than the newer designed models is that they were rugged and well built.
It’s very easy to learn, and very accurate with the VDI numbers and just love everything about the way they are designed. The company has top-notch customer service and always goes the extra mile to make sure its customers are happy.
I cannot see myself using another brand for the above reasons.
I have found some pretty cool coins & relics with White’s and have been in a few treasure magazines with some of my finds. I have met the most amazing & caring people along the way in my quest for treasure.
Some of my finds include colonial copper coins, Early American large cents. Spanish silver coins, colonial shoe & knee buckles, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and up till WWII military buttons and belt plates.
I Have done ring returns, found lost heavy equipment pieces that were lost and it’s always a good feeling to help someone and see a smile on their face when you hand it to them. I Even Returned a WWII veterans silver ID bracelet to his son and that was probably the best feeling I have had in this hobby.
No matter what machine you decide to purchase the key is to be patient and persistent. It’s not all treasure that’s below our feet. There is a ton of junk as well and you just have to stick with it to have any success.
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I’ve always wanted to metal detect.
Several years ago my wife bought me a metal detector for Father’s day. It was a very basic Coleman metal detector. I had always wanted one. Well, I used it for about a month and put it in the closet. A few years went by and I decided I was going to buy a nicer one. I went to YouTube for research and found and found a lot of variety, most of the You Tubers were using the Garrett At Pro. to me that was a big investment, and after my first experience I didn’t know if I would like it or not
I looked at Garrett’s website and saw the Ace series. I bought an Ace 250 from KellyCo because they were giving away some free stuff I was so excited! I had started a YouTube channel (Spud Diggers) so my Mum in England could follow what I was up to.
After a year I was hooked. I wanted to upgrade. I dropped some hints to my wife that I wanted a new detector, and as a surprise, for my birthday she bought me an AT Pro. I had met some good friends Goondock and the Desert Rat and the adventures we had were great.
My friend owned a Gold mine and we spent a lot of time detecting up at “Diamondville”. We had some great events up there at one of them we had Tom Boykin from White’s Metal Detectors attend it. It was then introduced to the White’s brand. I was impressed with the product. I liked the MX7 the balance of the machine was amazing! It felt so good to swing. It had many programs and is very versatile. After the event, I got me a MX7. I got the 7″ Detech coil which I loved. I found a Wheatie 9″ deep.
After more research on the White’s brand, I got the MXT All-Pro with the 4×6 coil for cutting thru the trash. This is my go-to Metal detector. I have found many awesome finds. I love square nails, horseshoes, and any kind of relic. My oldest square nail was found at an event called Pound the ground (now Digstock). I found a Rosehead square nail. dating from the 1600s.
I have found a lot of coins and tokens. My favorite has to be an 1876 Carson City seated dime.
This was found at a site that had not been metal detected since 1970. It just goes to show that some places are never hunted out.
As time went on I have met some amazing people. I cannot list them all here the list would be too long.
2018 I had another event at the Gold mine and I was introduced to Gold detecting by Jim McCullough and Gerry McMillan who are probably the best Gold Detectorists in the country. I tried out the new at that time White’s 24k. I found my first piece of Gold, I was so excited. Since then I have found several pieces of Gold.
2020 I now own White’s V3i, MXT All-Pro, MX7, and the 24K Goldmaster. I am doing my best to learn the V3i, and have found some great relics with this machine.
My goto metal detector for relics and coins is the White’s MXT All-Pro. When I look for gold I use the White’s 24k.
I love adventure, meeting new friends, and saving history.
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I have been metal detecting for several years now, I started when I was in the military stationed in Texas. I started with a Tesoro. I would metal detect along the river, I found some amazing relics, bottles, and coins.
I recently got a White’s 24K Goldmaster. It took some time to get used to it, and now it is My go-to metal detector. The Gold Master 24k is Ideal for the Arizona desert, and lands throughout the Southwest which are highly mineralized.
The Goldmaster 24K is a well-made machine and easy to use. The 24K is lightweight and the ergonomics make swinging a breeze, especially during our warm and hot summer days. The ground balance (XGB technology which is patented by White’s) and discrimination is very impressive.
It ground balances fast!
Working at 48kHz it makes finding small gold a lot easier. But not only is it my favorite machine for finding gold but it also excels at finding relics as well.
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My go-to detector – White’s MX Sport.
Over the 10+ years in the hobby of metal detecting and using numerous detectors and brands I have chosen White’s Electronics as my go-to brand. I own many White’s detectors but my favorite is the most versatile, all-terrain beast, is the White’s MX Sport.
I mainly hunt farms, fields, and woods, but every so often I venture into the water and beach, where the MX Sport shines in all areas making it the best all-terrain detector.
The MX Sport pros:
- Waterproof to 10ft or 3 meters
- 6 search modes
- Up to 20 tones
- Fast recovery speed
- Multiple coil choices
- Rejection volume
- VCO function and salt track feature
- Fully customizable
- Automatic Ground Balance with Tracking
- Little on the heavy side (4lbs) but built solid
- 8 AA Batteries
With the pros and cons being said, you can’t go wrong with the White’s MX Sport. This is a solid machine backed by the best customer service and made in the good ole U.S.A.
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