MXT Roll Call

Been swinging an MXT for going on 6 years. Have other detectors including a V3i but keep coming back to the MXT. Am thinking of adding an MXT Pro to the arsenal though.
 

Raoul

Active Member
Having had 2 MXT'S and thinking of an upgrade had a quick look at my mates Spectra V3,was not impressed with it so i bought the MXT/PRO ...
 

KY PI

New Member
I got the MXT PRO as my 1st machine and I love it! It came with the 12" coil and I got the 4x6 shooter for trashy sites. It seemed that I was using the small shooter coil most of the time because it was lighter but I felt like I needed to cover more area. Someone told me the mxt loves the 6x10 coil and boy were they right. I bought one and it seemed to balance the machine better plus it just feel right and I'm getting great finds.
 
Count me in

Hi diggers, I just recently picked up my MXT and took it out for the first time. I have to admit I was intimidated and disappointed while out digging. VDI numbers all over the place from -40 to 85. All I found were pull tabs and bottle caps. Oh, I also dug up a nail and some pieces of foil. The park I went to was trash infested. I came back and did a lot of reading of post and now have figured out that I need to dial back on the settings until I become more comfortable with the MXT. So much to learn, so much treasure to find.

:coffeecup
 

Company F

Well-Known Member
Hi diggers, I just recently picked up my MXT and took it out for the first time. I have to admit I was intimidated and disappointed while out digging. VDI numbers all over the place from -40 to 85. All I found were pull tabs and bottle caps. Oh, I also dug up a nail and some pieces of foil. The park I went to was trash infested. I came back and did a lot of reading of post and now have figured out that I need to dial back on the settings until I become more comfortable with the MXT. So much to learn, so much treasure to find.

:coffeecup

It took me a while to get used to mine. I'm still learning.
 

DigsNW

Well-Known Member
In real trashy areas I set my disc. down real low. I also use a smaller coil for these areas. Turning down your settings will help you a great deal until you get comfortable with the MXT. I did the same thing when I got mine out the first time and wondered what I was doing. Lowered the disc and gain and started working it up until I understood it. I hardly still run at factory settings unless I go into the hyper mode posted here on another thread by Company F I believe.
Keep using it and you will start understanding it before you know it. The MXT is a good machine and will find the goods.
 

Fisher

Active Member
I have dug a silver dime a 11 inches with the stock coil. And 7 with the joey coil that is on my e-trac now. If the soil is damp it will go deeper as with all detectors. Silver here is not to deep average is about 6 inches. Clad is a different story 3-14 inches weird huh?
 

swamp yankee

Well-Known Member
Hi :wave:

Just picked up an MXT for an unbeatable price here in OZ, including the 10x6 and 5x3 coils. Still under warranty and in A1 condition. Less than half the retail price! Seller tells me he has covered the original cost of the unit several times over!

Looking at getting a pin pointer to go with it, any recommendations?

The Garrett Pro-Pointer seems to get a lot of reasonable reviews. Any conflicts with the MXT?

I'm visiting Vancouver BC and other locations in BC and Alaska in May this year, hoping to pick one up at a good price and save on shipping. Can anyone suggest dealers in those areas?

Thanks :smile:

Chris
Chris, I noticed my mxt coil and Garrett Pro pointer don't like being too close together ( 3' or so) when on but when in the hole there's no interference from the p.p. / swamp yankee
 

Ric-san

Well-Known Member
This past weekend I dug some can slaw at well over 15" deep in Pensacola w/Buster there as a witness...we were at an old park and I got a darn good signal on my MXT Pro...was digging with my Lesche unitll I ran into a layer of packed gravel...went to my truck and got my Predator shovel and came back and stated to dig. I was thinking it was a nice silver coin and was determined to recover the 'object' that was next to a walking/biking path that has since been paved with asphalt...I was both surprised and disapointed to find the piece of a soda pop can, but happy to have hit so deep...While I didnt find any silver on that outing, my first find was a 1918 Buffalo Nickel at 9" at another park...
 
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