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Last Post 12 Dec 2016 06:37 AM by  ARTHUR WAUGH
MXT/MX5
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ARTHUR WAUGH
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04 Dec 2016 12:03 PM

    I don't live where nugget shooting is really an option.  We bought an MXT several years ago and I recently joined a local detecting group.  Have a little experience with it, at old homesteads and parks.

     Have an oportunity to grab a demo MX5 for a back up and was wondering if the MX5's lack of a prospecting mode is the main difference since they are the same frequency and interchange coils.  I know the control boxes are diferent as the MXT uses knobs on the box and the MX5 is touch buttons on the screen.

    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    08 Dec 2016 08:04 AM
    Based on replies from other sources, went ahead and pulled the trigger on it, figure for the $350, can't hurt to have another in the stable.  Will keep the MXT from getting lonely.
    Shane Edwards
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    11 Dec 2016 02:59 PM
    Whites is one brand I know very little on. I am more of a Garrett, XP and Minelabs fan. I do own a Teknetics T2 SE and have bought several Bounty Hunters for my boys. I will say, that having several Metal Detectors is very nice for taking friends and family out with you, having options when one goes down for repairs and having options for different environments, targets and conditions, not to mention mixing things up just because you can. So with that in mind. Sounds like you made a good decision although for $350 for a backup can buy the new Garrett 400 which is a very good machine for the money, but not knowing Whites, I don't know how they compare.
    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    12 Dec 2016 06:37 AM

    Shane-  I live about 12 miles from the plant, so they are local.  The price on it is right at 1/2 of new, and the dealer told me it has probably under 4 hours on it.  He worked for White's for years, and knows them inside and out.  Been friends with them for several years.  Have a few in the MD club that have or had MXT's and have been a huge boost in getting used to mine.  Help is an email or phone call away with them.

    I don't know and am not famialiar with any of the other makes, so I'm kind of "go with what you know" type.

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