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Last Post 06 Jul 2017 10:42 AM by  Christopher Satkowski
Minelab GPX-5000
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Dennis Flanegan
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13 May 2017 08:39 AM
    Let's say I have up to $4000 to spend. I am wondering if there is any reason NOT to buy a GPX-5000. I understand that it would not have the ability of tiny size detection of the GB2, or the depth of the GPZ, but those obvious limitations aside, any thoughts? I would be using it everywhere but in water. Thanks!
    Leo Lorenz
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    13 May 2017 11:57 AM
    the way I see it, the only reason I wouldnt buy a GPX-5000 is the GPZ-7000.....and because of the GPZ being a tempting piece of equipment, I will hold off from buying anything else. I think it can be equated to buying a I-phone 5 today. Now a better option might be a GPX 4500 as I think the cost/ technology may be a better bargain. As for the GB2 and small gold....there is a right tool ....for the right job
    Steve Kuchinsky
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    02 Jul 2017 10:15 AM
    I have a 5000, I have found several .04 gram nuggets with it, it will find the small gold. I would like to get the 7000 just because of all the talk about it, but I tried one and it is heavy and a two handed machine. Not sure if it would out preform my 5000. I was considering selling my 5000 to upgrade to a 7000 but now I am not sure, the 5000 is a very good machine.
    Christopher Satkowski
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    06 Jul 2017 10:42 AM
    I started with a minelab Xterra 705. I bought a GPX 5000 a few months ago.

    The XTerra never leaves the house. I can think if no way the 705 performs better except it is lighter. I only hold on to the 705 in case I get a second person to go with me that does not have a detector.

     

     

     

    Only a very, very small percentage of metal detectors ever recover what they're worth.  As long as you don't think this is how you'd earn a living, go for it.

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