Minelab Musketeer

Price: $300
Avg. Score: 5 stars! 4.69
Based on 35 reviews

Avg. Durability: 5 stars!4.67
Avg. Ease of use: 5 stars!4.67
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This detector is nothing but the truth!!!

January 17, 2005
This detector is excellent, I can bury a fresh dime in the ground at 7" deep and pick it up in any direction I swing the coil. The coin is laying flat. No need for a HALO using this detector. You can max out discrimination and get the same depth!!! The double D coil is a far superior pinpointer and covers more ground than a cocentric coil will. The standard 8" coil (actually a 7.25 ") is almost all you need. The manual ground balance is great on this detector.
no hunter should be without this detector!!!
If you want a killer coin/deep seeking/precision pin pointing detector this is the one!
One more note: with the 10" coil this detector is as deep as the explorers & sovereigns, don't let the price tag fool you, best secret in metal detecting!!!

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Minelab Advantage Detector

October 26, 2004
TID machines are great (I have 4 of them) but I have been putting the Advantage through the same worked over areas that my more expensive TID machines have gone over. A major coup for the Advantage . . . found my first Barber coin ever with it that was right near a huge rusty nail.

It was found where the others have been over time and again. I've been finding wheat backed pennies as well in these iron nail areas here on the farm that the other, more expensive machines have missed.

I give it a rating of 4 out of a possible 5 stars because no detector is perfect.
The Advantage is more than worth the money!

Overall Rating 4 stars


Minelab Advantage Metal Detector

October 23, 2004
Best performance in this price range.

Overall Rating 4 stars


Minelab Advantage

September 16, 2004
Totally agree with Ed. This machine is not a basic/beginner model in performance. Only the price puts it in this category.

The performance is there to equal or beat most anything out there in the single tone non-ID category. Wanna find the deep stuff in iron? This is one of the best for pulling the deep non-ferrous targets out of iron. Great audio, the fast recovery = great separation in iron/trash and it works very well regardless of sweep speed.

Got an older worked out site that you know must still hold some goodies? Then get an Advantage to find out what's left.


Overall Rating 5 stars!


Highly recommend

June 28, 2004
For the money you won't find a better machine, period. Has excellent depth and target separation. Single tone machine which is good for a beginner, although more experienced hunters will probably prefer a multi-tone machine.

Very easy to use, be sure to adjust the ground balance as this adds a good deal of depth. Also this machine actually
goes deeper in discriminate mode than in all-metal. You can swing it at about any speed you like. It does really love rusty bottle caps though, and some folks think it's heavy (I don't).

Still, you won't find a better machine for the money - I have never seen one yet. This in fact will go head to head against machines costing hundreds more in terms of depth. I can highly recommend it to about anyone.

Overall Rating 4 stars


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