Minelab SafariPrice: $1000
Based on 26 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.45
Avg. Ease of use: 4.64
Safari a winner
I have no complaints with the Safari except maybe for the arm rest which is a little on the cheap side. The machine is easy to use even for a relative beginner. The first time out, I found a 10k class ring and two weks later a 14k diamond gold pendant weighing over 1oz which I sold for almost $700. Sure, my GT would have found them also, but the Safari suits me just fine.
JP from FL
Medicine.man from Sc
The performance of the Safari is top notch. Pinpointing is easy and accurate. The detection depth is remarkable, and the detection depth readout and visual ID/audio ID are spot on, on coins. I have hunted schools, parks, and the beach in the month or so since I received the Safari and I have had nothing but success and fun in all locations. I like hunting in coin and jewelry mode, switching to a modified coin mode with only -10 and 40 discriminated to weed out good targets in areas with a lot of iron.
I would recommend the Safari to anyone looking for a quality, easy to use, versatile and deep metal detector.
DigDug from Northern California
My latest detector is this Minelab Safari masterpiece. What a great piece of equipment! It is a coin hunting MONSTER!!!! It is very user friendly with 4 factory preset modes, coin, coin and jewelry, relic and all metal modes. I have had great luck in old cellar holes, as the depth of detection is phenomenal! I have found numerous old buttons here in southwest NH dating back to the early 1700s that were nearly 12'' deep. You will dig trash as you would with any detector no matter the price range but overall the discrimination has been excellent. The advise is true, if you get a solid hit, dig it. The quality is excellent throughout and the display is very easy to read. As per the buyers recommendation,(George Streeter, Streeter's Electronics, the foremost authority of metal detecting here in NH), I hit all of the same areas that I had previously hit with the Ace and found a bunch of stuff that the Ace had missed.
I highly recommend this detector as well as other Minelab products to anybody seriously interested in the hobby. I feel as though I can compete with the "big dogs" with this impressive set up. I do not think that you will be disappointed with this detector in any way shape or form!T hanks to George, I'm now totally addicted!
Jason Sevene from Swanzey,NH
GREG from NEW ORLEANS L.A.
Niece and easy
Terry from Rochester ny USA