Minelab Safari

Price: $1000
Avg. Score: 5 stars! 4.81
Based on 26 reviews

Avg. Durability: 4 stars4.45
Avg. Ease of use: 5 stars!4.64
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Safari a winner

January 12, 2010
Firstly, let me say that I don't believe there is one "best machine" out there. Conditions dictate a lot towards what is successful in one location vs another. I have used many brands over the years. I love the Sovereign GT. I currently own a Safari and a Tesoro Sand Shark since I predominately beach hunt.

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.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Excellent detector

December 07, 2009
After much research I felt the Safari was the best detector for me. I have had many other detectors and just wanted the best I could get in a turn on and go detector with the ability to play with a few custom settings if I wanted too. I have found many coins and jewelry with my other detectors but had never found a gold ring until my first day out with the Safari. I took it to north Miami Beach and had no problem going from the dry to the wet sand and had no iron targets showing up at all. I found 128 coins, two pieces of costume jewelry one gold earring and my first gold ring! I really like the easily adjustable shaft length, the different sounds for different targets and the pinpointing was easy. All around very simple to operate and top notch performance.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Top Notch

November 24, 2009
I purchased my Safari after selling another detector that I was not happy with and all I can say is I'm so glad I did. The Safari is really well made and the design and balance is excellent. It looks and feels like high tech equipment, not like a toy.

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.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Minelab safari

July 02, 2009
I've been metal detecting for a few years now, starting with a Bounty Hunter Quicksilver and upgrading to a Garrett Ace 250. The Ace was and still is great but I was seeking something that was a bit better quality, with better depth and discrimination of targets.

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!

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Minelab safari.....

April 22, 2009
I've been using the minelab safari now for about three months now and I am finding more now then ever!!! Take time too learn the tones and your new detector it will pay off. I have used most of the top brands out there and hands down the safari wins, Its one of the most easy detectors too learn... SO get out there and find some treasure. You now own one of the best detector out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Niece and easy

February 26, 2009
Just got it the best I ever used had two days of warmup tryed it out in a small town park where I hunt with my xterra 70 I did not believe the difference. I pulled more coins in 45 min than I thought in a 20x20foot area, wheat pennys dimes exc. Its great try one you wont regret it.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


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