Whites MXT TrackerPrice: $800
Based on 90 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.40
I'll give you the settings I always use and have worked very well for me: Gain at +2, threshhold a slight hum, Disc set to 2 0r 3, relic mode, trigger in center position. These settings may not work as well in your soil so feel free to tweak it to suit your needs. I like to be able to hear all the targets and make the decision from there, which is why I don't use the trigger forward position. Using the settings that I stated above, put a coin on the ground and a nail a couple feet away. That high tone you get from the quarter is what you are looking for, the iron signals give you a low "grunt" sound. You will get the "hot rock" signal from time to time but you should pay attention to these. When you have located a target that is right at the edge of the machines ID capability you get that "hot rock" display. True, sometimes it may be just that...a hot rock. I dont mind hot rock readings one bit, I have dug so many bullets that were hot rock signals, and I would have to say I have dug at least 5 eagle buttons that showed hot rock on the display. The more holes you dig, the better your odds are at finding the goodies.
Dont get me wrong, if its a shallow iron signal and im fairly positive it is indeed iron I leave it alone, but if I have a target that is saying 6 inches down and the signal is "iffy" (bouncing back and forth between a high and low tone) I always dig them! In my opinion you have to learn the sounds of the machine and dont rely solely on the target ID. With all that being said, I will NEVER part with my MXT.
I have another brand detector for a backup but just sold it recently and I do believe I will just buy another MXT as a backup. I feel that good about these machines. Go get ya one!
Larry from Winchester, VA
If you study the manual, watch the Video, and get to know what it is telling you. you will realize the mxt is a excellent buy and should handle vaied conditions. I am looking forward to detect all summer. I think putting labels of items is silly though I think if they wanted to put the feature on, It should give you the best guess as to the metal type instead.
Kayak jac from Western PA, USA
GO DEEP from Menominee Mi
Whites MXT 300 - Money Well Spent
As expected, the swept areas had few shallow coins, but the MXT was picking up solid reads up to a foot down. I was out of probe and coin popper range, but the MXT pinpointed coins perfectly. I was able to keep the digging damage to a minimum and still pull up some nice finds. To me, leaving a field intact is really important. In a week, I've only found one wheatie, but lots of deep clad. The machine has the depth and targeting I was looking for. Finding the good stuff is only a matter of time.
Using the 12' coil in an area with moderate trash requires some pinpointing patience, but it is successful. I will purchase a smaller DD coil, but there's no rush. I read that the MXT is a noisy machine as well. It does talk when it finds a target, but I've already come to trust what the tones are saying about what's in the ground below. It's not noisy to me, just communicating.
I've tried the relic mode out of curiosity, but that's part of the continuing learning curve. There are a few sites to try this on as time allows. I expect good things in this mode as well.
In summary, the Whites MXT 300 is money well spent and detecting well enjoyed. Highly recommended.
3Coyotes from Ohio
MXT And History
Dan from Pennsylvania
MXT 300 a great metal detector
There were 3 great metal detectors that made the list; Garrett's 2500, Minelab's x-70, and the White's MXT 300. After reading the reviews here and contacting the manufactures of each metal detector I decided on the White MXT 300 and here are the reasons why.
1. I liked the fact that there were allot of accessories for this model of detector, accessories are important,
2. White went with a new larger, more powerful, standard coil,
3. The White MXT 300 was easy to use as I am a beginner,
4. It has knobs instead of just a computer screen because I will get dirty and I won't want to use the touch screen,
5. There were allot of coils for different applications from different manufactures,
6. It came from a well known manufacturer with a great reputation,
7. It WAS MADE IN AMERICA.
I also must commend Kellyco Metal Detectors. They were great to work with and made the sale easy. This was a gift for me, I like picking out my own gifts, but their sales department was truly my present. I have back problems and they helped me pick all the right accessories for this machine including 2 extra coils. Bonnie was great.
I must also commend White's for sending me the information I requested from them in a timely manner. They were very professional.
As I go out to discover my new hobby I will keep you informed on this web site as you help me to make this informed decision.
Stubbyjr from Michigan
MXT for Prospecting
Cork from Mojave Desert, Ca.
I also hunt organized hunts and again my MXT has proven itself time and time again. I have made some great finds since I have had my MXT (some are posted on Whites web page).
I have just added the Super 12 coil to my arsenal and it is great.
Ed Vest (Ed from Appomatox) from Appomattox Virginia
MXT is great!
I bought mine used from a local public park attendant who wanted to get rid of his machine. I was reticent at first because I wondered if there might be something wrong with it; after doing some research which met going to forums and talking to others who have had MXT's, and from people who had bought used equipment, I took the plunge;
I don't regret it! For $300.00 I picked up a great piece of equipment! I called Whites
in Sweet Water OR explaining that I had bought the MXT used and they assured me they almost NEVER have an MXT returned.
The MXT is not complicated. It's really a turn on and go machine, but you need to read the manual and watch the DVD a few times with the detector in your lap; you can go out immediately and metal detect! There is a lot of material but none of it is complicated.
I hunt in the all relic mode. I don't have to but I find it more comfortable. I still pick up everything you would in the coin and jewelry mode. I run with the gain/sensitivity at 9 and sometimes +3 if I can get away with it. If I get too many Hot Rocks I just reduce the gain.
The MXT is great in the public parks but not with the standard 950 coil. I bought a 5.3 coil and another rod to go with it. This makes it easier to change coils without having to undo the plastic nut and bold every time you want to change coils. The 5.3 coil gets great depth depending on the ground.
Recently I took it to an old farm where there had been a house built in the 1930's. The house was gone but I could still see where the steps had been. Unfortunately I did not have a Double D coil. There was a lot of mineralization and junk scattered around; there was a lot of iron from old farm equipment as well. A Double D coil would have made the hunt more productive. I did find a 1943 War Nickel at 5 inches deep.
If you decide to buy the MXT, you might also look at the Excellerator DD coils at Kellyco Metal Detectors. They are expensive but a great addition to your arsenal when you need additional depth, and find yourself up to your you know what in ground mineralization.
Robert Roy from Indiana
MXT ... A GREAT HELP
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Thank You Whites..
Raymond Worrilow from Mulberry, TN