Troy Shadow X3Price: $850
Based on 12 reviews
Carl from Uk
Troy X-3..Picked out of my 7detectors,ItsMy Number 2,and WHY
Anyway...adding it my collection of 3 compass detectors, a Tesoro Tejon, and even afterwords I purchased a Minelab X-Terra 70....
I use the X-3 mostly for sidewalk tear-outs,and woods hunting......It is the purfect machine for those two things.....I did not like hunting parks or old schools with it much..because I prefered a TID Screen detector that could show depth and give more than just one tone.......
I eventualy bought a Minelab E-Trac,and it is my #1 machine...Found more silver in the six months I have had my E-Trac ,than I have with my other detectors in the last 3 years,,(and that includes several sidewalk tear-outs that I hunted with them...
Getting to the point here....I promised the wife ,,when I paid the big bucks for the E-Trac....That I would sell off 5 out of six of my other detectors.....Tough choices..My X-Terra 70 is as good as my X-3 and has TID screen...but in the trade off.....My Troy X-3 is actualy better at finding small Gold......AND I can swing it alot faster than my other machines............
My 3 Compass machines,X-100,CoinScanner Pro w/mods,and an extra 12" coil,and a 1991 GoldScanner Pro are ALL outstanding hunting in the iron,,,,and They are slightly deeper than the other machines (except for the E-Trac)AND COMPASS detectors have a High resale value.......So I will be listing them for sale on Ebay ......
X-Terra 70 is a fine machine,and I still have warranty left,but I had to send it in for repairs..In 3 weeks I got my X-Terra back,looking and preforming like new.They replaced the curcuit board ,and the face buttons were worn so they replaced them as well...
........It is as deep,maybe deeper than my X-3.But I use my E-Trac 95% of the time ,and...
where I hunt with my #2,,,,,I don't need a TID Screen,but what I do need is to cover ground FAST,,,,FASTER than the 2 hunting buddies I have
and they will be using their E-Tracs in the woods.So ....Faster Reset/Recovery speed = more finds in the woods....And I can still get a good buck for my X-Terra 70,& 3 coils...So on Ebay IT goes.....
Now the toughest Choice...............
Tesoro Tejon or Troy X-3....Hmm ....Tesoro gave me a lifetime warranty....That's Good.........
Hmmm,It's Light and has a Manual Ground balance,
and has 2 disc check settings for checking Nickles,and or cent/dimes...That's Good.........
the Tejon has a slow recovery speed,and has to be swung slow to get max depth.Hmmm....I DON'T
As for my X-3....It was a TOUGH Choice to give up my Tejon and the Life-time warranty for if something goes wrong with the X-3,,I will have to send it off & hopefully they will have parts to fix it...Then I will have to pay to have it fixed ,and pay shipping both ways.....
........THAT'S what made it A TOUGH CHOICE....
Here is why I decided X-3......
Like the Tejon,the X-3 has 2 disc check settings for checking Nickles,and or cent/dimes...That's Good.........
the Tejon has a slow recovery speed,but the X-3 has a very fast reset/recovery speed,,,,,And I can swing it as fast or faster than any White's
with-out loosing depth.And even tho the X-3 has a factory set Ground balance,and Tejon you G.B. Manualy for more depth....My X-3 goes just as deep as the Tejon,but not quit as deep as my Compasses...I think I read that the X-5 with it's Manual Ground balance only get's about 3/4" more depth than the X-3...And I always hated having to Manual G.B. every 30-45 minutes or when I walk to a new location 100' away.....
I WILL NOT MISS THAT!!!!...My last decision was just personal preference.I just like the silent operation/vs having to listen to a threshold,and when it beeps I dig.I didn't like Tejon audio,even tho you can set the pitch ,,Just like the Troy Mono beep better than a squeel.
So that's it......My #(1) is E-Trac for parks and grassy or manicured lawns,and Schools.........My # (2) Is the Troy X-3,for Sidewalk tear-outs...Or hunting in the woods,or Boy Scout Camps ,with my 2 hunting buddys,(They will be Hunting wide open with their E-Tracs,and I'll be swinging all day with my lighter Troy X-3,and have it set to just reject nails or foil.I would also use it to beach hunt,where I could use low discrimination,and get some gold with a sand scoop.
..........If you ever watched Competition/seeded hunts.Look around,and you will still see alot of Troy detectorists,and one will be in the top 3 almost every hunt.
Dave W.. from From....N.W. IN
Shadow X 3 " REVISTED"
John N from Vancouver BC Canada
Troy Shadow X3
Mike Butler from Southport.UK.
Peter from Central Europe
Not so good!
The Troy X-3 dissapointed me.My first detector was a Fisher 1210-X,it was very great, only his depth wasn,t great.If there was iron the fisher make a clicking sound,if there was other metal( coin or something) he made a nice smoothy sound!
The Troy x-3 is screaming when there is iron in the ground,almost the same as other metals!!
Last time i found a tin (pewter)spoon but i was lucky that i started digging because the signal was very poor for a "big" spoon!And lot of times there were very bad signal on coper coins too not very deep in the ground!So...for me the old Fisher 1210-x was a better detector for a much better price!!Now i gonna buy me another detector.
Allan Bouter from Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Steve fuller from Cambridge,england
X3 An OK Coinshooter!!
John N from Vancouver, Canada
It is a sturdy well built metal detector that is weather proof, you can hunt in the rain and not worry about damage to the detector. Weighing in at only 2.2 lbs. with the 7" coil allows anyone the ability to swing the detector for extended periods of time under a wide varity of conditions. All of the Troy coils are interchangeable. This includes the 5",9" and the DD. It has great depth and sensitivity. I have dug 22 short cases at 6" and coins at 11".
This is definitly a keeper. I recommend it to anyone trying to decided which metal detector to purchase. Terry
Terry ETex from East Texas
Edwin hogg from Uk