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Options Minelab Safari Troy Shadow X5
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $1000 $1000
Manufactured in 2009 2004
Battery Type 8 AA 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 4 2.5
Operating frequency 1.5 - 100 kHz. 19 kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight No No
Target ID Numeric+Icons Audio
Tone ID Multi Tone
Search Modes
  • Coin
  • Coin/Jewellery
  • Relic
  • All Metal
  • Custom
  • Normal Disc.
  • Beach Disc.
  • All Metal Motion
  • Black Sand A/M
  • Target Check
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Custom Manual, Preset
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 3 Years Lifetime
Number of Reviews graph 23
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Avg. User Rating 4.81 3.87
Avg. Durability Rating 4.45 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.64 3.50
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Most helpful review for Minelab Safari

Niece and easy
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.
Terry from Rochester ny USA

Thumbs up! 123
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Most helpful review for Troy Shadow X5

Troy Shadow X5
I have been using my Troy Shadow X5 for several months now and have been impressed with the performance and quality of this machine. It is simply one of the best built metal detectors I have ever owned.

The X5 is deadly on coins and relics. Small, and I mean small gold, copper and lead items can't get away from it. Small brass fish hooks and small lead split shot fishing weights are common finds around lakes and beaches. The pinpointing feature is excellent with the large spider coil that ships stock with the X5.

This detector is as light as they come and a pleasure to swing for extended periods of time. It is also water resistant so you can use it in the rain or spray and not have to worry with covers. The controls are well thought out and easy to use.

The one complaint I do have is the size and throw of the target check toggle switch. It wears on you finger after a few hours if you are not wearing some kind of glove. The shaft of the toggle switch could have been a bit bigger, longer and rounded to make it more comfortable.

It does take a few hours to get used to the X5 but once you begin to have some confidence in the machine it's a snap to tell memorial pennies from wheat pennies with the Target Check Switch.
All in all it's a nice machine. A bit high priced but should last for many years of serious metal detecting.

Keith from USA

Thumbs up! 67
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