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Options Teknetics G2 Minelab Xterra 705
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $750 $900
Manufactured in 2011 2010
Battery Type 9V 4 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.8 3.1
Operating frequency 19 kHz. 3, 7, 18.75 kHz.
based on coil
Display Yes Yes
Backlight No Yes
Target ID Numeric Audio+Numeric
Tone ID 4 Tones 1 - 4 or 28
Search Modes
  • Discriminate
  • Motion All Metal
  • Pinpoint
  • Coin/Treasure
  • Prospecting
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual Auto, Manual, Custom
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 5 Years 3 Years
Number of Reviews graph 5
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graph 15
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Avg. User Rating 4.33 4.47
Avg. Durability Rating 4.00 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.00 5.00
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Most helpful review for Teknetics G2

G2 great detector
I been detecting for 30 years plus, used most detectors from low to high end, my main detector for field hunting was the T2, my back up detector was the G2. I took the time to learn the G2 well, working iron infested areas with great success finding old silver coins and some nice gold rings.
I find it to be a great detector in the trashiest of ground, working slowly and becoming familiar with its sounds and target ID. Is the KEY. There are detectors that go deeper, there are detectors that are built better, and there are detectors that have a great deal more electronics but, here's the facts, few if any metal detectors, are lighter, easier to set up, go's deeper on gold or silver coins with good discrimination, for around $700 dollars than G2.

If you take the time to learn it, you can compete with a lot high end detectors, when I get a good signal in iron infested ground I call my detector friends to scan there search coil with there $1500 dollar detectors over the target area and ask them what do you think? Lots of times they will say IRON !!!
I dig it sometimes there right but, many time there wrong. The other day I pulled a barber dime they checked, Iron they said, "wrong", later in the hunt a V nickel, after they checked, "Iron" wrong again, a three cent piece, three mercury dimes and silver halve dollar to which a $1500 detector didn't pick-up because it was on edge and in old cinder or coal dump area, so here's the deal, I know this isn't the best detector money can buy but, for me the G2 is-NOW- The first detector I grab on my field hunts, my love for this detector will only last as long as it produces, but for now coming from a treasure hunter who used a lot of detectors, I can't argue with success, for me the G2 is a keeper.
I make no recommendations, I'm just telling you my story. Thank you!
Fair man from Eastern US

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Most helpful review for Minelab Xterra 705

I love it
I have had my minelab xterra 705 for about 4 months and just love it. I was using a Bounty hunter landstar before that and that machine did a good job for the $$$, but as I got more into the hobby I wanted a machine that was simple to use with good depth and dependable. I payed about $800(Canadian) for it and it was worth it.

Learning the machine was not bad at all and it is spot on with depth and pinpointing. I have found all sorts of things with it from rings to old coins and much more.
It is light weight and battery life is very good, you can also get 6 or 7 after market coils, so you can upgrade it to your preference. The control box is weather resistant but I did invest in the enviromental cover for about $15. I have used a few detectors like whites dfx and xlt and they worked great too but they are a few hundred dollars more so if you are serious about detecting or just starting out the xterra 705 is an all around GREAT machine.
Stre-Chie from Vancouver B.C. Canada

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