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Options Teknetics G2 Troy Shadow X5
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $750 $1000
Manufactured in 2011 2004
Battery Type 9V 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 2.8 2.5
Operating frequency 19 kHz. 19 kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight No No
Target ID Numeric Audio
Tone ID 4 Tones
Search Modes
  • Discriminate
  • Motion All Metal
  • Pinpoint
  • Normal Disc.
  • Beach Disc.
  • All Metal Motion
  • Black Sand A/M
  • Target Check
  • Pinpoint
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual Manual, Preset
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 5 Years Lifetime
Number of Reviews graph 5
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Avg. User Rating 4.33 3.87
Avg. Durability Rating 4.00 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.00 3.50
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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

Thumbs up! 69
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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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