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Minelab X-Terra 305 Metal Detector

Sku: 237-37040102
Retail: $495.00
Now Only: $379.00
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with 9" (7.5 kHz) Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

Availability: In stock

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Minelab X-Terra 305 Metal Detector
with 9" (7.5 kHz) Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

AMAZING!! INCREDIBLE!! Is the response of people who own the X-Terra 305. This is Minelab’s 2nd generation of the best selling detectors using Minelabs proven (in actual operation) VFLEX Technology. X-Terra can make a treasure hunting believer out of you. Beginners or professionals all get the same results - the 305 does all the work!

The 305 is a solid, no-nonsense introduction to the Minelab X-Terra series. Perfect for those who demand professional equipment, it is Minelab’s most affordable VFLEX detector. The X-Terra 305 excels at coin, relic and treasure hunting. It’s Manual Ground Balancing capability allows it to perform in the toughest terrain. It’s multi-segment notch discrimination makes it easy to eliminate "trash" and identify good targets. The 305 has 3-tone and multi-tone Target ID and digital numeric Target ID functionality as well as an exceptional Depth indicator and rapid recovery Pinpoint function.


  • Warranty : 3 Year Limited
  • Total Weight : 2.9 lbs (1.32 kgs)
  • Frequencies : 7.5 kHz, 18.75 kHz
  • Target Identification : Digital Numeric Display
  • Transmission : VFLEX Single Frequency Sine Wave

Factory Included Accessories:
  • X-Terra 9" Coil Cover
  • X-Terra 9" Search Coil
  • X-Terra Armrest Strap
  • 24" Lower Shaft Assembly (X-Terra Series)

Additional Information

Manufacturer Minelab
SKU 237-37040102
Factory Included Accessories
  • X-Terra 9" Coil Cover
  • X-Terra 9" Search Coil
  • X-Terra Armrest Strap
  • 24" Lower Shaft Assembly (X-Terra Series)
Warranty Yes
Detector Type All-Purpose
Search Coil Type Concentric
Search Coil Size (in) 9"
Search Coil Shape Round
Search Coil Build Open
Waterproof Search Coil Yes
Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
Technology VLF Single Frequency
Arm Rest Adjustable
Arm Rest Strap Yes
Adjustable Shaft Yes
Assembled Length Max (in) 56
Assembled Length Min (in) 48
Apps None
Audio Tones Yes
Depth Indication Yes
Control Box Mount Standard
Frequencies 7.5 kHz, 18.75 kHz
Number of Frequencies 2
Programmable Target Id Yes
Target Id Segments 12
Target Id Yes
Threshold Fixed
Discrimination Adjustable
Pinpoint Mode Yes
Ground Balance Manual
Vibration Mode No
Search Modes 2
Search Mode Types Coin & Treasure, Pinpoint
Search Flashlight No
Display Type LCD
Backlit Display No
Volume Control Yes
Headphone Jack 1/4"
Bluetooth Compatible No
Interchangeable Headphones Yes
Battery Type AA
Battery Quantity 4
Battery Life (hr) 20 to 25 Hours
Rechargeable System No
Exclusive Features V-Flex Digital Technology, Noise Cancellation

Minelab X-Terra 305 Metal Detector

The X-Terra 305 is a Powerful Gold Detector!

In just two decades, Minelab has technologically revolutionized the metal detecting industry. During this period, Minelab introduced ground breaking technologies such as "true automatic ground balance," "Multi-Period Sensing" and "Multi-Frequency." Minelab's passion for solving everyday detecting challenges has earned it the reputation of making the best detectors that money can buy!

The X-Terra Boasts Yet Another New and Radical Technology to Improve Single Frequency Detectors

VFLEX technology uses state of the art digital and mixed-signal components to enhance standard single frequency technology replacing most of the analogue circuitry with digital signal processing. The small amount of analogue circuitry still employed has been very carefully designed and calibrated to obtain the outstanding sensitivity, stability and repeatability required to match the performance of the processing in the digital domain.

This radical departure from traditional approaches to metal detector design has been made possible by advances in electronics that power personal digital assistants, cell phones and high fidelity portable audio equipment.

For the X-Terra user, this precision means dependable performance and improved immunity to environmental conditions such as ground mineralization, electromagnetic interference and temperature variations.

VFLEX technology requires coils that are accurately constructed and calibrated. Every time the detector starts up, the micro-controllers in the control box and the coil establish communication through a digital data link.

The X-Terra metal detector also introduces new graphic display pinpointing to put you right onto the target. The Pinpoint graphic display allows you to accurately dig the target with minimal ground disturbance, ideal for parks,
buildings and other sensitive sites, and gives a nice centered response even from large deeper targets.

Larger LCD Display

The large LCD control display and intuitive interface allows users to become proficient in a fraction of the time it takes to master more complicated detectors. The X-Terra is smart and will remember your last settings, including saved patterns. It also allows the user to customize settings based on location and type of search with multi-notch accept / reject function and pre-programmed discrimination patterns.

X-Terra's Advanced Menu Options:

*Some features not available on all models (click image to enlarge)

Minelab's 2nd generation X-Terra detectors incorporate Minelab's proven VFLEX Technology. These versatile detectors give the opportunity for beginners and professionals alike to experience the excitement of discovery and adventure.

VFLEX uses state of the art digital and mixed-signal components to enhance single frequency technology by replacing most of the analog circuitry with digital signal processing. Analog circuitry still employed has been carefully designed and calibrated to obtain outstanding sensitivity, stability and repeatable to match the performance of the digital processing. A radical departure from traditional approaches to metal detector design. VFLEX is made possible by the very latest advances in electronics.

Dependable performance and improved immunity to environmental conditions such as ground mineralization, electromagnetic interference and temperature variations. Information about which coil is installed is sent to the control box. The detector 'knows' what type of coil is attached and sets the appropriate operating parameters.

Technical Specifications:

  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Weight : 2.9 lbs (1.32 kgs)
  • Frequencies : 7.5 kHz, 18.75 kHz
  • 9" (7.5 kHz) Concentric Search Coil
  • Sensitivity : Adjustable (1-10)
  • Threshold : Adjustable (-5-25)
  • Batteries : 4 AA (not included)
  • Manual Ground Balance (0-20)
  • Target Volume : Adjustable (0-10)
  • Length : Adjustable from 48" - 56"
  • Headphone Output : 1/4" Stereo Jack
  • Visual Display : 3" x 1.75" LCD Display
  • Search Modes : 1 Plus Electronic Pinpoint
    • Coin & Treasure, Pinpoint
  • Noise Cancel Channels : 3 (-1, 0, 1) Manual
  • Target Identification : Digital Numeric Display
  • Audio Output: Internal Speaker or Headphones
  • Transmission : VFLEX Single Frequency Sine Wave


  • Visual and Audio Low Battery Alarm
  • Remembers User's Settings Even if Batteries are Removed
  • Two Preset Detecting Patterns that can also be Customized Plus All-Metal Mode
  • Great Coin Detector with Highly Accurate Discrimination and Numeric Target Identification
  • Minelab’s "True Digital" VFLEX Technology, Allows you to Change the Frequency Simply by Changing Coils

Included Free Accessories

- Sku: 64-PROMO - Total Value: $32.90

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4.6 average of 22 review(s)


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I talked to every company large and small. I

Review by Stewart B on August 07, 2014

First as commission sales persons at all other sellers all but one was ready to sell me a new person at detecting what I thought I wanted. The highest dollar unit. When I found Kellycodetectors l found the only 100% honest and professional company that the dollar was not all they cared about. When I say I talked to and made notes with all large and small detectors company's, I really did. Guess being old I did things in a old school way, not knowing when toward the end of searching I found a company that had even been around since 1955. Was about ready to spend a bunch on a detector at another company that was way past what I would have ever figured out!
For a company in this day and time to do business in a HONEST and VERY PROFESSIONAL way has to start with the owner! This owner of the company I settled on had to have picked his sales people to be honest first. Very rare and sad to say in this day and time to even find a company like Kellycodetectors!
The Good news after again speaking to all detector company's I could locate I am very thankful to have found Kellycodetectors!
So what happened after Scott answered all my some stupid questions I bought a lower priced minelab for around 300.00 and that was still after thinking more money was smarter. Then tried to buy another minelab at about a 1500.00 price. Again a salesperson on commission said I would suggest if now on a second machine then back up a bit to a unit that is a better stepping stone for a beginner. Not 1500.00 but a well rounded minelab for 900.00 and change.
Only because Scott ask me the right questions I now will start at a level I now know is the correct way to get started. Again the second machine I insisted on purchasing myself so when ready it would be here and I would be ready for it.
If you get a chance contact the owner and thank this man for his integrity and his honest way He has structured his business! Also I would bet my life all his people follow this man's way

Fantastic Detector.

Review by Will B on April 07, 2014

I purchased the Minelab X-Terra 305 after detecting with the mother-in-law's fiancé he currently uses a 705 series and I was impressed. I came from using a 1st Texas Pilot detector which worked surprisingly well for its price. Upon getting the X-Terra 305, its performance is head and shoulders above the Pilot. It assembled easily (I didn't bother screwing the unit to the shaft, it doesn't move at all regardless) and I used it the following day. It's accuracy is outstanding, the manual ground balance is a welcome feature (I prefer to adjust it myself instead of the fixed GB) and the signals are very sharp. It's accurate enough to where switching to the pinpointer mode, the target is typically in the center of the coil anyway. I also appreciate that the volume can be adjusted, something that really annoyed me with the Pilot. The package that came from Kellyco was also fantastic, typically Amazon or Ebay sells the detector alone for $399, and with Kellyco I chose Option 2 ($419) and the audio headphones that came with are awesome, the gator tool works well (I still prefer the Lesche though) and the 1st Texas pinpointer (again , I use the ML Profind) will work well for when we have a friend tag along using my now defunct Pilot. I was having a hard time deciding between the 305 and the Garrett 350, and I feel I made a fantastic choice. This detector will do everything I need it to, and do it well unless I decide to venture into $1,000+ detectors.

Fantastic Little Detector

Review by Don W on September 27, 2013

This one gets five stars from me simply because for the amount of money you will spend on this unit, rather you are a newbie or a pro, it will be used all the time. If you want to get someone into metal detecting and not have them get discouraged, just hand them your 305 and watch them smile. This is by far the best beginners unit on the market. But don't be fooled because it can outlast and out find much more expensive units on the market. It does great as a coin shooter, and finds relics with the best of them in the 700 dollar range. You can change freq, as well as ground balance very easy. Works great at the beach too. Has awesome depth. I have several detectors that I use, but I will always keep my 305!

X-Terra 305 Instant Success!!!

Review by Scott S on August 09, 2013

I just received my Minelab Xtera 305 detector. It arrived in great shape, it took less than 15 minutes to put together. I then went out and in a 6x6 grid in my front yard I found $13.00 in change and a arrow I lost worth $15.00. Lets just say I am more than happy with this whole deal and your company. Also, thank you for your recomendation on the detector it is just what I need and you did a great job. I facebooked my 300+ friends with your web site and you as a contact along with my instant success with your recommendation on the detector that met my needs. I think you will have some good future buyers. I will also be placing another order for some gold mining equipment including pans and a very user friendly gold amateur gold sluice so e-mail me if anything you can think of or if a good sale comes up. Thank you very much.

Continue to be amazed

Review by Ivan T on May 14, 2013

I recently purchased and attached the 18.75 DD coil to my minelab Xtera 305. Wow, VERY VERY IMPRESSED! Works through trashy areas and picks up targets even better. Located /acquired a clad 1973 U.S. dime, 1971 quarter and 1973 penny in less than 10 minutes! Detector is Less affected from ground mineralization and enables GB with super ease. Brings out the full capability of the 305! A super coin unit! For the novice and expert!

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