Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories
X-TERRA 705, Just Can't Beat It!
First off, let me say that I have tried about every high end TID machine out there in the last two years. Now, let me give my honest review of the X-TERRA 70/705. First off for relic hunting, make sure that you get the 10.5” 7.5 kHz coil for open field hunting, the stock 9" concentric coil just does not cut it. The next choice would be the 6" Double-D 18.75 kHz coil for the real trashy spots around homesteads and in yards. The X-TERRA is a really simple platform to set up and use. Just noise cancel whenever you get to a new site. I always use all metal, two tones, sensitivity as high as you can and auto tracking. The new X-TERRA 705 has an auto track offset that lets you set the ground balance either + or - but I have rarely used this feature.
I have had four, yes four, X-TERRA 70's. I traded them off for other machines that I thought might beat the performance of the X-TERRA. I returned to the X-TERRA 705 and decided that for the price and performance, it just can’t be beat. I have no problem digging targets at 12" with the X-TERRA 705 and the 10.5” coil combo. It is such a more smoother running machine at high gain than any other that I've tried.
Most of the items shown in the pictures were found in iron laden worked out sites. I have visited sites that have been hunted hard since the 1980's and have found the X-TERRA 705 to get more items out of the ground next to iron. Of course all items were found on private property with the owner’s permission.