Minelab Safari Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 23, 2016):
- My family has been metal detecting for over 15+ years, we're relic hunters and we've used Garrett, Tesoro, White's, Fisher, and Nautilus. I can tell you this is one of the easiest to use detectors I've used, and will only take you a little practice to understand the sounds for the different types of metal, they're all pretty distinct. I enjoyed the fact that this machine has a constant depth read out, it takes only a little practice to understand it and didn't have to be switched to pin point mode to show depth like some other machines I've used. The other feature that this machine clearly has is amazing depth. I even went back to a site I've hunted for a couple years averaging about 2 trips a week, I would've sworn this site was almost hunted out, however on my first trip with the Minelab Safari I was able to recover several bullets, an Indian head penny, and even an Early Navy Button and all of these targets were recovered at 8+ inches in depth in an area that several other machines didn't pick up a clear signal from. It goes deeper than the White's currently in our group and just as deep as the Fisher F70's in our group with larger objects. However where the depth has really shown to stand out is smaller objects such as cuff buttons and small coins. The only draw back to this machine is that its a little slower at target recovery than other machines I've used. This is a machine I'd highly recommend to any level of detector newbie or vet. You're sure to go back into old spots and have new finds.