Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)
I would like to tell you about an experience with two of your White’s XLT detectors that differs slightly from the usual “look what I found with my White’s detector” that you might find interesting.
I have been a White’s user for several years not after building my own detectors for many years. My favorite detector is the XLT that I have owned for about 7 years. It performs flawlessly and I think it is absolutely the best detector in the world!
I relic hunt with a friend who has been using a competitors brand machine. After seeing the XLT in operation, and joking with him that he should get an XLT, he finally did! On March 22, 2008, he and I were hunting a small field that was fairly close to an old house sight. We were approximately 80-100 feet apart, both swinging XLTs. At exactly the same time we both made hits and simultaneously dug our targets. He shouted to me that he had found a strange button and I shouted back that I had as well. We met halfway between each other and as he showed me his “strange” button, I started laughing hysterically. After calming down and observing his “what’s so funny” facial expression, I showed him my button… it was exactly the same button!!!
We had found our targets at the same time, dug them at the same time, and had the same exact button, all while hunting nearly 100 feet apart, and with two White’s XLTs!!
Please find enclosed an enclosed picture of the two buttons. Nothing special about the buttons but just a one in a million shot that two people could find the same target with the same machine at the same time.
That day netted us the aforementioned buttons, a Virginia Civil War cuff button, a diamond studded brooch, a 1921 silver dollar, and a couple of other buttons. The XLT makes relic hunting, and especially pinpointing, so effortless and definitely puts it “heads above” other detectors.
I wouldn’t trade my XLT for anything (except maybe a DFX) and after this past weekend I don’t think he will either! Thanks for building a great machine and I hope you find this story as unique and amazing as we did.
John H. in VA