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Minelab CTX 3030 Metal Detector

SKU: MC3030MD

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Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector. The waterproof all terrain CTX 3030 is the ultimate treasure detector. Uncover history and record your find locations with integrated GPS.

$2,499.00

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Minelab CTX 3030 Bundles get you more at BBH!

Don't like our CTX 3030 bundles? Build your own bundle with the $500 bundle credit! Or receive a $500 BBH gift card to be used at any time you like! We will work with you! Use the credit however you want even another detector! Let us build your custom package.

 


 

  • We offer a special informative free setup session for each Minelab CTX 3030 we sell.
  • We can set you up with the famous "Gone Hunting CTX settings" by Evan Granger that make the CTX 3030 come alive!
  • I will walk you thru setting up your machine to start your first hunt off right with unlimited help after the sale.
  • I have many hours experience on the Minelab CTX 3030 and get you off on the right foot.
  • I not only sell the Minelab 3030 but swing it myself! Experience matters!

 


 

Package 2 comes with the new Coiltek 10X5 DD coil for September! $369 value! Adds seperation and more sensitivity for those trashy areas!


 

Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector

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Minelab CTX 3030 bundles specials run through September 2014

Standard Package 1 includes:

  • Minelab CTX 3030 standard with wireless module and extra battery pack and car charger
  • Garrett Pro Pointer
  • Sun Ray Pro Gold special edition Minelab CTX 3030 headphones that shut off speaker (or any other headphones we sell)
  • Lesche hand digger
  • Samson T Handle digger
  • Treasure Wise Padded bag. (Larger padded bag with more room for the CTX 3030)
  • Treasure wise finds pouch
  • Minelab Hat
  • Set of Large Rubber palmed digging gloves
  • Minelab Koss Headphones and Coil cover. Over $300 value!

 

Standard Package 2 includes:

  • Minelab CTX 3030 standard with wireless module and extra battery pack and car charger
  • Garrett Pro Pointer
  • Coiltek 10X5 DD search coil
  • Treasure Wise Padded bag. (Larger padded bag with more room for the CTX 3030)
  • Treasure Wise finds pouch
  • Set of Large rubber plamed digging gloves
  • Minelab Koss Headphones and Coil cover. Over $300 value

 

Standard Package 3 includes:

  • Minelab CTX 3030 standard with wireless module and extra battery pack and car charger
  • Garrett Pro Pointer
  • Gray Ghost underwater Minelab CTX 3030 headphones that shut off speaker
  • Lesche hand digger
  • R224 knee high scoop
  • Treasure Wise Padded bag. (Larger padded bag with more room for the CTX 3030)
  • Treasure wise finds pouch
  • Minelab Hat
  • Set of Large Rubber palmed digging gloves
  • Minelab Koss Headphones and Coil cover. Over $300 value
 

Standard Package 4 Includes:
  • Minelab Standard CTX 3030 with wireless module and extra battery pack and car charger.
  • Build you own Accessories package with $500 in store credit. Call or email us so we can get you the accessories YOU want!

 


 

Minelab Standard CTX 3030 Factory Included Accessories:

• WM-10 Charging Cable (standard pack only)
• Auto Charger
• Alkaline Battery Holder (standard pack only)
• WM-10 Belt Clip (standard pack only)
• WM-10 Wireless Module (standard pack only)
• Removable Headphone Module
• USB Cable
• Included Coil Cover
• Universal AC Wall Adapter
• Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
• UR-30 Headphones
• X-Change 2 CD
• Arm Rest Strap
• Coil Hardware
• Battery Charging Station
• Getting Started Guide
• Warranty Card
• Instruction Manual
• 3 Year Warranty

Minelab CTX 3030 Standard packs.

Waterproof, Wireless audio, FeCo discrimination, GPS locating, PC Mapping, Full color display.

With wireless headphones (standard pack Minelab CTX 3030).

The team at Minelab are excited to announce, after a lot of hard work, some blood, sweat and tears, we will soon be bringing you the ultimate TREASURE detector, the CTX 3030. This revolutionary detector incorporates new and advanced technologies like nothing you’ve seen before. With the Minelab 3030, The Future of Discovery is coming to a hunting ground near you very soon! If you’d like to find out more you can visit www.ctx3030.com right now to view a short preview. Then stay tuned to find out more details on May 11th, before the CTX 3030 goes on sale worldwide May 28th.


 

Minelab CTX 3030

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Minelab CTX 3030 Videos

 

 

Minelab CTX 06 Smart Coil, Minelab CTX 17 Smart Coil , Minelab CTX 3030 Waterproof Headphones and Gray Ghost underwater headphones for Minelab CTX 3030 also available.

 For quickly accepting or rejecting a detected target, the Identify function saves you time and effort! Edited patterns are automatically saved within your current Search Mode. Auto accept/reject discrimination features are also available for fast pattern editing using sample targets.

 

 
 When you are searching, the Detect screen shows you all the target information you need to find more treasure – you won’t miss anything! The colour display, Ferrous and Conductivity numbers, numerical depth indicator and sensitivity panel will give you more confidence to find those elusive good targets in heavily searched and high trash areas.

 

 
 When you want to check treasure locations or ground you have covered, the Map screen shows you the way – no need for a separate GPS! The Geo Trail displays the path where you have been so you don’t waste time detecting the same ground twice. Use Way Points and Find Points to create your own treasure map.

 

 
 For recording find locations and entire treasure hunts, the Store function does it all! Way Points are used as general position markers to easily navigate to your favorite locations. Find Points capture location, detector and target data for storing details of your treasure finds.

 

 

Minelab CTX

 
Overview Ultimate performance multi-frequency TREASURE detector with enhanced FeCo discrimination, integrated GPS and wireless audio options, all in a sleek rugged design that is waterproof (IP67 rating) to 10 ft (3 m).

Search Modes 10 fully customizable, including 5 preset (Coins, Beach, Relic, Silver & High Trash)

2 Pinpoint options (Normal and Sizing)

Discrimination Patterns 20 fully customizable (2 per Search Mode)

Discrimination Type Enhanced Color discrimination (35 Fe x 50 Co = 1750 segments), Target Trace,
Target Trace Pinpoint, Tone ID Profiles, Target Separation (Ferrous-Coin and
Ground-Coin), Accept/Reject cursors.

Ground Compensation Auto Compensation and Auto Ground Balance.

Noise Cancel Auto and Manual (11 channels)

Threshold Level adjustment (150), Pitch adjustment (130)

Sensitivity Auto and Manual (130)

Display Full color LCD with backlight and adjustable brightness (110)

Standard Coil (CTX 11) 11-inch waterproof Double-D smart coil

Audio Outputs Built-in speaker, standard ¼-inch non-waterproof socket, custom waterproof
socket (Minelab accessory headphones only)

Wireless Audio (WM 10) No (available as accessory) Yes (supplied with detector)

Headphones KOSS UR30 (100 ohm) supplied with detector (non-waterproof )

Batteries (Li-ion pack) Yes (with fast charger). 12 V car adapter supplied with Standard Pack only
Batteries (8 x AA pack) No (available as accessory) Yes (supplied with detector)

Length Min 37 in. (940 mm) Max 55.3 in. (1405 mm)

Weight 5.20 lbs (2.36 kgs) including Li-ion battery pack

PC Connection XChange 2 (via USB) compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7

Key Technologies FBS 2, Smartfind 2, GPSi, Wi-Stream

 

Plus you get the CTX 3030, Minelab’s Amazing New Detector!

Waterproof
Now you can go metal detecting anywhere you can swing with this versatile TREASURE detector. You have the amazing flexibility of land and underwater detecting as the CTX 3030 is waterproof to 10 ft (3 m). Everyone knows the gold rings are in the water!

Wireless Audio
Now you have the freedom to metal detect without your cumbersome corded headphones being attached to your detector. With the Minelab WM 10 Wireless Module you have the choice of using the internal speaker, supplied headphones or your own favorite metal detector headphones.

FeCo Discrimination
Now with Ferrous (Fe) and Conductivity (Co) target resolution, plus easily adjustable Tone ID Profiles, you can metal detect the targets you want to and ignore the rest. With the brand new Minelab Target Trace and Target Separation, you can identify and discover multiple targets simultaneously for accurate metal detecting results.

GPS Locating
See where you have metal detected before and where you are going by using the all new Map screen and Minelab Navigation Tool. New GPS functions, such as GeoTrails, WayPoints, Find Points and GeoHunts, allow you to forget your old handheld GPS at home!

PC Mapping
Upload all of your metal detector settings and secret treasure locations to your home PC using the XChange 2 application. Attach multiple clear photos and text messages to your treasure finds, group them into categories. View the exact locations on Google Maps. You can also download tons of data to your metal detector for re hunting you favorite areas.

Full Color Display
The full LCD color amazingly displays much more target identification than ever before and abundantly enhances the CTX 3030′s underground discrimination capabilities.

XChange 2
Easily manage your detecting and location data. Display information on Google Maps. XChange 2 is supplied on the Minelab CTX 3030 CD, or is available as a FREE  download from Minelab.Com.

Rediscover history with the Minelab CTX 3030 and record your amazing treasure finds!

Minelab CTX 3030 reviews are coming in with outstanding remarks! Be sure to review the Minelab CTX 3030 yourself below!



 

Additional Information

Manufacturer Minelab

Customer Reviews

ctx 3030 Review by aj
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Well had my new ctx since March and it was great. Had alot of good finds. Was at beach detecting and little boy got caught in rip tide. Went to save him and lost ctx 3030. Don't regret what I did but sure do miss detecting. Can't afford another so guess detecting days are over but was fun while it lasted. Bart was great and ctx 3030 is best detector made. (Posted on 9/1/2014)
Thank you Bart Review by Shawn
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It was great doing business with you Bart, and I appreciate the quick delivery of my new CTX 3030. Let Evan know I downloaded his programs and they work here in Pennsylvania. Its been a month since my last good find. Over the 1st weekend Aug 9th & 10th 2014 with my CTX I found 4 pieces of silver. 1957 Rosey, 1924 Merc, 1 Ring, & a silver hair clip shaped like a bow. Plus a 1936 Buffalo. That's out of the box, downloading Gonehunting Program, and 13 hours hunting in 2 days. I'm amazed. Thank you Bart & Evan. (Posted on 8/11/2014)
Love it Review by Michigan Dirt Digger
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Just got my CTX last week from Bart. It was shipped extremely fast, and the package that came with it is fantastic, items that are quality and you can actually use. Went to a soccer field that I have pounded with my Etrac and pulled out 6 wheat cents and a 1947 Rosie. Just a sign of things to come! Thanks BBH!! (Posted on 7/29/2014)
ctx3030 Best detector out there Review by Larry Liebsch
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Both my daughter and I have the ctx3030. This machine is by far the best machine out there hands down. Both Brooke and I were able to get hands on training through Evan Granger at Big Boys Hobbies which helped tremendously! Everything I purchase from now on for any detecting need will com from big boys hobbies! (Posted on 7/25/2014)
ctx 3030 Review by schill13
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My brother and I each purchased a Ctx 3030 from Big Boys Hobbies(best place to buy a machine!) and we both are having a fantastic year with these machines!!!! I am feeling a little sorry for the people hunting the parks after the Ctx cleans the parks out!!!! (Posted on 7/25/2014)
This machine is the king! Review by Jeff Filaseta
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This machine has amazing depth. It can find good targets in the same hole that has iron nails in it. It takes time to learn but this machine is worth it. I have found so much more using this machine. FYI: Bart and Evan gave me a great deal. If you love metal detecting and are serious about the hobby you cant afford to not own this machine! Also Evan helped me set up some custom programs on my machine that are so good I always use these programs instead of the factory settings … thanks again Evan! (Posted on 7/25/2014)
CTX3030 Review by Joe
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Bart and Evan helped me get lined out on my new Minelab CTX303. Fast delivery, and with no Tax or shipping cost added, save a bunch to buy something else. Great customer service, these guys rock!! Thanks!! (Posted on 7/24/2014)
Great product, prices and service! Review by Matt
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Just received my new detectors yesterday. Thank you Bart for the great service and unbeatable pricing. Going to keep this short but the CTX3030 is a beast! I knew I was missing deeper targets at a couple locations with my ACE350 and after some tinkering with the 3030 I set the machine up with some different settings and BINGO!!!! SILVER BABY! Two 1940s quarters 10' apart where I had already worked with the ace multiple times. This is gonna be a great year!!! Go big boys or go home ;)

Matt (Posted on 3/6/2014)
17 inch coil success Review by Big Beeper
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After purchasing my CTX 3030 I was digging up loads of coins day one from beaches and parks. Then I bit the bullet and bought the 17 inch coil and immediately I was pocketing more coins from deeper targets in the same area I had covered with the 11inch. Worth the investment ! (Posted on 3/4/2014)
Outstanding Machine Review by WildDigger
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I started this hobby with a At Pro and tried a few other machines along the way. I was a At Pro FAN BOY as you might say and thought you could not do better with any machine here in Georgia. I was doing well with the Pro but the thought of trying the CTX 3030 had me so intrigued I just had to get one as I did not know anyone with one around me. After reading and watching everything I could I decided to give it a try. My first impressions where " well it looks fancy but can it preform" . Well after the first hunt it did find silver and old stuff but nothing deeper then the Pro. After learning the machine and trying different settings I began to find more stuff and deeper stuff. I have learned to trust the machine and if it says there is a good target there is! The ability to see multiple targets is so AWESOME! I have been able to find a ton of stuff surrounded by trash and iron is is amazing! I have found dimes at 9 to 10 inches that all the other machines I have tried and my friends have where not able to see. The CTX 3030 is worth every cent and more!!! Shh don't tell Minelab that! Thanks Bart for my CTX 3030. (Posted on 2/14/2014)
5 STARS to Big Boys Hobbies Review by kennf
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Evan and Bart was Exellent to do business with and will go the extra mile for their customers I love my CTX and look forward to the future for purchases... Thanks Evan And Bart (Posted on 2/1/2014)
Excellent Transaction Review by PullTabDan
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Purchased a new CTX 3030 to replace the one I had stolen. Bart was amazing and answered all my questions quickly and efficiently. The Package that was put together was exactly what I needed as I had all my stuff stolen including all my recovery tools. Thanks Bart and I'll be sure to spread the word.

NOTE: You have to program Gonehunting into your CTX3030. It's a Silver Magnet.
Thx
Daniel (Posted on 1/30/2014)
CTX outperforms my expectations! Review by stever0812
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I got the best deal for the CTX from Bart, after seeing good reviews about his business. I came from an Etrac, so my learning curve was small. I went back to some sites I hit hard and found some things, in my opinion, the Etrac missed. The ID of multiple targets under the coil is a game changer, you don't get any blending of signals/numbers and you have a good idea what kinds of targets you are about to dig up. I Can't wait to start my second season with the CTX, because I have some new sites to hit, as well as some old ones to re-check with the 6 inch coil. I really believe I can clean sites out extremely well with the CTX. The battery life is excellent and the balance is def. an improvement over the Etrac. If you are serious about making good finds wherever you may hunt and in any weather conditions, get this detector!! (Posted on 1/23/2014)
Followup to my previous review. Review by ndrack(frozenredneck)
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I've now had my CTX for almost 1 year and I must say it was the best decision for me to purchase a higher end detector. I find the identification and multiple settings to suit my hunting needs a big factor.

I started out trying to use a cheaper end machine the bounty hunter time ranger and would just get sick of all the falling and GB and in general hated it. As soon as I pulled the CTX out and got started found a silver within a few hours of hunting was easy to understand after reviewing some of the resources available on the net. I am still learning this machine but here in the great white north its the time of year you buy more toys for the spring and do your research.

Thanks Bart for the great service! Oh and I bought and E-trac for the dad since thats my hunting buddy he was using a Sears Whites coin master 5000 was the series I think circa 1979 needless to say he was amazed at the E-trac. (Posted on 1/20/2014)
CTX 3030 package 3 Review by Delaware Digger
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Bart @ Big Boys Hobbies really came through for me. The order was shipped the same day. Very wonderful service, and such a nice guy to do business with. Double-D (Posted on 12/20/2013)
Satisfied with service and equipment Review by Cory
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I wanted to wait till I had a few hours under my belt with the CTX. I must say, it is an impressive piece of equipment. Being a new md'er, the CTX made entering into the hobby very enjoyable. The features on the CTX are very intuitive. The wireless headphones are one of my favorite as it is nice to be able to set the machine down without having to remove the headphones every time. The GPS is great for logging purposes in order to keep track of where you have and have not hit yet. As I have not used other gear yet, I am unable to compare this machine to others but the CTX works for well and much better than what I had expected prior to entering the hobby. Having the discrimination and the ability to manipulate them to fit your search goals is a must have. As far as the service from BBH, I am very happy with Bart's service and would recommend BBH to anyone that asks, hands down. Prices were better than anywhere else I could find when taking into account the packages included. The unit itself is basically across the board the same price, but the additions are what make the value truly worth it. Bart answered all my questions by phone, email and by treasurenet.com forums. Order was received without flaw and as expected, no problems with the shipment or product. Thank you Bart for the great service and look forward to my next purchase. (Posted on 11/18/2013)
Well worth the cost Review by JM
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I say well worth the cost because from what I have seen this truly is a detector at a different level. I have at least 75 hours on this machine. I won't get into the specifics concerning individual coins or items that I have found, but this detector has placed me at a different level versus my friends who run lower end machines. In smaller yards, I feel that I have truly found everything in them and I have been able to squeeze a few more coins and items out with this detector after hitting it hard with other machines. Ergonomically, it is well balanced, but I have replaced the arm cuff with a Herke arm cuff which is much better and the handle/trigger is a little too long and beefy for my hands. I'm 40 and I have literally swung this detector for 8 hours straight and really don't feel the weight because of its balance. The battery and headphones will last me 20+ before I need to charge them, but you may get 10 hours on AA batteries. I run the discriminate either wide open or use Evans combined program and run the sensitivity as high as I can get by with, usually 27-30. It has proportional audio so I upgraded the headphones in order to better hear the low, deep consistent tones and I have found a lot of coins on edge as a result. It is easy to understand what this machine is saying and I can fairly accurately guess my target before I dig. This alone had saved me a lot of time and energy. If you don't want to waste your time and feel like you have covered your areas well, then I would highly recommend spending a little more to get this detector. (Posted on 10/10/2013)
The CTX is just the best detector out there!!!! Review by schill13
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It is true, The CTX is just the best detector out there!!!! I used them all in the past 45 years and the CTX kicks the rest to the curb!. And Bart and Evan are Two of the best to work with. Fantastic prices.They take time to answer all questions AFTER the sale to get you up and running.Thanks again guys!!!!!! (Posted on 9/9/2013)
It was great doing business with Bart at BigBoysHobbies. Review by Bob in Bristol •
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Great price, and excellent service. The CTX3030 is a great detector, and when things warm up here in Wisconsin, I will get to really play with it. I bought the CTX3030 for its features and performance. I especially like the GEO Hunt. (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Just got my CTX 3030 and could not be happier. Review by Lotek
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This machine is a beast. I got a great price and super fast delivery. Bart's service is second to none. Thanks again Bart. (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Bart, I don't know if you remember, but about a week before I ordered my CTx, in mid February, I was telling you about an old (1850's) church that is less than a mile from my house. Review by James
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I decided to wait on the church until I got used to the CTX and understood what it was trying to tell me. I have been finding lots of clad at several 1920's houses and decided yesterday that it was time to hit the old church. I started in the front close to large old Live Oak, and immediately started finding Memorials, clad dimes (oldest was a 1965 rosie), and quarters.

I was getting kinda disappointed that I wasn't finding anything older, and at this point I was hoping for just a Wheat, when I decided to move around to the side where two more large Live Oaks were located. My first signal was 12/43-44 at 11 inches, but it was so loud that I figured it was something aluminum (I've dug aluminum cans that gave 12 41-42 before) and probably no more than four or five inches. I played around with the Target Trace and noticed that it was a solid red target and that it didn't move on the display, and remembered that aluminum cans are usually all over the place, jumping from 12 30-42, as I move around the target. So now, I'm thinking dime, hoping for a Merc or even a Barber. I dug a six or seven inch deep plug with the Sampson and stuck the ProFind in the hole; it was beeping pretty good so I thought I was close, so I dug a couple of more inches, put the Profind back in the hole, and now it is screaming, but I still don't see it. I dig another couple of inches, and now I can see it and it is BIG...A 1922 Peace Dollar at a measured 10 inches.

I covered the hole, and on the next swing I get a solid 12 44-45 at 7 inches, and now I'm thinking quarter or half. I dug the plug, found the silver coin, and could see that it was too big for a quarter and too small for a half. After rinsing with water, I could see 1789 on it, but didn't know what it was until I got home. A 1789 Carolus IV 2 Real. The Real has a hole in it, so it was probably worn as a necklace, but I'm still pretty pumped.


(Posted on 5/9/2013)
Great dealing with Bart at BIG BOYS HOBBIES gave me a great deal on the CTX 3030 talked me through everything deciding which detector to get. Review by NDRack
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Could not be happier with the personal service. Now just waiting on delivery can't wait to get out and dig! (Posted on 5/9/2013)
I bought my CTX about a month ago and have enjoyed learning the features and coming up with the search patterns that work best for me. Review by Warren, Dallas
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The customization of search patterns is unlimited. My office is literally next door to the Garrett facility and I have used many Garrett detectors with success, but the CTX is the standard all other manufacturers are trying to achieve. Thanks Bart for your great service. (Posted on 5/9/2013)
I've had my CTX about 6 weeks. I also have a white's V3i, 2 etracs, and a fisher f75se. I actually bought the f75se, 1 etrac and the ctx from Bart. Good deals with prompt delivery. Review by tnsharpshooter
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Now to the CTX. I have took the CTX to small places I thought were dead after hunting numerous times with etracs. I have found coins in all but one of the places I thought I had cleaned out with etrac. Most of the coins were on edge or next to junk. The CTX runs a lot quieter than etrac yet it seems to yield the same or more depth in auto than the etrac does when runnning in ultrahigh manual sensitivity, which causes the etrac to start falsing quite a bit. The CTX doesn't seem to be as swing speed sensitive as etrac, the audio is also alot crisper. The CTX seems to recover much faster than etrac. The screen does show more information than etrac. The screen's resolution is ok but I wish the resolution was better, but this may have been a power consumption related decision. The ID of coins appears to be better than etrac in ferrous coin target separation mode with both the conductive as well as ferrous numbers being highly accurate even on deep coins. I haven't played with the other target separations modes enough to give an honest opinion as to their accuracy. The xchange 2 interface is great and is really simple to navigate. The GPS is a nice feature and more accurate than most think. With geo hunts using the gps and using google earth, one can really keep some interesting records for future hunts' especially in medium to large fields or open terrain. The wireless headphone capability is nice and minelab really did a good thing by not making the user's headphone say minelab specific like White's did with their V3i. I'm not much of a water hunter, but one thing I love is when I'm out and it starts raining, I feel comfortable continuing to detect as along as there is no lightning around. The balance of the CTX is better than the etracs but I feel extended hunts using the CTX may call for a harness to make your long hunts more enjoyable. Overall, I own and use all the flagships except for the Deus. The CTX is a very good detector. It's simple to use. It's a detector that will make a rookie look like a pro in short order because of it's ability to sniff out the goodies with little or no questions. It's the new standard for metal detectors in my opinion. And time will bear this out. Get yours today and start vacuuming the ground. (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Thanks Evan! Your Minelab CTX 3030 review is highly respected by us and around the world! Review by bigboyshobbies
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Your gonehunting for history videos are amazing. The Target trace feature of the Minelab CTX is particularity good. Really shows the power and versatility of the Minelab CTX 3030.

Thanks again! (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Now that I have had the Minelab CTX3030 for few weeks, I can honestly say it is entirely a different machine Review by Evan G.
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At first I struggled with using it, because I was going my experience with the Minelab E-Trac and it is no where near the same. I received some help from one of Minelab's CTX3030 tester's and I changed up, and programmed it to how I wanted it to sound, operate and ID.
The Minelab CTX3030, excluding the extra features, like GPS, waterproof, and wireless capabilities, has set a new bar for deep coin/relic ID machines. I have been having great results in hard hunted yards(Minelab, XP, and others). The speed of the CTX3030 is definite improvement over the E-Trac. The lag time is almost not there. No more waiting on a visual ID like with the E-Trac. Some complain about the price but, with the improvements over the E-Trac, it is definitely worth it!! When you add the waterproof feature alone is a welcome advance. Another thing a lot talk was about the weight. The way the Minelab CTX3030 is balanced, it rides so much better in the hand and I have not noticed the fatigue in my forearm and shoulder like with the E-Trac. Programming the machine to how you want it to operate is just plain awesome.. I give CTX3030 a definite 5 out of 5 stars.. Minelab has definitely set a new bar to reach for in the detecting world....
Evan
Gonehunting for History






(Posted on 5/9/2013)
I've been swinging a detector for close to 40 years now and have tried many detectors over those years. Review by DCDetector
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I feel the Minelab CTX 3030 is the best so far. I think the real test for any of my detectors is to take it to those sites I, and others, have hit hard over the years with really good detectors. If a detector can prove itself in the so called "cleaned out" locations, I put it at the top of my list. The CTX 3030 is at the top of my list. Having used the Minelab E-Trac for 4 years I felt I had pretty much cleaned our city park to the ability of current technology. The CTX 3030 is still pulling goods from this park. (Posted on 5/9/2013)
I have had the CTX for about a month but am just now getting the time and weather to get out to some good sites and learn the machine. Review by Bootyhunter
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I came from an Etrac and thankfully they are similar, but the CTX offers so much more. I have already dug coins that gave an excellent coin signal out of holes with multiple nails in the same hole above the coin. I have found numerous clad coins, around 10 wheats and a 1939 British India coin so far. No Silver yet but I only have about 8 hours of use on the machine. I have already found a couple of junk rings with it as well. I love the wireless headphones, they really were not a selling point for me but having used them, I don't think I could go back to wired phones. I can't describe how much better it is with the wireless headphones, my hunting buddy also has the CTX and we can hunt within 3 feet of each other with no interference. He got his machine back in May when they first came out and after using it over the summer months sparingly, has gotten 8 silver coins and around 75 wheats. The 8 silver have been in the last 2 weeks. So I am looking forward to the Silver as well. You will love it and Bart is excellent to deal with and his deals won't be beat. Good luck!
(Posted on 5/9/2013)
I cant thank Bart enough for the great deal on the CTX package Review by Erich
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Shipped immediately.
Weather has been horrible, but I have had the opportunity to get out 5 times since The beginning of January when I got it.
I have already scored 7 silver coins, 1 silver ring, 6 Indians and a handful of clad.I cannot wait to see whet type a year I have this summer with it, my goals are set high!! I used the E-Trac all last year, and absolutely love that machine, but just in the short time, I honestly can tell that the CTX has much more capabilities that will bring a whole new realm of possibilities to future hunts. In the beginning, I was concerned with the weight difference being more than the E-Trac, as long days with the E-trac hurt my elbow joints. I work construction, and after 26 years in the business, my line of work has taken its toll on my arm joints. Immediately out with the CTX, I have yet to feel any pain in my arms or joints. The detector is so well balanced, you feel no fatigue. I am completely impressed with the CTX so far, and I know I will be even more impressed as the learning continues!! (Posted on 5/9/2013)
I bought a Minelab CTX 3030 from here almost 2 months ago. Review by Matthew Todd •
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Since then I've increased my quality/good finds greatly and my trash digging has decreased to very little. I've found everything from silver coins, civil war bullets and cannonball frags. I called Bart when I decided I wanted to upgrade to this machine from my AT Pro which I also bought from him. He gave me by far the best deal and shipped it the same day. You can't get it much better than this. Thanks again Bart and Big Boys Hobbies for such a great deal.
Matt (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Great Review Eddie! Review by bigboyshobbies
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Let us know how the water detecting went! (Posted on 5/9/2013)
I purchase my ctx for Bart and Evan somewhere around 6 weeks ago Review by EddieB from KY
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Bart gave me a great deal. He is one of the best dealers to buy from. As for the ctx, the only comment I can give on it for now is, that it truly does have better separation of targets better than my Etrac. I have only used the detector about 7 hrs or so, but I think it is a keeper. Our ground is so dry and rock hard, not to mention the temperatures we have had it been very difficult to detect. But I do have big plans to do some water detection soon. I truly like to thank Bart and Evan again and plan on making them my go to dealer. They are the best!! Ed from Ky (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Dealing with Bart was a pleasure. Review by LandOLincoln
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The transaction went extremely smooth and I had my machine the next day. As far as the CTX goes the machine is great and well worth the purchase. Thanks again Bart! (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Hey Matt! Review by bigboyshobbies
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Glad your happy with the CTX 3030 you purchased from us. We love to see your honest review of the Minelab CTX 3030.

Thank you! (Posted on 5/9/2013)
I agree the CTX is what all other detectors wish they were. Review by Mtwolf2270
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I came from an Explorer SE I have and still do own Garrett's. I can say hands down this detector is the best for all the reason Evan said. Evan helped me with my CTX as did one of the testers. If you want a machine that can go anywhere just about and is the best you can buy then look no further.

Matt
Mtwolf2270 (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Thanks VA.Jim! Review by bigboyshobbies
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We love to hear feedback from customers on their new machines. Thanks for posting on the CTX 3030! Feel free to post a full review!
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I agree with Evan G Review by va.jim
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since I bought my CTX3030 from Bart at BIG BOYS HOBBIES I've dug countless silvers and still have so much to learn about the machine, it can only get better. Hey Bart thanks guy and BIG BOYS HOBBIES is where I shop for my detecting needs va.jim
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