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    us
    Nov 2010
    Florida
    Tesoro Bandido II uMax , Tesoro Silver uMax, Minelab Excalibur 1000
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    62 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Bandido II u Max

    I purchased a Bandido II in February and I was happy to find one. When it got here I took it to the beach to hunt just before Spring Break to get use to it and I found that I just hated it. It had a erratic threshold and I was picking up the smallest bits of iron no matter what I set the disc on. So I sent it to Tesoro to be fixed. I also made up my mind just to hunt Spring Break with my Silver. After a couple of weeks the Bandido II was back from Tesoro with a note from Rusty telling me what he had done and also that I need to have a good demo because I never received one. He gave me his number if I had questions and a quick set up sheet. I just thought to myself ok and just put the Bandido II in the corner, I hated it that much. I just kept using my Silver, love that detector. One day it was raining and I could not get out to hunt and I took the Bandido out of the corner to find out how it worked. I got some clad, pull tabs, bottle tops and some other miscellaneous metals. I also thought the headphones I had on the Bandido II was one of the problems so I put on a set of Killer B's I had. I started going thu all the things I had to test the disc with and found that I never had the disc up high enough to get rid of the iron, mistake number one on my part. I found where gold fell out at and nickels and also pull tabs. I also found out that if I ran the disc at 5 I would just find quarters, dimes and pennies. After that I read the quick set Rusty sent me and tried it out a few times and read it over again. Mistake number two not really taking the time to learn how to gb. So I made up my mind to leave the Silver home for the rest of Spring Break :cry: . With the Bandido II I found about $110 in clad and this 2 gram 14k band. Just took a little more time to learn the Bandido II and to put my mistakes behind me. I love this detector just as much as my Silver now .
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    Be happy with what you have. You could always have less....

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2010
    Minelab GT; Sov Elite
    4,470
    3765 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Congratulations on that beautiful ring find, sandnut

    Thanks for taking the time to post the problem and the problem solving.

    Lorraine
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  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2010
    Florida
    ACE 250,AT PRO, CZ21...RTG pro scoop...Stealth 720
    7,060
    4793 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Like the intricate designs on that ring...congrats.

  4. #4
    us
    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them. New Garrett Ca
    13,398
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by lookindown View Post
    Like the intricate designs on that ring...congrats.
    I was told once that any ring is a good ring and I believe it. Nice ring.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2007
    Western, N.C.
    Equinox 600, Bandido UMax II, Fisher F5, Tiger Shark, Ace 250
    2,559
    852 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I've got the bandido and wouldn't give it up for anything(that depends lol!) seriously it's a great detector and after swinging a CZ7 for 5 yrs I thought I had a feather in my hand! One of the main detectors I use in the river and land. By the way, nice find on that beautiful band!

  6. #6
    gb
    Fred

    May 2007
    Huntington Beach,CA
    Ace250 Whites Surf PI Pro AT Pro
    798
    558 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Good find.
    Flip-flops are fine, but barefoot is best!

 

 

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