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  1. #21
    CAN YOU DIG IT ! yes I can

    Jul 2012
    Massachusetts
    GARRET AT PRO ..Whites Classic SL. . modified 9 Function Metal Detector from Harbor Freight tools
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    I am not asking for somthing that can consistantly go deeper than 6" i know it depends on ground situations. im just asking if there is a md that can fined coins deeper then 6" in lets say a good ground situations . lets say a md that will see a coin more then 6 " in a are test . yes i know the are test dont matter but if a md can see a coin at lets say 10" it will have more of a potential of seeing a deeper coin . then a md that can see a coin at 6 " and thank you for all that good info i will do some research on the Silver UMax, a Garrett 250/350 or a Fisher F2, . like i sad i did want a Tesoro Cibola i relly like that md and what it can do . but i still would like to know if there is somthing cheeper out there . thank you Treasure_Hunter

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  3. #22

    Apr 2007
    Mertztown, Pa
    Minelab Etrac, Safari,X-Terra 705, Tesoro Tejon, Whites DFX, Garrett AT Pro, GTI 2500, 250, Fisher Gold Bug DP,F75 Limited
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    Quote Originally Posted by silversurfer1111 View Post
    Hosensack... I dont think its a outrageous claim that i found the civil ware button down 8" .there is a lot more metal on the button . then the coins i have found down 6" . looks like brass on the face of the button and what looks like rusty steel on the back of the button .my md gave me a trash and coin sound at the same time .it was the 2 hunt i went out on and i never herd that sound so i dug it up .the hole was deeper then 8" but i did a are test and it sounds like trash at 9 " @ 8" i get the trash and coin sound .this is a tough crowd here y should i have to feel like I need to walk on egg shells here. this is a hobby for me i like to go out and have fun hunting for stuff . some of you guys take this stuff way to serous . lighten up . G wizz lol
    Never said it was an outrageous claim. Was not disagreeing with you either. Just offering a possibility. You are a fellow TNet member no egg shells are ever needed. You may say things that insight great disagreement but that should never be taken as a reason not to say what you want. However if you are unwilling to sacrifice somewhere be it depth or investment you are not going to come to a consensus you will just have to choose. I try to refrain from solicitation and keep my business presence separate from my forum presence but in this case my payment options may benefit you, if interested give me a PM I'll give you more information.

  4. #23
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    May 2012
    harrisburg, pa
    garrett at pro, pro pointer, lesche digger
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    I just bought a barely used tesoro eldorado for $278 shipped 2 months ago, and i have been hitting targets at around 8-12" frequently.

  5. #24
    us
    Apr 2010
    NC
    Garrett AT-Pro & White's TDI & Tesoro Compass uMax
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    Relic Hunting
    Welcome to T-Net! Relax....

    Almost any detector will make a find or two at 8"+, it depends on target size. A lot will depend on ground conditions. Someone suggested that the button wasn't 8" deep and dropped into the bottom of the hole, that is possible, it happens more than you think. Most lower cost detectors will lack the ability to detect deep targets, unless the targets are soda/beer cans. There are plenty of good old targetslike silver coins well within the 4" range, if you get lucky to pass your coil over it.

    Look... When everyone recommends something like the Tesoro detector I would give it serious consideration. No, you can't swap coils, but you can't on a few others either. Some you can, but you're not going to get a great deal deeper doing that. Manufacturers like Tesoro package their "beginner" detectors such to make it easy for a beginner to learn and not get frustrated. Once you have it mastered, you keep it as a backup and you step up to a better unit. The $200 limit you have will put you into a beginner unit from most detector manufacturers. I can turn you onto a detector that can get a target at 16"+, but you don't have $4000+ to buy it...

    I suggest you reconsider the Tesoro, Fisher F2 or Garrett Ace-250 if you have to have a new detector now OR continue to save your money until you can get something you will be happy with.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
    Dwight S
    Anyone up for some Dirt Fishin?

  6. #25
    CAN YOU DIG IT ! yes I can

    Jul 2012
    Massachusetts
    GARRET AT PRO ..Whites Classic SL. . modified 9 Function Metal Detector from Harbor Freight tools
    669
    420 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    @ Dwight S thank you for the info . Garrett Ace-250 sound good . but i here the Teknetics Alpha Metal Detector can see small coins deeper then f2 and 250 . the problem i am having here is all you guys have awesome Metal Detectors . .so its a tough ? . what i need is some one that has a cheap md that can say yes i have found a coin down 8 or 10" with such & such md .I did here this 1 guy say he found a siler dime down 10 " with a Bounty Hunter Lone Star .but every one tells me to stay away from Bounty Hunters lol

  7. #26
    CAN YOU DIG IT ! yes I can

    Jul 2012
    Massachusetts
    GARRET AT PRO ..Whites Classic SL. . modified 9 Function Metal Detector from Harbor Freight tools
    669
    420 times
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    @ rossman85... eldorado or the eldorado UMax. and were did you get it . were is a good place to get a used md im not going to ebay that a hit or miss place to buy a md . thanks

  8. #27
    us
    May 2012
    harrisburg, pa
    garrett at pro, pro pointer, lesche digger
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    17 times
    Eldorado umax

  9. #28
    us
    May 2012
    harrisburg, pa
    garrett at pro, pro pointer, lesche digger
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    I would buy one on ebay again..... The seller was very helpful, and the detector looked as if it was sitting in the box since it was bought... All the pieces were still wrapped up too...I saw a great condition tesoro cortes go for $380 on ebay a few weeks ago.... They are $720 new

  10. #29
    au
    Dec 2008
    Canberra
    LST, BDHI,Infinium,Sov XS,6000DI Pro SL,Scorpion, V-SAT,Spectrum XLT,Gold Spear,Scorpion,Sand Shark, Compadre,Sierra Madre & quite a a few others.
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    Deeper than 6 inches on what? A Mack truck or a Coin??

    Most well designed metal detectors fitted with 6 or 8 inch concentric or DD coil and with preset GB or manual GB will respond to a 1 inch diam coin laying flat in the ground at between 6 and 10 inches in very quiet or non iron mineralised ground. Problem is I cannot think of any new detector with those features that are 200 dollars or less.

    You could try an second hand 6000DI Pro SL, they sometimes sell for around 150 bucks and this is a very powerfull detector that will eat coins at 10 inches in any ground that the detector can ground balance out.

  11. #30
    us
    Jan 2011
    Dalton,Ga.
    Whites MXT, E Trac, Garrett Pro Pinpointer
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    Quote Originally Posted by silversurfer1111 View Post
    @ Dwight S thank you for the info . Garrett Ace-250 sound good . but i here the Teknetics Alpha Metal Detector can see small coins deeper then f2 and 250 . the problem i am having here is all you guys have awesome Metal Detectors . .so its a tough ? . what i need is some one that has a cheap md that can say yes i have found a coin down 8 or 10" with such & such md .I did here this 1 guy say he found a siler dime down 10 " with a Bounty Hunter Lone Star .but every one tells me to stay away from Bounty Hunters lol
    SS, I shouldn't even open my mouth,but here goes.....You get what you pay for!!. 200.00 bucks will buy you an entry level detector........Keep using what you got and save your money. in a couple of months or whatever go by yourself a 350.00 or 400.00 machine, Although something tells me you won't be satisfied with it either after a couple months............JMHO...............HH


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  12. #31
    us
    Jul 2012
    FL
    Fisher CZ-7 Quicksilver
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    "Keep this in mind though, when you spend the money for a higher dollar detector, your not out the money, it is still there in your detector....I ahve bought a lot of used detectors, and I halv always got more than 75% of my money back when I sold them, but I buy good quality detectors knowing I will get my money back..."

    Thanks Treasure_Hunter. That is a really, excellent, point that bears consideration.

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    Can I buy your old one after you buy a new one?

  14. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by silversurfer1111 View Post
    my 44$ md gos just as deep as the Tesoro Compadre .and it has pinpointing all metal mode disc and tone id and auto ground balancing.y wood i want to pay 3 times more for less options .that dont make much sense to me . there has got to be a MD that can go deeper then 6" for 200$ . thank you all . pleas no more talk about the Tesoro Compadre .I am not getting that MD lol
    Yes. I don't know if you already found and/or purchased another detector silversurfer 1111 but I purchased a used Bounty Hunter Tracker 4 on Ebay for +/- 80.00 and I've got to tell you, that thing can find the same stuff (quarter at 8" PLUS) and just as deep if not deeper than my friend's Tesoro Silver uMax which cost him 299.00 + tax and his uMax is a step above the Tesoro Compadre some others talked about in this forum. Mine has 2 tone i.d. (low for nickels, pull tabs, gold rings and sometimes nails; amt. of rust being a factor, and a high-pitch tone for pennies, silver rings, clad and silver dimes, quarters, halves, dollars, buttons, buckles and your garden variety beer and soda cans and other large objects) and will also tune out (at pull tab setting) most smaller iron junk. So to recap, there's disc./all-metal/tone i.d. mode(which I usually hunt in) and your disc. and sensitivity knob. I usually crank my sensitivity all the way up where there's no external electrical interference, set my coil right on the grass and keep my coil level and low to the ground at all times. If you raise your coil like I see a lot of coinhunters do, you WILL lose depth and then what's the point in getting a 2" or deeper detector than what you have now if you raise the coil 2" off the ground while swinging it and lose that 2 inches? So operator skill is EQUALLY as important as the metal detector you choose. I laugh when I see these rich hot shots with all their Minelab e-Tracs and other high dollar detectors and you see them raising their coil 4 or 5 inches off the ground while swinging the searchcoil. Wasted money and time in my opinion. Hope this info helps you in your purchase decisions and good luck and happy hunting.
    Last edited by Gregmid40; May 06, 2013 at 12:07 AM.

  15. #34

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  16. #35
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    Mar 2009
    Columbia falls Montana
    Minelab Sov GT Explorer XS Tesoro Vaq t2se x705
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    I don't know if your 9 function has tone id or not if it does you might be terribly dissapointed by most tesores having only one tone. I know I was going from a bounty hunter with multitone to a single tone costing 5 times more.

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  18. #37
    us
    May 2012
    Virginia
    White's Coinmaster GT, Tesoro Cibola, White's Classic II SL, HF9F Metal Detector.
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    Work some overtime and save up for a Tesoro Cibola! Buy it brand new so you make sure you have the lifetime warranty with it (although sometimes Tesoro will still honor the warranty on the used one). It will hit deep coins all day long way past the 6 inch mark providing the soil conditions are 'perfect' as you say. I own the HF 9F detector too. Although it is cheap, it has some very nice qualities. I like it, my wife likes it, my kids like it, we all have fun with it and that is all that matters. Especially since most finds are shallow anyway. Good luck on your quest for the perfect detector for you and HH.
    Diggum' til they Dug!

 

 
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