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    us
    Sep 2014
    Muncie IN
    Garrett ACE 250 Tesoro Cibola(current)
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    Thinking about a new detector! Need help

    Hey all,

    I was thinking of getting a new detector. I currently hunt with a tesoro cibola and feel like I would like just something "different". I have a budget of around 500 (family comes first, of course) and can't afford much more right now. I am looking at a bounty hunter land ranger pro. I want something with the numerical readout which I think is pretty cool. Would that BH be better , worse, or no change from my tesoro? Any input is appreciated!!

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  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2013
    Philadelphia PA
    DFX 950, U13,6"Exc & 4x6 Coils, Coinmaster GT 4x6 & NEL Hunter coil, TRX Pin Pointer, CZE-T200 FM Transmitter, Sangean DT-400W and ER6i in-ears.
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    Look for a used White DFX .. should be no more than $375-$400 and best anything new under $800

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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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    Hello erbdigger,

    I like "airscapes" advice. The DFX is a fairly high end machine that you can grow into. I use mine in conjunction with the V3i, lots of fun! Both of these machines let you tweak just about every setting on the machine and they do have a learning curve, but worth the effort. If you decide to purchase the DFX, then obtain a copy of "digging Deeper with the DFX" this will assist the learning curve and is a good read.

    Regards,

    Doc

  4. #4

    Apr 2015
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    Personally I like the the kota forcore metal detector its performance is great and about the same the price range

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2014
    Muncie IN
    Garrett ACE 250 Tesoro Cibola(current)
    73
    106 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the input everyone. I will consider it but I would like my original question answered, if anyone has an idea of if its an upgrade or not. Dfx is an option

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    CincinnatiKid

    Nov 2013
    Cincinnati Ohio
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    No.
    Save a few more bucks and buy an ATPro.
    You won't be disappointed.
    GL
    Peace ✌

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2014
    Muncie IN
    Garrett ACE 250 Tesoro Cibola(current)
    73
    106 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thank you. Lol.

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    Georgia Red

    Mar 2013
    Valdosta, GA
    Garrett ATPro- 8.5x11, 5x8, CORS Fotune 5.5x9.5 Tesoro Silver microMax- 8 donut, 8x11 RSD, 3x18 Cleansweep Minelab Excalibur ll- 10" Tornado Minelab CTX 3030 Minelab Xterra 305
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    Thinking about a new detector! Need help

    MX-5 is another machine to look at. If you don't won't to snorkel it would be my choice over an ATP any day. It has very good 8 tone audio, good unmasking in heavy iron in 2 tone, a true all metal mode, backlight, standby, automatic ground tracking, much better balance and a background threshold.
    Last edited by Fletch88; Jul 26, 2015 at 04:48 PM.

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2014
    Muncie IN
    Garrett ACE 250 Tesoro Cibola(current)
    73
    106 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I don't water hunt. What's the mx5 have that makes you prefer it over at pro

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    us
    Jul 2006
    Florida
    Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
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    Skip the bounty hunter and look at the Nokta Fors CoRe. It is in your price range and lot more bang for your buck...
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  11. #11
    us
    Formerly Mach 1 Pilot

    Jul 2008
    Bedford County, PA
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    ill throw out two more possibilities, although they are priced just above your price range...

    Minelab X-Terra 705 and the Makro Racer. Great machines with a lot of bang for the buck!

 

 

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