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  • Bounty Hunter

    9 7.76%
  • Fisher

    8 6.90%
  • Garrett

    18 15.52%
  • Minelab

    31 26.72%
  • Nautilus

    1 0.86%
  • Teknetics

    2 1.72%
  • Tesoro

    15 12.93%
  • Whites

    32 27.59%
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  1. #21
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    NJ

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000
    3,214
    90 times
    Metal Detecting
    Viddy, You've only owned five machines in 9 months...whats wrong with you. Most of us are usually up to 10 to 12 by the 9 month mark. I guess it takes all kinds...

    NJ

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  3. #22
    ca
    Sep 2011
    Ottawa
    AT Pro, Tesoro Compadre
    70
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    This poll should have a "Don't Care" option. I'm a brand agnostic when it comes to nearly any purchase. When it came time to upgrade from my Tesoro Compadre, I sat down and listed the qualities of my ideal detector: DD-coil, rechargeable battery pack, <$600, etc. No machine fulfilled all of the requirements so I went with the best option available.

  4. #23

    Oct 2005
    XLT, Whites D.F., Treasure Baron, Deepstar, Goldquest, Beachscan, T.D.I., Sovereign, 2x Nautilus, various Arado's, Ixcus Diver, Altek Quadtone, T2, Beach Hunter I.D, GS 5 pulse, Searchman 2 ,V3i
    1,582
    107 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Brand loyalty is one way to guarantee your not doing as well as you could. Most brands have one or two excellent machines and a few they should not have bothered with. The "Graddick" test is the way people should go. Decide what you need then try all brand models that come nearest to your requirements.

  5. #24
    us
    NJ

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000
    3,214
    90 times
    Metal Detecting
    U.K Brian...I don't think you have enough machines either...lol. I do agree with you though. I have one brand I like for my land hunting and another for my water hunting.

    HH

    NJ

  6. #25
    us
    Dec 2006
    Waconia, Minnesota
    Minelab X-Terra 70, Garrett - Ace 350, Bounty Hunter - Quick Silver
    31
    Any updates?

  7. #26
    us
    I deal in reality

    Mar 2010
    Maryland
    XLT , surfmaster PI , HAYS 2Box , VIBRA-TECTOR
    7,195
    1466 times
    I started with a Whites in the 70s and have owned many brands. I am now using a 13 year old XLT by Whites as my general purpose detector. On the beach, I use a Whites surfmaster PI, also 13 years old. For cache hunting, I use a second hand Hays 2 Box. All of these detectors are very competitive today. They each do the job they were designed to do and none have been repaired. The thing is, the longer you use a detector, the better you get with it. Frank...

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  8. #27
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    CincinnatiKid

    Nov 2013
    Cincinnati Ohio
    Tesoro Cortez, AT-Pro, GTI-2500, Garrett ProPointer, Fisher F-70
    369
    108 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My favorite is the machine that gives best results. Each diggin' outing is different, as are machines. Each apply. I am a relative "newbie". I started metal detecting twice. First in the early 90s. In 2009, I returned full force. Since 2009, I've used Tesoro, Garrett and Fischer. (Recently a Fisher F-70). All have exceeded expectations!
    I want a Minelab, I think? Probably a 3030? Cost is an issue, but after 2yrs, I still hear/view problems w the 3030 being submersed.
    Great thread litlwolf2!
    Peace

 

 
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