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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2010
    Hillboro
    Fisher F5
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Alright, I want this a clean fight, no biting, no nail nashing, no hitting below the belt! Now, go to your corners, and come out swinging!


    Sorry, had to do that. Anyway, these two are about the same price range, at a quick glance have about the same features, and look to be able to do what I want to do when it comes to metal detecting.

    So which would work better for me with the following conditions in mind:
    Hunting in Western Oregon
    Beach hunting in dry and wet sand
    Parks, playgrounds, schools, rivers, creeks, and lakes.
    Hunting for jewelery, rare coins, and clad.

    I cant spend more than 300, and really like the idea of the LCD to "assist" me in getting my targets. I know that more experienced hunters do it by sound and sound alone, but I am far from experienced at the moment, and havent been having good luck going on sound alone. Sadly the bounty hunter I have only has two sounds, high and low, and then broken for when it doesnt know what to do, or for when the target isnt sitting just so, or for when any number of other things make it panic. The hunter is good starter, but when I move up (God I hope soon) I want to move to something that can really shine for me. Once I get super comfortable with both sound and lcd interfaces, then I'll move to the more power, purely sound machines, but for now, thats my perferences,

    Thanks all! HH!
    There are no perfect plans, only perfect intentions.

  2. #2
    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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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Not a huge difference between them, both will be not so flash in wet salt conditions. the Ace has more notches. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2010
    Hillboro
    Fisher F5
    122
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    What do you mean by the Ace has more notches?
    There are no perfect plans, only perfect intentions.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2010
    Central Florida
    A Propointer tied to a stick
    1,522
    25 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Think about getting the Tesoro Silver uMax (About $230). No LCD screen, which in my expereince can be unreliable as can the depth meter. The tone of the uMax machine will tell you what to dig and what to skip.

    In my opinion, it works better in the wet sand than either of the machines you have mentioned. Set the sensitivity at 4 for the wet sand and you'll hit targets 5-8" deep.

    Also, the uMax is incredibly light weight and has a lifetime warranty. The other's don't.

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2010
    Hillboro
    Fisher F5
    122
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Thanks for the ideas, I have questions now. I noticed that the Tesoro only has disc and all metal mode, so is there no mode to filter out iron?
    There are no perfect plans, only perfect intentions.

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2010
    Central Florida
    A Propointer tied to a stick
    1,522
    25 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Quote Originally Posted by Mezrein503
    Thanks for the ideas, I have questions now. I noticed that the Tesoro only has disc and all metal mode, so is there no mode to filter out iron?
    You can eliminate the iron easily on the disc mode.

  7. #7
    us
    May 2009
    Florida
    Surf PI Pro/MXT/Quattro/Sovereign XS2 Pro
    1,682
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    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Don't forget to have a look at the Teknetics Delta in your price range as well.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    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.
    12,075
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Both the White's and Garrett will disc out Iron. Only a Minelab which costs lots more will report on a coin or ring very close to a nail which it ignores. As for the Notches mentioned, they aren't really notches but sections on the screen to help id the target. It isn't accurate either but fools some people into thinking it helps. It is hard to get experience when you only get to play with one detector at a time as they each take time to learn. There is no best one, we just have to adjust to what we have.
    (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."

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2007
    Western Massachusetts
    Minelab Excal 1000, Tesoro Silver Umax, Tiger Shark and Whites MXT.
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    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    The Tesoro silver umax can ignore iron with your discrimination setting. Of course some iron and "BIG" iron can give a good reading which takes practice to identify which is the same for most detectors. The silver is a great bang for the buck no nonsense detector.

  10. #10
    ca
    May 2008
    Omega, CZ3D, AT Pro
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
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    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    There is no best one, we just have to adjust to what we have.
    Good statement Sandman.

    The ace 250 is the most popular detector by far, I've sold a lot of them and never has there been any complaints, definitely reliable. If you think you might upgrade again soon you might want to go this route. It would be easy to sell used later.

    The Silver uMax is a good machine too, as pointed out by two posters, but does not fit your criteria. NO DISPLAY. For the record it 's disc works good, very good depth, and excellent pinpointing.

    One option not mentioned in the same price range is Fisher's F2. Since I have no experience with the new White's, I can't comment on it. I would go with the Fisher. Of the lower priced machines with display it's the only one that has numerical target ID, as well as 3 distinct tones, has good depth, and excellent pinpointing. If there are any drawbacks to this machine it would be that it is a tad on the ugly side.

    In the end it is your money, what ever you decide, I hope you are happy with your decision.

    Rick

  11. #11
    us
    May 2009
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    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Buy the Tesoro Silver Ámax and don't look back. You don't need a lcd to find coins, actually it will cause you to lose a lot of good targets by relying on the meter. Compare the quality side by side if you can....the others can't come close to the Tesoro, plus it has a lifetime warranty.

  12. #12
    us
    May 2008
    lakelinden mi
    MXTdeepscan 8by14dd, bulls eye 2, 5900diprosl Maxima1500, Master Hunter cx plus Treasure Hound, surf
    3,095
    342 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    What ever scratches the itch..... life time warranty or a good detector... get the white's
    I hate to discriminate but some times you have too!

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    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.
    12,075
    2221 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    After the little warranty runs out you are stuck with $$$ for a fix or like many do just buy an new detector. Tesoro will fix a detector for LIFE even for a none orginal owner. But you just have to learn the detector you bought till you decide you want to try something else. Sometimes you choose wisely.........
    (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."

  14. #14
    us
    May 2008
    lakelinden mi
    MXTdeepscan 8by14dd, bulls eye 2, 5900diprosl Maxima1500, Master Hunter cx plus Treasure Hound, surf
    3,095
    342 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Yea but white's will have it back in a flash and it's not that expensive ether. you mite be waiting for Tesoro That's what I've been reading.. I still would like to try a Tesoro. especially if they have analogue model ..
    I hate to discriminate but some times you have too!

  15. #15
    us
    May 2009
    Florida
    Surf PI Pro/MXT/Quattro/Sovereign XS2 Pro
    1,682
    317 times

    Re: Whites Coinmaster Pro VS Garrett Ace 250

    Quote Originally Posted by liftloop
    Yea but white's will have it back in a flash and it's not that expensive ether. you mite be waiting for Tesoro That's what I've been reading.. I still would like to try a Tesoro. especially if they have analogue model ..
    The only Tesoro anyone has had to wait on are the water detectors. That will be a thing of the past now they are hardwiring the coils.

 

 
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