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Thread: Another, "Which MD should i buy?" thread...and sad news

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  1. #1

    Apr 2012
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    Another, "Which MD should i buy?" thread...and sad news

    Been out of the hobby for 6 years. My MXT had been stored in my basement, which got water in it. Long story short, sent it to a Whites repair center and they say its toast.

    Sad.

    Id still like to get back into it, but not sure it will be worth spending another $700+ to replace it, when im not even sure i will find/or get access to any spots im researching here in NC (my former detecting life was in MS, where i had more knowledge) .

    That being said, i wanted opinions on possible less expensive replacement detectors that i might be able to get. I know, there isnt a great detector for everything, but im 95% interested in relic hunting, and never took my MXT out of relic mode but for a few times. I did find a nice, almost mint 1840o dime, hunting an old church yard which was great, but my focus is mainly WBTS relics.

    Is there an affordable bad A** relic specialist out there?

    thanks

  2. #2

    Jun 2007
    Minnesota
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    Sorry to hear about your detector. If you are looking to get a decent detector for a reasonable price keep checking the classifieds on T net. I have bought a number of used detectors and they have all been in great condition. Used will get you several hundred dollars off the new price. A few that are in the $500 used are the F70, Cortes or Deleon, XLT or Xterra
    Last edited by SusanMN; May 15, 2012 at 08:20 PM.

  3. #3

    Apr 2012
    Clark County Washington
    Tiger Shark 8" coil, Tejon 8"x9" and 5.75" WS, clean sweep coil, Gray ghost deep woods headphones Whites TRX pointer Minelab Quattro, Garrett gold stinger
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    There is a live post where the author found an sapphire when his chicken scratched it out. Ruth then wanted to know why I just paid 640$ for a new detector. Well it was a Tesoro Tigershark and would survive water to a depth of 200 feet. So Look into Tesoro or just get a chicken.
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  4. #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot zone
    There is a live post where the author found an sapphire when his chicken scratched it out. Ruth then wanted to know why I just paid 640$ for a new detector. Well it was a Tesoro Tigershark and would survive water to a depth of 200 feet. So Look into Tesoro or just get a chicken.
    That was helpful. Thanks?

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  5. #5
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    what hath god wrought

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  6. #6
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    chuck

    Feb 2007
    spacecoast florida
    fisher cz6a--teknetics g2 --cz20--minelab excal 800--discovery3300
    1,600
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    beach detecting, treasure hunting, shipwrecks.
    buy used!!!!! fisher 1265, 1266, cz, minelab sov, tesoro..............lots to consider about 400.00-500.00 will get you a great used machine!!!!!! even newer models are being sold cheap used!
    you dont know what you dont know, and you dont know what you dont dig!!!!!!!!

  7. #7

    Apr 2012
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    Yes, I'm looking for used for sure.

    What is considered the best relic specific machine in that 400-500 range.

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  8. #8
    Charter Member

    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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    Relic specific in that range I'd go Tejon or Vaquero

  9. #9
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    chuck

    Feb 2007
    spacecoast florida
    fisher cz6a--teknetics g2 --cz20--minelab excal 800--discovery3300
    1,600
    266 times
    beach detecting, treasure hunting, shipwrecks.
    fisher f75 or teknetics t2 with the boost process!!!! maybe even a teknetics g2. do some research and let us know what you get.
    you dont know what you dont know, and you dont know what you dont dig!!!!!!!!

  10. #10

    Apr 2012
    Clark County Washington
    Tiger Shark 8" coil, Tejon 8"x9" and 5.75" WS, clean sweep coil, Gray ghost deep woods headphones Whites TRX pointer Minelab Quattro, Garrett gold stinger
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    The tigershark is absolutely the best all round detector. You probably won't find a used one no body wants to part with it. . The 3.5 turn pot will handle all soil conditions. It is great in trash and you don't dig nails unless you want to. you can leave it in the basement. The console is waterproof and nearly bulletproof. Will find small gold and nuggets. Take it to the beach or in the lake. Will find relics in all metal or discriminating mode. A little more money but a lot more machine. No more chicken jokes. It is the real deal.
    Last edited by Hot zone; May 22, 2012 at 09:31 PM.
    It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

  11. #11

    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
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    Tigershark is not the top performing Tesoro and now has the added drawback of hardwired coils which will really cost you as you work different sites. Bit on the heavy side to. Land performance is about that of the Silver. Going secondhand will get you a good detector for reasonable money but I would stick to newer models that are still repairable. Its just a case of trying a few to see what suits your detecting style.

  12. #12

    Apr 2012
    Clark County Washington
    Tiger Shark 8" coil, Tejon 8"x9" and 5.75" WS, clean sweep coil, Gray ghost deep woods headphones Whites TRX pointer Minelab Quattro, Garrett gold stinger
    1,018
    210 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I did probably overstate my preference for a tigershark. Tesoro land detectors with larger coils go deeper, the sandshark strictly for ocean beaches is better there. The lobo would do better for nuggets. However the all around capabilities are excellent and if you are unsure where you are going with the hobby then it would give you more options to explore. The 10 inch coil would probably be best for relics while the 8 inch is great for small items and in trash. The console mounted under the elbow counterbalances the coil or put it on your belt. It is not delicate, a real plus if you use it.
    Last edited by Hot zone; May 22, 2012 at 03:15 PM.
    It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

  13. #13
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    Jan 2011
    Dalton,Ga.
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    Personally I'd stick with the MXT, Or The AT Pro, I have both and love both of them..JMHO


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    Son of Eagles

    Mar 2010
    mɪnɨˈsoʊtə
    Minelab SE PRO, Garrett AT Pro, Teknetics Delta 4000, Ace 250, BH Tracker IV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot zone View Post
    The tigershark is absolutely the best all round detector. You probably won't find a used one no body wants to part with it. New one is 640$. The 3.5 turn pot will handle all soil conditions. It is great in trash and you don't dig nails unless you want to. you can leave it in the basement. The console is waterproof and nearly bulletproof. Will find small gold and nuggets. Take it to the beach or in the lake. Will find relics in all metal or discriminating mode. A little more money but a lot more machine. No more chicken jokes. It is the real deal.
    -> http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/whats-worth/296645-what-these-detectors-worth.html
    Last edited by Minrelica; May 22, 2012 at 09:27 PM.


 

 

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