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    Mar 2017
    Colorado
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    New To Forum ... Looking For a New Metal Detector

    It has been a few years since I've been out with my detectors - Minelab Musketeer and a Tesoro Silver Max. They were bought back around 2005 time frame.

    I'm assuming that metal detectors have embraced technology and have continued to improve.

    So ... any suggestions? I live in rural Colorado and my hunting areas are old home sites, old school sites, parks ... I don't want to spend a fortune on a detector. Looking for the best bang for the buck. Would like to keep it under $500.

    Thanks

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    us
    Jan 2016
    California
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    Your detectors are probably just as good as the 2017 models. Check out the new coils, those are probably the biggest improvement.

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    Fly Navy!

    Jun 2008
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    Whatever you finally decide on - please consider buying one from one of 's Supporting Vendors.
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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    I'd start with what you have. In that price range, there hasn't been that drastic an improvement. If you need it to be waterproof, get a used AT Pro.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2013
    Kansas
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    The musketeer will do you fine for your hunting. I'm not sure of the coil availability for it but it was the forerunner of the X-terra line. I've seen some on here say it's every bit as good as the 705. Maybe 'longhair' or one of the other experienced minelab folks can jump in and elaborate.
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    Treasure Hunter/Finder in Northern Mindanao.

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    Welcome to Tnet
    Regards,

    There are no ancient secrets to decoding the past, there is only great research and applied logic.

  7. #7

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    Biggest improvement is recent years is the "recover speed" which allows you to pickup good targets in trash/iron. I know Teknetics, Fisher, and Garrett have this, but would only recommend a Garrett such at AT Pro. Teknetics, Fisher, and Bounty Hunter are all owned by Texas First, and I'm not happy with the blatant software bugs in their machines.

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    Aug 2013
    OC
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    I use and enjoy the Eurotek Pro and the Omega 8000 version 6. Both are great coin hunters and the iron audio on the ETP is awesome.

  9. #9
    ca
    Feb 2017
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    Welcome aboard
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  10. #10
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    Mar 2017
    Center of North America
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    There is a used garrett AT gold up for bid on ebay right now. $406 atm

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    Sir

    Sep 2015
    Connecticut
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    Welcome, our new friend. The Tesoro Mojave for $251.10 is a good detector. Good hunting and good luck.

  12. #12
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    HNIC

    Jun 2011
    Germantown, TN
    Garrett AT Pro
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    I just bought a Garrett AT Pro and LOVE it! It's easy to learn. Probably one of the best features of it is that it tells me what NOT to dig :-) JMTFWIW

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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

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    If you were still using a BFO, I would say upgrade but what you have will do just fine. You have connected with the world's largest and, in my opinion, greatest "treasure" site. LOTS of info here, good, bad, and indifferent. You will soon pick up on which posters to follow to glean good info. Welcome. TTC
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