Post By vpnavy
Post By TerryC
Mar 11, 2017, 11:36 PM
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.
Mar 12, 2017, 12:31 AM
Your detectors are probably just as good as the 2017 models. Check out the new coils, those are probably the biggest improvement.
Mar 12, 2017, 04:23 AM
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Mar 12, 2017, 01:48 PM
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.
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Mar 12, 2017, 01:56 PM
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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Mar 12, 2017, 01:58 PM
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Mar 15, 2017, 12:29 PM
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.
Mar 15, 2017, 01:29 PM
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.
Mar 16, 2017, 05:21 PM
Mar 16, 2017, 05:33 PM
There is a used garrett AT gold up for bid on ebay right now. $406 atm
Mar 18, 2017, 10:55 PM
Welcome, our new friend. The Tesoro Mojave for $251.10 is a good detector. Good hunting and good luck.
Mar 20, 2017, 02:40 PM
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
Mar 20, 2017, 03:43 PM
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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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