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  1. #1
    Mar 2017
    Fisher F75 and Tesoro Silver uMicromax
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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.


  2. #2
    Jan 2016
    Whites MXT-300, Tesoro Sand Shark 10.5", Bazooka Sniper, Bazooka Prospector
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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.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2008
    York County, PA (USA) Brevard County, FL (USA)
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    Whatever you finally decide on - please consider buying one from one of 's Supporting Vendors.
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  4. #4
    Charter Member
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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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
    Mar 2013
    Fisher, Wilson-Neuman, Whites, Minelab, Tesoro and others I've long since forgotten
    383 times
    Metal Detecting
    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.
    A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.

  6. #6
    Amature Historian and World Traveler.

    Feb 2013
    Soverign America
    214 times
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    Welcome to Tnet

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

  7. #7

    Jun 2005
    Tecknetics Eurotek Pro
    46 times
    Metal Detecting
    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.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    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
    Feb 2017
    XP DEUS X terra 705 Fisher F2
    1784 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Welcome aboard
    To Dig or not to Dig

  10. #10
    Mar 2017
    Center of North America
    Etrac- Sunray x5, x8, x12. Garrett AT Gold- Nel Attack coil. Garrett Carrot
    505 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    There is a used garrett AT gold up for bid on ebay right now. $406 atm

  11. #11

    Sep 2015
    2524 times
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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

    Jun 2011
    Germantown, TN
    Garrett AT Pro
    1 times
    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

  13. #13
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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
    Ace 250 (2), Gold Bug 2, Tesoro Cortes, Garrett Sea Hunter, Whites TDI SL SE, Fisher Impulse 8, Falcon MD20, Garrett pinpointer.
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    Metal Detecting
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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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