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    I need some direction...

    Good morning, long story short, I had to sell my machine and all accessories because real life happened, well I'm in the market for a new machine. I had a Whites Treasure Master. I'm looking to upgrade to a machine that will last me a long time. My budget is about $450 for the machine, accessories will come later. I'm looking for advice on what machines to look at. Thank you in advance for any and all help.

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    Jan 2017
    Western ny
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    lots of good machines out there, what type of hunting do you do? also would you consider used?

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    I mainly do coin and relic hunting. I tend to stick to fields and wooded areas. And no a good used machine does not bother me at all.

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    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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    If you like a meter, look at the Fisher F19 if you want a new machine. A used F75 would be a good choice too, as well as a used White's XLT. If you want a detector without a display, take a look at some of the new Tesoro models. Minelab makes some nice machines too, but, probably more than your budget unless you get lucky on a good used one.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    When in doubt... dig!

    Feb 2017
    Chattanooga Tennessee
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    You can buy a used minelab xterra or even an Etrac Iíve seen For $500 or less so your close. Fisher f70 and Teknetics T2 are in that range as well.

    Etrac slams silver so Iím biased! Lol


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    Oct 2015
    NC
    Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre, Nokta Pin pointer.
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    The Makro Racer comes in at 499 new. you can find them used for much less.
    Dig till you drop!

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    It’s no secret that the guys using FBS powered machines tend to have the highest coin counts when it comes to deep turf silver. However,with you marching through fields and snaking through the woods,I couldn’t recommend one because you likey don’t want to be trying to maneuver that kind of weight around obstacles all day. You’ll get all kinds of recommendations but keep in mind you’ll probably want something on the lighter side. If you’re looking for something that will see everything and see deep,maybe a used Tesoro Vaquero...

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    Used I'd say fisher f75. Only a DST unit

    Garrett AT Pros can be had cheap.

    Tesoro vaquero, or tejon.

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    Tired Rooster

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    Several machines can fit your criteria. As stated above the Tesoro Vaquero would be an excellent choice if you didn't have to have a target display. A new one fits your stated budget. It is a very capable machine. Very well built and carries a lifetime warranty. But again, thats just one of many options. Good luck to you.
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    Low & Slow 2C Below

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    I second the Minelab with FBS if you are a coin shooter. E-Trac is a great machine that can be head used for around $500.
    I have seen several detectorists sell their CTX3030 and keep their E-Trac

    Yes it’s not a super light machine however the FBS technology will yield you more silver.

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    I just bought another Tesoro Vaquero, it was $450. Comes with a big coil and LOVES relics.
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    A T Pro

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    I should specify that I am a new digger, only went out a handful of times with my treasure master and that I am going to need to get all new equipment, i.e pin pointer, shovel, pouch, headphones etc, I would like to keep the machine to something easy to learn and maybe around $300 so that I can buy the other stuff, I'm sorry for the confusion or misdirection, as I said I am new to this.

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    Tesoro mojave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimm_Digger View Post
    I should specify that I am a new digger, only went out a handful of times with my treasure master and that I am going to need to get all new equipment, i.e pin pointer, shovel, pouch, headphones etc, I would like to keep the machine to something easy to learn and maybe around $300 so that I can buy the other stuff, I'm sorry for the confusion or misdirection, as I said I am new to this.

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    I gave you a suggestion for Minelab earlier I thought you were a lil more experienced.

    If you are new the hobby then the Garrett AT PRo is one of the easiest tools for you to jump into the game with it has two modes beginner and advanced. As you get more advanced with time I guarantee that you will change machines for ones that low you to make custom changes more effectively.(I.e. change th pitch of sounds , assign different tones for different targets etc.etc.)

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