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Thread: Unexpected results head to head comparison XP Deus, Equinox 600, Tesoro Tejon

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  1. #31
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    Old Tom Cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    Thanks Smokey!

    And that's why I use the Tejon 90% of my hunts even though I have the CTX and the EQ800.

    Another thing about it, with the Tejon it's faster than using the others. I spend more time with the CTX and EQ trying to "interpret" the target when with the Tejon, I'm on my knees almost immediately.
    This makes me want to put my Tejon back together & go hunt , 'I sent it in last Spring & Got it back Re-tuned to the stock coil & it should work better with the 12 X 11 Concentric that worked great the 2 times I used it .

    It reminds me that when I was having Ear-phone issues ( Bad Grey Ghost Plug ) I put my 1266-X to use , it did get heavy but SCREAMED on the Fired minnies that were 8 inches + Woods ground cover.

    My tejon is about the same design as the 1266 -X (the 1266 Has a 10 X 10 or 11 X 11 loop on it 'the way I got it"). So I consider it deeper than the Tejon mostly cause of loop size. (I still need more experience with the bigger loop on my Tejon). Now my G2 + is pretty deep as well 'as in the right soil 10-13 inch Minnies have been found ' BTW We had our 3rd wettest year on record last 2018 & that trend has stayed the same for the first 2 months of 2019 ; I'm sure this has helped with my depth at-least with the G2+ over the last year. I've been spoiled by the VDI on my G2 but like Smokey said 'with a flip of a switch on the tejon & the 1266-x I can check a target, in 2 discrimination settings.'

    Again I think ill put the tejon back to use again , after I hit some trashy Hot-spots with the G2 & it's 5 inch coil.
    Great info Smokey.
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

  2. #32
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    Old Tom Cat.

    Jan 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    My camera has 4k capabilites, but I really don't have time for putting up a youtube video. I figure I can clean off mud from the truck, it will take awhile, and dig more or play on youtube. I'll dig. PLUS I found you really can't dig and do videography at the same time. AND some of my cameras are expensive (over $400), well, expensive to me. I do not want to get dirt in one.

    I have used all of the major brands except the old Nautilus machines way back in the stone age of detectors and the newer Nokia machines. Been there done that, I am not a dealer, I'm getting too old and creaky to dig but keep going anyway. I won't blow smoke and I'm not brand loyal. Nuff said? I was really surprised the Tejon did as well as it did, especially with depth and speed, and really surprised the Equinox couldn't make up it's mind. I think my next dig will start with the Tejon, as we've hit most of the shallow targets, and I'll see what deep stuff lies there, then go to the new White's TDI SL PI machine for the REALLY deep stuff. No backhoe!
    The TDI can be had at good used prices or you can go "Strait GPX Series " & dig to China lol.

    I'd take a TDI any day & really want a GPX Series but I just don't have enough dug hard CW sites to take it to , guess a DIV would be a neat experience , but I choose to stay in the 'Green' on cost vs gains in my detecting hobby.
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    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

  3. #33
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    I went with the White's due to the lesser weight. And it's a lot less expensive. Having sold a few slightly used, they are NOT hard to sell. Seems whoever buys them, well, they pay 90% of retail when on an auction. I must NOT sell any more machines. NOT NOT NOT. I cannot under any circumstances wield a GPX machine. Only way I could, is to PAY someone to swing for me, which takes all the fun out of detecting! Just put the TDI together just now. Going to a PI type battlefield Saturday and trying it out. And the Tejon on this particular site.

    Davers, since I can go only so long and hard, would you hit the "dug out" battlefield, which is NOT dug out first with the Tejon or TDI?

    There is a lot of aluminum on the site.

  4. #34

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    I love my Tejon for certain locations. Open farm fields with the primary disc. on the i in the foil range, GB and then a 1/4 turn negative and you got yourself a very deep detector! I run the 10x12 DD.
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    The TDI SL is a nice little detector but there’s room for improvement. The one mod I recommend if you decide to keep it is the rechargeable battery pack. With practice you can tell when you have a coin under the coil. If you’re not familiar with The SL your best bet would be to start off with the detector you already know. This was the very first detector I bought when I got into this hobby. Good luck
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  6. #36
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    Well, I'm going to carry both into the field, first the Tejon, then the TDI. I'll use one for about an hour, see if it finds anything, and if not, switch to the other one. I'll only be about 200' from the truck.

    Rasco, it came with the rechargeable battery pack and one pre filled with "AA"'s. I'm sticking to the "AA" batteries for now. From past experience you get decent use of them, but I think the alkalines throw a little more punch to the coil, not absolutely sure on this, but that's my thinking.

    Saturday is coming!
    Last edited by smokeythecat; Mar 07, 2019 at 01:25 PM.

  7. #37
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    Lunch Bag

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    Thank you Smokey for the well written review.

    It means a lot coming from one of the most respected forum members.

  8. #38
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    Thank you lunchbag. Some of the folks I detect with suggest I could find stuff with a pie pan on a stick with a 9 volt battery. Quite the compliment. I was expecting some really deep targets with the 600. And the Tejon won the weekend! Go figure! That's why I got a 2nd Tejon. It came today. I always suggest people "test drive" a machine they want to purchase, even if you have to drive a couple hundred miles to do it. You should not place your faith in Youtube , with the exception of funny animal videos (my favorite), MD results can be engineered if folks want to. Air test are ok. They'll let you know there is air in the room!

    Real people, real machines, not sales brochures, and real dirt - outside. That's the ticket for ALL MACHINES. Regardless of brand.

    Repeating, I have owned a 600, a Tejon and a TDI SL in the past.

    Now if my Deus breaks, depending on the cost, I may ditch it and go with the Tejon. The TDI would be a pain in a park, but as long as you don't mind frustration, it will suck the deep stuff out of the ground. Fortunately, with the exception of two beaches, I do not do parks. So at then end of the day these are the ones I'd keep.

    I'm beginning to think the older analog machines pound deeper than our new computers on a stick. For skipping unwanted shallow targets in a park, you will want a computer on a stick to sort targets better.

    For deep stuff, go analog or pulse induction, depending on your patience level.
    Last edited by smokeythecat; Mar 06, 2019 at 07:25 PM.

  9. #39

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    The Tejon with the 5.75 concentric is fun in iron too!
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  10. #40

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    How many 100’s of hours did you put on the EQ 600 Smokey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Megalodon, you are correct. I got another one new in box if nothing else to cannibalize if necessary, although my daughter is a whiz at electronics and I'm sure she could repair any detector in existence. Once upon a time ago, when she was in high school, I came home from work to find my brand new cassette tape deck (1990's) in pieces on the dining room table with numerous wires running over to the computer. She's in there doing something and yells quite loudly "MOM, DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!" Well, I didn't. She was 15 at the time. So later everything was put back together. A couple days later I'm at the computer console and make a typo and this deep, male voice comes on and loudly states "You can't do that!" She had programmed the computer to play one of several audio clips anytime a certain set of typos were made. She has a computer science degree today.
    I got a kick out of that story.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  12. #42
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    You don't need hundreds of hours on any machine. ANY. The only time you need that is when you tweak the factory presets and goof up the machine's capabilities.

    My rule of thumb is if I don't find something good within 2 hours, at MOST, I move sites. If I move to another site and don't find anything good, I then switch machines. Funny part is, I DO NOT go two hours without a decent target, the definition of decent is any coin, a button, CW bullet, etc. I am also picky where I go, I don't like wasting time, and I go sllooowww, which makes a huge difference. Even on my hunted out Civil War spots. On the other hand, I have 40 years experience doing this stuff, so how many hours is that? "Hours on the machine" is mainly for folks without much experience, and park folks, hoping to squeak out one more coin where 500 people have been there before them, not relic hunters. I don't have the patience for that. My cat arthritis tells me I have so many hunts left, make sure they've got a good chance of success in getting something besides a Zincoln. Heck even wasted Mercs only bring $1.15 or so. This 600 probably has 300 hours on it. I generally don't count by hours, but by days of the week.
    Last edited by smokeythecat; Mar 07, 2019 at 01:27 PM.

  13. #43
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    Old Tom Cat.

    Jan 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I went with the White's due to the lesser weight. And it's a lot less expensive. Having sold a few slightly used, they are NOT hard to sell. Seems whoever buys them, well, they pay 90% of retail when on an auction. I must NOT sell any more machines. NOT NOT NOT. I cannot under any circumstances wield a GPX machine. Only way I could, is to PAY someone to swing for me, which takes all the fun out of detecting! Just put the TDI together just now. Going to a PI type battlefield Saturday and trying it out. And the Tejon on this particular site.

    Davers, since I can go only so long and hard, would you hit the "dug out" battlefield, which is NOT dug out first with the Tejon or TDI?

    There is a lot of aluminum on the site.
    I'd take em both out (like you stated) & learn the TDI as much as I could handle then switch to the tejon & go from there.

    Your right about the Heavy GPX 'Tho I have never swung one ' I'd think being a Wood's mostly hunter digging deep holes through Roots & Rocks would kill me. I'd love to use one in the low country or Sand.

    I also suppose that the TDI 'I have never swung either ' would "Beep/Freak out" on the Aluminum.
    I also guess that being able to tell how deep a target is with the TDI.

    Take both & go there as much as your allowed .
    & Good Luck
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    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

  14. #44
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    Old Tom Cat.

    Jan 2013
    N.of , I-285...GA
    Whites Spc xlt & Tesoro Tejon- Now back ...Fisher 1266-X. TRX Pointer. New .Teknetics G2 + . New AT Pro .
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    5597 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    You don't need hundreds of hours on any machine. ANY. The only time you need that is when you tweak the factory presets and goof up the machine's capabilities.

    My rule of thumb is if I don't find something good within 2 hours, at MOST, I move sites. If I move to another site and don't find anything good, I then switch machines. Funny part is, I DO NOT go two hours without a decent target. I am also picky where I go, I don't like wasting time, and I go sllooowww, which makes a huge difference. Even on my hunted out Civil War spots. On the other hand, I have 40 years experience doing this stuff, so how many hours is that? "Hours on the machine" is mainly for folks without much experience, and park folks, hoping to squeak out one more coin where 500 people have been there before them, not relic hunters. This 600 probably has 300 hours on it. I generally don't count by hours, but by days of the week.
    I'm a press & Go guy , I always used my XLT in the factory modes , except back light & bottle cap reject , volume.

    I'd say I avg 1 usually fired Minnie per 6 hours of swinging . & only 2-6 Gen Service buttons a year , & 1 Confederate a year if i'm lucky.

    I recall an article by Butch H in NSCWT many years ago called 'Leftovers' It was written as We N Ga Hunters will take the Va, Hunters "Bottom Pocket " finds as 'Top notch finds'.
    Well it is what it is , guess ill try to find a Minnie or 2 by dark today ..Oh & a few fired 30? cal Balls
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    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

  15. #45

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    I wonder why they couldn't run the same battery setup on the Tejon as the Vaq. My one and ONLY gripe with the Tejon.
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