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    also a person I know is selling a Whites MXT - 300 used less than 1 hour on it for $450 would that be a good buy?

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    Travis Mitchell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase7628 View Post
    also a person I know is selling a Whites MXT - 300 used less than 1 hour on it for $450 would that be a good buy?
    Less than 1 hour? Seems a bit odd and depending on when he bought it it could be 15 years old! (Just something to think about) If he bought it recently and its the MXT Pro then it's probably a deal...

    I can tell you I have had the F22, Tesoro Vaquero, Equinox, and Whites MX5 & V3i all in the last 5 years - The Equinox is out of your price range and so is the V3i but from what I have heard the MXT is a really good machine for just about any kind of hunting.

    One of the downside for me with my Whites machines is hunting in rain (you have to throw a bag over them and I haven't worked up the courage to do it with the V3i yet) but I have become partial to the tones and features of the Whites machines the vdi and tones just click for me.
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    Chase with your budget I second the notion of looking for a used machine, I saw a T2 SE with 3 coils go for under $400 yesterday online. You need to ask yourself some questions about what you want in your next machine. I for one started with a low end machine that at least had 3 tones. I knew that my next machine should have ground balance capability, a screen that showed depth, a target ID, battery level, and the ability to notch. I also wanted it to have a DD coil vs a concentric coil and that there were aftermarket coils available. All the big brands make good machines, I'd watch some review videos and I also go to kellyco so I can review up to 4 machines spec's side by side. Do you need waterproof? Do you plan on hunting at the ocean in the water or wet sand? What tones do you want to hear? Garretts use a bell tone, minelab uses a flute tone (Bwoop Bwoop) and most others used standard tones. How heavy/light do you want your machine to be? Are you okay with one frequency or do you want a machine that can run at a few different frequencies?
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    Well, every time i prepare my "heavy gear machine" to go out for a day it strarts raining. So i am definetly going to buy a water-proof detector next, and Simplex is a chip and fairly good candidate. The only think i really hate is built in battery placed in a water-tight housing without screws in corners. You are looking at 2-5 yeares of its lifetime. I like to keep my detectors longer.

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    I've been using a bounty Hunter land Ranger Pro, really good for the $, got mine on Amazon for 269. Very close to the AT Pro in specs except for not having a water proof box. Would leave you some extra cash for a nice digger, pin pointer, and maybe an extra coil
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    I have loved every Tesoro I've even owned. But I worry about them now, Don't even think about a lifetime warranty = WHAT lifefitme?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    I have loved every Tesoro I've even owned. But I worry about them now, Don't even think about a lifetime warranty = WHAT lifefitme?
    They are out of business, Dealers dont have any in stock because there is no stock to send to dealers and everyone laid off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    They are out of business, Dealers dont have any in stock because there is no stock to send to dealers and everyone laid off.
    Yep, gone. If you can find a Tejon somewhere, it'll last you a lifetime - and you'll dig some serious dirt with that machine.... I won't sell mine to you = gotta go look elsewhere....
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    Tesoro micro maxs are good lightweight units, cant go wrong there.. Know they are out of business now but were well built and durable....

  10. #25
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    Mar 2013
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    Many, many detectors over the years. I still own every single detector listing in my profile. Except for the water, my detector of choice remains the Tesoro Tejon......

    It is what it is....
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    Water = the modded Excal II. Kellyco modded my Excal = great job guys!!!

    We always gotta remember friends here. Kellyco, love you guys!!!
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

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  12. #27
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    18402 times
    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Yeah, I know I'm cheerleading, maybe had a couple more jiggers than I should have. I bought my very first detector from Kellyco in '81 or '82 = can't really remember. But them folks were ALWAYS good to me. Kellyco won't put anykinda hurting on you - don't ever worry about it = period.
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

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    DeepseekerADS, I believe Kellyco has new owners as of mid 2019, so, things may or may not change. My best advice is still to try to find a dealer and see what they have. Lots of times they also have good used machines for sale.

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    Chase7628:
    I'm in Syracuse/Lyncourt and have both the Makro Racer 2 and Makro Kruzer machines. If you ever want to try one out let me know, We could get together somewhere and you can take them for a spin. They are very similar in detection ability and I'm betting that the Simplex will be similar in operation to these 2 machines. I know that at 329 dollars for the full wireless package is going to be a steal. I dont think not having ground balance is going to be an issue up here in CNY dirt. Also if you haven't already, look up the Syracuse Metal Detectives on Facebook and join that if you can. There's a lot of great information there and if you're not going to go the Simplex route, there are a lot of people wanting to get rid of their used machines. Last time I went out on a group hunt everyone was swinging Nox's!

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    I'll wait until Calabash Digger posts a comment-disabled video trashing the detector. Then I will know it's a good detector
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