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    Feb 2017
    Santa Barbara,Ca
    Bounty Hunter Prospector Fisher CZ6A
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    Whats the best BAD technology detector ?

    Hi all. What do you think the best Beep And Dig (aka bad . lol !) machine is out there? I started with a Bounty Hunter Tracker IV. Love it. Still will whip it out on occasion. Great discrimination. Two tones. Right now im using a Fisher CZ6a. Altho it has a meter that indicates what's there , No VDI. I use it mostly as a beep and dig. Three tones. Ignore low , dig medium and high.
    I watch my buddy stand there swinging back and forth trying to analyze the vdi numbers and confidence meter and such. Ive tried his machine ( Whites V3i ) and all the information is nice but takes time to analize. Time i could be digging and moving on. I want the machine to do that for me.
    In parks looking for coins , beep and dig is faster. Gold , Vdi would help. On the beach i run all metal then dig only high and mid tones.
    Whats your take and recommended beep and dig machine?
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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
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    I love my Tesoro Cibola for that and it goes deep and hits hard, however, Tesoro is now out of business so buying one would carry no warranty.
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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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    So, best depth? No discrimination? Probably the Minelab GPZ7000 is the current champ. I'd hate to use that in an urban park however!
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  4. #4
    us
    May 2009
    West Virginia
    Goldmaxx, Compass GSP, Garrett Infinium
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    As long as the weight isnt bothering you, Id stick with the fisher. 3 tones and all the nuances between em is all I need.
    ''Snow-dragged Zen Jeep-charged Apariary""
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    us
    Apr 2004
    Southern Appalachia
    Whites CM2 BFO, Harbor Freight 9 function, BH Pioneer 202
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    The Harbor Freight 9 function metal detector. Under $50, and amazes everybody who trys it.
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    us
    Mar 2016
    Tahoe, CA
    Compadre, Gold Racer, White's TRX,Bazooka Gold Trap 24" Sniper,God Hog mats,Grizzly Gold Trap Motherload,MD App,Determination
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot View Post
    The Harbor Freight 9 function metal detector. Under $50, and amazes everybody who trys it.
    I've been thinking about getting that detector. How is it compared to a Compadre or Mojave? I think for this question, from what this machine does, and for the price, And the [bad] technology, I second this!
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    Travis Mitchell

    Feb 2016
    Elizabethtown, IN
    XP Deus ORX, MX5, V3i, Equinox, Tesoro Vaq, F22
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    I would say the Tesoro Tejon, but now the Vista X has a few features even the Tejon did not have like Iron audio. Coming from Tesoro I am taking a hard look a purchasing a Vista machine in the near future.

    Also comparing a beep and dig to the V3i isn't really a fair comparison in terms of simplicity sake. If I were hunting the beach I would look at the Equinox sure you have VDI but you can hunt with that machine in 2 tone or 5 tone and never look at the screen.

    Only thing I use VDI for on the Deus is to confirm what I hear if the VDI is >45 I dig even if the audio is choppy and 99/100 the audio is correct.
    With the V3i I would hear, pull the trigger analyze the freq and look at the spectrograph all really cool features but you are correct a slower overall process. (I share the same belief in that I would prefer simple and fast)

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    Can You Dig It?

    Aug 2017
    Milwaukee WI
    - Garett ACE 250 - Garett AT Pinpointer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahoegold View Post
    I've been thinking about getting that detector. How is it compared to a Compadre or Mojave? I think for this question, from what this machine does, and for the price, And the [bad] technology, I second this!
    That was my first detector. Found some neat stuff considering I only used it for a month. First wheat was a 1919. First ring which I wear everyday to remind me to get out when I can. Gave me a nice tan line. First coin spill. First 3 ring deer slug. First prohibition bottle complete with the top. I could go on. Only thing is the grip was aweful but I modded it with an old bike grip.
    My METAL DETECTOR is actually a TIME MACHINE

 

 

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