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  1. #1
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    ↑ Tesoro of the Day

    Mar 2016
    where bigfoot roams
    Various Tesoro - mostly Bandido II μMAX
    973
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    Metal Detecting

    They still work just fine..

    Out for the first time this year, today. Thought Iíd do an area that I was in before, but further back into the canyon where there are more potential sledding slopes. Had the Tejon again - Iíd found more rings with it last year than with my favorite Tesoros, but as Tejon users know, theyíre heavier and eat batteries more than the 9v models. Tejon still isnít my favorite to use, but you canít argue that they donít produce. BTW - I was only out for about an hour and a half this afternoon. Going out again on Sunday - not a football guy.

    I wonít show you the trash I dug; mostly bullet & shotgun shells, lead, a few coins that werenít old - and a set of keys. Pretty common for people to lose their keys in the snow, it seems. I feel sorry for them, driving up here in the snow - and having to get towed away.. Oh welll.

    Since I went further back into one canyon where I hadnít done before, I looked for the slopes, and as they sometimes do, one paid off with about .55Ę in change, the keys and - an interesting 925 ring with rocks. No idea if the rocks are diamonds or glass but I do enjoy finding rings. This one was about 3Ē down in the side of a slope that looks like it hadnít been used for a few years.

    No matter that the company is gone (but itís a little sad); their products will live on for as long as I do..

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    Looks like kind of an old ring, to me.
    move along - nothing to see here..

  2. #2
    ca
    Dec 2019
    Calgary
    Xp deus Equinox 800 Tesoro Bandido 2 umax and my wife's Compadre and Mojave
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    Good for you, I have to wait another 5-6 weeks to start digging. My wife loves her compadre, very easy to use and effective. Ring she found last year paid for that Bandido 2 umax I just bought from France. I'm using deus and I rely too much on vdi numbers. This year I want to try that Bandido and see if l can beat her. Click image for larger version. 

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  3. #3
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    Stefan

    Jul 2016
    S.E. Michigan
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    Our winter here just started. I have at least 2 months until the ground will be thawed enough to dig.
    Nice finds and cool ring!!!
    Im interested In trying the Tejon.
    I plan to try my black high capacity eneloops in it as a test. But I also grabbed a ton of Amazon performance alkalines a couple weeks ago for a steal.
    -Stefan

    Makro--
    Racer 2 - 7x11 DD, 5.5x10DD, 5" DD, 7" conc

    Nokta--
    Fors Relic - 7x11 DD, 5.5x10 DD, 5.5x10 Conc, 5" DD

    Tesoro--
    --Tejon Black 9x8
    --Mojave w/ 7" new concentric
    --Bandido II Micromax
    --Outlaw- 3 coil pack
    --Deleon w/Troy super 7
    --Cutlass Micromax 8" donut
    --Vaquero 9x8
    --Cibola w/ GB and toggle all metal mod 9x8
    --Compadre 8"
    --Compadre 5.75"

    Delta coils: 11x8DD, 5.75 Con, 10" elliptical


    Garrett Carrot, Sampson shovel, Killer B Wasps, Lesche Digger

  4. #4
    us
    ↑ Tesoro of the Day

    Mar 2016
    where bigfoot roams
    Various Tesoro - mostly Bandido II μMAX
    973
    1272 times
    Metal Detecting
    Going back to that same area with my daughter and son, tomorrow morning. Both of them use Compadres. Daughter usually finds more than my son. He swings like a wild man, trying to go too fast. I tell him to go slower and swing more carefully - but I think he only goes ‘cause he doesn’t want to feel left out. Maybe he’ll get lucky tomorrow.
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  5. #5
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    ↑ Tesoro of the Day

    Mar 2016
    where bigfoot roams
    Various Tesoro - mostly Bandido II μMAX
    973
    1272 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Voytek View Post
    Good for you, I have to wait another 5-6 weeks to start digging. My wife loves her compadre, very easy to use and effective. Ring she found last year paid for that Bandido 2 umax I just bought from France. I'm using deus and I rely too much on vdi numbers. This year I want to try that Bandido and see if l can beat her. Click image for larger version. 

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    That’s one heck of a ring! Funny how no matter what detector you’re using though, all you need to do is get that good target under your coil - and be willing to dig it. Helps to know the detector too, of course.

    Once you learn that Bandido, you’ll love it. I’m tempted to take mine tomorrow but I’ve been keeping the small coil on it and the area I’m going to isn’t all that trashy.
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  6. #6
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    ↑ Tesoro of the Day

    Mar 2016
    where bigfoot roams
    Various Tesoro - mostly Bandido II μMAX
    973
    1272 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoof2010 View Post
    Our winter here just started. I have at least 2 months until the ground will be thawed enough to dig.
    Nice finds and cool ring!!!
    Im interested In trying the Tejon.
    I plan to try my black high capacity eneloops in it as a test. But I also grabbed a ton of Amazon performance alkalines a couple weeks ago for a steal.
    Winter here has let up for about two weeks. Expecting some light snow tomorrow afternoon though, so I’m going out in the morning. Ground was pretty well thawed where I was yesterday; may as well get out again while I can.

    Are those Eneloop cells 1.5v or a bit lower? My Tejon seems to like the voltage of fresh alkalines. Once mine goes to four beeps at switch-on, I replace ‘em with fresh, which give me seven beeps.
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  7. #7
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    Stefan

    Jul 2016
    S.E. Michigan
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinenut View Post
    Winter here has let up for about two weeks. Expecting some light snow tomorrow afternoon though, so I’m going out in the morning. Ground was pretty well thawed where I was yesterday; may as well get out again while I can.

    Are those Eneloop cells 1.5v or a bit lower? My Tejon seems to like the voltage of fresh alkalines. Once mine goes to four beeps at switch-on, I replace ‘em with fresh, which give me seven beeps.
    They are 1.52 at full charge. Haven't tried them in my Tejon yet. Have in DeLeon.
    Battery meter reads a bar or 2 down sometimes but stays there forever. Fresh alkaline are about 1.62 so eneloops aren't far below at full charge. And they hold up alot longer before being dead in most applications. But when they die, they die. No real warning.
    I like to use the eneloop black ones or Energizer for high capacity. I just too them off every time I go out
    Regular eneloops can be charged from dead to full like 1900 times. So I don't think I'll ever wear them out.
    I do plan to try them in the Tejon and see how many beeps I get on a fresh set. I have heard Tejon is sensitive to battery choice and low batteries.

    Edit:
    Although, and I don't know if this applies to metal detectors, rechargeables are much faster in camera flashes at charging the bulb than alkalines and last longer in that respect.
    If I can make them work they're great. They work awesome in my nokta and makro machines and so far DeLeon as well.
    Last edited by Stoof2010; Feb 05, 2020 at 02:46 AM.
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    -Stefan

    Makro--
    Racer 2 - 7x11 DD, 5.5x10DD, 5" DD, 7" conc

    Nokta--
    Fors Relic - 7x11 DD, 5.5x10 DD, 5.5x10 Conc, 5" DD

    Tesoro--
    --Tejon Black 9x8
    --Mojave w/ 7" new concentric
    --Bandido II Micromax
    --Outlaw- 3 coil pack
    --Deleon w/Troy super 7
    --Cutlass Micromax 8" donut
    --Vaquero 9x8
    --Cibola w/ GB and toggle all metal mod 9x8
    --Compadre 8"
    --Compadre 5.75"

    Delta coils: 11x8DD, 5.75 Con, 10" elliptical


    Garrett Carrot, Sampson shovel, Killer B Wasps, Lesche Digger

  8. #8
    ca
    Nov 2017
    Calgary, Alberta
    Tesoro Mojave, Tejon, Vaquero, Golden Umax, DeLeon
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    Metal Detecting
    I use Enerloops in my Tejon. They will give 4 beeps when fully charged, but fairly quickly go down to 2 beeps. They stay there for a long time. There has been a lot of discussion as to whether the Tejon and other machines lose depth when the batteries are reading fairly low. Apparently that shouldn't really affect the machine's performance if it has a voltage regulator. It's when the batteries go to 1 beep that you have to start worrying :-)

    -Ken
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  9. #9
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    That's a great find I've never owned a tenon but read many people on here that swear by them. That's a nice ring g. Well done zi wish I could hunt in a canyon sounds fun

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  10. #10
    us
    ↑ Tesoro of the Day

    Mar 2016
    where bigfoot roams
    Various Tesoro - mostly Bandido II μMAX
    973
    1272 times
    Metal Detecting
    Out detecting with my son this afternoon. Stayed out for about two hours and detected some sled runs I just found the other day. Ground is still icy on the big run I was wanting to do, but I saw some younger trees in between old trees along the sides of the big run. Knowing spots like that could well be older sled runs, I detected around the younger trees, walking up to top.. Found my second Walking Liberty half that Iíve found on that mountain. Also found about $2 in modern change, a few more shotgun shells, some lead and lots of foil. Surprisingly few pulltabs.

    Always happy to find a big silver coin! I was using a Bandido II μMAX with 5.75 coil. Easy to swing while walking up a steep hill..

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    move along - nothing to see here..

  11. #11
    ca
    Oct 2016
    Canadian Eh
    Current:T2, Compadre, Vaquero, and 300i. Past:Whites 4000 D Series 3, Radio Shack 3001 Micronta
    711
    332 times
    Metal Detecting
    Congrats on your double eagle find Pinenut. I to cannot get out, but can't wait until spring arrives to start hunting again.

    HH.
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  12. #12
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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    Banner Finds (2)
    Love my Tejon for relic hunting!
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  13. #13
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    Stefan

    Jul 2016
    S.E. Michigan
    668
    472 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wow great find pinenut!!
    That coin looks great!!
    Would love to find one of those. 1964 half is best I've found so far.
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    -Stefan

    Makro--
    Racer 2 - 7x11 DD, 5.5x10DD, 5" DD, 7" conc

    Nokta--
    Fors Relic - 7x11 DD, 5.5x10 DD, 5.5x10 Conc, 5" DD

    Tesoro--
    --Tejon Black 9x8
    --Mojave w/ 7" new concentric
    --Bandido II Micromax
    --Outlaw- 3 coil pack
    --Deleon w/Troy super 7
    --Cutlass Micromax 8" donut
    --Vaquero 9x8
    --Cibola w/ GB and toggle all metal mod 9x8
    --Compadre 8"
    --Compadre 5.75"

    Delta coils: 11x8DD, 5.75 Con, 10" elliptical


    Garrett Carrot, Sampson shovel, Killer B Wasps, Lesche Digger

  14. #14
    us
    ↑ Tesoro of the Day

    Mar 2016
    where bigfoot roams
    Various Tesoro - mostly Bandido II μMAX
    973
    1272 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoof2010 View Post
    Wow great find pinenut!!
    That coin looks great!!
    Would love to find one of those. 1964 half is best I've found so far.
    Thanks! I’ve now found three silver 1/2’s on that mountain; two of those walkers and one Franklin. I get excited whenever I dig up a silver but seeing that big 1/2 come up makes me do the silver dance. Still haven’t found a real silver dollar - though several other dollar coins have come up; Susan B’s and Sacajawea $. Need to get back out there but it probably won’t be ‘till next week.
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