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  1. #1

    Oct 2012
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    Looking for opinions on best Tesoro for land detecting in general

    I've owned the Silver Umax and Outlaw, but sold them. Thinking of trading my AT Max in on another Tesoro because I kind of miss the simplicity of them.
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    You are aware Tesoro went bankrupt so there is no warranty.
    Last edited by Treasure_Hunter; Jun 07, 2020 at 07:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bufaloeletric View Post
    I've owned the Silver Umax and Outlaw, but sold them. Thinking of trading my AT Max in on another Tesoro because I kind of miss the simplicity of them.
    I suspect that most will say it’s the Vaquero for best all-around.. They’re quite good but my choice is still the Bandido II μMAX. They’re not quite as deep as the Vaquero, but I think the discrimination circuit works better for most of my detecting. If you leave the disc set really low though and dig more small iron (nails on up to steel bottlecaps), you may like Vaquero better. If I’m in very trashy spots, and I sometimes am, the Bandido is the only Tesoro I’ve used that will just have a bottlecap click while still giving a strong “dig it” on a nickel. Your Outlaw was quite similar in operation to the Bandido, but a little more..quirky.

    Even though they’re now an old relic themselves, Tesoros still work very well. The trick in buying now is, either a new in box unit - or get lucky with a good used.
    move along - nothing to see here..

  4. #4

    Oct 2012
    Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    You are aware Tesoro went bankrupt so there is no warranty.
    Yup
    Last edited by Treasure_Hunter; Jun 07, 2020 at 07:58 AM.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2013
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    I like the Tejon the best, good, solid, and works great!
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    Tejon; Vaquero

  7. #7
    ca
    Oct 2016
    Canadian Eh
    Current: Vaquero,Compadre,T2,300i, and Simplex+ Past:Whites 4000 D Series 3, Radio Shack 3001 Micronta
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    There all good.

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    I had good times with a high-tone Vaq for years and found a ton but where I live now has mineralized soil and massive infestations of all kinds of iron so it got to be a hassle dealing with it all.
    Eventually I traded it to a dealer that lived out west with much better dirt for a Mojave.
    A great trade for me, it has all the sensitivity of my beloved Compadre, can find chains like it is a religion, does the double beep thing next to big metal as well as the Little C, handles my iron issues better and I believe gets deeper than my Vaq ever did around here in the bad stuff...shockingly.
    Or at least ID's deeper targets better, anyway, in my devil dirt.
    NOT just a suped up Compadre on steroids as some have said, in my opinion...seems to work very well in both good and challenging dirt.
    If you can find a nice used one or a new one I guarantee you you will have great fun standing behind it.
    Last edited by digger27; Jun 07, 2020 at 07:04 AM.
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  9. #9
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    All Tesoros are the best, just ask any Tesoro guy the longer the hair and beard the more experience the Tesoro guy is, advanced Tesoro guy will also have a VW bus and tie die shirt..
    Last edited by Toecutter; Jun 07, 2020 at 07:10 AM.
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  10. #10
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    Mar 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    All Tesoros are the best, just ask any Tesoro guy the longer the hair and beard the more experience the Tesoro guy is, advanced Tesoro guy will also have a VW bus and tie die shirt..
    Nah, I drive a 30 year old Oldsmobile Nice and comfortable - and my go to mechanic kinda likes it too.

    I own every detector listed on my profile, but my go to machine remains my Tejon, just like my 30 y/o Olds

    Hair, I kinda wish some of it would grow back
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  11. #11
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    Mar 2013
    California
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    Agreed, >all< Tesoros are the best...!
    The "life-time" warranty, is a Clue to lasting,
    Durability of these machines...!
    Love them...!
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2013
    California
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    Agreed, >all< Tesoros are the best...!
    The "life-time" warranty, is a Clue to lasting,
    Durability of these machines...!
    Love them...!
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  13. #13
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    I like the Tejon for digging it all in farm field hunting.
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  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    All Tesoros are the best, just ask any Tesoro guy the longer the hair and beard the more experience the Tesoro guy is, advanced Tesoro guy will also have a VW bus and tie die shirt..
    Haven’t got much hair left up top (what hats are for, anyway..) but got the beard down to..here.
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    move along - nothing to see here..

  15. #15
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    Sir

    Sep 2015
    Connecticut
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    White went out of business. Which next metal detector company in our country is going out of business?

 

 

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