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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2005
    nc
    Tesoro Conquistador Umax - BH Discovery 3300
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    55 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    finding a detector!

    Wha t is the common technology used by MD manufactures today.
    BFO are they still used? PI pulse induction are deep seekers for special purposes, right? TR are what? Motion feature is what?
    I'm a newbee and confused. What kind of technoglogy is Whites, Tesoro, MineLab , compared to Bounty Hunter and the other China cheapys. Is low cost giving you a not so up to date technoglogy? It's french to me....so any help is great

    geo
    2013 FINDS- 1897 IH, Chinese Coin? Wheat 1939
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2005
    Three Rivers
    Minelab Etrac Xp Deus Ctx 3030 Whites Dfx
    5,379
    1529 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: finding a detector!

    Hi depends on budget and how much time you'll have to spend in the feild. If low cost I would go with a ace 250 over a bounty hunter or any other cheaper brand. I have no use with one but I have been here long enough to know they work. Not knocking any brands but I would stay with the leaders in the industry.

    I only use high performance units. I am serious at what I do and spend alot of time doing it. I want top knotch performance nowadays. But top performance takes alot of time to learn. Get something mid ranged from white's minelab or garrets. Or get a good used better unit off of e-bay. Mxt is a awesome detector used for around 500.00 550.00.

    Good Luck Jer

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
    Equinox 800 and 600, tesoro Cibola with garret,whites and minelab pinpointers
    7,083
    1498 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (3)

    Re: finding a detector!

    Cibola, Great reviews $340.00 new with lifetime warranty.
    God and country.

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
    willow stick
    6,797
    144 times
    eating

    Re: finding a detector!

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman
    Cibola, Great reviews $340.00 new? with lifetime warranty.
    Good man, birdman.

    Those Tesoros are deep!

    Too with Tesoro you don't have to buy new. Look for a bargin used machine (they go fast). Tesoro's warranty is so good they'll fix any of their machines for free.

    There are other excellent brands but just wanted to add my amen to what birdman wrote.

    But warning! Be prepared to dig deep!
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

  5. #5

    Dec 2005
    Rowlett, TX (Dallas)
    50

    Re: finding a detector!

    Quote Originally Posted by mwsvector
    Wha t is the common technology used by MD manufactures today.
    BFO are they still used? PI pulse induction are deep seekers for special purposes, right? TR are what? Motion feature is what?
    I'm a newbee and confused. What kind of technoglogy is Whites, Tesoro, MineLab , compared to Bounty Hunter and the other China cheapys. Is low cost giving you a not so up to date technoglogy? It's french to me....so any help is great

    geo
    The most common technology, for general use MDs, is VLF with motion discrimination and preset ground balance. Most MDs, if not all, are microprocessor controlled. Some give target ID as well as indicating the depth of the target. Some allow programmable "notch" discrimination thus allowing you to tailor your discrimination patterns to fit your hunting requirements.

    A low cost MD ($200) that has the latest 21st century technology with all of these features is the Garrett Ace 250. It has no knobs to turn just push buttons to select operating modes (all-metal, jewelry, custom , relic, or coins) as well as non- motion pinpointing. It is very easy to learn and use.
    Bob in Texas
    Garrett ACE 250

  6. #6

    Jan 2005
    South Georgia
    3,152
    749 times

    Re: finding a detector!

    I was in your same situation about a year ago. I decided I wanted a fisher CZ70, but they were too pricey for a beginner like myself. I then decided either I would buy the ace 250 after lots of reading and research, or I would look all over the net until I found a used Fisher like I wanted. I found a barely used Fisher CZ7 (basically the same as the CZ70 I wanted) for about a third of the price of a new one, and bought it. It was a bit more than a new ace250, but I got what I was looking for. Check on Ebay, and on metal detector dealer's sites, and everywhere you can. If you can decide on one or two models you would like to have, just type in that brand and model in a search engine with "for sale" after the model#, and you'll come up with all kinds of hits.
    "A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them;
    the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences."
    - Proverbs 22:3

 

 

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