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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2007
    Cool Ridge, WV
    Tesoro Silver uMax
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    Metal Detecting

    First hunt with new Vanquish 540

    My dad and I recently upgraded from our old Tesoro machines (now that they're out of business) with new Vanquish 540s. Today we broke them in at a new permission: an old homesite thought to be from the 1800s. Sadly, no silver but we did find some good stuff and will definitely be going back for another go. We are loving the new machines! They go super deep and are accurate with pinpointing, depth, and target ID. The iron bias works great on small nails and such, though it does still pick up the larger iron nails and spikes.

    The finds:
    1910 Wheatie
    1919 Wheatie
    1968 Memorial penny
    Brass/copper hose nozzle
    Double bit axe head
    UMC Co. 12ga casing
    Harmonica reeds
    Small shoe nail?
    Unremarkable ring of some sort

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  2. #2
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
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    Pretty good hunt Ive heard lots of good things about tesoro. Do sell for less cause the Company is out of business or can if you need repair take them to another company? Anyway looks like you did great keep those finds coming.....Tommy

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  3. #3
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    Reg

    May 2020
    San Jose, CA
    Tarsacci MDT 8000, Nokta Makro Simplex, Minelab E-Trac
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    Looks like a fun day out! Nice!
    "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." Oscar Wilde

  4. #4
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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    Nice relic hunt, congrats!

    Good Luck with the new machines!

  5. #5
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    Nov 2018
    The Thumb
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    Aweome day sir!!

    Id to here about you going back to to one of your old sites and seeing what you missed with the other machine....might not find any thing i here those tesoros are goodens...
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  6. #6
    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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    Great finds, with Toecutter stated bring your Silver uMax out for a ride see if you are able to pick up any Silver?
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  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2007
    Cool Ridge, WV
    Tesoro Silver uMax
    257
    55 times
    Metal Detecting
    So here's an update on the axe head after an electrolysis bath. It's pretty rough and there are no stamps or marks that I can see, there is just too much pitting. But the handle was still in it when it was lost! I was hoping it would be in better shape but it's still a cool find and my first double axe head. Click image for larger version. 

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