bought a deleon

vaquero44

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well i hope i can keep this one longer than the rest i've had had a few of these in the past and have found many firsts with it and have found that it is one of the most acurate TID machines out there! other than the depth gauge.
 
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vaquero44

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we'll just have to compare note's won't we get mine tomorrow it's sort of like tesoro conquista with a screen but i'd really like to know though if anyone out there has ever tried the big 10.5" donut coil which they don't make for the umax line any more i think the 12 x 10 coil throws the TID all out of whack so always trying to find that perfect to understand detector!
 

Monkeywrangler2

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Someone on another forum posted this as a basic guide to the Deleon screen ID numbers:


small gold 20-30
nickels 33-39
ladys gold ring 35-41
mens gold ring 41-54
lead bullet 58
rifle brass 62-68
zinc penny 66-78
all other coins 95

And another kind soul suggested if the number locks on 41, just dig it! :icon_sunny:
 
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vaquero44

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how about that!
 

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Wondering why you think the 12x10 throw off the TID. Its designed for use on the Deleon.
 
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vaquero44

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well just some of the posts read in the past that most people wer'nt very happy with that set up, but i'm really currious on is the old discontinued 10" donut coil? i'd think that combo would be a winner but sometimes you just never know?
 

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Hi all,

I got one one year ago. Well, I love it, but I got some complain...But it's nothing you can't overcome by learning the machine:

1. Preset GB, unfortunately some website suggested me it was autoGB and I was lured by this.... A such level machine is very strange won't have an auto GB.

2. Signal jumps a lot, always check 4 directions before to dig a good signal.

3. Odd shaped irons really fools it, sometime..


A pro...depth is awesome.

I also got a Vaquero and love it more, same depth or a bit more, then:). Anyway, I tried Garretts, Whites, and many more...I just love Tesoros!!

M.
 
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vaquero44

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yes i know what you mean and sizing is important as well because big iron will show up as 95 alot of times and solid lock on too as you mentioned is critacal!
 

Monkeywrangler2

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Got my D last night~ took it out to a tot lot and did well on clad. Very different sound that the Cibola. I like it so far!
 
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vaquero44

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you will and will go deep too!
 

melvin_it

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vaquero44 said:
yes i know what you mean and sizing is important as well because big iron will show up as 95 alot of times and solid lock on too as you mentioned is critacal!


Yeah! When I've learnt the machine I was able to know it was junk also if it gaves a good signal on two sides sweep....you literally "feel" is junk. Sometimes I raise the coil and it reads correct 0-17 or around. Deleon is a machine you must know very fine...I bought Vaquero after just because with deleon I realized sound is more accurate than nay TID.
 

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One thing about the Deleon, is don't set the Sens. too high. Start at about 5 or 6 and slowly adjust upwards until the machine becomes unstable.

Also, remember that even the trash you have Disc. OUT, will still be shown on the TID screen. That's how you isolate a good target in a nest of trash. I've done it several times.................pinpoint a nickel or penny in the middle of a "nest" of pop tops.
 
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vaquero44

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i can run at 10 or just a little past and then it gets a little unstable but other than that runs good actually found 4 quarters clumped together last night which was a first all early eightys and left the circle patches in the clump must been some pretty good compression over the years
 

Monkeywrangler2

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Taking the D out this morning to try and avoid the killer heat we are having. Going to try a park in town where they have had some free evening music concerts this month. Maybe there will be some recent drops. Park has a lot of trash, so I can get some good practice IDing good from bad targets too.
 

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Sand pit was pretty productive though I didn't search it all. I did pull a men's tie-keeper (the back & chain to a tie tack) from the dirt in the concert area. It had been buried for a bit--at least a year I think. No marks on it, but some of the yellow metal is gone, so at best, it is plated.

And last night we hit a school playground, and got about 4$ in clad (incl 1949 nickle and a '44 S wheatback), Jesus on the cross (not precious metals though...), the Infant of Prague, a pink heart, and the crescent moon. Will have to come back to this school in the fall--maybe the kiddies will drop better jewelry then!

The D is still pulling more nickles for me than the Cib ever did. I have noticed that a lot of the tabs I dig are showing as nickles, not tabs. Odd....
 

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Monkeywrangler:
My DeLeon has shown buffalo nickels, with patina, as zinc pennies, so don't ignore those "zincolns".
 

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Monkeywrangler2 said:
Someone on another forum posted this as a basic guide to the Deleon screen ID numbers:


small gold 20-30
nickels 33-39
ladys gold ring 35-41
mens gold ring 41-54
lead bullet 58
rifle brass 62-68
zinc penny 66-78
all other coins 95
When I had my Deleon, nickels always always always showed up as 44. The rest of these seem to agree with my Deleon experiences.

And another kind soul suggested if the number locks on 41, just dig it! :icon_sunny:
 

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