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June 25, 2019 09:05AM avatar
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UtahRich
To be more specific, my Nokta CoRe is my Ghost Town (Monte's House of Horror's) specialty detector for when the going gets tough.
For me, my Nokta CoRe and Relic have their strong points for dedicated hunting in dense iron trash. Nails, other iron debris, and that really pesky tin and very ample amounts of rusty tin shards. They can handle most anything but their strengths are dealing with dense, masking ferrous junk.


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UtahRich
My 800 has been my 'main' go-to detector for the last year + for hunting the places I frequent.
The new XP ORX is going to be my 'go-to' model for the next year or so as I get to know it better, much like the EQ-800 was for you. For my wants and needs it is filling the middle gap as a really good General Purpose detector. So far it has been doing well unmasking non-ferrous targets in the nails and tin-saturated places I've been able to work it.


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UtahRich
My Deus is a recent additional that I'm still getting to know that is showing potential.
For comparison, my ORX is the new kid on the block but groomed well for my needs.

But looking at my travel outfit, the CoRe, Relic and ORX, all younger and newer models, where sitting in that bar when one exclaimed:
"Who is that old guy and what does he do?"

... while pointing over at the booth where my good friend, a Tesoro Bandido II microMAX, was sitting.

Yes, he's a little older. Twenty-two years old this October, but the solid-performing, analog type circuitry design that is simple to use, with a lightweight design that lacks excess, and sometimes not necessary, adjustment features just works reliably. That said, it has manual GB capability that effects BOTH the All Metal and Discriminate modes for better operator control, whereas quite a few of the modern digital detectors rely on a fixed or controlled GB in the Disc. mode. One favorite ghost town produced hundreds of coin finds with enough to fill four binders and then some since 1983 (using various models from Tesoro as it progressed since July of that year), with 92% to 95% of all those being found using a Tesoro model.

He easily earned the right to be a long-time fixture in my Regular-Use Detector Team for specific applications.


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UtahRich
My expectations of the CoRe are NOT so much depth related, but target separation and the ability to audibly pick out good conductive targets from rusty iron junk and decomposing tin. I'm typically using a 5" coil to work in and around brush, rocks, clumps of grass and such. Would I like to be able to do that at great depths? Within reason, yes. However, the density of trash targets in the areas where I'd used the CoRe makes depth a secondary consideration.
Both my CoRe and Relic units can do most things quite well and get respectful depth-of-detection ... but like you, that's not what I like them most for. It's their excellent slow-motion, quick-response, and ability to respond well to partially-masked keepers. I keep the 'OOR' DD on the CoRe and 5" DD on the Relic.


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UtahRich
Deus. I only have a few weeks on the Deus, but it is proving to be a capable. My time spent learning the Deus has been to familiarize myself with the settings, the audio, and the impact of any adjustments. I have a LONG ways to go here before I will feel accomplished. I haven't got to the point where I am activity searching areas with Deep targets to see what it can do. I am currently limited to the 9" x35 coil.
I'm only in my first month of using the XP ORX, but so far I am really pleased with the performance afield. Simple, efficient, decent detection depth but a very quick response device that can also unmask good targets in iron trash.


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UtahRich
The 800 has 15 months of results for me to measure off. I am impressed with the depth I've been retrieving targets in difficult situations. The 800 has a good balance with my settings of depth & iron discrimination. I run my recovery setting pretty high, 6, and my iron bias at 2. I could lower both of these and get additional depth, but I would be giving up the very thing that I bought the 800 to do, UNMASK.
Even though my Bandido II µMAX lacks visual TID or audio Tone ID, and the minimum Disc. doesn't adjust low enough to accept iron nails, the circuitry design has proven to do very well in dense debris while hunting rather quietly. It really calls for more operator use to learn and understand the audio and performance qualities it offers. In 36 years I have come to understand the Tesoro circuitry design quite well.


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UtahRich
To me, unmasking good targets co-located with ferrous and non-ferrous junk is where I believe I can have my best results. This is what intrigues me with the Deus. It is even faster than the 800. Can I get similar or better unmasking abilities and continue to dig coin sized targets in my deep range? That remains to be seen.
That's where I am as well, having hunted dense ferrous littered ghost towns and other places for decades, I expect any top-end detector to match the Tesoro on the Nail Board Performance Test ... easily ... and do as well or better when it comes to unmasking desired targets in nasty iron trash.

The CoRe and Relic proved their abilities since January of 2015 then 2016, and I have been pleasantly surprised by the unmasking of the XP ORX ... and it's almost been a month of hunt-time.thumbs up I'm looking forward to spending a lot more time afield this year as I better learn how to get the best out of this new model.

Monte

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Question for Monte.

D&P-OR 153 June 20, 2019 06:00AM

Some Detector & Coil Comparison Results ... but incomplete.

Monte 177 June 22, 2019 07:32AM

Re: Some Detector & Coil Comparison Results ... but incomplete.

Digstrashtomuch 115 June 23, 2019 08:11AM

You brought up several points I agree with.

Monte 81 June 24, 2019 05:29AM

Reviewing detectors, 2019

glabelle 132 June 22, 2019 05:08PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

DesertRokon 60 June 28, 2019 05:50PM

Vic, I wish you thee best of success!

Monte 63 June 29, 2019 04:29AM

Re: Vic, I wish you thee best of success!

DesertRokon 54 June 29, 2019 11:22AM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

glabelle 72 June 28, 2019 07:22PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

DesertRokon 49 June 29, 2019 10:19AM

George, 'Thank You' or clarifying your reply.

Monte 54 June 28, 2019 10:16PM

Re: Reviewing detectors, 2019

jmaryt 64 June 26, 2019 11:53AM

George, here are a few examples of what 'SIMPLE' might be.

Monte 71 June 25, 2019 10:39AM

Re: George, here are a few example of what 'SIMPLE' might be.

Cal_Cobra 58 June 26, 2019 02:37PM

A nice reply, Brian, and I generally agree.

Monte 50 June 26, 2019 06:08PM

Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

UtahRich 100 June 22, 2019 06:52PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! Nope!!

Kickindirt 71 June 23, 2019 04:38PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! Nope!!

jmaryt 64 June 25, 2019 11:05AM

The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

Monte 66 June 25, 2019 05:27PM

Re: The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

Cal_Cobra 47 June 26, 2019 02:18PM

Similar to what I had to pay for early Tek. T2 upgraded versions and a couple other brands

Monte 42 June 26, 2019 06:11PM

Re: The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

jmaryt 55 June 25, 2019 08:56PM

Re: The Equinox 800 isn't all that expensive for what it offers.

Cal_Cobra 47 June 26, 2019 02:20PM

Somebody say Tesoro ? .

UtahRich 67 June 25, 2019 09:05PM

Re: Somebody say Tesoro ? .

Cal_Cobra 46 June 26, 2019 02:39PM

I have no concerns about my Tesoro models. And they very seldom need repair. N/T

Monte 38 June 26, 2019 06:13PM

Re: Somebody say Tesoro ? .

jmaryt 51 June 26, 2019 08:38AM

Models costing less than $300? Sure!

Monte 56 June 26, 2019 01:13AM

Re: Models costing less than $300? Sure!

jmaryt 46 June 26, 2019 08:40AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

WM6 100 June 23, 2019 03:55PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

Cal_Cobra 64 June 25, 2019 11:00AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

jmaryt 52 June 25, 2019 08:59PM

The EQ-800 is a good unit, but the questions to make a selection are:

Monte 68 June 24, 2019 08:44PM

A Deeper Beeper -

UtahRich 78 June 23, 2019 07:43PM

?? A Deeper Beeper ?? - You have three of them.

Monte 61 June 24, 2019 08:59PM

Three Detectors Walk Into A Bar . . . . . .

UtahRich 55 June 24, 2019 11:51PM

- - - - and the new guys asked, "Who's that old guy and what does he do?"

Monte 60 June 25, 2019 09:05AM

Re: - - - - and the new guys asked, "Who's that old guy and what does he do?"

jmaryt 46 June 25, 2019 09:26AM

Re: A Deeper Beeper -

WM6 71 June 24, 2019 02:21AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

glabelle 76 June 23, 2019 05:08PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

Cal_Cobra 36 June 26, 2019 02:45PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

Sodbuster 55 June 24, 2019 11:23AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! !

WM6 63 June 24, 2019 03:37AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! WM6 measurements

glabelle 55 June 24, 2019 11:24AM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800 ! ! ! ! WM6 measurements

WM6 71 June 24, 2019 02:41PM

Re: Detector of the Year - EQ800, but prob not for long

OregonGregg 97 June 23, 2019 01:52PM

Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

UtahRich 70 June 23, 2019 06:20PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

OregonGregg 103 June 23, 2019 06:48PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

D&P-OR 50 June 25, 2019 05:37PM

Greg buy a Minelab or XP ?

UtahRich 43 June 25, 2019 09:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

OregonGregg 69 June 25, 2019 06:05PM

Sent you a p.m. Gregg.---------Del

D&P-OR 47 June 26, 2019 06:21AM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

NWCindy 67 June 23, 2019 08:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

Sodbuster 52 June 24, 2019 02:48PM

"Have fun. H. H." smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float ... Quite true, we should be having fun with what we do.thumbs up N/T

Monte 40 June 24, 2019 09:01PM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

WM6 62 June 24, 2019 03:44AM

Re: Pick a detector, Go Hunt.

NWCindy 50 June 24, 2019 03:33PM



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