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My old-time 'sentimental' models still work well.

October 22, 2019 01:49AM avatar
The two most favorite of my 'sentimental' detectors are my Tesoro Bandido II microMAX and Silver Sabre microMAX, but these simple, non-display devices can work well in so many applications they are a 'must-have' for me. The other two 'sentimental' units are my modified White's IDX Pro and XLT which also perform very well and have been very reliable.

The Tesoro's travel along with at least one of these Regular-Use Detectors always being in my vehicle. The two White's models are in my 'Specialty-Use' Outfit and get grabbed as desired based upon the site I might select to search. As desired, they join my foreign manufactured favorites from Turkey, the Nokta / Makro CoRe, Relic and Racer 2, and from France, the XP ORX.

We're almost done with October, and soon finished with 2019. I'll give six months time in the new year, 'til the end of June 2020, to see if anything from the three USA manufacturers is brought out that might bring them up to a level to truly compete with any of my foreign favorites and then decide if they are near death or actually able to step-it-up and be competitive in affordability, design, and serious in-the-field performance for the sites I spend most of my time.

Otherwise, I think I am well prepared for any localized Coin & Jewelry Hunting or serious old-site Relic Hunting I want to do and I'll basically be done buying, selling, trading and just devote what time I have left to going out metal detecting. If a manufacturer can't bring out anything to do better than what I have, I'm just not interested.


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Nokta / Makro: FORS CoRe, FORS Relic, Racer 2 and Simplex + also using Makro and Pulse-Dive Pinpointers
Tesoro: Bandido II ┬ÁMAX and Silver Sabre ┬ÁMAX ... White's: modified IDX Pro ... XP: ORX ... Fisher: F44
Headphones: Killer B's 'Hornet' and 'Wasp' -- Detector Pro Gray Ghost XP
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Subject Author Views Posted

Ending 2019 with my newly organized Detector Outfit.

Monte 201 October 20, 2019 09:16AM

Now, a RE-organized Detector Outfit to prepare for 2020.

Monte 63 November 28, 2019 08:45AM

Re: Ending 2019 with my newly organized Detector Outfit.

jmaryt 99 October 20, 2019 11:05AM

And I hope Garrett stays around

dixiedigger57 96 October 21, 2019 07:13AM

My newly purchased Garrett Pro Pointer AT . . .

UtahRich 61 October 22, 2019 12:34PM

Re: My newly purchased Garrett Pro Pointer AT . . .

D&P-OR 65 October 22, 2019 03:25PM

Re: And I hope Garrett stays around

jmaryt 68 October 21, 2019 10:33PM

My old-time 'sentimental' models still work well.

Monte 86 October 22, 2019 01:49AM

Re: My old-time 'sentimental' models still work well.

jmaryt 60 October 22, 2019 08:45PM

Detector picks, site selection, older coins, and the 'fun-factor.'

Monte 82 October 23, 2019 01:27PM

Re: Detector picks, site selection, older coins, and the 'fun-factor.'

jmaryt 73 October 24, 2019 08:00PM

1 Tesoro, 1 good smaller-size coil, No grumpy people.thumbs up N/T

Monte 54 October 25, 2019 12:10AM

There are several things needed to stay in the game in the metal detector world.

Monte 104 October 21, 2019 09:57AM

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