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October 17, 2016 06:12AM avatar
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Kickindirt
Thx Monte always wondering the story behind the Troy's.
There's more to the story, and I had a lengthy reply I worked on over a few hours that I decided not to post. Too lengthy. eye rolling smiley


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Kickindirt
I've always like Tesoros. I really like the way my Tejon performed, just didn't like the way they ground balanced.
Okay, that cleared it up. Yes, the models, like the Tejón and those with the 3¾-turn GB pot can get very touchy to try and Ground Balance, but I prefer them for overall versatility. That especially includes changing search coils. Tesoro models can be a bit persnickety when it comes to swapping search coils because you can often end up with a detector/coil combination that is too negative (which results in a lot of falsing, especially in higher mineralized ground), or too positive (and that can often not sallow detection of a big silver dollar, often a half-dollar, and sometimes so positive even quarters are not detectable). That is why a more versatile/functional preference is a model with manual GB. .... However, ....


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Really liked my Eldorado I had. Just wanted to have a great performing grab and go machine. Was actually looking for a silver sabre but they seem to be just as hard to find. I don't think I will be getting rid of this one.
Even while the Eldorado has a lot to offer in versatility with the ED-180 Discrimination, it, too, has the touchy GB control.

Therefore, like you, I enjoy having a grab-and-go detector in the Silver Sabre µMAX, but I keep the coil mounted that best suits it for all-around detecting that I usually do (the thin-profile 6" Concentric), and I make sure I 'Power Balance' the internal GB trimmer and tweak it to let the unit be most functional on higher mineralized ground without being too positive or too negative to cause problems in the silent-search Discriminate mode.

In your case, I would mount the Super 7 Inch coil or a white 6" coil as they are both thin and keep the weight and balance easy-to-use, and will work better in the nasty nail and iron areas in most of those old town sites.

Monte

"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

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My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta: Two each of the following: Impact, FORS Relic and FORS CoRe
Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave
White's: MX7 (coming soon)

Other Specialty-Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.

Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/17/2016 07:49AM by Monte.
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Kickindirt 397 October 16, 2016 12:22PM

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obrienc 252 October 18, 2016 03:55PM

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Kickindirt 239 October 18, 2016 04:16PM

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obrienc 245 October 18, 2016 04:18PM

Nice purchase, but I thought you were

Monte 386 October 16, 2016 08:00PM

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Kickindirt 307 October 16, 2016 11:37PM

Back to you, Kickindirt.

Monte 308 October 17, 2016 06:12AM

Re: Back to you, Monte

Kickindirt 298 October 17, 2016 03:26PM

Kickindirt, it's handy to just call me regarding the 'Power Balance' technique.

Monte 264 October 18, 2016 12:44AM

Re: Kickindirt, it's handy to just call me regarding the 'Power Balance' technique.

Kickindirt 259 October 19, 2016 01:03AM

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obrienc 287 October 16, 2016 04:16PM

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Kickindirt 250 October 16, 2016 05:07PM

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Kickindirt 280 October 16, 2016 07:09PM

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obrienc 323 October 16, 2016 08:18PM

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obrienc 280 October 16, 2016 08:15PM

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Kickindirt 292 October 16, 2016 11:24PM

It's not just the East Coast. sad smiley

Monte 340 October 17, 2016 07:48AM



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