May 12, 2017 11:07AM avatar
Once I determined the settings for my XLT custom programs and saved them, there was very little 'tinkering' with the XLT. I had a lot of them and enjoyed them for large urban sports fields and grassy parks. Once the programs were saved, it was turn-it-on and hunt and I very seldom messed with the adjustments unless there was EMI.

Of all the detectors you listed I have owned most of them, all but one, and a few of them were models I really liked then, and do so today as well. The Tesoro Bandido II microMAX and Vaquero are mainstays in my Regular-Use arsenal, and the Omega 8000 V4 is another model that I liked for urban Coin Hunting.

I enjoyed the 'tour' through the gold jewelry recoveries you've made. I have found plenty of various gold jewelry items over 5+ decades of detecting, but the majority of them came my way when I was working a Tesoro model. I've had quite a few multi-specimen gold jewelry days with a Bandido series model. Since mid-'83 I have always had at least one Tesoro in my arsenal, and today I have five if them. There are quite a few very good TID equipped detectors on the market, but I still feel everyone ought to own and use at least one Tesoro model.

A bit biased I guess,

Monte

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My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta:
Impact w/7" C., Impact w/5X9½ DD, Relic w/5" DD, Relic w/5½X10 C., Relic w/7X11 DD, CoRe w/'OOR' DD and CoRe w/7X11 DD
Tesoro:
Vaquero w/6" C., Bandido II µMAX w/6" C., Silver Sabre µMAX w/6" C. and Mojave w/7" C.

Other Specialty Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta and Tesoro
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'.

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New kid needs some omega coil advice

Candy Rock Kid 273 May 10, 2017 07:14AM

Omega coil advice

Rich (Utah) 197 May 13, 2017 12:50AM

First Welcome to our ahrps forums. Second comma welcome to the Omega 8000

Monte 1576 May 10, 2017 12:46PM

Re: First Welcome to our ahrps forums. Second comma welcome to the Omega 8000

Candy Rock Kid 1550 May 12, 2017 09:20AM

Re: First Welcome to our ahrps forums. Second comma welcome to the Omega 8000

NWCindy 1430 May 13, 2017 03:19AM

Re: First Welcome to our ahrps forums. Second comma welcome to the Omega 8000

Candy Rock Kid 187 May 13, 2017 04:29AM

CRK, a nice story and video. thumbs up

Monte 214 May 12, 2017 11:07AM

Coils

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