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Cal, I have a few questions about your outfit.

April 19, 2018 07:29AM avatar
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desertsmith
My main detector is a Teknetics Patriot. The Patriot is hooked to a 11x7 DD stock coil that I use in sports fields, sand volley ball courts and open parks. I also use the nels snake coil on the Patriot.
The Patriot appears to be a relabeled Fisher F70 which is a model I have never used. I've had and used three or four F75's and six or more Teknetic's T2 variations, but not the F70 or Patriot. Have you owned or used the F70? Other than the decal and name, were there any changes made to or removed from the F70 when repackaged as the Patriot?

Other than the aftermarket NEL Snake DD coil, have you owned or used any of the smaller or mid-sized Concentric or DD coils offered for the F70? Any particular likes or dislikes about the patriot? With the current price of $399 I wonder if they trimmed the features and function, thus performance, of this model. confused smiley A very competitive price.


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desertsmith
... but have just received a new Tesoro Mojave to compliment the Patriot. The Mojave's job is to hunt tot lots, sidewalks, skateboard jumps, park benches and so on.
Similar to most of the types of urban sites where I put my Mojave to work as well.


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desertsmith
I prefer light larger coils for the open areas and the 7 inch coil for everything else.
I hunt some open areas and, on occasion, I will munt the 7X11 DD standard search coil when the trash target amount is sparse. I don't hunt wide-open places that often, however, because most of t]my hunt time is in the tot lots, sidewalk easements, etc., and otherwise most of my detecting is relic Hunting old sites that abound in a very dense saturation of debris, especially nails and other ferrous-based objects to include man's worst enemy .... rusty tin. angry smiley

Maybe 85% of my detecting is taken care of with the various detector models I own using a round 7", 6½" or 6" Concentric coil or a round 7" or 5" or Out-Of-Round .. 'OOR' .. 4.7X5.2 Double-D coils. The other 15% of my sites are handled with a mid-sized elliptical 5X9½ DD search coil.


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desertsmith
I hunt for dry land jewelry and coins in a urban environment. By the way the Mojave is my 4th Tesoro in 39 years of detecting. I still have the first one, the Cutlass that I got in the 80's. HH Cal
4th Tesoro in 39 years? I usually buy and sell 4-6 Tesoro's a year it seems. eye popping smiley Seriously, there are quite a few good detectors on the market for the different needs of Coin Hunting or Relic Hunting hobbyists, but I personally feel every savvy detectorist ought to own at least one good Tesoro model.

That original Cutlass, produced from 11/'85 thru 8/'90, sure got a lot of folks hooked on what simple but dependable Tesoro performance could do with a silent-search/quick-response detector. The Mojave will be a nice complement to your detector battery. Mine is out in my Tahoe with a couple of other detectors and I'll be heading out for a day of adventure in about fifteen minutes. The Mojave will get it's field time in today.

Best of success to you, and I hope you're able to get out hunting today as well.

Monte

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WM6, I appreciate the reply. Now, where to shop ?????

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What metal detector do I own and use?

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Cal, I have a few questions about your outfit.

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Re: Cal, I have a few questions about your outfit.

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'Thank You', Cal. Now I'll have to download a manual.

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