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September 23, 2018 11:57PM avatar
At least brief for me. winking smiley


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Hombre
That post would be a great preface to your book ! Again nice job on explaining the history of metal detecting and the machines that we enjoy. Even though I did not participate in the golden age of treasure hunting during 50's,60's,70's and 80's. Through reading your posts you have given me the idea to try out the older machines.
I know there are far more forum readers than posters, so I often explain a few things, such as VLF or EMI or VDI, because quite a few readers are newer to the sport and do not know what many terms mean.

There really wasn't much metal detecting as a 'hobby' in the '50s. Popular magazines had ads for Metal / Mineral Locator 'kits' you could buy and assemble, but it was almost more like little tinkering projects that got people's interest. It was more like the early-to-mid '60s when we really started to notice more major detector manufacturer's ads, and then the late '60s when you started to see people using detectors in public places such as parks and schools and such.

I remember my brother and I hunting parks and such in Ogden Utah in '68 and early '69 and people would watch us from afar or parked on the street or even followed us when we went to a different location. They were wondering what we were doing, what those contraptions were, and a few bravely approached us with inquiries.

But that was sort of the turning point in popularity and from '68 to '73, just to cover five years, it went from seeing none to only three or four people using a metal detector in public in an urban environment, to fast-paced growth with many clubs forming, a lot of folks out detecting everywhere all the time, and a lot of dealers sprouting up all over as well.

Yes, the equipment we had when I got started was crude by todays standards, but it worked, and there was so much to be found it is almost unbelievable when I reflect back on "the good old days." That's what makes it enjoyable to have a few of the early-era detectors on-hand, both to demonstrate how they worked, and to use them a few times every year. It's still fun.


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Hombre
Now I have a nice collection of old and new metal detectors. Lately I have been using the INCA, Bandido ll, and 6000 Pro XL along with my modern MX5 and MX7 and have come to the conclusion that any one of them will get the job done.
You have listed five very good, quality built detectors. With the right search coils mounted they can surely handle a wide-range of detecting applications.

Monte

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

Stinkwater Wells
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Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

'Regular-Use Detector Team' are models from: Fisher, Nokta / Makro, Teknetics, Tesoro and White's
'Specialty-Use Detectors' are models from: Compass, Garrett and Teknetics
Pinpointers: Using Nokta / Makro and Uniprobe Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... All w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Gear: Using White's DigMaster digging tool and Signature Series pouch.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Some models are assigned for 'Regular-Use' and others are on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils, mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


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Early morning and this OLD guy just tinkered with OLD and NEW detectors.

Monte 205 September 21, 2018 08:58AM

TR & TR-Disc. -- Tuning .. related to this initial thread post.

Monte 98 September 26, 2018 05:27AM

Next guess, Compass Coin Hustler, Garrett Master Hunter, Nokta CoRe, Nokta Relic and White's MX7...

Hombre 105 September 22, 2018 05:36PM

Randy, you are ooh so close! You got 4 out of 5.

Monte 111 September 22, 2018 06:55PM

Re: Randy, you are ooh so close! You got 4 out of 5.

NWCindy 81 September 25, 2018 02:29PM

NWCindy, you are correct regarding a chance discovery.

Monte 92 September 26, 2018 07:19AM

Do I at least get a consolation prize?.............LOL

Hombre 90 September 22, 2018 08:29PM

A consolation prize? .... Never thouht of that, but here itn is:

Monte 117 September 23, 2018 11:17AM

Re: A consolation prize? .... Never thouht of that, but here itn is:

WM6 74 September 26, 2018 01:40PM

Working on a book, and other ideas. Thanks. N/T

Monte 82 September 26, 2018 05:31PM

That was interesting.

OregonGregg 109 September 24, 2018 07:15AM

Thanks for that history lesson & nice consolation prizethumbs up

Hombre 89 September 23, 2018 02:22PM

Don't be too alarmed, but this reply is brief.eye popping smiley

Monte 98 September 23, 2018 11:57PM

Re: Thanks for that history lesson & nice consolation prizethumbs up

jmaryt 121 September 23, 2018 11:18PM

Hi jmaryt ....lets talk about the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL Pro

Hombre 89 September 24, 2018 08:44AM

Re: Hi jmaryt ....lets talk about the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL Pro

jmaryt 86 September 24, 2018 11:43AM

Re: Early morning and this OLD guy just tinkered with OLD and NEW detectors.

Timbertodd 112 September 22, 2018 10:30AM

Re: Early morning and this OLD guy just tinkered with OLD and NEW detectors.

Timbertodd 94 September 22, 2018 06:24PM

Nice guess, Todd, but how many were correct?

Monte 72 September 22, 2018 05:11PM

My Guess

OregonGregg 114 September 22, 2018 06:33AM

Gregg, your 'guess' was correct, but only 1 of the 5.

Monte 106 September 22, 2018 08:12AM

Re: Early morning and this OLD guy just tinkered with OLD and NEW detectors.

jmaryt 96 September 21, 2018 11:48PM

j.t., about the Mojave w/7" Concentric

Monte 114 September 22, 2018 07:54AM

Re: j.t., about the Mojave w/7" Concentric

jmaryt 86 September 22, 2018 05:28PM

My pick for the 5 winnerssmiling smiley

Hombre 112 September 21, 2018 09:38AM

Randy you had two correct out of your five guesses.

Monte 110 September 21, 2018 02:53PM

Okay, I tried these other 4 models. confused smiley

Monte 108 September 21, 2018 04:18PM



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