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Anfibio vs Relic?

December 15, 2018 12:42PM
I started musing on the Tesoro sub-forum about a new detector, mainly to add something new to my older nail ridden sites but also would like a more general use detector. I have a Teknetics T2 and a Tesoro Eldorado and Silver μMAX. I have had great success with them and my Eldorado is my go to detector for trashy/nail ridden sites with my T2 a close second, company and my kids usually use the Silver.

I am contemplating a detector which would work at my old 1800s homesteads in the thick carpet of nails, but also open up the local park opportunities. I am not a fan of parks but a lot of time that is all that is available to me due to weather or time. They are old parks but the amount of modern trash, foil and bottle caps left from the homeless and park users is troublesome. My T2 has the depth but struggles with bottle caps, the bottle cap program on the T2 works but I loose deeper coins. My Tesoros handle the bottle caps but struggle with depth in some of the faster sink rate areas. I just do not have the patience to dig a lot of modern trash (although no issue digging old trash at historic sites). I know I miss stuff in the parks, but a machine with good discrimination would be fantastic. I have an old 1900s autopark I would love to detect more but after digging 60+ Modelo bottle caps I was done.

I can pick up a Bandito II or a used Relic with all the coils pretty reasonable and they would likely open up some new targets at my sites. Monte seems to really like the Relic. The Anfibio is water proof which would be nice for rainy days and coastal detecting, and I like that it can take concentric coils for that added discrimination. Is the Anfibio worth the extra expense for the unit and then the assortment of coils and shafts I would need to buy? Can the Relic better handle park trash than my T2? I am bad about spending money so research all my purchases to death. The cost savings are tempting, but do I like what the Anfibio has to offer.

What is a reasonable cost for a used Nokta Relic if I choose to go that route? i wish i had a dealer close to me to actually see the units, but there is nothing close.

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Anfibio vs Relic?

Fish N Chips 365 December 15, 2018 12:42PM

How about Anything vs Relic?

Monte 376 December 16, 2018 08:57AM

Re: How about Anything vs Relic?

Fish N Chips 273 December 16, 2018 11:16AM

Re: How about Anything vs Relic?

Timbertodd 245 December 16, 2018 12:29PM

Re: How about Anything vs Relic?

Fish N Chips 224 December 16, 2018 03:59PM

Re: Anfibio vs Relic?

Fish N Chips 289 December 15, 2018 12:49PM

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Druid 296 December 15, 2018 03:22PM

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Fish N Chips 242 December 15, 2018 04:51PM

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Druid 229 December 16, 2018 05:52PM

Anfibio nail board test?

Fish N Chips 282 December 16, 2018 11:14PM

Anfibio 'series' and the Nail Board. ... Naturally, one of my multiple test scenarios.

Monte 352 December 17, 2018 05:26AM

Re: Anfibio 19 may be a good option.

Fish N Chips 259 December 17, 2018 09:44AM

The Anfibio 19 and the FORS Relic.thinking

Monte 301 December 18, 2018 12:51PM

Re: The Anfibio 19 and the FORS Relic.thinking

Fish N Chips 256 December 18, 2018 08:12PM

Re: Anfibio 19 may be a good option.

Remfire 247 December 18, 2018 07:53AM

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