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Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: September 12, 2018 01:20PM
The only detector that ever impressed me was the Teknetics 9000/B. (I also had a Mark I, and an 8500)
Now I've have had other detectors that met the need and have done good, but their electronics didn't or don't thrill me.
Other than depth increase of the newer detectors and of course weight and compact packaging they fall short in about every other way.
The 9000/B Discriminated better,
Rusty bottle caps wasn't an issue,
You could really nickel pick better with the 9000/B
Here was the MAJOR downfalls to the units like the 9000/B.
BIG and heavy, (mine was hip mounted)
Took a massive about of power to run them, 14 AA batteries.
Limited depth to a real 5" to 6" of dirt.

Mark



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Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: wvrick
Date: September 12, 2018 05:02PM
In order:

CTX3030
E-trac
between the CZ7a-Pro or CoinStrike

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Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: September 12, 2018 08:16PM
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wvrick
In order:

CTX3030
E-trac
between the CZ7a-Pro or CoinStrike

WoW! "wvcrick" I've not seen you around here for awhile, glad to see you back posting again.

Mark



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Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: wvrick
Date: September 13, 2018 06:15AM
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MarkCZ


WoW! "wvcrick" I've not seen you around here for awhile, glad to see you back posting again.

Mark

Thx but I never left, only lurked. :smile:

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Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: nick hunter
Date: September 19, 2018 03:38AM
Well, over the years, I have owned many many detectors....

The best one, in my opinion was the Bounty Hunter Time Ranger...Don't laugh...

The V4 version included a revision of the TID.

A side (and welcome) effetct was that the pulltab range did not signal...pulltabs. In Fact, every signal in the pulltab range was a potentially gold ring...The two years I used it, I found 43 gold items in the pulltab range...

I stupidly sold it to finance an Explorer 2, an I regret it.

Maybe I will re-buy the Titan version, it's worth it !

Cheers

Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: September 19, 2018 07:47AM
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...The two years I used it, I found 43 gold items in the pulltab range...

I'm trying to understand what you are saying here. Are you saying that the Bounty Hunter Time ranger could

A) Tell gold apart from aluminum ? Or

B) Saying that it knocked out certain type tabs, while allowing in certain types gold rings ?

If it is option B, then: So too can the Explorer properly identify (ie.: reject) certain recurring tab types, yet .... at the same time, ID certain gold rings outside those TID zones.

It's no secret that ... since gold rings can ID all over the TID ranges, that .... logically .... some are going to get accepted EVEN while knocking out tabs. But I guarantee you, that there are a percentage of gold rings that will NOT be distinguishable from tabs. You will be missing a certain percentage of gold rings, when passing tabs, on any machine. And there will also be a punishing ratio of aluminum (can slaw, etc...) that will read exactly like those 43 gold rings you found, on any machine.

Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: dan b
Date: October 01, 2018 11:37AM
No matter which machine I try, I keep coming back to the Vaquero. So quiet, so relaxing, and so effective.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/01/2018 11:37AM by dan b.

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Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: Architex
Date: October 01, 2018 01:50PM
I'm with you on those two.



The real treasure is in the marketing.

XP Deus / CTX 3030 / Equinox 800

Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: BH505Man
Date: October 01, 2018 03:08PM
So far the best metal detector that I've owned is the Teknetics T2 Classic. I found my 1st silver coin with it. My second favorite detector was my Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505. In terms of most number of good finds, the 505 takes that honor. It was my first detector that really discriminated the trash from the treasure and that resulted in a renewed interest in metal detecting after a 20 year break from detecting. For a low cost detector the Pioneer 505 has plenty of features that a serious detectorist desires. The T2 is still new to me and I am still learning it's settings and fine tuning my metal detecting skills with it. But so far it's the deepest seeking metal detector that I've owned and goes deep enough to find the old silver coins in the parks that others before me have missed. Once I've mastered the T2 I believe that my trash to treasure ratio will increase and should surpass that found by the 505.

Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: JJames1610
Date: October 03, 2018 05:20PM
Thank you to everyone, i enjoyed reading every one.

Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: nam1969
Date: October 16, 2018 03:49PM
I own tow of them : IDX Pro and M6 . Not an M60 like I used to carry . Semper Fi Vet 67-69

Re: Your best machine?
Posted by: Nauti Neil
Date: October 20, 2018 08:40AM
Saxon SM45 by far........no daft programs,good in iron and so simple.Great iron discrim too.

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