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I rarely see a post on these machines, good,bad or anything. I picked one up and use it here and there but it’s almost like cheating,not a true beep n dig..I’m old school when it comes to Tesoro, the sounds,lifting the coil to judge depth,etc..Having a visual ID Tesoro just seems odd to me. Hell of a nice machine to look at, and tons of features but just not a true beep n dig to me..


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A buddy had one. He said it was different in a good way but not enough to keep it. I considered it, and their other digital one, but there was something I heard about them that I didn't like. I can't remember what.

Mark ( ohio )

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I had one some yrs back.. Initially I thought it would turn out to be a pretty good detector, was pulling coins from the ground 6-7 deep until one outing with a buddy who was using an original explorer.. As we were hunting, he said to me i got a silver dime right here about 3-4 deep. I scanned with the cortez.. nothing nothing nothing !! This detector didn't see a thing, and sure as shit he dug a merc down about 3 inches. Needless to say that was the final hunt with a cortez and ordered a brand new explorer that next day.

Mark ( ohio )


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I was considering one years ago, but as someone else stated, the preset ground balance in disc. mode was a deal breaker for me.


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I like mine, really a good detector,works well. I love my beep and dig detectors, have a lot of them, but I thought Tesoro had to do more to keep up with the other makers. The Cortes was a start. Has good features on it. Not your real beep and dig detector though.