Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: rural southwestern N.Y. State
Re: White's and Tesoro's Detectors?
THing is a great hobby, but it can be time consuming. Even a near entry level can find stuff..I'm talking $250 to $350,especially if you run in a non-discriminate mode. White's and Tesoro are both good brands..Just have to check them out to see which fits you best.
In order to be successful, you have to spend plenty of hours in the field, so weight can be a factor. Only time and practice can attune your hearing to the subtle sounds that can make a big difference. I have a Troy Shadow II, which is actually a custom Tesoro. I like the Tesoro type, since they have miniature circuitry and most use only one rectangular 9-volt battery..which means less battery cost and weight. If you want a digital display however, you might like White's better.
Other good brands..Fisher, Garrett, Minelab Yes, spend a little more and get a pinpointer along with your detector.
If you talk to a good dealer, he/she may want to know just what type soil you usually will be hunting in..it can make a difference. A reputable dealer can be a real help.
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