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Got treasure? Now I do!
on December 21, 2010
Looked around for about a month before I went with the Lone Star unit. To me it is the best for a beginner like me. Easy to set up, very clear instructions, easy to get in the field right away. It is made in Texas and that was another reason I leaned toward it.
Today was my first time out with it and I had a blast. Only scanned about an hour in the morning and then another 4 in the late afternoon. Found about a dollars worth of misc. coins, none were terribly old, but still fun. Found a bunch of pull tabs....yuk, but kept after it. Right as the sun was going down I hit on another low tone.......and it was a gold ring! Yep, not kidding and no, I don't work for any company sponsor or anything. Just got lucky. I was 5 minutes from heading home with loose change and foil that fell around the benches and picnic area. I didn't tune out the pull tabs because I read online that a lot of gold hits in the same category (notch) as the pull tabs. So, I just dug them all (about 10) before hitting paydirt!
Overall this unit does very good on silver and nickel and does a good job discriminating between the various metals. The only feature I wish it had is perhaps a depth indicator. But most everything I found today, including the ring, was only 3 inches or less deep so not a deal breaker for sure. As I use the unit and practice a bit more (especially with some of the trash I have found) I am sure I will able to increase my "Cash" to "Trash" find ratio.
I can't say if this one is better than the others, but for the money I think this is a very good detector and I am looking forward to many more adventures with it!