Tesoro VaqueroPrice: $550
Based on 76 reviews
Avg. Durability: 3.79
Avg. Ease of use: 4.25
Inexpensive, easy to learn, deep
MF from Nashville
Too simple, too deep
Jason Graham from VA
Tesoro's sleeper machine!
This is just point blank a great machine. Runs quiet and VERY DEEP! Discrimination is good, very good in iron, and is very lite. I have been using it for several months with great success finding very small items that where deep. This machine is SUPER a relic hunter, coin hunter and an OK beach hunter.
Lots of power for the money! You can't go wrong!!
Scott Beasley from South Carolina
DEEP AND QUIET
Gary from Richmond, VA
Best Tesoro ever
If you don't have a Tejon and want a new Tesoro i would buy a Vaquero.I just like the fact that it's more stable, uses just 1 9 volt battery, has frequency shift and gets the same depth than the more expensive Tejon.
But some may still like the Tejon better since it has a Slow Auto-Tune All Metal AND a FAST Auto-Tune All Metal Mode; Dual Disc and longer Battery life.
I didn't like the battery doors on the Tejon.They gave me the feeling that i have to send the detector in for repair after a few battery changes.Otherwise the performance of the Tejon i had was great.
The Tejon and the Vaquero/Cibola aren't much more deeper than an Eldorado on higher conductive targets like dimes and pennys (About 1 to 2 inch).But they will go much deeper (about 4 inch) than an Eldorado on low conductive targets like nickels and goldrings.
For now i think the power vs price of a Vaquero/Cibola is hard to beat.
I didn't super tune sweet spot test, i did it the way the airtest is described in the manual.I think 13 inch on a nickel and about 10 on a dime is great.
I believe you can get more out of that detector by super tune sweet spot airtesting but i didn't do it to compare it to other
Tesoros under same air test conditions.
Did some more air testing today with the 5.75 coil.
Disc was between iron and 5c, sens at max.
Dime 9 inch , Nickel 10 inch with a 5.75 coil !!!!!!!!!
That's what my Eldorado gets with its 9x8 standard coil.
I am glad i bought that coil with my Vaquero.
I am impressed.There is no detector in the price range that can beat that new Tesoro.This is the detector i wanted, thanks Tesoro.
Andy,NM from New Mexico
Deepest detector on the planet
Troy from Tennessee