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|Options||Tesoro Outlaw||Garrett Grand Master Hunter CXIII|
|Battery Type||9V||6 C cells|
|Operating frequency||10.6 kHz.||Adjustable|
|Tone ID||Single Tone||Custom|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Waterproof||Coil only||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 5
|Avg. User Rating||5.00||3.80|
|Avg. Durability Rating||5.00||4.50|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.67||4.50|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Tesoro OutlawLove the outlaw
I've been using the Tesoro Outlaw for just over 3 weeks now and based on my location, I have been working hard to get as much search time in as possible before the snow starts flying. Let me make it clear that I have had minimal experience with a real MD though I have studied it for some time and have a good grip on the physics involved.
On arrival, the MD was very well packaged and much to my surprise, my dealer threw in a volume controlled set of headphones and a geologist's loupe. (Thanks Middlesex Detectors). Assembling everything was really easy and I thought the engineering that has gone into the device was extremely well though out. Each of the three coils came with it's own lower pole assembly and velcro strap to keep the cables in place when you are not using them. Battery included was a nice touch as well. The manual recommends using the velcro on your detector shaft and indeed, there are three straps to accommodate each disc. All told I had all the coils ready to go and the main detector assembly in place within 20 minutes.
Prior to receiving the detector, I created a test bed in my backyard with clad, silver, copper coins as well as aluminum tabs and some assorted junk materials I've been collecting for some time. So far I have only worked with the 8" coil and I love it. This thing really likes silver and I was able to detect buried silver coins down to about 9" in disc mode. All metal mode gives me an extra 1. 5", in my soil conditions which seems to be relatively non-mineralized.
I don't have a pin-pointer yet (hello Garrett PP, coming soon) so I have been relying on the MD for everything. To date I have been relying on a single location not too far from my home that has a lot of junk but also a lot of coins. In the summer it is rarely used but in the winter it is filled with hundreds of kids and their parents all sledding down this hill. No one seems to use velcro pockets because I have I have found close to $30 in coins in the last 21 days. The deepest coins have been around 6".
It only takes a little while to get to recognize the sounds associated with coins and keeping my thumb on the disc mode while scanning gives me a pretty tight understanding of what kind of a coin to expect. There is a double beep with coins that are close to the surface which is a big help.
I am still learning to master the sensitivity, threshold and disc settings but so far this unit has completely exceeded my expectations. Next up will be to start testing the big DD coil.
Tee1up from Saskatoon
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Most helpful review for Garrett Grand Master Hunter CXIIINice detector
I bought one of these as my first detector. I was probably over my head with its complexity, but I learned a lot.
Garretts are bright green, and this one had a space age look, and it talked! I was always surrounded by kids. It taught me to use headphones.
I went whole hog and bought several coils, and the first time out with the biggest coil was overwhelming. It picked up everything and it was impossible to separate.
I think it was this detector that started the rumors that Garretts were toys, because of its bright green, toylike color, and its talking mode. But, it was and still is a first rate detector with a lot of useful features.
Two things I have noticed with Garretts detectors. They are easy to use, and have excellent discrimination with coins. If it says dime, its a dime, and so on.
The Grand Master Hunter CXIII was ahead of its time by a large margin, and other manufacturers could not compete, so they mocked it.
Brian in Baltimore from Maryland
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