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|Options||Tesoro Outlaw||Whites MXT Tracker|
|Battery Type||9V||8 AA|
|Operating frequency||10.6 kHz.||14 KHz.|
|Tone ID||Single Tone||Single Tone|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Waterproof||Coil only||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 5
|Avg. User Rating||5.00||4.63|
|Avg. Durability Rating||5.00||5.00|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.67||4.40|
|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 Whites MXT TrackerKnow the MXT Facts
The MXTs are great machines and I see someone here has spent a lot of effort putting them down.
So heres the facts according to the man who designed it, In 1998 was when the MXT hit the drawing board as true multi purpose machine.
As a result of the massive amount of work that went into the design they had enough to build another machine, and so the GMT Goldmaster was born, and as work and fine tuning went on the final product was the MXT released in mid 2000.
Most of what is in the MXT is all new not borrowed from the GMT, remember the MXT was being built first. The Tracking system and the Iron grunt are the only things they share, the V-SAT system in the MXT is all new and so is all the rest of the software.
The reason the MXT is a little noisy is because you need the high gain to find tiny nuggets and hence the +1,+2,+3 area on the gain dial, and from the preset downwards is the normal gain area and seeing as coins are bigger than tiny nuggets there is no reason to use the +1 etc area of the gain but that is your choice, and the only other place that you would need that kind of high gain is in Europe when looking for thin hammered coins if the ground allows,
but in the US this is just a matter of choice of do you want to run your machine that hot and most of us do love that power.
I have used that machine in Iron infested sites with over 3500 years of junk polluting the ground, and I have used the minelabs that you talk of and they are great machines, but they don't work very well in these iron filled sites because of their recovery speeds and their lack of sensitivity to gold.
The MXT is a machine that you can take to the four corners of the world and know you have'nt left much behined, And back to the high sensitivity thing again as another wise person said here just because its there you don't have to use it but its nice to have it in reserve, with the gain set to 7.5 using the 300 coil I saw a person find and dig a English half penny at 11 and a half to 12" and I measured it with a ruler and that is about half way on the gain knob, so believe me it is deep, and it still has the best tracking system available.
So don't worry about machines that are no longer made. You can find the truth about who, how and why the MXT was built
if you go to Whites site and click on the MXT then click on documentation and read the engineers report by the man who built it.
MR Dave Johnson who is also responsible for building over 17 of the most popular machines from at leased the last two decades, and I'd like to thank all you people who wrote reviews here because you all helped me buy my MXTs many moons ago and I wish you all the best, and thank you to the owners of this site for being so helpful.
John.W from London
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