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Options Makro Racer Tesoro Vaquero
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $650 $550
Manufactured in 2015 2004
Battery Type 4 AA 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 3 2.2
Operating frequency 14 kHz. 14 KHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight Yes No
Target ID Numeric Audio
Tone ID 5 Tones Single Tone
Search Modes
  • All Metal
  • 2 Tone
  • 3 Tone
  • Beach
  • Disc.
  • All Metal
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual, Tracking Manual
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty Lifetime
Number of Reviews graph 10
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Avg. User Rating 4.50 4.38
Avg. Durability Rating 4.14 3.79
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.36 4.25
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Most helpful review for Makro Racer

Outstanding detector
The Makro Racer is the third metal detector that I own and use. I am amazed by the quick response of this unit while working in trash. The depth of recovery is unlike any machine that I have hunted with. I'm finding coins at 18 to 20 inches and I know it will do even better. It's very easy to use. It's very sturdy build but very light weight so you can hunt all day.
Gene from USA

Thumbs up! 46
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Most helpful review for Tesoro Vaquero

Best Tesoro ever
It is more stable than a Tejon and gets the same depth.

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.

HH,
Andy



Andy,NM from New Mexico

Thumbs up! 94
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