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Old 08-22-2011, 03:33 AM
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Default New to detecting - Tesoro tiger shark - tips n tricks?

I am new to this or any metal detecting forum and the sport as well.

I have purchased a tesoro tiger shark to hunt the rivers here in central texas.

However have never done any metal detecting and would love some good tips.

I also am going on a trip through New Mexico and Arizona in 10 days and was hoping to do some nugget hunting.

My tesoro tiger shark is coming with an 8" coil and a clean sweep coil. I am not sure which of these would be better to nugget hunt with.

I also am open to suggestions for more specific but not too expensive gold nugget hunting detectors.. such as the gold bug pro.. etc.

Thank you for any help

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:33 PM
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:40 PM
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I thought the Tiger Shark has a hardwired coil like the Sand Shark... meaning the coil is permanently attached to the control box... meaning you won't be able to actually use the CSC. Unless you bought a used one with the changeable coils, which have big problems with water leaking into the coil.

I would be very careful about buying a used tiger/sand shark with the interchangeable coil... a lot of them go bad.

Maybe it's just the sand shark with hardwired coil...

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