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Old 08-05-2017, 12:55 PM
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Default Advice, Tesoro Compadre vs Gofind20 or 40

Hi. New here.
So, i want to buy one of these:
Tesoro compadre
or
Gofind 20 or gofind 40.
I give some info, maybe it helps for the right detector.
I'm a starter, and want to search for war relics (chaco war 1932-1935 Paraguay)
The place are trenches, its a deserted location, no settlements, without human disturbance. only forest / cattle ranch. Link to google maps
About the soil/ground: its salty, dry mostly all year, and really hard. from january to may it has humidity cuz rain season.
And about the fancy stuff i dont care much.
I post a picture of what is it like.

So, what do you think
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:44 PM
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Between these choices the Compadre.
None of these will get real deep though.

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Old 08-05-2017, 04:56 PM
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You need more choices.like Ace 250 or 150 or Fisher f2 Maybe bounty hunter.

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Old 08-05-2017, 06:06 PM
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Eurotek Pro is in that price range, but I like my Compadres. They like deep iron too

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Old 08-05-2017, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
Between these choices the Compadre.
None of these will get real deep though.
How much is real deep?
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by erichx View post
How much is real deep?
Depends on the soil l but don't expect much more than 6" with the small coil Compadre, an inch or two more with the 8" coil...maybe.
Under normal circumstances like here in the parks I hunt in that would work pretty well, 98% of my finds in three different states were shallow up to about that 6" mark.
Your area may need deeper but only you or someone that has dug up targets around there can say.
If everything you are looking for there is 8,9, 10" or deeper don't expect a lot of success with any detector in these low price ranges.
Also salt is a mineral, mixed with water like around beaches it can limit depth, not sure how dry conditions and salt can affect our detectors.
For sites with mineralization problems detectors with adjustable ground balance can help a lot.

Sometimes it is worth waiting and saving up more to get the right tool, the wrong tool might just be a waste of money.
Not saying these will be but you need to find out before you buy, or I would, anyway.

Don't know what the market is like down there or how long you are willing to wait but a good used Vaquero might work much better for you if you can swing it.
That one has all the basic features you might need and a lot of penetrating power and there are others.

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Old 08-06-2017, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
Depends on the soil l but don't expect much more than 6" with the small coil Compadre, an inch or two more with the 8" coil...maybe.
Under normal circumstances like here in the parks I hunt in that would work pretty well, 98% of my finds in three different states were shallow up to about that 6" mark.
Your area may need deeper but only you or someone that has dug up targets around there can say.
If everything you are looking for there is 8,9, 10" or deeper don't expect a lot of success with any detector in these low price ranges.
Also salt is a mineral, mixed with water like around beaches it can limit depth, not sure how dry conditions and salt can affect our detectors.
For sites with mineralization problems detectors with adjustable ground balance can help a lot.

Sometimes it is worth waiting and saving up more to get the right tool, the wrong tool might just be a waste of money.
Not saying these will be but you need to find out before you buy, or I would, anyway.

Don't know what the market is like down there or how long you are willing to wait but a good used Vaquero might work much better for you if you can swing it.
That one has all the basic features you might need and a lot of penetrating power and there are others.
Appreciated. thats the case. you are right. So i was looking around other detectors, read a book about it and all.
took a look at the vaquero too.
so, what other detectors maybe worth (not expensive all, lets aprox 400 - 450$ top) for my needs. saying high mineralized areas, and max depth 20" inches maybe...
i saw those polular garret 250 - 300
the tesoros
but i cant keep searching and im a beginner so, i dont know the right choise.
thanks in advance.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:15 AM
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20"...even in the best soil that is going to be pretty much a dream with most VLF normal detectors.
Even with a Vaq I have never heard if anyone getting that deep, my Fisher F70 is one of the most powerful detectors out there and I can easily get to about a foot deep in good black soil, about 3-5" deeper under perfect conditions, but even with the largest coil on the market mounted I wouldn't even have the thought of searching for targets at 20" deep.
You have a better shot with a pulse induction unit...maybe, even that type might not get that deep.
Something called a two box detector will get down that far but this type is best for finding large objects, caches, chests, boxes, large tools.
This kind won't be able to see smaller type targets at all, coins, jewelry...things like that.

Keep researching, you seem to have some specific needs that only a limited numbers of specialty type detectors can fill.

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