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Old 08-24-2017, 01:31 PM
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Was wondering what you think about the Ace 350 and Tesoro Cortes, these two are for sale in my area, what do you think about these prices.... Ace 350 for $100 and the Cortes for $375 or trade for Nikon camera gear or sporting goods. Appreciate your input on these.
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:45 AM
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Depending on what you want and how you like to hunt, I would jump on that Ace 350. That's a great deal. Never used one myself but I have used other Garrett machines and they are really good. Never used a Tesoro so I can't comment on that. But, if you get the 350 and want something different later you'll have no problem getting your money back out of it. Assiming of course that it's in good shape.

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Old 08-25-2017, 08:19 AM
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What NDCFX said. Had a 350 before my ATP. No VDI but it's a solid machine. I've dug coins as deep as my pinpointer with it. Lightweight. For $100 that's a deal.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:20 AM
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I started with an ace 250 with a DD coil. Very easy to use and understand. Found many great targets. That where the hook sunk deep. Now own a CTX and have a per order in on the AT MAX.
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Get that 350 now if it is still avail. Great little unit and you can always dump it later for a profit.

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Old 08-25-2017, 10:38 AM
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I paid $150 for my ace 250. $100 for a 350 is a great deal.

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Old 08-26-2017, 08:51 AM
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Depends on condition of both, any accessories included, how/where you detect, if you need a machine with manual ground balance, if you prefer a detector with more depth capability. Just to name a few.

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If the Ace is in good shape..........JUMP on that deal !!!

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Get the ace! It is a great detector!

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Old 08-26-2017, 04:55 PM
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Get the ace! It is a great detector!
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I would get the cortes. Way better unit and built better too. The ace is not even in the same class as the Cortes. Go for the tesoro
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If you don't get that ACE let me know I want it
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:09 PM
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The Ace is gone but cortes still listed, price drop to 295.
Thinking about a Delta 4000 listed for 100. Said only used 5 times, thanks for all your replies
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:25 PM
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Is this going to be your 1st detector?

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The 350's a steal if its all in good working condition.

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Old 09-28-2017, 04:40 PM
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No, it would be second, have a pioneer 505
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:32 PM
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No, it would be second, have a pioneer 505
What exactly are you looking for in a 2nd detector?

Upgrade?

Cheap back-up?

Just something different?

Anything cheap?

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Old 09-28-2017, 06:44 PM
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Something that would be any kind of upgrade and hopefully a little more depth, I do like the idea of the numbers on the Delta, my pioneer doesn't have that feature, got my pioneer about 4 years ago, used a 100. Gift Card I won from eBay sweepstake and put 20. with it to get the pioneer, came with 4" and 8" coils, only 20 dollars out of pocket for it and it looked new, small coil was still sealed in plastic bag.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:52 PM
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Something that would be any kind of upgrade and hopefully a little more depth, I do like the idea of the numbers on the Delta, my pioneer doesn't have that feature, got my pioneer about 4 years ago, used a 100. Gift Card I won from eBay sweepstake and put 20. with it to get the pioneer, came with 4" and 8" coils, only 20 dollars out of pocket for it and it looked new, small coil was still sealed in plastic bag.

I started out with an Ace 250, and I made a lot of nice finds with it, Wheaties, Indian Heads, Large Cents, Barbers, Mercs, jewelry, etc. BUT, the thing was I put myself in the location to find them. The best detector in the world won't matter, if there's nothing there.

All that said, how deep will your 505 go? What's the deepest coin you've found? How/where do you normally hunt? You have access to 75+ year-old sites? Just hunt for clad and jewelry?

No sense in spending lots of $$ for a clad/jewelry hunter, get a $160 Compadre, don't worry about the screen. If you want a screen, and on a budget, buy the Ace 250, but know after a while that bell tone will be stuck in your head, you'll hear it when you try and sleep, and when your alarm goes off in the AM

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