what is the best metal detector for a newbie?
What is the best metal detector
It depends what you want to hunt for, and what kind of budget you’re comfortable with.
Detectors by reputable brands that are worth owning seem to start around $150, but you can spend ten times that and still get a detector that offers a lot of bang for the buck.
The most popular brands for people who are “serious” about the hobby seem to be Garrett, Tesoro, Whites, Fisher, and Minelab. All those brands make detectors in a fairly wide range of prices.
My advice is to spend some time reading metal detecting forums, and watching videos of people hunting with various models of detectors that seem interesting.
In my case, I decided a Minelab E-trac was the best place to start. If I was in a part of the country where gold nuggets were a realistic possibility I might have gone in a different direction. One of my goals was to be sure if I didn’t enjoy the hobby, I’d know it was me, and not the equipment. I discovered this meant delaying my purchase a bit because what I wanted ended up being several times what I originally expected to spend, but in the end, I was happy with my choice.
The Garrett Ace detectors seem to offer a lot of bang for the buck. Tesoro detectors aren’t so flashy, but you don’t find people complaining about their performance.
You’ll also want some accessories –
a small digging tool – Lesche and Predator are the “gold standard” at around $50, Lowes has a true-temper multiple purpose garden trowel for about $10 that’s a bang for the buck champ.
A pinpointer – The Garrett Propointer is widely discounted to $128. It’s worth it. Less expensive ones can be had for about half of that. Think short broom stick with a metal detector that can find things up to a few inches away. You stuff it in the hole you just dug to zero in on the item your main detector found. It really speeds up the process – finding something the size of a dime in a cup or two of dirt can take a few minutes if you don’t have one. Most detectors also have a pinpointer function – that just helps you make sure you dig in the right place.
Good luck with your decision.
what is the best brand of metal detectors?
Whites, Garrett, Fisher and Tesoro are some of the better brands. Goto this site http://www.findmall.com/
whats the best metal detector for a beginner?
i have a budget of about 400-500 ish, im lookin for one thats best overall, thank you
Either Wal Mart or you could check this site out,it’s funny you asked,my mother called me the other day and asked me what i wanted for xmas,i said a metel detecter.I just gonna get one from Wal Mart,they’re like $200 or something.
Best metal detector for the beginner?
I’m thinking purchasing a decent metal detector for my husband. He already has a basic one but i want to buy him something more serious. For him it is a hobby but he is talking about taking it as a full time job.
Best metal detector for a beginner?
When buying a metal detector should I get a VLF detector or some other kind? It will be my first. Used for looking for coins and jewlery.
Click and talk.
There are different types of detectors for coins and jewelry, for relics, for prospecting and for use in the water. Some detectors can overlap in their application, but generally they are special purpose.
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WHAT’S THE BEST METAL DETECTOR
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