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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2015, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy a Metal Detector $250.00 range

I'm looking to start out Detecting. I am planning to search old building foundations, Fields, River Banks and wherever else I can. I am looking to spend $250.00 or less.

Any suggestions?

I've been reading reviews and Garret & Fisher are sounding good, but I don't want to buy something I shouldn't.
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Re: Looking to buy a Metal Detector $250.00 range

For ease to use and work very well I like the Garret Ace 250.
I know of quite a few people that use them including my youngest son and they all like them.

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Re: Looking to buy a Metal Detector $250.00 range

I started with a Fisher F2 and bought my dad one when he showed interest. They can be found with 3 coils (4", 8" and 10") for that price.
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Re: Looking to buy a Metal Detector $250.00 range

Ok, I appreciate the info. I think I am leaning towards the Fisher F2.
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Re: Looking to buy a Metal Detector $250.00 range

Roaddawg I have a garret AT pro in the mail coming for this year but did quite well finding things with the garret ace 250 last year. Once you start using it you get use to what's usually trash and what's not. The ace 250 should be in your price range I think. Just browse kellyco for all your options
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Re: Looking to buy a Metal Detector $250.00 range

Can I give you some advice?First starting out with a machine like the F2 is ok,but the only problem with that is you start to rely on what your screen is telling you to dig,so you dig it.Now that's fine and all but guess what?In the real world of detecting if you rely on that screen only your gonna be passing up some good targets.If I were you I'd be getting something on the lines of Tesoro maybe a Silver UMAX or heck even a Compadre beep and dig unit,that way you get used to the different tones each metal produces and you'll also be inclined to dig more thus resulting in more finds then relying on what a screen tells you to dig.Just my opinion and take however you want.

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