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My parents had a house built on an old 5ac farm and there is 2 old foundations and a basement, entry way filled in, and my dad has always wanted to poke around and see whats there. He believes people buried money back then. Anyways they are selling and moving next April so I wanted to get him a detector to mess around with. I saw one at target for $50, will that keep him entertained? Neither of us have ever did this before and arent looking to take it up. Thanks
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Will work but won't discriminate very well between junk and good stuff so tell him to get ready to dig a LOT! for around $300-500 you can get a good machine. Great machines are 3-5x that. Either way have fun

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ok thanks! maybe ill put up some more cash!
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To start out with I would suggest a Fisher F22 around $200, weatherproof and come with a 5year warranty. You will also need a pinpointer, you can start with a cheaper one like first Texas/bounty hunter for around $20 then save up for a better one 80-$150.
Do some research/reviews and watch some youtube videos etc. before just buying one.
And discrimination is normally just a guess on the machines, it cannot tell you the difference between a pull tab or a gold ring that's why they say dig everything.
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Good info! Thanks!
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Your welcome, any questions just ask.
Not knowing how much you have to play with you can get some good deals on a used as well.
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Do those things (detectors) take battery packs, like a cordless drill ?

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Do those things (detectors) take battery packs, like a cordless drill ?
There's some that do take battery packs that can be recharged with USB chargers for in a car etc. but most take batteries 9v or AA.
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