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metal detector for kids

My soon to be 8 year old son loves exploring, anything from a new book or math problem to a mountain or cave. So we watched a couple episodes of Diggers and that was it, he is hooked. Problem is I have no experience at all with metal detecting.

Can anyone recommend a decent youth model detector? I have looked around the internet and there seems to be a few decent models, but i was hoping to hear some first hand experience.

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It all depends on if you want a screen or just something that is plain and simple.Here's 1 option,check out Hobby Lobby,get the coupon for,i think 40% off and pick him up a Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, think it comes out to around $60 some odd dollars,now next step up would be the Fisher F2 it comes with alot of decent things that would be helpful for him and has a screen giving at least some indication what he might find,another really good machine but no screen and just a simple discrimination knob would be the Tesoro Compadre roughly around $169 plus your shipping charges.I'm 47 and use the Compadre as my main machine and i will tell you that machine is simple to use and it will find the goods,might look like a toy to some but until you use one you'll see exactly what i mean.

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Re: metal detector for kids

For our son and his 1st machine we purchased him a Garrett ACE 250. It is light,easy to use and works great cost is ~200.

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Thanks for all the info guys. My mother in law ended up getting my son a bounty hunter jr. He is having a blast with it.

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Now he just needs to learn to jump up and down and let out war hoops like those Digger goofballs.

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Thanks for all the info guys. My mother in law ended up getting my son a bounty hunter jr. He is having a blast with it.
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