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    Jan 2013
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    Newbie~ Needs Your Metal Detector Knowledge and Expertise

    Time to purchase a metal detector.Will be using it in Northwest Florida, along the river and creek banks. As well, old inland dried up lakes and ponds. Appreciate your time and any recommendations.

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    what hath god wrought

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    First machine? Get any good brand and you should spend about three hundred or so to start. You can upgrade later. Make sure they throw in a good digger. Get to the hardware store and buy a cheap nail apron. Read your owners manual. Get used to pinpointing and recovering targets your own yard to get a feel for it before you go digging the parks. You are off and running.
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    us
    Dec 2012
    King and Queen County Virginia
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    Make a test garden in your yard to acclimate yourself to whatever detector you decide on.

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    us
    Jan 2013
    Full Time In An RV
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    Practice, practice, practice. As suggested, make a test 'garden' in your back yeard. Plant some real dimes, quarters, pop tops, nails, etc. Plant a gold ring if you have one. Mark them with colored toothpicks. Scan them over and over and listen to the tones and read what the detector is telling you. Get someone else to plant and mark things then tell them what each find is before you dig it up. When you get it right time after time, hit the road. Learn to ignore bad finds as you learned. I know, at first we dig every signal. But you will tire of this in time. By eliminating bad holes, you have more time for good ones. Best of luck and I hope your first find is pure gold. I swing a Garret and think they are good for a started.
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    TerrysKnifeStore.com

    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebelrock View Post
    Time to purchase a metal detector.Will be using it in Northwest Florida, along the river and creek banks. As well, old inland dried up lakes and ponds. Appreciate your time and any recommendations.
    Waterproof - Garrett AT Pro

    Non Waterproof - Tesoro Vaquero

 

 

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