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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2005
    Sweet Home, Oregon
    Lots of them, more than the multi-brand shop down the street... :) I have no brand preferences at all..
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    Most popular metal detector brand?

    I came across this when looking for other things: What do you think about the chart?

    http://www.cwbullet.org/bullet-relic...?t=5088&page=1

    LL

  2. #2
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    what hath god wrought

    Feb 2009
    Gateway to the 1000 Islands
    Sometime(s)
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    tectin crap

    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    I wonder why the guy left out Garrett, perhaps the world's top selling brand of all time?
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  3. #3
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    Garrett watersports!

    Apr 2011
    Pennsylvania
    Ace250,AT Pro & Garrett Propointer!
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    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by gleaner1
    I wonder why the guy left out Garrett, perhaps the world's top selling brand of all time?
    Just remember...what you miss today...I will find tomorrow!

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2005
    Sweet Home, Oregon
    Lots of them, more than the multi-brand shop down the street... :) I have no brand preferences at all..
    589
    152 times
    Innovations

    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Garrett makes most of it's money on security detectors, wands, walk through, and pinpointers. Their personal metal detectors have taken a bit of a dive lately, due primarily to all the newer stuff coming out. I wish they would upgrade like most of the other mfgs., but maybe they don't really care, or maybe it has to do with copyright laws?

    LL

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2007
    Northen New Mexico
    don't laugh viper trident/ E.Trac
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    That poll is 6 years old
    I took the road less traveled------------------- and now I'm lost
    The secret to a long life ....................... make sure the sailor at the helm can't swim

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2005
    Sweet Home, Oregon
    Lots of them, more than the multi-brand shop down the street... :) I have no brand preferences at all..
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    152 times
    Innovations

    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Yes it's an old one. I ran across another one that was put out by the same people who owned the company that claimed theirs was the most popular. Pretty worthless.

    I wonder if there are others out there somewhere?

    LL

  7. #7
    us
    May 2008
    Virginia
    Tesoro
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    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Bounty hunter would be up on the list, as most people tend to start with them and so many kids. But I'd have to say White's is the most popular.
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  8. #8
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    MINELAB XS-2 Pro ....... XTERRA 305 ....... EXPLORER SE PRO

    Dec 2003
    S.W. Schuylkill County
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    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Before Looking in
    I Was going to put whites on Top
    so I Was in line with them.

    I personally think Minelab is more Popular then Fisher
    But with the F75 Fisher is Closing in

    But

    Just my opinion From what I see Here
    & the people I detect with.
    and have detected with.

    Now if you go to a planted Club hunt,
    Tesero Beats them all for popularity.

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2009
    Long Island E-end
    Minelab Sov GT,Sovereign xs2-pro Fisher CZ21 Custom Skullies , Stealth 720-i
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    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Some of my best finds i used my DFX
    If Mother Earth give,s us precious metals like gold silver copper and iron why leave them in the ground to disappear forever , dig them out and save History !!

    4-12-2011 Retired from the Rat Race by Choice

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2005
    Sweet Home, Oregon
    Lots of them, more than the multi-brand shop down the street... :) I have no brand preferences at all..
    589
    152 times
    Innovations

    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Here in Oregon almost every detector on beaches or parks is a Whites, with Fisher 2nd, Compass 3rd, and I see a Bounty Hunter now and then. Of course this is Whites home base, but Teknetics, Fisher, Compass, and a few other short-lived companies all had their beginnings in Oregon. This soil here is the best for testing bad ground, and it may be why.

    I have only seen two Minelabs in parks, only one on salt beaches (mine), a few in pawn shops, and I haven't seen Garretts in at least 30 years, it being mine. Tesoros are fairly rare here too. When people ask me what I'm using, they always say; "Is that one of them (those) Whites"?

    Whites is a very good detector but I often wonder if their popularity is because of their aggressive and frequent sales pitch on TV? Minelab has a lot of hard-sell too, but it doesn't seem to reap much reward in Oregon and Washington State.

    BTW, I am in the process of inventing something for old and older metal detectors, that's why the question. I want to know where I should market it. Sorry, I can't release any info, that would spoil things for me..

    LL

  11. #11
    us
    May 2008
    Virginia
    Tesoro
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    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa

    Now if you go to a planted Club hunt,
    Tesoro Beats them all for popularity.
    Because Tesoro is the best in my opinion, I've field tested 9 detectors, and so far Tesoro is #1 and it also got a perfect 5 star rating on metal detecting reviews.
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  12. #12

    Oct 2005
    XLT, Whites D.F., Treasure Baron, Deepstar, Goldquest, Beachscan, T.D.I., Sovereign, 2x Nautilus, various Arado's, Ixcus Diver, Altek Quadtone, T2, Beach Hunter I.D, GS 5 pulse, Searchman 2 ,V3i
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    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Garrett must have been missed out because at the period of the poll and for years each side Garrett had been making to much money from its other activities and really paid little attention to the hobby detectorist.

    The other thing is popular doesn't mean good. Heavy advertising and dropping free detectors in the right places in exchange for good field tests and forum posts gives a false impression of how good a product is. Credit should be given for longer than average warranty periods and I don't like the fairly new habit of saying right your detector is ten years old and we are not even going to look at it from the point of view of repairs.

    A better type of poll would be based on not the number of a detector (or brand) sold but on the satisfaction with it and whether its still in use a few years down the line or has been speedily sold on. All 160 odd detector manufacturers would also have to be included.

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    us
    MINELAB XS-2 Pro ....... XTERRA 305 ....... EXPLORER SE PRO

    Dec 2003
    S.W. Schuylkill County
    46,950
    5933 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Most popular metal detector brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by U.K. Brian

    A better type of poll would be based on not the number of a detector (or brand) sold but on the satisfaction with it and whether its still in use a few years down the line or has been speedily sold on. All 160 odd detector manufacturers would also have to be included.
    the Problem here that I see, you would
    need to only talk to people who Know every brand & Model.

    Otherwise, you would have Feelings Involved.

    Most people Love what they used a long time,
    & Hate what they Just picked up. Especially
    if it's a Top of the Line & Confusing at first.

    Example Sovereign vs Explorer

    11 Years with the Sovereign had me thinking
    there was Nothing Better.

    Got an Explorer SE & almost Retired from Detecting
    because My Sovereign Needed Work that couldn't be done,
    & the Explorer in my Mind, couldn't Match it in a Hundred Years.

    After a year now, I'm Liking the Explorer.

    Would still Like a 100% working Sovereign,
    But only for special Projects, Like Finding
    things for People.

  14. #14
    us
    May 2013
    Rockwell, NC
    Fisher F75 "Limited" CAMO - Fisher F5 (with Standard Coil) - Fisher F2 (10" coil) - & a Radio Shack "Treasure Finder" Metal Detector!
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    Myself..... I am 100% Fisher!!!

    If you want a seriously good detector, even the entry level F2 will find stuff you never thought it would with confidence.

  15. #15

    Dec 2012
    on the rocks - so cal county line
    Gold bug pro / Whites coin master II
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I would think Minelab spends more on there development of new tech then all others . THE TECH IS SHARED BY ALL WITH JUST A LITTLE TWIST .

 

 
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