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    May 2012
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    looking to buy a detector what is the best one for around $1,000 or less

    Im looking to buy a good metal detector with great depth and the ability to search for gold, relics, and coins. What is the best for around the $1,000 dollar range or less? Preferably less. I need your opinions.

  2. #2
    Sep 2007
    New Jersey
    Whites V3i and DFX
    792 times
    Ok here we go. The debate starts again. There are hundreds of threads on T-net of which detector should I buy. Do a search. Or go to brands section many posts there that you can look at.
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    Garrett watersports!

    Apr 2011
    Ace250,AT Pro & Garrett Propointer!
    184 times
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    Ok Ill stab at it....AtPro & garrett propointer for around $725... A rebate of $275 ....Go to youtube check out the videos on this detector!

    PS...This may not be important right now but before I owned this detector I watched the weather channel as most dtectors dont like the rain.....Now I just say WTf & go because the AT Pro is waterproof....if you get serious about this hobby you will understand what Im talking about!
    Last edited by kayden; Jul 08, 2012 at 08:19 PM.
    Member of the "Three Amigo Detecting"

  4. #4
    President of BCDC detecting club in PA

    Aug 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Earth
    V3i, Etrac, AT Pro, F2, T2, Xterra 705
    204 times
    Metal Detecting
    Kayden... I will agree with you on that one. I had 1 DAY OFF in 2 weeks and it sucked IF there was a chance of rain and a chance to fry a $1500 ETrac, so the AT-Pro fit the niche and I actually like using it. Is it my ETrac?... no... but it's one heck of a fun and deep machine.

    Under $1000?... hmm.... how about this, and I M sure the brand-loyal-debaters will chime in under this with their choices and why... BUT!.... but, how about picking up a PRE-OWNED, but in mint condition: Etrac, V3i, F75 LTD, etc., that ring in new at about $1200-1500 and you will have one of the best out there with a better than average at finding coins, gold, and relics?!

    Top of the line for a first detector?!?!... that usually gets an OUCH, but it you are a little bit of a techy, obsessive compulsive a tad, and are willing to run the machines on some of their stock programs, and willing to learn and be rewarded with a great hobby, until you learn the machine... I say DO IT!

    Just my thoughts :-)


  5. #5
    May 2012
    Glen Allen, VA
    Fisher F-75 LTD
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    "how about picking up a PRE-OWNED, but in mint condition: F75 LTD"

    That's what I got and I have not regretted it yet...

  6. #6
    Jun 2012
    27 times
    Metal Detecting
    I'm with ticm on this one.There a gang of great machines one can pick up in that price range.Good luck.................

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    Jul 2006
    Orlando, Fl
    14392 times
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    FYI... To sell here you must be a dealer or charter member...

  8. #8
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    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
    4334 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    FYI... To sell here you must be a dealer or charter member...

    My Bad!

    Look into a Tesoro Lobo Super Traq!

  9. #9
    Jul 2012
    garrett ace 350
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    you can look in to garrett ace 350 or minelab x terra 705 gold pack



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