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    Chris

    Sep 2012
    Da North Eh?
    Garrett AT PRO
    1,629
    1526 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Need suggestions on what kind of metal detector to buy

    I currently have a bountyhunter discovery 1100. I have only used it a few time and have found some amazing stuff. I am new to the hobby however feel that this detector is not quite as advanced as I think I should be using. any help would be appreciated. I will be searching beaches, rivers, shorelines and wooded areas in fresh water areas.
    Last edited by Backbacon; Sep 22, 2012 at 01:50 PM.

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    Mr. Schulz

    Mar 2012
    DeWitt, Iowa
    Ace 250, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Custom Recovery tools, Nupla Prb4t Soil Probe 60 IN,
    1,541
    309 times
    Coin Roll Hunting, Bottle hunting, and Metal Detecting
    Get off of Bounty Hunter. They are great for starters but that is it. Ace 250 or AT Pro. Ace 250 has a good package deal with a finds pouch and digger on ebay for 250.00. AT Pro is like 550.00 I think. Both are great machines, buying mine in two weeks.
    2013 Finds- 12/3

    Bottle Digging
    Blob tops: 0
    Hutches: 2
    Medicines: 23
    Local Bottles: 24
    Tokens: 2, (1) Local
    1948 S Roosie Dime
    8 Spoons
    Music box part
    Axe Head
    19th Century cutting scissors
    ~
    Metal Detecting:
    Foreign: 1
    Wheats: 28
    Silver Dimes: 1
    Token: 1
    Clad: $47.53

  3. #3
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    Chris

    Sep 2012
    Da North Eh?
    Garrett AT PRO
    1,629
    1526 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Thanks. After 50+ people you took a minute out of your life to help me out.

  4. #4
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    Garrett watersports!

    Apr 2011
    Pennsylvania
    Ace250,AT Pro & Garrett Propointer!
    1,295
    173 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have both detectors he mentioned ...The Ace250 is a good starter detector (found alot of coins) However the AT Pro is waterproof & is a little hotter...Since you already had a starter detector Id go with the AT Pro so you can detect anytime...rain or shine!
    Just remember...what you miss today...I will find tomorrow!

  5. #5
    ca
    Chris

    Sep 2012
    Da North Eh?
    Garrett AT PRO
    1,629
    1526 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Thank you for your info kayden. Nice looking pup you have as you avatar. What breed?

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
    Tesoro Conquistador freq shift Fisher F75 Garrett AT-Pro Larson mo jo pro Flippin stick
    13,022
    3378 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I have a tesoro and a fisher but am buying the AT Pro for the water. Good luck and Happy Hunting.
    TnMtns

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    Landlord Jim

    Jul 2012
    Oakland County, Michigan
    V3i,Vx3,DFX,MXT Pro,Prizm 5G, CM Pro,Beach Hunter 300 and Bounty Hunter 202.
    188
    56 times
    Metal Detecting
    Watch Craigslist or ebay for a used Whites M6. I've seen them used for $400-600 USD. It would do a fantastic job in those applications. And you can use a large selection of coils on it.

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    ca
    Chris

    Sep 2012
    Da North Eh?
    Garrett AT PRO
    1,629
    1526 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Thanks guys.

  9. #9

    Sep 2012
    Dayton/ Old River- Winfree TX
    Garrett Ace 250
    13
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I did the same thing not long ago and all suggestions pointed to the Ace 250, which I got. It is an absolutely awesome starter level unit and covers many of the more advanced features of very pricey units. I know of many people here (already) and other places that still use them many years into their MD'ing hobby life. If you really feel that you want something more advanced the AT pro is a really neat piece of work. Just remember that finding things, even those of value is not always what your using, but how you use it, and where your looking. Happy Hunting!
    Backbacon likes this.
    If I find nothing, I am "Practicing". If I hit the good stuff I am "Hunting".

 

 

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