Post By JavaDetector
Sep 22, 2012, 02:38 PM
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 02:50 PM.
Sep 22, 2012, 11:01 PM
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
Blob tops: 0
Local Bottles: 24
Tokens: 2, (1) Local
1948 S Roosie Dime
Music box part
19th Century cutting scissors
Silver Dimes: 1
Sep 23, 2012, 02:55 AM
Thanks. After 50+ people you took a minute out of your life to help me out.
Sep 23, 2012, 07:41 AM
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!
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Sep 23, 2012, 10:59 PM
Thank you for your info kayden. Nice looking pup you have as you avatar. What breed?
Sep 24, 2012, 02:33 AM
I have a tesoro and a fisher but am buying the AT Pro for the water. Good luck and Happy Hunting.
Sep 24, 2012, 08:25 AM
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.
Sep 24, 2012, 10:43 AM
Sep 24, 2012, 05:30 PM
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!
If I find nothing, I am "Practicing". If I hit the good stuff I am "Hunting".
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