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  1. #1
    Detector Boss

    Jul 2017
    Garrett ATX
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Which metal detector is the best for Kids

    Can anyone help me I want to select metal detector for me 12-year nephew? My friend recommended bounty hunter so can anyone tell me which bounty hunter metal detector is best for kids.
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  2. #2
    Mar 2015
    Greenwich, NY
    Whites Coin Master Whites Gold Master GMT, High banker/dredge, DIY hand trommel, DIY Miller table, DIY fluidbed gold trap sluice, Keene A-52 sluice, 1620 Wheaties
    908 times
    prospecting, metal detecting
    Some of the least expensive detectors work very well and you want to keep the child interested. Something that does not work is a good way to discourage them.

  3. #3

    Jan 2017
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    1914 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Perhaps one of the Garrett ACE series, short learning curve, and really good in fact. Friends had bought a Ace 150 for a grandson, I hooked it up, did some show & tell with him, (8 yrs. old) and created a little metal detecting monster.
    Last edited by sprailroad; Jul 03, 2017 at 05:39 AM.
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  4. #4
    Jan 2010
    DFW Texas
    Minelab E-TRAC, Garrett ProPointer, Lesche Digger
    2328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Id recommend the ACE series by Garrett.

  5. #5
    Do not forget me 24601

    Oct 2011
    Bounty Hunter Mark IV Garrett Ace 350 Garrett Carrot
    2737 times
    Metal Detecting
    Tesoro Compadre

    I presently have Bounty Hunter Mark IV...snagged it for all practical purposes new at a pawn shop for $35.

  6. #6
    Mar 2016
    Hawkeye State - Area 515
    Whites V3i, XP Deus, Minelab Sovereign GT, Garrett AT Pro, Whites TRX (2), Predator Raven, Predator Raptor, Lesche Sampson
    2340 times
    Gimme your jewels
    Don't overlook the power consumption aspect - batteries!

    That's what discouraged me most as a child. 8 expensive batteries. At least there are rechargables today though.

    I'd throw another vote to the Compadre. Keep it simple yet effective.
    Between two sides of a coin lies a third - Like truth, The Middle Way.

  7. #7
    I dig deep holes

    May 2004
    Camano Island, WA
    CTX3030, Many more on a rotating basis. Park Ranger and Pack Mule pouches by Freeloader!
    1155 times
    I got my son an Xterra 705 and my daughter a Ace 350. A screen was important for them to get interested in what they had found.

    That being said, it has been many moons since they have used them.

    Good luck. Kids have very short attention spans.

  8. #8
    Nov 2013
    Minelab Safari .......... Minelab Excalibur II ....... ........Minelab CTX 3030
    1626 times
    Metal Detecting
    I'd stay away from the Bounty Hunter stuff and go with an ACE. Got a $250(msrp) BH as a throw in to a deal once and it was Junk.
    "Those who cannot compete intellectually tend to develop a cultural aversion to the whole idea." -- Fred Reed
    Minelab Safari
    Minelab Excalibur II
    Minelab CTX 3030

  9. #9
    Detector Boss

    Jul 2017
    Garrett ATX
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I really appreciate your answers.
    I have bought Garrett ACE 150 for my Champ. I read some article about different metal detector and at least i found metaldetectorboss.
    For those who want metal detector for kids, i recommend Garrett ACE 150 because I think it's pretty much compatible for kids.
    I never forget your help. Specially i thanks to sprailroad.

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  10. #10
    Apr 2004
    Appalachia East Tennessee
    BH Pioneer 202, Whites CM2 BFO, Harbor Freight 9 function, BH Junior
    947 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I worked with my Grandkids a couple of months ago, 3 kids aged 8 - 12, and only one had any interest at all, but they were consumed with detecting. She was as interested in rusty nails as coins, anything detected and retrieved was fascinating to her - which drove me nuts. We were using a Harbor Freight 9 function detector, but though it is a capable machine it probably wouldn't take much kid abuse before repairs would be in order. I'd recommend a bit tougher machine, maybe a Tracker IV.

  11. #11

    Apr 2017
    Fisher F75, Minelab Soveriegn XS 2 Nokta pinpointer
    784 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Fisher F2 used, eurotek pro used - they seem to keep value and are fairly cheap 2nd hand.


  12. #12
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800
    4514 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I think the Ace was a good choice. Best of luck!



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