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May 29, 2012, 12:01 PM
is there an overtly convertly snobbery present ??????
is there a overtly covertly snobbery in this great hobby of ours ie my detector is better than yours costs more does everything but take your granny for a cup of tea on a sunny Sunday afternoon kinda of deal going down. Or is it a case that spending mega bucks = big finds or is it research=luck *equipment /time equation.
May 29, 2012, 03:52 PM
It seems to be a little of "mine costs more and is therefore better/best" all the way to "my $100 unit can beat anything out there" to actual objective discussions in between. It seems a shame that some choose to believe in a given model or brand supremacy and lose sight of the fact they may be painting themselves into a corner and missing out on some fun.
May 29, 2012, 04:31 PM
I am tired of all the 'help me pick out a detector' entries. There are hundreds of them (if not more). If would be nice if there was a section specifically for it.
Some detectors are better at some things than others. However, I often find that the person using the detector, and their experience using it is more important than the model of detector (in most cases). In other cases, if you have the wrong type of detector, no matter what you do, it won't help much.
Its very hard to learn how to detect from reading a manual. A bit easier with a Video tutorial. You really need someone to walk you through the steps to get better at using a metal detector - I favor hunting partners.
I try a lot of detectors to see what I like about them. I find that with the top brands (not the cheap stuff with little history of detecting success, many of which are cheap Chinese knock-offs) all offer quality detectors. Success with them depends on experiance with your detector and developing skills for doing the type of detecting that interests you.
Last edited by jmoller99; May 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM.
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May 29, 2012, 05:14 PM
some great points raised I ask help me to pick question at least twice a year
Originally Posted by jmoller99
May 29, 2012, 05:52 PM
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May 29, 2012, 06:34 PM
Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!
It seems that some "put on" a detector like a woman wears a dress. They wouldn't be caught dead with a detector under $500. Me, I have a few. My best all-round detector is my GTAx 500 (out of print). My second choice is the Ace 250. Both are less than $500. Are there better on the market? I don't CARE! Mine work for me. TTC
Beat me, cut me, kill me. But please don't bore me.
May 29, 2012, 09:12 PM
Is Chevy better than Ford? NY Giants better than GB Packers? NY Yankees better than the Boston Redsox?
May 29, 2012, 11:10 PM
My cheapie detector has paid for both my high priced detectors. Neither high priced detector has come close to paying for the cheapie.
When it comes to detecting, you will always find me "out standing in the field".
May 30, 2012, 12:42 AM
Seems to have moved on from cost to if a model is the latest. Might not be as good as the one it replaces but its newer so has to be better !
May 30, 2012, 08:48 AM
I couldn't care less about brand name, cost, supposed abilities, etc..
I would think it also has a lot to do at who's behind that little machine. It's also about proper coverage, making sure you overlap your hunt. Think, even with a $10,000 machine, if you're a foot away, you'll miss it
That would really burn you at a beach, especially if later in the day you spot someone going over an are you did earlier and finding something with your so called cheap detectors Yup, you would look in the general direction and swore you covered it
May 30, 2012, 09:11 AM
Originally Posted by Terry Soloman
May 30, 2012, 09:33 AM
This is easy: Ford, Giants, neither (Mets).
Originally Posted by Terry Soloman
PS Go Devils!!! Bring home the cup.
May 30, 2012, 10:35 AM
Please Sir your irreverent comments will lead to convolution of the statistical data please stay on topic don't you realise how important this poll is.
Originally Posted by N.J.THer
May 30, 2012, 11:28 AM
Sorry...I lost my head for a minute...will not happen again.
Originally Posted by metal mania
May 30, 2012, 11:31 AM
I actually have one of these at my house...the kids play with it. I use it to gauge when the are ready for a better machine...my daughter at 8 has just started showing interest...lol.
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