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  1. #1
    Nov 2004
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    Need advice on Brand/model of Detector

    After years long hiatus from this site, I have found myself back! Now that I have returned and Christmas is approaching, I have come with a query to the most informed treasure hunters on the interwebs.

    What brand/model of a detector should I ask for Christmas? I would like to get the best affordable one around.
    "It's not the years... It's the miles"

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, White's Eagle ll SL90, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, TinyTec, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 720i, TRX
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    First you'll have to define "affordable". Then you'll need to describe in detail what kind of detecting you plan on doing.

  3. #3
    Nov 2004
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    I'd say under $500 is affordable and any type of detecting. I would like a Jack of all trades type of detector. Maybe one that can detect precious metals with some accuracy.
    "It's not the years... It's the miles"

  4. #4
    Sep 2012
    D'Iberville MS
    E-Trac Equinox 800 Equinox 600
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    Sounds like your experienced. My advice would be to start researching the detectors in your price range. Most guys have a brand preference and some guys knock other brands. Each one seems to have a good point over another brand. I pretty much asked the same question as you about a month ago and picked out what i felt comfy with. I must say i am happy with my pick as well. I would also watch all videos and comparisons of one brand against another. One thing about some of the videos is they compare a $1000 to $1500 detector against a $500 - $600 detector. As one guy on here said they are all good detectors just some have more bells and whistles

  5. #5
    Dec 2009
    CZ-20, X-Terra 705, Cibola Sea Hunter II, Sovereign GT
    11 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Will you be doing any water hunts (fresh or salt)? Will you be hunting in the rain? If coins and jewelry are your main targets, (as opposted to gold nuggets), I'd seriously consider either a Garrett AT Pro (which is waterproof to 10' submerged), or possible a Tesoro Vaquero, which is also a very deep seeking detector; small and light, and has a lifetime warranty.
    Last edited by Bill - De; Nov 03, 2012 at 06:50 PM.
    Diggin' Delaware
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  6. #6
    Mar 2010
    ACE 250,AT PRO, CZ21...RTG pro scoop...Stealth 720
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    AT pro is the best Jack of all trades detector on the market.



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