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Thread: Which detector to buy - coins, civil war artifacts, etc .... $1000+

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZR2guy View Post
    She likes detecting and uses a Garrett Ace 250, so the hard part is over, she likes detecting and while using an Ace 250. Why not just get her an AT Max, AT Pro? Its your money and don't be offended but spending $1000+ won't guarantee happiness or better finds. If she likes the Garrett format then stick with Garrett. The AT series has been a proven success and is lightweight plus a lot less than $1000. The learning curve with an AT model will be a lot less than with a White's Spectra series and the AT will be a lot lighter to swing than a GTI 2500. You are a blessed man to have a wife that is interested in detecting. Spending a lot of money on your wife is impressive but maybe not necessary in this case. A capable and lightweight machine which she can learn fast and swing all day while finding the goodies will not be a disappointment to her. The time you spend together in this awesome hobby is priceless. Good luck with whatever you decide.
    GOOD REPLY----------------I agree, stick with one you are at least familiar with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soimcrazy View Post
    Looking to buy my wife a decent metal detector for xmas. She enjoys detecting and has a Garrett Ace 250. Not much of a detector so want to upgrade to a much better detector.

    Looking around I see a couple of possibilities:
    --Garrett GTI 2500
    ---Whites Spectra V3I
    ---Whites TDI SL
    ---Whites Spectra VX3

    Will be doing her detecting in Virginia in fields and woods looking mostly for civil war artifacts and coins. NOT beach hunting gold prospecting.

    I don't mind spending $1000 or so on a decent detector that SHE WILL ENJOY and will not be a DISAPPOINTMENT.

    What do you guys think is my best bet?
    Whites Spectra V3I without a doubt.

 

 
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