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    The F22 you're looking at will work good on land and should do fine on the dry sand at the beach. There really isn't an low price detector that works well in wet salt sand or in the salt water. Although I have never touched one it looks like the Minelab Equinox 600 at $649 is the best deal for a detector that will do land and salt water well. Just my opinion. Good luck on your search and yes as stated above get a good pin pointer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreasureNate View Post
    So what is good for both things I want to do and wonít break the bank?
    There is ONE (1) machine on the market today that literally "does it all." The Minelab Equinox. The "600" model is $650.00 which is the best deal you'll find - period.

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    Will the fisher f22 or garret 250 work in rivers/streams/ponds in the forest? The wet areas around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreasureNate View Post
    Will the fisher f22 or garret 250 work in rivers/streams/ponds in the forest? The wet areas around them.
    Yes. Just don't get the control boxes wet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreasureNate View Post
    So what is good for both things I want to do and won’t break the bank?
    Look into a used detector that is well taken care of. There are many up for sale as a result of the Minelab release of the Equinox. I have seen Garrett AT Pros on my local Craigslist for as low as $300. You can totally submerge that machine in your local rivers up to 10ft and it’s a very easy to use machine.

    You don’t have to buy brand new. I have seen many ALMOST brand new machines on Craigslist as a result of a person selling it due to health reasons with 1-5 total uses.

    Good luck

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    Thanks everyone

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    I have a new whites m6. Been put together but never used. Comes with full warranty. Great machine for coin hunting. $425 shipped continental US. My email is jlclemon@swbell.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreasureNate View Post
    So im buying my first metal detector. I just got interested in this and have been doing my research and right now Iím leaning toward the fisher f22 but I would like to get opinions on what you guys think the best is for a beginner. I also looked into the Garrett 300. I want to order today or tomorrow so I hope to here back from some of you soon!
    Buy a White's V3i, Start out with the best and you wont be wanting to upgrade, Saves money in the long run.

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    I wanted to learn guitar and bought something I could grow into and not need to buy an upgrade. I knew I would like it and stick with it.

    I didn't do that with metal detecting because I didn't know any better. Heck, I didn't even know Tnet existed...so you're one step ahead of me when I was in your shoes. Wish I would have gotten a mid level detector right off the bat. Would have saved money in the long run.

    Not the answer you were looking for, but just what came to mind for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    Check out the specs & price on this one >> https://www.tekneticsdirect.com/prod...tors/liberator
    That has to be one of the best deals going for someone entering the hobby....sub $250.00 with GB and All metal.
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  12. #27
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    I had my wife start with ace400 it worked perfect for her to learn with

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    If your not looking to upgrade from what you buy, get the ace 250. If you want an amazing detector, I always push the minelab safari. You could probably find one for 500 bucks used, give or take. It can go on beaches easily, and itís a monster of a machine. Itís what I currently use and have no plans on ever selling it.

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    I looked on Craigslist today and see there is a gently used Fisher F44 for sale in Baltimore as well as an Ace 200. Both machines will hunt the dry sands of the beaches okay as well as the other areas you mentioned. The F44 is the better of the 2 and is weatherproof. If you have the money, the Equinox 600 is a good machine as recommended by Terry S and it may be the best for a noob since you will learn the minelab tones and target IDs. it will work better in the wet surf and sand than the 2 machines I recommended. What's your budget?
    I highly recommend you get a good pin pointer also. I did hunt my first 6 months without one, but never leave home without one now. They really speed up your target retrieval time which in turn helps you dig more targets during the time you are out swinging the coil.
    Rescuing Coins 1 Beep at a time

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    A word of advice....Stay away from Fisher price, they tend to have little children attached to them. Makes them very nose heavy and hard to swing.
    Dig till you drop!

 

 
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