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  1. #1

    Dec 2005
    S.W. Tennessee
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    which salt water metal detector is the best?

    I use a Tesoro Sand Shark to metal detect in the surf...
    I am not satisfied with that detector... I can not keep it on the bottom, the tip is too flimsy plus everytime I touch something it beeps. It is good on wet sand though.
    I would like to read about the experiences with metal detectors used in salt water beaches in the surf....If anyone can recommend a good solid, stable surf detector , I would appreciate whatever information I could get...Lou
    To protect our hobby, always fill the holes you dig.

  2. #2
    rsc
    rsc is offline

    Mar 2005
    Noth of Houston
    399

    Re: which salt water metal detector is the best?

    Fisher CZ20 if you can find one. HH Gayle

  3. #3
    us
    May 2007
    Sunny South Florida
    White's Surf PI Pro, White's Dual Field, Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: which salt water metal detector is the best?

    Let me just give you my 2 cents. I've been using the White's PI Pro. It has found alot of gold/silver & platinum. But it drives me nuts! It beeps if you bump something, it beeps if a wave passes over. it beeps if you lift it up a hair. It goes nuts while I'm digging a target in the surf. Lets just say there's alot of cursing going on, but it does what it's supposed to, find the good stuff. But I'm going to find a different primary machine. I'm in Hawaii where the surf is nasty, when I was in Florida this worked much better. Don't know if this helps at all.
    FINDING NEEDLES IN HAYSTACKS, IT'S WHAT I DO.

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2010
    South Florida near that place
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    Re: which salt water metal detector is the best?

    This post is a good

    I've only been here for roughly a week. Like many I always thought about MD as something to fill my time.

    I live in South Florida and had thought about the Garrett's, since they are fully submersible. Well turns out
    (yesterday) my boat became a sub. It's an inflatable (bottom too) the keel tore away from the tubes just
    under the bow. Hopefully repairable.

    Anyhow...What is the BEST detector under say $800 for the surf, beach and underwater of a max 10 feet.

    I was sold on the Garrett. But I got to thinking I have a Garrett at my disposal whenever I need it.

    So for SHALLOW surf, beach and the local parks. What is a good choice?

    I've read so much I'm just overwhelmed now.
    There is a river of wealth that runs through the world.
    Many can see if from atop the mountains.
    Others can almost reach it from the edge.
    And a few lucky are swimming in it.
    The secret is those swimming in it also CONTROL ACCESS.

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    om
    Jan 2006
    SoCal
    Modded SD2000 / XTerra70 / Fisher Gemini /
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: which salt water metal detector is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by rsc
    Fisher CZ20 if you can find one. HH Gayle
    Yeah. If you can get Fisher Lab's Customer Service from 20 years ago to go with it. They SUCK!

    Just look at different surf and sand hunting forums and you will see beyond a shadow of ANY doubt that Minelab Excalibur Rules. You can dive with it, then reconfigure it for beach hunting. When it comes to surf/beach hunting I have used nothing but Excalibur since about 1997.

    Best-Mike
    Check out 1ORO1.COM

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2010
    South Florida near that place
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    Re: which salt water metal detector is the best?

    Thanks I will take a look
    There is a river of wealth that runs through the world.
    Many can see if from atop the mountains.
    Others can almost reach it from the edge.
    And a few lucky are swimming in it.
    The secret is those swimming in it also CONTROL ACCESS.

  7. #7
    us
    NJ

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000, Whites TRX Pinpointer
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: which salt water metal detector is the best?

    I like my Minelab Excalibur 1000 although I have not heard good things about the new Excalibur II.

    NJ

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2005
    Panhandle of Florida
    T2 SE,Sovereign Elite,two Excal II s and a cibola
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    Re: which salt water metal detector is the best?

    Excal is hard to beat!
    God and country.

 

 

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