Metal detector recommendation

Rigderunner

Greenie
Aug 13, 2016
12
5
Ringgold ga
Detector(s) used
Whites eagle ii sl
Fisher f75
Minelab x terra 705
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Iam looking to buy a new metal detector just can't make my mind up. Iam looking to spend around 800 maybe a little more what machine would you guys recommend and why thanks
 
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clv

Hero Member
Dec 23, 2012
714
1,101
santee, ca
Detector(s) used
Current Detectors; Minelab Safari, Equinox 600
TRX Pin Pointer, Fisher 1235x
Have owned; Minelab Eureka gold,
Tesoro Compadre, White's MX5, GMT, MXT Pro,
fisher cz7a pro, go fine 20, Garret Ma
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
What are going to hunt? and where?
 
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Rigderunner

Greenie
Aug 13, 2016
12
5
Ringgold ga
Detector(s) used
Whites eagle ii sl
Fisher f75
Minelab x terra 705
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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I'll be hunting mostly relics maybe some beach hunting from time to time. I'll hunt mostly around my house in North Georgia.
 
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Rigderunner

Greenie
Aug 13, 2016
12
5
Ringgold ga
Detector(s) used
Whites eagle ii sl
Fisher f75
Minelab x terra 705
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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I have a whites eagle ii sl now just looking to upgrade.
 

jadocs

Bronze Member
Jun 8, 2016
1,133
905
Primary Interest:
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XP Deus light. The good thing about this is you can always upgrade and get a control box later.
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Terry Soloman

Gold Member
May 28, 2010
19,368
29,837
White Plains, New York
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
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Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Legend// Pulsedive// Minelab GPZ 7000// Vanquish 540// Minelab Pro Find 35// Dune Kraken Sandscoop// Grave Digger Tools Tombstone shovel & Sidekick digger// Bunk's Hermit Pick
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
If you go UP $200, you can start looking at Minelab multi-frequency machines that will do the jobs you are asking a machine to do. Below $1,000.00 it is very hard to do.
 

Terry Soloman

Gold Member
May 28, 2010
19,368
29,837
White Plains, New York
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Nokta Makro Legend// Pulsedive// Minelab GPZ 7000// Vanquish 540// Minelab Pro Find 35// Dune Kraken Sandscoop// Grave Digger Tools Tombstone shovel & Sidekick digger// Bunk's Hermit Pick
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Thinking about it, Fisher has a multi-freq for $808.00, the CZ3d.
 

clv

Hero Member
Dec 23, 2012
714
1,101
santee, ca
Detector(s) used
Current Detectors; Minelab Safari, Equinox 600
TRX Pin Pointer, Fisher 1235x
Have owned; Minelab Eureka gold,
Tesoro Compadre, White's MX5, GMT, MXT Pro,
fisher cz7a pro, go fine 20, Garret Ma
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
If your getting into the salt /wet-sand, or water a multi-frequency machine is what you want if you mean the dry sand only at the beach most machines will work some just better than others.
beside the detector, you will need some recovery tool too.
With the info I have I would narrow my search to about five or so in your price range, then look at reviews on those machines (with a grain or two of salt).:icon_scratch:
Finding the right machine will be your first treasure hunt.:occasion14:
 

jadocs

Bronze Member
Jun 8, 2016
1,133
905
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
He's hunting mostly relics. You'd be hard pressed to find something better than the Deus. As far as the beach which he states will hunt on occasion, the Deus has performed great for me on both dry and wet sand.
 

jwp1964

Full Member
Dec 18, 2014
153
215
Maryville, TN
Detector(s) used
XP Deus Lite, Garrett Freedom Ace Plus
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Love my Deus Lite. Upgraded from AT Pro.


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Patriot 1776

Supporting Vendor
Supporting Vendor
Dec 9, 2014
442
473
MA
Detector(s) used
Whites DFX and V3i, Garrett AT Pro , ACE 350, Minelab CTX
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Iam looking to buy a new metal detector just can't make my mind up. Iam looking to spend around 800 maybe a little more what machine would you guys recommend and why thanks

I would look at a minelab Safari
Great beach and land Detector
Left you a PM
thanks
 

Fletch88

Silver Member
Mar 7, 2013
4,841
2,367
Valdosta, GA
Detector(s) used
Garrett ATPro- 8.5x11, 5x8, CORS Fotune 5.5x9.5
Tesoro Silver microMax- 8 donut, 8x11 RSD, 3x18 Cleansweep
Minelab Excalibur ll- 10" Tornado
Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Xterra 305
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
You can find used safaris with warranty for $5-600 (I've bought and sold 2 for that) Explorer SE Pro or Etrac for just a little bit more. All use the same FBS technology and will work well on saltwater beaches and mineralized north GA clay
 
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