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    Posted: 17 Jun 2006 at 1:55am
Does anyone have a specific recomendation for a metal detector for a beginner?  I think the hobby sounds interesting, but I don't want to spend a bunch of money on a detector before i know if I'm gonna still be interested after a few trips out.  So I guess I'm looking for a cheaper detector that is user friendly.
 
thanks!
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I've heard good things about the Garrett Ace 250. Priced around $200.
Also look at the Silver Umax by Tesero.
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I went out and bought the Whites DFX for my first attempt and fell in love with it day 1.
 
It is a bit pricey at $700+ but if you start with a low end model that doesn't work very well, you may get frustrated and give up on the hobby before really experiencing the best it has to offer.
 
Living here in Delaware, I am fortunate enough to have miles of beaches that are littered with shipwrecks. Some of the wrecks can even be seen when the tide is out.
 
Add this to the fact that millions flood the beaches each year, leaving behind jewelry of all sorts.
 
I have NEVER found any better coins, mostly modern junk, but love the chance to get out and excercise a bit. It starts my long days off just right.
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The ace 250 is a sufficent machine , But as ND has suggested, if your in for the  long haul, then buy a top line machine, Whites ,garretts, or minelab are all great machines.
 
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Thanks for the advice guys!  I still have to convince the wife that it would be a good thing to own one ;)   She already thinks I'm a dork because of the things I collect, so we'll see...

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One of the "little" things that I used was, "It will give us time together when we go to the beach. Just make sure that she is not the only one using the shovel.

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Originally posted by nationaldealer nationaldealer wrote:

One of the "little" things that I used was, "It will give us time together when we go to the beach. Just make sure that she is not the only one using the shovel.

 
lol, that is great!
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Hi Cave  troll
 
Show Her these pic's,, the Half dollar is for size !!
 
 
 
 
 
If these ones dont do it let me know,, I will put up some others.
 
Just tell her she gets everything thats not a coin !!
 
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Originally posted by Metalman Metalman wrote:

Hi Cave  troll
 
Show Her these pic's,, the Half dollar is for size !!
 
 
 
 
 
If these ones dont do it let me know,, I will put up some others.
 
Just tell her she gets everything thats not a coin !!
 
Rick
 
 
Thanks Rick!  that may actually work, lol  I'll have to give it a try, I'll let you know how it goes...
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I really want a metal detector but with the limited income I have and living in NEw york I dont know if its such a good idea
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Originally posted by The_Cave_Troll The_Cave_Troll wrote:

Thanks for the advice guys!  I still have to convince the wife that it would be a good thing to own one ;)   She already thinks I'm a dork because of the things I collect, so we'll see...
When I lost my wedding ring in the grass at a picnic the wife sure was glad that our neighbor had one, now I own a cheap walmart special but I have still found coins and jewelery with it!! 
I am a lincoln cent addict!!
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Hi,

Well i think from my experiences White's XLT. I just loved it the first time i tried it and it's very easy to use...it comes with several pre-programes....and i have to say it's quiet acurate.
 
Now i'm thinking of getting White's most recent model..The DFX
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Originally posted by The_Cave_Troll The_Cave_Troll wrote:

Thanks for the advice guys!  I still have to convince the wife that it would be a good thing to own one ;)   She already thinks I'm a dork because of the things I collect, so we'll see...
 
Don't feel to bad, my wife thinks the same thing, when I talk about coins. I tell her I got "this or that" coin, and her response is "uh huh". I want to get into metal detecting, probably next spring, as I don't fancy myself going out too much when the snow flies... yuck!
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Im from Ireland... and i dont think that i can purchase some of those metal detectors unless they have stores situated in europe somewhere, so if anybody knows if theres a store that sells "whites DFX or XLT" or "Silver Umax by Tesero" somewhere in europe pls tell me Tongue
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