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turtlefoot 11-25-2021 07:20 PM

Looking to get another metal detector
 
Hey all, I am looking to purchase a used metal detector this holiday season. As some of you might guess, my primary target to find will be shotshell brass. Right now, I am looking at the Garrett Ace 250 or a Minelab Go-Find 22. Price is a bit of a driving factor. If there is something else, in the same price range, that would be a better choice, I am open.

Thanks, and it sure feels good to be getting back into the hobby,
Doug

MuddyMo 11-25-2021 07:39 PM

Edited.. you can find much better models than those 2 at similar prices but there's no way to suggest what models will be available in the used market. You also should tell everyone what you budget is. Find a used detector for sale and how much they're asking then ask forum members if is a good choice

cmason122 11-26-2021 01:24 PM

Take a hard look at the Minelab Vanquish 340 or 440. They are multi-frequeintcy and they go deep with great tones and readings at all depths.

GroundSweeper 11-27-2021 10:05 PM

Dang Turtlefoot, super glad to see you back on the friendly! Welcome back!!!

turtlefoot 11-27-2021 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper (Post 3348277)
Dang Turtlefoot, super glad to see you back on the friendly! Welcome back!!!

Thanks. I appreciate it. I am really looking forward to getting out again!

Coinboy 11-28-2021 01:53 PM

What’s your price range? Welcome back

turtlefoot 11-28-2021 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Coinboy (Post 3348389)
What’s your price range? Welcome back

I am looking to go cheap at this point. I am not wanting to go over $150.00 to start with (hence a used entry level machine). If I can keep at it, I will get a better machine down the road.

Coinboy 11-28-2021 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by turtlefoot (Post 3348427)
I am looking to go cheap at this point. I am not wanting to go over $150.00 to start with (hence a used entry level machine). If I can keep at it, I will get a better machine down the road.

I would get a used vanquish at that price range. Good luck!

turtlefoot 11-28-2021 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Coinboy (Post 3348431)
I would get a used vanquish at that price range. Good luck!

The Vanquish seems to be a popular machine. I will look into it for sure.

metaladdict 11-28-2021 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by turtlefoot (Post 3348434)
The Vanquish seems to be a popular machine. I will look into it for sure.

A new Vanquish 340 may be about $150 to $200.

SkiWhiz 11-29-2021 06:35 AM

Hi Doug, I have used a Vanquish 440 and was really impressed with it.

turtlefoot 11-29-2021 08:24 AM

Hey SkiWhiz!

I think the Vanquish is the direction that I will go.

T-Man 11-29-2021 10:24 AM

Great to see you back, I thought you may of passed away for awhile. Any plans on reviving your headstamp site again? Used to look at that researching all the time. Think I still have a lot of it printed out somewhere in a folder from a few years back.

turtlefoot 11-29-2021 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by T-Man (Post 3348638)
Great to see you back, I thought you may of passed away for awhile. Any plans on reviving your headstamp site again? Used to look at that researching all the time. Think I still have a lot of it printed out somewhere in a folder from a few years back.

Heart issues came close to taking me. I have plans on bringing it back. I still have everything and it's ready to go.

Gander 12-01-2021 01:05 PM

Greetings, It's been a long time since I've been on here. But I've moved and now I'm looking to get another detector. I have a bounty Hunter which I've found a lot of stuff. Then I bought from a club member a CZ-7 quicksilver Fisher. But now I want something a little more up to date. I was thinking about the Minelab Vanquish 540. What are your thoughts?

John Madill 12-05-2021 04:39 PM

I had a 540. The pro pack is a good deal because you get a large and small coil. But if one skips the pro pack they might be better off with the 440 which comes with a 10" coil

Breedlovem 12-06-2021 02:41 PM

I would look into a Simplex+ You get way more than you pay for. Its also waterproof.

Big Boys Hobbies 12-09-2021 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Breedlovem (Post 3350234)
I would look into a Simplex+ You get way more than you pay for. Its also waterproof.

Agreed! Best out for the $$$! https://bigboyshobbies.net/nokta-makro-simplex

justevan 12-10-2021 04:15 PM

i have a bounty hunter 4. found 2 shotgun caps in 7" deep and the coil is waterproof.
its under 150.

John Madill 12-14-2021 09:02 PM

Hobby Lobby sells the Bounty Hunter for $79.99. You might shop around for a Discovery 3300 from Bounty Hunter. Has lots more features. I got mine for $105 from Costco. Has manual/automatic ground balance, pinpointing, discrimination, etc.


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