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Old 03-02-2010, 07:19 PM
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Default Whats a good beginner detector for coins?

I want to start looking for coins and was wondering what is the best detector to start with that is not too advanced for a person new to metal detectors. I live in Alabama so I would like one that is good for red clay.

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:38 PM
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i have a bh got it for $129 at cabelas or bass pr cant remember


works fine though (you cant see what the item is before you dig but thats part of the fun....i guess)
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:39 PM
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White's coinmaster,White's Prizm III, Garrett Ace 250.

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Hi and welcome to our forum!

You cant go wrong with the tesoro silver umax. Its only 240 dollars.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:54 PM
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the ace 250 is good or the gtax550 is good to or the gti 2500 is hot for coins thats what i use.
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If you have highly mineralized soil then you definitely want one that has a manual ground balance. If you want an ID machine, I would also recommend one that has a numerical target ID. I also would want one with multiple tones. Out of the new stuff, I prefer Minelab products but that's just personal preference. If you have a dealer locally, go and try out some different products and get something that you feel comfortable with and that you think you will like learning. You don't have to get a real complicated machine to get some really nice features. Good luck with whatever you choose and just be patient and you will find lots of good stuff.

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Welcome from Kansas. Midway U.S.A.
Start with what you can afford. About any detector that sells for a hundred dollars or more will get you started. After you see if you like detecting, and you will, you can always move up to a better detector.

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can u clue me in on some of these terms?




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If you have highly mineralized soil then you definitely want one that has a manual ground balance. If you want an ID machine, I would also recommend one that has a numerical target ID. I also would want one with multiple tones. Out of the new stuff, I prefer Minelab products but that's just personal preference. If you have a dealer locally, go and try out some different products and get something that you feel comfortable with and that you think you will like learning. You don't have to get a real complicated machine to get some really nice features. Good luck with whatever you choose and just be patient and you will find lots of good stuff.
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Ace 250 is a really good beginner choice.

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Get something good that beginners can use and you won't need to upgrade. Something that will last a long time and produce.
E-Trac.
My first detector was and is an E-Trac.
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My first rig was a Whites PRIZM IV.
It's not a top dollar model and it's not that cheepo model.
Easy to use and to under stand.
Alot of people rave about the Ace 250.
I can't say anything either about that machine ,I've never even touched one before so...
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:59 PM
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Welcome aboard flurrrs, the 250 is a great entry level machine, and good resale potential if you upgrade. Not good on saltwater sand though...RickO

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The Ace 250 is a great beginners detector, I have it and has paid for itself already. I still use it.

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Get something good that beginners can use and you won't need to upgrade. Something that will last a long time and produce.
E-Trac.
My first detector was and is an E-Trac.
I agree ,if you can spend $1500 get an E trac ,if you can not get Ace and upgrade later with the money you find HH

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bounty hunter land star kellyco 199 free shipping kellyco search type land star Christmas look for found in ware house good luck and welcome
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I'm starting off with the BH 505, seems like a good all around pc of equipment @ a good price from KellyCo.

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Thats a good choice.the fisher f2 has a fast recovery & target seperation is great for $200.00 might be better.
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I started with a Fisher F2 and really like the way it performs. I have recovered coins as far as 7-8 inches with it, so it's not bad for about $200. Although I will say it eats batteries.

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Hey all,

I do not have any stats as of yet because it is so new to the market but wanted to let you all know first that we have a new machine that was just put online yesterday at Kellyco. It is in the same price range as the machines that have been mentioned in previous posts.

Once I get more I will be sure to post it.

The Teknetics Alpha 2000

Take a look at it...

http://www.kellycodetectors.com/Tekn..._alpha_buy.htm

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