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Old 11-25-2021, 07:20 PM
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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.

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Old 11-25-2021, 07:39 PM
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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

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Old 11-26-2021, 01:24 PM
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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.
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Dang Turtlefoot, super glad to see you back on the friendly! Welcome back!!!

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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!

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What’s your price range? Welcome back

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Old 11-28-2021, 04:41 PM
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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.

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Old 11-28-2021, 04:49 PM
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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!

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Old 11-28-2021, 04:51 PM
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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.
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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.

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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?

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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

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

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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

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Old 12-10-2021, 04:15 PM
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i have a bounty hunter 4. found 2 shotgun caps in 7" deep and the coil is waterproof.
its under 150.
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Old 12-14-2021, 09:02 PM
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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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