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Old 09-14-2019, 06:12 AM
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Default Best detector for a 11 year old

My son asked me for his own metal detector after watching me I was curious what is a good choice that won't be to hard for him to use and actually find stuff plus it's gotta be light weight. Just looking for a few ideas that I can check out thanks.
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:42 AM
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I started with the Ace 250. I think it meets all your criteria. I found silver with mine.

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Old 09-14-2019, 08:10 AM
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:39 AM
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Nox 800 LOL

Seriously though, the AT Pro is great, as well as the ACE series. What's nice about decent detectors (not the ones that WalMart carries) is that you can generally sell them for close to what you paid for them when he's ready to upgrade.

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Old 09-19-2019, 07:52 PM
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Any of the Garrett Ace series other than the 150 are good. Simple to learn, even for a youngster and very reasonably priced.

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Old 09-23-2019, 09:26 AM
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Minelab just introduced the Vanqished and Notka introduced the Simplex. Both I believe have a starting price around 300 and both have specs that are really good.

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Old 09-23-2019, 12:01 PM
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yeah ace 250 or a lower line fisher would be great choices!

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Old 09-24-2019, 02:17 AM
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Fisher F11, F22 or the Teknetics Minuteman or Alpha weigh 2.2 to 2.4 lbs fully assembled with batteries. If you need to remove the middle rod for a shorter eleven year old, they will weigh substantially less. It is great to recommend the Garretts, new Simplex or the Vanquish but these weigh several ounces to almost a pound more and may feel very nose heavy.

The entry level Fishers and Teknetics are very well balanced and feel extremely light weight for younger, inexperienced detector users and are very easy to set up and operate much like the Garrett Ace series.

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Old 09-24-2019, 02:19 AM
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yep, totally agree. i'm sure the at pro is a great machine but it feels like a brick when swinging it, whereas my fishers aren't even there.

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Old 10-09-2019, 12:51 PM
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The Euro Tek Pro is OK, but now >new options , big bang for the buck, better depth and water proofing , i would try a Simplex + , or a Vanquish , Earl Check out both , Both released soon.

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