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View Poll Results: What's a good detector for a beginner?
Tesoro Compadre 79 8.16%
Tesoro Silver uMax 45 4.65%
Fisher F2 209 21.59%
Garrett At Pro 109 11.26%
Garrett Ace 250, 350 246 25.41%
Bounty Hunter Tracker IV 71 7.33%
Xterra 305, 505 33 3.41%
Whites Coinmaster, Coinmaster Pro 73 7.54%
BH Discovery 1100, 2200, 3300 19 1.96%
Other 84 8.68%
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:15 PM
Killswitch87 Killswitch87 is offline
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I'm new to the group and to metal detecting but have always wanted to get into it. I live in Kansas so hoping to find some great stuff! I purchased a Garrett ACE 400 for my first detector and can't wait until it gets here so I can start the hunt! Anybody else hunt with the ACE 400? If so, how do you like it?
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:18 PM
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This poll should maybe be updated =p

Don't think they even make the Fisher F2 anymore

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Old 12-19-2017, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ZR2guy View post
What about the Teknetics Delta 4000
The Eurotek Pro is on special last I looked with 8" concentric coil for $149. It flashes iron when you hear it so you don't get fooled as easily.You just need to get a coupon on They'll tell you to select your closest or favorite dealer that is participating. This one IDs my 5" deep dime pretty accurately in my moderately mineralized ground. Large numerical ID.

I think the Teknetics Digitek was $179 is still on sale for $129. This is a model for kids as the pole doesn't allow those over 5' 5" to stand up straight and have the coil on the ground. Air tests at least 8" on a dime. A 26" rod can be ordered for use by adults. Simple to operate and has big numerical ID. Again you pick a participating dealer's code for the discount.

Also, check their current price on the B.H. Land Ranger Pro and its Teknetics equivalent. It has high discrimination programs with preset ground balance & programs rejecting iron only with manual ground balance.

I had the Delta 4000, thought it OK but ID numbers seemed to wiggle more.
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