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Old 01-19-2022, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDrtyBrger View post
He turned 10 yesterday, so I guess this will be a late birthday present!! I will start him with the 330 and when he gets a little older if he's still into it I'll upgrade it for him. Thanks for the advice!!
You're welcome and happy hunting!

Make sure you have extra AA batteries on hand. If he really gets into it, it'll be worth investing in some rechargeables, like Eneloops.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:51 PM
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All in - I like it! If he's into it, you two are in for some quality time together.

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Old 01-19-2022, 10:15 PM
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Be sure and use headphones with the 340.
Mrs. atomicbrh prefers the 340 to all the other detectors we have.
It works way above its price point.
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Old 01-19-2022, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDrtyBrger View post
Well I just broke the news to him, another trip to cabelas tomorrow lol. He's super excited, hoping the vanquish 340 is good enough otherwise we may have to order the 540.

thats fantastic you both are going to have a great time dirt fishing wait till you hand it to him I had told my grandson I would get him a detector of his own but never told hi exactly when

I just recently received it from UPS I put the simplex plus together and charged up the batteries for it and the wireless headphones that came with the simplex plus I called my son and had him to bring my grandson over the next day he asked me if that was my new detector and I told him no that is his new detector he had a smile from ear to ear
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Old 01-20-2022, 04:39 PM
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We got the vanquish 340 today! He loves it! I was happy with how adjustable it was!! Thanks again everyone for the help and quick responses! Can't wait to post some finds! It snowed last night, so may be a week or two LOL
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Old 01-21-2022, 12:19 AM
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keep us all posted on how the detecting goes

One other suggestion
I do not know where you and your son will be detecting but if in parks get you and him a good small hand digger I can highly recommend the Predator tools Raptor hand digger
If you are going to be digging in open field areas I recommend getting you and him a decent metal detecting shovel which I can Highly recommend a Predator tools Phoenix shovel and a Predator tools Lady Bug Shovel the Lady bug shovel I use in rocky areas and the phoenix I use in areas that have fewer or no rocks

They are both fantastic shovels and the raptor hand digger is equally as good

they will seem to be a little pricey when you see them but they are well worth the price the small $10 shovels will work but be prepared to replace often because of breakage
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:43 PM
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This sounds like a great thing for the 2 of you. Can't wait to see your finds. Definitely get some good rechargeable batteries, you will thank yourself later. Stay safe and Happy Hunting! You picked some very good machines.

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Old 01-28-2022, 09:13 AM
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Great choices. Sounds like you guys are gonna have a blast!

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Originally Posted by TheDrtyBrger View post
We got the vanquish 340 today! He loves it! I was happy with how adjustable it was!! Thanks again everyone for the help and quick responses! Can't wait to post some finds! It snowed last night, so may be a week or two LOL
Have fun with your new detectors! Personally, my brothers & I have really enjoyed metal detecting together, and I hope that you and your son do, as well. Thanks for joining us, and please do post your finds!

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