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Buying my first new detector in years, need help.
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 15, 2018 04:05PM
Good day all. I'm looking for a new detector and have $400 that my wife said I could spend and also a few hundred that I can cough up through other side jobs. I started off using a whites classic ID SL in 97'after I did my 4 years in the Corps. and bought a DFX years later (I frequented the DFX Only forum here when Dave Z was alive) that was traded for a Shadow X5. I recently had an opportunity to use a Fisher F-22 and was much impressed with how far the machines have come over the years and how inexpensive a good model can still be. I'm looking for a machine that is reliable, can compete with other deep Seekers but doesn't cost an arm and a leg. ( I got out of detecting for a while because I found fly tying and fly fishing and realized that the river were rhe stocked with fish unlike the ground with coins and buttons LOL) I also don't mind a detector that is good on batteries LOL. I hunt in Upstate New York York and New England and I don't know if that is considered highly mineralized soil or not. I go to the beach once in a blue moon to detect but most of the time I fish. I don't mind tweaking a machine and learning it but don't like one that falses all the time and has major e m i trouble. I hunt a lot of old Cellar holes, old parks, and also fields with a lot of Old Iron nails. I'm looking for something that has tone ID but I don't really have to look at the screen all the time. The classic ID had a great screen and you could tell if it was a nickel or a pull tab but I don't really need perfect vdi numbers. I'm on the fence but I was thinking an F75 with DST, the Equinox, or the makro multi kruzer or any other suggestions. I'm also willing to put my shadow X5 towards it with the 7 inch and 5 inch coils even though I like that unit my buddy is giving me an AT Pro as well that I'm sure is comprable to the X5. I really appreciate all the help and I don't mind sounding like a newbie it's kind of cool to get back into detecting after fly fishing obsessively for so long.



Upstate NY/New England Treasure Hunter Marine Corps Veteran,Teacher, Author, Fly Tyer and fisherman

Whites Classic SL(not working now), Troy shadow X5, Fisher F22, White's Coinmaster



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Re: Buying my first new detector in years, need help.
Posted by: KindManTall
Date: May 15, 2018 06:45PM
You should check the Nokta Impact ... 12 modes x 3 frequency



White's ~MXT Pro
Garrett~ AT Max
Makro ~ Racer 2 ~ Gold Racer
Nokta ~ FORS CoRe ~ FORS Relic ~ Impact

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Re: Buying my first new detector in years, need help.
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 15, 2018 07:02PM
Thanks a bunch I haven't thought about the nokta

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Re: Buying my first new detector in years, need help.
Posted by: dfmike
Date: May 15, 2018 07:21PM
I have the Nokta CoRe and I like it a lot but I sometimes wish I had more options. I would go with either the Impact or multi Kruzer today. If you don't need multi frequency, value wise, you can't beat the F75+ or T2+ which are also excellent choices. You get a nice package including a superb pin pointer at a very attractive price.



Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

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Re: Buying my first new detector in years, need help.
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: May 15, 2018 09:23PM
Thanks Mike! The multi kruzer definitely looks like a great detector as well and I had a dealer said that he knock some money off of it but what made me think of Minelab as a great choice is that they're offering 15% discount for veterans. I wonder if the other companies are doing the same thing.

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