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Detector for new hunter
Posted by: Mikecp
Date: October 31, 2016 07:30PM
Hello everyone, I am new to the hobby and site. I live in Daytona beach, FL and would like to start metal detecting. My question is what detector do you all recommend for my area that will serve me well. I do not need the latest and greatest; but I also would be willing to spend a little more now so I don't feel the need to upgrade soon. Thanks, Mike

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Re: Detector for new hunter
Posted by: jim tn
Date: November 01, 2016 06:00PM
The Garrett A T Pro is a grand all around detector. Water Proof to 10' and as simple to run as you want to make. Downright loves coins and excels in trash and iron. Good luck in your decision and WELCOME to an exciting hobby. HH jim tn

Re: Detector for new hunter
Posted by: fltacoma
Date: November 05, 2016 01:07PM
Just remember that screens on ANY metal detector is not foolproof. I own a tesoro. It is a simple machine, and can run circles around other detectors :)

Re: Detector for new hunter
Posted by: one eye guy
Date: November 09, 2016 12:48AM
Maybe because I've stubbornly chosen to follow my dream & am creating a living as a visual artist, instead of a more lucrative career path, I find I'm often needing to get outside more, to get more exercise & to have more fun & to get extra cash. Thinking about these co-mingled desires-exercise, fun, & cash-made me remember that years ago I once had a metal detector & I got outside more, I got more exercise, had lotsa fun, every hunt was an adventure, and I always made money, too.
But that thing called Life intervened: a marriage, a son, a divorce, change of profession from Major Crimes Investigator to recovering from getting thrown off a cliff, by some very bad dude that got the drop on me, leaving me for dead, but only unconscious for four nights. So that stuff & other Life Stuff got in the way of, you know, using a metal detector!
So, while researching & conducting online reviews & posts about metal detectors (hereinafter, "MD"), to buy another, better MD, I've discovered many things:
* It's almost impossible to trust MD reviews! (Many are self-serving; many are dealers pretending they're a customer while praising the MD they want to create excitement about so they can foist off a MD upon you because you believed their BS. There are far too many so-called "reviews" that are just shills trying to create a review that won't look like the ad it really is. Too many sites purport to be neutral but one discovers they have a major MD sponsor, (maybe this site?).
* In the purchase of any expensive item, intelligent consumers research Consumer Reports. Does anyone here know of any neutral reviews of MDs that one can trust- that is NOT in any way supported, even in tiny part, by any MD company?
* Perhaps I didn"t do enough research on evaluating the reviews of the merits of top of the line MDs. I'm prepared to get what I pay for, but hope any reader of this long post may be able to offer info on where I can obtain unbiased reviews of MDs that is not, in whole or part, in any way supported by a MD company.

Re: Detector for new hunter
Posted by: Mikecp
Date: November 13, 2016 07:31PM
Which Tesoro model do you have?

Re: Detector for new hunter
Posted by: David@RiverTeamSixDetectors
Date: November 13, 2016 08:16PM
Tesoro machines are solid. If you hunt the beach the Sand shark would be a good choice.

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