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Seeking advice on new detector
Posted by: oleterryg
Date: January 17, 2017 10:29AM
I am just shy of 3 weeks into metal detecting. My new javascript:bbcode_video_editor_tool()MD is a Garrett ACE 200. I have taken the time to learn this machine, and have decided I already want a better one.

I live in South Georgia. I will be working the sand bars of the Flint River (above water), farm fields, city and county parks and schools, and the beaches of the Gulf Coast of Florida.
At the moment, I see myself as a seeker of coin and jewelry.

I am 70 years old and had back surgery 16 months ago. Probably and hour to 3 hours will be tops for me on any one adventure. I'm thinking I won't be digging a ton of holes, so I figure
being able to discriminate will be important. Would like to stay in or around $500.00, prefer less.

My list of interest is as follows: Fisher F75. ( has a pretty good looking sale on now, with extra coil, for under $500.00) Almost jumped on it this morning.
Tesoro Vaquero
Tesoro Cibola
Garrett AT Pro and /or ACE 400
Makro Racer Standard MD

I have been doing a lot of reading on this forum, and viewed countless you tube videos, and it seems there is a lot of big time love for all of the above. All seem to have pros and cons. But perhaps some of your
opinions with the information I have provided, might help me along.


Re: Seeking advice on new detector
Posted by: oleterryg
Date: January 18, 2017 10:32AM
Decided on the Makro Racer Standard MD.

Re: Seeking advice on new detector
Posted by: JJames1610
Date: January 19, 2017 09:12PM
T2 or at pro

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