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« on: March 21, 2011, 12:17:28 pm »
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what would be in the range of 50.00 to 100.00?

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 01:11:24 pm »
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I personally would say try to find a used garrett 150 you may can find one for that price I would avoid one that is to cheap they generally lack depth and discrimination which will frustrate a beginner. You may want to get a new one you get a warranty and could always sale it If it not for you

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 01:36:58 pm »
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what would be in the range of 50.00 to 100.00?


You could get a couple of the "entry-level" bounty hunters, but I'd look for a used Tesoro Compadre, Garret Ace 150, or Whites Coinmaster.   (and actually you could get one of those 3 new for about between $150 and $200).   The 3 I mentioned, or the intermediate grade bounty hunters, are worth the extra money. 

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 01:37:27 pm »
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Tesoro Compadre great entry level detector

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 10:34:56 am »
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 I have the Garrett ace 150 and it's a good little machine.I have found a lot of stuff with it.3 tones and it took me a little to get use to the silver tone,it sounds like a car door open bell"ding,ding,ding"  Grin
If you can afford any new machine from the Tesoro line,well check em out.Great machines and you cant beat the life warranty.
I also have the newest machine of my line up,Tesoro silver umax and even though I have only had it out twice now it seems like it's going to be a great unit.Small,lite "2.2lbs" and very simple to use and get use too.It also loves the silver... Great
There are a few good beginner machines out there.Read some review on these units.
Now have fun in doing some research and making up your mind... Undecided

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 11:14:57 am »
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just looked on ebay,theres a whites eagle spectrun for $125

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 09:17:43 am »
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If you can come up with an extra $50 or so, and get a new detector, you'll find that it will quickly pay for itself with the change you dig up. Get the best possible detector you can afford, and you'll have a much more enjoyable time.

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 11:13:50 am »
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Try the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV. It's lightweight and inexpensive. This detector automatically tracks under any soil conditions. You can also submerge the coil into the water. 

I purchased one for under $100. I also purchased a coil cover which I highly recommend regardless of the model you choose. Coils are expensive to replace. Try,

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store. I received the detector in good condition. I immediately placed the coil cover on the detector. I loaded the 2 Alkaline batteries and assembled the wire and the rods. It took less than 10 minutes. But, I had a Whites MXT, so I was familiar with the assembly. I sold the MXT. It was a great detector, but it was more than I needed. It's a professional, but excellent detector. I love my Tracker IV though. It fits me well. It gets the job done, believe me. I also adjusted the Tracker to fit my height. I'm not tall so I needed to adjust it to its lowest setting. I am so happy now.

You'll get good practice and then you can decide on an more expensive model.

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 12:37:26 pm »
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I agree with the last post that the Tracker IV is a great starter detector for around $100.  The Tracker IV has 3 modes of operation (All Metal Mode, Full Discrimination Mode, and Tone Discrimination), it comes with adjustable sensitivity (dial) and an analog target intensity meter which ball parks the size/depth of the target.  For about $25 more you can go with the Bounty Hunter Discovery 1100.  This is an all digital metal detector and is a step up from the Tracker IV.  It has push button sensitivity and discrimination control, which I prefer over analog knobs (potentiometers).  The 1100 also has an LCD with a 3 segment target ID and digital coin depth indicator.  All solid upgrades for only ~$25 more.  Both come with a Bounty Hunter 5 year limited parts and labor warranty (which is pretty outstanding).  I would also suggest looking at the Garrett Ace 150.  Hope this helps.


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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 04:08:25 am »
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Wait and save more money.  You will not get a detector that is worth a cr@p in that price range, you will get frustrated and give up.  I speak from experience...thats what I did years ago.  You get what you pay for...and the more expensive detectors are better.  I would say save up...and in the mean time you can look for a used one also and save some $$....but either an Fisher F2 or a Garrett Ace 250.  I did not like the Whites Coinmaster, did not like any of the Bounty Hunter detectors, and I bought the Fisher F2 over the Ace 250.  I run a Whites V3i and a Garrett AT Pro myself, but I bought the Fisher F2 for my son.  I have used it and for the price its a decent machine.  Unfortunetly...my son (who is 7 by the way) is just not interested in using his own detector so I'm selling it and gonna put the money toward a new waterproof PI machine.  I had high hopes of him really taking an interest in the hobby...and he does...BUT assisting me...not running his own machine. 

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