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  • What is the best beginner Metal Detector?

    The age old question of I am a beginner, which metal detector should I choose?  Its a very hard question to answer as everyones detecting style and budget varies. Most people want to be able to hit gold nuggets, dive with their metal detector, hunt relics, find coins, hit the salt water beaches and dig only good targets. Truth is no one metal detector can do all that, maybe some day!

    I generally ask which is the most important target you want to find and what is your budget? Then we go from there.  Most often they want to find coins and jewelry and have a budget of $300 or less. This gives us several great options for a new metal detector!

    The Fisher F2 metal detector is always my first pick because of price and all its features. It has a very fast recovery speed so that is great for trashy areas. It helps you hear separate targets close together and get a separate signal on each one. Has (VID) visual ID numbers for targets, pin point feature, good depth and a long 5 year warranty.

    Next is the Garrett Ace 250 and Garrett Ace 350. Both are great beginner metal detectors in the price range. The 350 has a DD coil design and a bit more even coverage on your swing. Maybe a bit more depth as well. They have been around awhile and Garrett is an excellent name in the industry.

    The newest metal detector on that market is the Teknetics Euro Tek Pro.  It is fast becoming my go to metal detector for the beginner or experienced dirt fisher. It has an adjustable iron audio feature that allows you to set the iron volume wherever you want it in relation to the good target audio range. Very helpful in high iron areas so you can hear the iron but not constantly blowing your ears off with loud audio. When you then go over a good target the audio is louder and more pronounced. Very cool feature to have!

    As always we love to help answer question and get you set up with quality detectors and accessories. We do not bundle junk items and over inflate the prices to make you seem like your getting more.  Call us at 405-206-9010 or email us at bart@bigboyshobbies.net and we can often make better deals than shown on our site and still do the free shipping!