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How to Pick a Metal Detector

Updated on May 23, 2011

Selecting the Best Metal Detector

Searching for treasure may sound like an interesting hobby, but like all hobbies, you have to have the right tools in order to have a good time.

Can you fish without a fishing pole, work on your car without tools, or hunt without a weapon? Of course not. That's why looking for gold, silver and all kinds of treasure with an inefficient metal detector would be just as ridiculous.

In order to find treasure with a metal detector, you'll need to find a high-quality metal detector that will work efficiently. Some of the most reputable metal detector manufacturers are Bounty Hunter, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, and Minelab.

Each of these metal detector manufacturers offer superior technological machinery for finding gold and all sorts of unique metallic treasure. While prices, styles, weight, features and models will differ from each manufacturer, their quality and craftsmanship is unbeatable.

Some metal detectors are marketed for the sheer purpose of finding gold. Others may be more specifically geared to the type of treasure you wish to seek.

For instance, if you're planning on going to an exotic location to look for gold nuggets, you'd probably benefit best from a metal detector specifically geared towards detecting gold nuggets.

On the other hand, if you're excited to find the presence of coins, jewelry and relics, you'd probably benefit best from a metal detector which is sensitive to finding these specific things.

Additional features to look for when selecting the best metal detector for your treasure hunts is the type of landscape you'll choose to perform your gold hunting.

Some metal detectors are all purpose, while others are made specifically for hot climates, cold climates, dry climates, moist climates and even direct underwater usage.

Note: If you plan on going into the lake or deep-sea diving with a metal detector, you better make sure it's for underwater usage! Never assume and always ask questions about gold metal detectors if you're unsure.

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      Mike 

      7 years ago

      Well after 18 months now I can say I made the right choice back then. Even though I literally found silver within minutes the first time I used it, after spending time with it I really appreciated what the detector was saying.

      It was and still is I hope a learning experience because that makes it fun. I've gone over some areas that I hit early on and still find the oldies. It's learning the combination of both the VDI and the hard to explain "sweet" tone through the headphones.

      After trying out different models of headphones I settled on the Sunray Pro Golds. Between the light weight of the F75 and such great fitting headphones, it's a combination that allows me to hunt all day without being fatigued.

      Mike

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      mike 

      9 years ago

      I recently upgraded to a Fisher F75 after using a Fisher 1266 for over 15 years, and wish I'd done it sooner. It goes super deep, but the most amazing thing to me is the target separation in the trashy sites, and that's where it really shines.

      I've had it less than a week, so I've got a lot to learn, but I already found a silver dime and around 10 wheats in between and under pulltabs, botlle caps and rusted nails. I'm impressed.

      Mike

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