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Suggestion for “decent” budget detector

ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

What’s a decent low cost rig. nothing with all the added bells and whistles… just good basics.

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    Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭

    If you want to find old coins get a Minelab Vanquish 440 or 540. Your next step up would be a Minelab Equinox 600. A Nokta Legend might also be ok; but, I don't have have any direct experience with that model. Do not buy a Garrett detector whatever you do.

    Although I dislike Garrett detectors, Garrett pinpointers are my favorite. I prefer the Propointer II; however, the Propointer AT is waterproof and orange in color.

    You will need a digging tool. I use a Lesche and have yet to find anything that I like better.

    A Vanquish 440 costs less than $300, a pinpointer is about $125, and a digging tool is about $40.

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    Based on a low price/budget,,,,, a Nokta Simplex is hard to beat. It sure has a lot of features for the money.

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    Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭

    @GA1dad said:
    Based on a low price/budget,,,,, a Nokta Simplex is hard to beat. It sure has a lot of features for the money.

    It's missing the most important feature, simultaneous multi-frequency.

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    @Bayard1908 said:

    @GA1dad said:
    Based on a low price/budget,,,,, a Nokta Simplex is hard to beat. It sure has a lot of features for the money.

    It's missing the most important feature, simultaneous multi-frequency.

    I can agree with you that SMF is considered "most important" by modern standards, but I would not consider it an absolute requirement if I was looking for, as the OP stated, "a decent low cost rig. nothing with all the added bells and whistles… just good basics.".

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