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What's the best middle-of-the-road detector right now?

ms70ms70 Posts: 13,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

My old Whites had some sort of breakdown. When I go out it's usually lawns or playgrounds and occasionally the beach.

I realize it's a get what you pay for sort of thing.

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  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,247 ✭✭✭✭
    A lot of people use the AT Pro these days. Of course if you can spring for a CTX that'd also be good!

    What's your budget? That may help narrow it down
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep.... one can get along with the cheaper models... there are certainly adequate MD's for reasonable prices.... Cheers, RickO

  • ms70ms70 Posts: 13,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pcgs69 said:
    A lot of people use the AT Pro these days. Of course if you can spring for a CTX that'd also be good!

    What's your budget? That may help narrow it down

    I'm hoping to keep it under $400.

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  • I have 2 that I like: Whites Treasure Pro and Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro. The BH seems to give me better discrimination.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome aboard BigMax....Join the fun...although winter in the northern areas tend to slow this forum down a tad. Cheers, RickO

  • ZotZot Posts: 825 ✭✭✭

    Not sure which detector is best, but I recommend also getting some sturdy digging tools.
    Especially for paved roads.


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  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome. I think a pin-pointer detector is a great tool to have also. Even a cheap 10 to 20 dollar one from harbor freight helps a lot.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My recommendation is White's.... Great technology, however, above all... FANTASTIC customer service..... That, to me, is very important. Cheers, RickO

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I retired my 15 year old Whites and the son is still using in his business, locating pipes and cables. Just felt it was time to get something much lighter. Bought a Tesoro Lobo (no display). But, understand that I just desert hunt nuggets and don't care for the display, tone is all I need as I dig it all. When I first got my Whites the tones for the different metals had different, though slight, sounds. I could actually tell what it was I was digging by the tone. But, now at 70+ my hearing is way different....just dig it all.
    Good luck,

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Desert hunting is fun... and you never know what will turn up.... I have two nuggets from my desert days... Cheers, RickO

  • EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Although I don't personally swing it, I've heard from many that the Garrett Ace 350 (they recently put out the new Ace 400) is a great machine at your price point. Good luck!

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  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    check out Whites:


    great machines, I have used them since I started in 1989.

    I've had 2 Whites Eagle SL II

    and now a Spectra V3i


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