First time out....I may get hooked.
My family and I just got back from a camping trip at a state park in central MA. We met up with a couple of friends of ours who were spending the week there as well. My buddy brought his metal detector to do a little hunting with. My daughter who is 12, thought it was the coolest thing to dig up old coins and jewelry that had been buried for years. I used to own a metal detector in my late teens but never really took to it.
My friend let us borrow it while we were there and I must say....my daughter and I had a blast. I located the items, we took turns digging and she used the pin pointer. Although we didn't find too much, we had a great time together and it was a great way to get her disconnected from her phone.
Our findings: 6 Lincoln pennies
2 dimes ( no silver)
Pull tabs, tent stakes, bottle caps, zipper, hair pin.
Now that we are home, we have talked about buying our own. After doing some research, I'm leaning towards the Garrett Ace 300. Seems like a good entry level detector.
You may be seeing a lot more of me around here.