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metal detector

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by dylan, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. dylan

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    hi lads , am after a metal detector and wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction for something easy to use and that is half decent for around £250 ,can be new or used ,thanks for reading
     
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    hello, if you just want a switch on and go look at the cheaper XPs if your new to detecting remember lower KHz goes deep/ but not so good on small stuff, higher KHZ not so deep but picks up small stuff . if you go to beaches need check its ok for wet sand, look at Cscope made in uk. there are other makes and chinese types. if you want more advice let me know, i use staffordshire metal detecters if buy 2nd hand as most have warranty. keven knows a great deal on detectors i dont go much now but still got my 3, 1 x cheapy 1 x better, 1 x super duper. happy hunting
     
  3. dylan

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    thanks for your reply , might give Staffordshire metal detectors a ring and get a bit of advice ,as ive been looking at a few 2nd hand ones on e**Y but don't know enough about them to commit to buying one,
     
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    hello, buying off ebay private is not easy and no warranty. keven is away till tuesday as on web site, try tuesday or email. he has quite a few 2nd ones, i like 10inch coils or a bit more but most starters have 9 inch, look on google for local detector clubs to. if you see any on ebay you think ok let me know and can look.
     
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    We have a Garret Ace 250, costs around the £150 to £200 mark. It's great, easy to use and finds stuff at quite a decent depth.
     
  6. dylan

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    thanks for that keep looking at different model and makes then reading about them ,but think the warranty is a good thing , been browsing at the ones more local so I would be able to see it working if owt takes me fancy,
     
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    seen these while browsing eb*y seem a lot of them for sale so would be able to grab one at wright money ,
     
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    Yes they are very good mate. I did a lot of research before i bought one and there are lots of good reviews. There are better/more expensive ones obviously, but for the price they are really good.
     
  9. dylan

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    finished up picking a second-hand c scope sc3mx up + some extra bits , seems very straight forward ,looking forward to having a play
     
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    hello, ok how you getting on with detector?
     
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    I've got a garret ace 250...and also got the garret hand held pointer to, for poking around in the hole :)

    Both are great bits of kit! I found a ww1 button from a jacket in my garden, and I also go down the beach early evenings on hot days and usually find a few quid to :)

    i love metal detecting and shooting :) a weekend away doing both my fave things is good for the soul :)
     

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