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10 Best Metal Detectors

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1 Fisher F22 Metal Detector Fisher F22 Metal Detector By Fisher 10634 Reviews
9.7
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2 National Geographic PRO Series Metal Detector National Geographic PRO Series Metal Detector By National Geographic
9.6
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3 Treasure Cove TC-3020 Fortune Finder Platinum Digital Metal Detector Set Treasure Cove TC-3020 Fortune Finder Platinum Digital Metal Detector Set By Treasure Cove
9.1
Score
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4 Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector with Waterproof Coil Plus Free Accessories Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector with Waterproof Coil Plus Free Accessories By Garrett
9.0
Score
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5 Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro Metal Detector Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro Metal Detector By Bounty Hunter
8.7
Score
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6 Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 Metal Detector Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 Metal Detector By Bounty Hunter
8.2
Score
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7 Quick Silver GWP N/A 44 N/A Quick Silver Metal Detector Kit, Pin Pointer Quick Silver GWP N/A 44 N/A Quick Silver Metal Detector Kit, Pin Pointer By Bounty Hunter
7.9
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8 Bounty Hunter Guardian Hand-Held Security Metal Detector - S3019 Bounty Hunter Guardian Hand-Held Security Metal Detector - S3019 By Bounty Hunter 9440 Reviews
7.8
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9 Bounty Hunter Quick Silver Metal Detector w/Free Pinpointer Bounty Hunter Quick Silver Metal Detector w/Free Pinpointer By Bounty Hunter 348 Reviews
7.3
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10 Teknetics Delta Metal Detector - DELTA Teknetics Delta Metal Detector - DELTA 1195 Reviews
7.1
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Your Guide to Buying an Metal Detectors Eric Hewitt

How should you choose a metal detector

Metal detecting is a multi-faceted passion, which offers many avenues of exploration. Whether it is beach hunting, looking for gold in pure form or searching for relics, you need to determine your area of interest before you purchase a metal detector. After going through thousands of metal detector reviews, we have put together some pointers to help you find the best metal detector on the market. 

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What should you consider before buying a metal detector?

Long-time metal detector users are of the opinion that taking ‘advice’ from an expert relative, friend, or from a veteran club member is not going to be very helpful, as they themselves might be acquainted with a few models. There are different types of metal detectors available on the market. Read through the following guidelines so that you can avoid costly errors in the process.

  • Identify your interests: You may be interested in searching for old relics and coins, gold nuggets from a forgotten gold mine, or hunting for hidden treasures in shallow water. You do not need a specialty metal detector if you are hunting for gold nuggets for a single day. But, if you are planning to spend a considerable amount of time on your new hobby, it is best not to compromise on features and money.

  • Check the size and weight: Your hunting ground can be instrumental in determining your choice of metal detector. Factors like weight and portability of the equipment are fundamental in determining the equipment. Are you going to use the metal detector in public areas, in rugged ground conditions, or on sandy beaches? Both weather conditions and ground conditions determine the type of metal detector you are going to use.

  • Think about your budget: Decide on the money you are comfortable in spending on the metal detector. If you are one of those people who prefers an automatic model with all the features, choosing a detector will be no different. Instead of buying the top of the line, it is actually preferable to buy the second model in the product line—that way, you have spare money to spend on other accessories, such as coil covers (which protect the metal detector's coil from cuts, as well as from short circuits in damp or wet areas), trowels, scoops, and headphones (which let you hear the signals from the detector, while blocking out ambient noise, while silencing the signal from those around you).

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