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I have used and have friends that own Garretts. That company would be my second choice tho I am not familiar with that modelI was looking at this one and sounds good but what do I know http://www.amazon.com/Garrett-Detec...2Y/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&qid=1337201185&sr=8-28
I have a bunch of them, honestly Garretts are second rate. Absolutely stay away from Bounty Hunter, Radio Shack, ect. Whites and Minelab are very good ones. If you are anywhere near central Mass I'd be more than happy to let you borrow one. Actually thinking of selling my Minelab, great machine but I have too many[/QUOTE
let me know if you do thanks for the offer
We are getting our 11yo son a metal detector for his birthday. He's always finding things and is thrilled to bring home stuff of any use or value. In the under $200 range would the coinmaster be a good choice for a kid? Are the controls complicated? At 2.5 pounds the weight looks like a plus for an 80lb kid.
Actually found a large trove of various non-circulated quarters, buffalo nickels, mercury dimes, half dollars, dollar coins while cleaning out my grandmother's apt. I gave them to my mom to store where ever. One of these days, I going to take a day trip to my parents' house and research all their values. Each are individually bagged and labeled per date/mint. My grandfather was apparently a huge coin collector.did metal detector-y stuff with my father for a bit when i was a kid. we found a mercury dime once. so that's something.