What is the Best Metal Detector on the market ?
What is the Best Metal Detector for a beginner ?
What is the Best Metal Detector for New Canadian and UK Steel Coins ?
What is the best metal detector for coin shooting,relic hunting,beach hunting and for gold prospecting and perfect for beginners or still for advanced treasure hunters. Each metal detectors that you can see on this picture these are the ones that I’ve tried .I've wrote a small metal detector reviews for all of them.
(Please note there is no perfect metal detectors)
Which Metal Detector is the best by my personnal opinion !
Hi ! My name is Valerie and I have 6 years experience in the hobby of metal detecting, coin shooting, relic hunting and gold prospecting. I will tell you why I choose one model in particular over 16 other models that I've tried during my years of treasure hunting, which are also perfect for beginners. The models I've tried Incluce the Bounty Hunter Lone Star, Quick Draw 2, Land Stars, Time Ranger, Discovery 3300, Whites Coinmaster, Teknetics Delta 4000, Garrett Gold Scorpion Stinger, Garrett AT GOLD, Treasure Baron or Cobra 2, Fisher F2, Fisher F5, Tesoro Cibola, Seben extreme deep, Famous Trail MD 7030 and MD 3010 Serie 2. The Seben, md 7030, md 3010 are made in China. What's the difference between a specific models? The digital display.Only the Tesoro Cibola , Garrett Sorpion and the Seben have no display. The metal detectors that I've tried ranged in price range in price from $169 to $800...but the one at $169 was better for me than the most expensive. It wasn't the price that made the better detector. In fact, the more functions, bells and whistles will simply cost you more out of pocket than it is really worth. You can pay hundreds for functions but more isn't always better. Companies would love to sell you the Cadillac of detectors but you soon discover that you rely on the basics in the end. The one that worked best for me was the Fisher F2 at $199 bucks. Why? This detector has everything you need...That's it
Fisher F2 Features
The F2 includes a large digital display with all 8-Segments visual Target Identification from Iron to 50¢ and + 4-tones audio ID. 2-digits numeric targets value (Each target as a numeric value like this 1¢ = 71 so easy to remember your finds target number) One-touch pinpoint with numeric depth readout ( You press pinpoint and the sound will come stronger when you come to the center of the target .(That's the place where you dig ) 8 inches concentric search coil is the standard but you can add the 4 inches coil for tiny space or for gold prospecting or the 10 inches coil for large space or to add 1 inch more deep compared to the 8 inches coil The detector weight - only 2.6 lbs (including batteries) The Notch system for accepting or rejecting target categories( I do not use because you can missed gold target such as gold ring). Use only two 9 volt alkaline batteries but you can use rechargeable batteries no problem. Operating frequency: 5.9 kHz
Why I choose the Fisher F2 Metal Detector
I live in Canada and our coins now are made of steel plated with zinc and nickel. The old one was made in silver before 1968 and after 68 they were made with copper, zinc, nickel so it was very easy to detect this coinage but since year 2000 they changed the nickel and zinc coin for that cheap steel metals. So, I have a serious problem because many metal detectors will detect coins in “all metal mode,” but not on discrimination. So each time I will detect a new coin I'll have to put my detector in all metal mode to detect it. I said to myself, 'I don't want to set my detector to “detect all metal mode” and dig up all the junk from the ground...no way !' So, I've tried all those metal detectors and I figured out which one was best for Canadian coins: the Fisher F2 ! It was able to detect all new Canadian coins including the old ones as well as U.S. and Euro coinage.Please note: If you add a 11" DD coil to your F2 , The coil will not detect these new coins . Many Bounty Hunter models and the Tesoro (with a low discrimination) are able to detect new Canadian coins and the Whites Coinmaster too.Please Note :The new Bounty Hunter models like ,Lone Star Pro ,Quick Draw Pro,Land Stars Pro ,Platinum,Gold ,Titanium Camo cannot detect these coins .But others, like Garrett Ace 150, 250, Euro Ace and up, and many Teknetics models, Fisher F4,F5 , F70, F75 are not able to detect new Canadian coins. They will all detect these coins but in “all metal mode” only, not on discrimination. The discrimination is the mode that cannot detect and reach certain metals like the steel, foil, nickel, tab,1¢ zinc, dime, quarter, all in order. The Fisher F2 has a fast target response compared to those Garrett, Tesoro and Bounty Hunter models. The average depth for the F2 for a U.S. Quarter is about 6 to 8 inches deep in the ground. For the ones that would like to do prospecting for gold nugget. The F2 is able to balance itself in all metal mode to the ground and over HOT ROCKS without detecting those one. Hot Rocks are stones with steel minerals in it and it will beep beep on metal detectors. So it's very important that your metal detector is able to cancel it because you will dig all those rocks instead of gold nuggets and of course in all metal mode only, not on discrimination. The discrimination will shut the sound off on the detector over a tiny gold nugget. All others models will detect those rocks. Its the only model on (16 Models) that I found that is able to do this without ground balancing manually with a knob or by pressing on a button. I can detect a gold nugget 1/8 inch size at 2 inches deep in the ground and bigger nuggets even deeper. Which metal detectors balance itself to the ground naturally? Answer: any. All metal detectors for gold prospecting have a manual ground balance that you have to adjust all the time depending the ground you are hunting on. For 200$ which one will do better? Answer: any of them. At this price range you will not find a detector that is doing all this, for coins, relics hunting and gold prospecting. But if you are planning to buy a metal detector please don’t loose your time and money buying China detectors!