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'diggindeep' responds ....

October 14, 2020 01:37PM
I'm going to skip past all the questions about kids and metal detecting because I haven't had much success in getting my kids to excited about metal detecting. As for myself I was exposed to metal detecting at a young age about 8, but didn't really get that serious about it until I was in College. So my experience is limited when it comes to youth metal detecting.

As far as the metal detectors you plan to test (I know it's hard to get them all) I would think the Garrett AT Pro, Fisher F19 and the Vanquish 440 would be some good models to throw in the mix. The Vanquish 440 has a smaller stock coil than the 540 and less features. So it might make sense to have it as an option. Might even consider throwing a Garrett Ace 300 in the mix. I know from personal experience, of all the metal detectors you have listed I would only consider buying of even recommend to someone, the Racer 2, Simplex or Vanquish 540. Additionally the Vanquish 540 would be my suggestion for a kid as it's pretty easy to run and has better than average performance.

If you do buy a Vanquish 440 and want to get rid of it after your test I will guarantee you a sale as my brother-in-law is looking for a metal detector for his wife and wants to buy a 440 before next Spring. Even if he doesn't want it I would buy it myself.


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/15/2020 05:49PM by Monte.
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►► Questions: About "Entry-Level" and "Mid-Level" Metal Detectors. --- Updated 10/14

Monte 110 October 09, 2020 08:05PM

'diggindeep' responds ....

diggindeep 42 October 14, 2020 01:37PM

Back to 'diggindeep' regarding models to acquire and evaluate.

Monte 27 October 16, 2020 03:34AM

To those who've inquired: Yes, I'll be doing an "Upper-Range" evaluation following this one.

Monte 36 October 14, 2020 12:58PM

Bench testing, comparisons using test samples, and some detecting.

Monte 45 October 14, 2020 11:08AM

Looking forward to the evaluation results Monte. N/T

Timbertodd 30 October 14, 2020 01:23PM

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