Hello everyone, I am basically new to metal detecting besides messing around with a family members detector. I found some interesting items but their detector is super old and cheap. So now I am looking to buy my own detector. I live in the foothills of NC which is basically all red clay soil. I am looking for coins and relics mostly because this is what I've found on the property. I honestly cant spend a lot on the detector (around $200-300). Due to the soil here being red clay it is super thick/dense and figured I would want a detector suitable to this if possible in my price range.
So from what I've researched i have a few I'm looking at but i am completely open to other brands and models i may have overlooked. So far though, I'm looking at: BH disc 3300 (cheapest with ground balance), BH ranger pro, and the minelab 305. Any suggestions and input will be appreciated. thanks everyone
Greetings from West Sussex, UK.
Great forum you have here 🙂
Have been away from detecting for 25 years but was detecting for 20 years before that so all that old knowledge is slowly coming to the surface.
Back then I had quite a few machines, the last being the Tesoro Gold Sabre, Silver Sabre and Laser B1.
Anyway, more time on my hands now and having moved to the coast we have miles of wonderful beaches on the doorstep to search.
Current detectors are a DFX300 and Quest X5.
I very much look forward to being a part of this community 🙂
Been artifact hunting for over 50 years.
Aboriginal American artifacts, fossils, bottles, and metal detecting.
Mainly detect Civil War sites, when not there I'm usually on the beach, but I'll swing my detector anywhere there's something to be found.
Look forward being a member of this great forum and maybe contributing every now and then.