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Hello everyone - Starter Machine ?

Post by charly » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:23 pm

HI....
I AM NEW TO THE METAL DETECTING SCENE AND WOULD LIKE TO ASK EVERYONE WHAT THEY THINK WOULD BE A GOOD 1ST METAL DETECTOR TO PURCHASE ?......I LIVE IN THE FOREST OF DEAN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, AND MY PRESENT BUDGET IS APPROX 200 POUNDS,,,, THANKS....CHARLY



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Post by mrix » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:08 pm

Hello and welcome Charly OooO , a very popular starter machine is the New Garrett ACE300i which is close to your budget ::g
Its fairly light weight and simple to use.

Direct link here - Garrett ACE300i

Best of luck in whatever you decide to go for ::g


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Re: Hello everyone - Starter Machine ?

Post by atticjnr » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:54 pm

Hey Charly,

I'm new here too - not yet got a machine but looking at getting a Garrett 300i or 250 which I've heard great things about too for slightly less money.

I'm based near Yate, Bristol so not too far from you!

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Re: Hello everyone - Starter Machine ?

Post by pengles » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:20 pm

I would definitely go for a Garrett Ace machine. I started about a year ago and bought and ace 250. Found loads of stuff, but have now upgraded to a Deus. The thing is, you have to learn from the ground up, REALLY don't confuse yourself with an advanced machine until you know what different metals sound like in the ground. The Ace 250 really got me started and hooked on detecting. Good luck....
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Re: Hello everyone - Starter Machine ?

Post by kenleyboy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:24 pm

Ace 250 for me as a starter machine . Great price for what you get and a very uncomplicated machine , switch on and go . I still occasionally use the 250 , bags of confidence with it .

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Re: Hello everyone - Starter Machine ?

Post by mrix » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:29 pm

Hello, we do have the older model Garrett ACE250 Machine listed - Garrett ACE250 but from my understanding the 300i is an updated version ::g

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Re: Hello everyone - Starter Machine ?

Post by Devon steve » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:05 pm

Buy second hand first until you know you like it. That way don't lose so much money if its not for you.
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Post by detectorman5050 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:25 pm

Devon steve wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Buy second hand first until you know you like it. That way don't lose so much money if its not for you.
I managed to sell my ACE 250 for only about £30-£40 less than I bought it. Just made sure I kept it in good condition for resale.
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Re: Hello everyone - Starter Machine ?

Post by Devon steve » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:23 pm

detectorman5050 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:25 pm
Devon steve wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Buy second hand first until you know you like it. That way don't lose so much money if its not for you.
I managed to sell my ACE 250 for only about £30-£40 less than I bought it. Just made sure I kept it in good condition for resale.
Yes if you buy a starter detector new around £200-£300, when you re sell you'll only lose a few quid. If you buy a new upper range detector for £1000 you'll probably lose a couple of hundred quid. My point was if you buy expensive new, you'll lose more on resale.
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Re: Hello everyone - Starter Machine ?

Post by Mud Max » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:41 pm

Worth considering the Goldenmask 1+UK. It doesn't get any easier to use and it has a growing reputation as a very effective machine.
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