Metal detector for a youngster

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Metal detector for a youngster

Post by Polyspaston » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:57 am

Hi,

A bit of advice please.

The granddaughter of a friend of mine is interested in metal detecting. She is 8 years old but tall for her age. Can anyone suggest a suitable detector for her. It must work properly and have some resale value in case this is just a flash in the pan.

I know from my own experience working with young people that a normal detector even reduced to minimum size is too big for an 8 year old.

Any suggestions would be appreciated



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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by garrettoldboy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:07 am

hello, i am sure there are just the detectors in the MDF shop off here if you do not have a local shop,

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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by garrettoldboy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:12 am

garrettoldboy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:07 am
hello, i am sure there are just the detectors in the MDF shop off here if you do not have a local shop,
minelab go find 11 looks ideal

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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by meadowman » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:59 am

Hi, there is a beginners detector promoted under Bill Wyman, more info under google ::g

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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by Blackadder43 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:11 pm

These are available on our Forum shop, they are sold by an active detectorist and i think mrix has done a review in video form of this machine. I also think a few members have bought them and havent said anything bad about them.
Might be worth a look?
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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by Wessexlad » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:43 pm

Blackadder43 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:11 pm
These are available on our Forum shop, they are sold by an active detectorist and i think mrix has done a review in video form of this machine. I also think a few members have bought them and havent said anything bad about them.
Might be worth a look?
Childs metal detector
I have one of those, it was bought for my boy Christmas before last, It's not bad at all, only has volume, discrim and sens controls but we've found a fair bit of stuff with it. Not so good on wet sand, all sorts of false signals but it's fine on land, down to about four or five inches. Quite lightweight too, which is important at that age.

Check out mrix's video review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UjbLJYWmNI
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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by slowsweep » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:55 pm

a garrett ace 150 or 250 would work well and resale on them isnt bad, GL&HH
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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by Wessexlad » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:37 pm

My boy is now 10 and he finds my 250i a bit too heavy. It might be ok for an 8 year old if you had a harness to support it I suppose.
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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by jamesbsea2 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:40 pm

With the same line of thinking I brought a Fisher F44 for my family to use, my son is now 10 and my daughter is 7.

The trouble with an adult detector is that is still a bit long on the lowest shaft setting, the arm cup which is nearly at the shoulder set at it lowest and the weight of the coil. The DD is just too heavy for them to do more than one or 2 worthwhile swings with the coil flat.

My son wants to try more detecting now so I'm thinking my T2 with my 6 inch coil might be better to try - a lighter coil so the balance is more towards the control box to help with the swing. The T2 is a lot better balanced than the F44 before you even start. Of course unless i adapt the top the arm cup is still going to be way to high.
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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by principia » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 pm

Better to buy a good brand.
Tesoro machines are also light and easy to use. Silver Umax or compadre.
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Re: Metal detector for a youngster

Post by garrettoldboy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:01 pm

garrettoldboy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:12 am
garrettoldboy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:07 am
hello, i am sure there are just the detectors in the MDF shop off here if you do not have a local shop,
minelab go find 11 looks ideal, at this stage you do not need a whistle and bells detector just switch on and go find

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