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I'm currently considering buying a detector for my 7 year old daughter, who is very tall for her age and q technically minded.
CTX_Phil, I see you've owned 2 detectors that I'm looking at. Would greatly appreciate a quick opinion fr yourself, and anyone else who might like to comment.
Looking at the Bounty Hunter Junior which I can get for £55 (seems pretty good). Also the Minelab 22 for £112. Tempted by the Bounty hunter price but wondered if the Minelab would be easier to use with its visual elimination display. That said, noticed ur comment Phil that it's a little clumsy. The £57 saving on buying the Bounty hunter could be put towards an upgrade one day, or a detector for myself, if she was enjoying going out hunting.
Other outside options appear to be the Minelab 44 (with National Geographic branding) at £139 but getting painfully close to Garrett Ace 150 pricing (altho I'd imagine it's not wise re weight and size); also the Joan Allen Coinshooter jnr at £77 but can't find a single review of it, or the chinese machines at £60 odd that seem to get mixed reviews e.g. Dr Otek lightweight altho also the one on here that people seem to q like which visually appears the same as the Otek https://www.metaldetectingauction.com/l ... its/104328
Overall thinking Bounty hunter jnr but if you believe one of the other detectors might be easier to use (esp with better visual info) or get better results then please let me know, thanks. I had a metal detector years ago and would like to get back into it, this could be the opportunity.... thanks again in advance for any thoughts. All the best M
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I thought it best if i split your post off the old topic and make you a new one
I think you will get a better response here
Good luck with your choices
The only one thing i will say is try to keep away from the chinese makes as they will only frustrate you and your daughter
when i 1st started detecting i had the ace 250 and a great time with it and some great finds.
i think you be ok with the ace
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For a 7 year old these models are still on the heavy side to swing for a considerable amount of time, if you have the option to try one out before purchase that would be the ideal solution
Best of luck in whatever you decide on.
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He has the one you linked to, it's not too bad really. We've found quite a lot in our garden (mostly scrap) and one or two nice finds on pasture (medieval jeton and small Roman nummus). So it works but it's not one I'd recommend for an adult. But it's worth a shot for a child, you don't really want to spend a lot of money before finding out whether or not your child will maintain an interest.or the chinese machines at £60 odd that seem to get mixed reviews e.g. Dr Otek lightweight altho also the one on here that people seem to q like which visually appears the same as the Otek https://www.metaldetectingauction.com/l ... its/104328
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