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Offline Crockett

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gold detector question.
« on: February 21, 2013, 02:20:38 PM »
I have been detecting for a couple years, i currently have an ace 250.

I'm looking for some advise on a good gold detector.

Looking at under $1000 if possible, but will spend more if needed.

Thanks

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Re: gold detector question.
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 03:34:33 PM »
I haven't used an ace brand before , but I used Minelabs metal detectors , I highly recommend an X-Terra 705 Gold as a decent gold detector. It can also work as a treasure/coin detector and will cost under $1000, but if you can spend more then a Minelab GPEX 5000 will be an excellent Gold detector and will catch small nuggets as well as bigger ones. It has deep detection range and tolerate mineralization very well .

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Re: gold detector question.
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 03:43:34 PM »
Another one that works on small nuggets is the Garret AT Pro Gold.It will run you about $750.00 to $800.00. Couple of my friends use them.

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Re: gold detector question.
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 04:06:54 PM »
I agree to idled  suggestion . More options are welcomed.

An X-Terra 705 Gold Pack will cost you around $729 look here:

Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack Metal Detector


There is also this page about a comparison between Garret AT Pro Gold and X-Terra 705 Gold Pack metal detectors here:

Garrett-AT-Pro-vs-Minelab-X-Terra-705-Gold-Pack

It may be useful to some extent.



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Re: gold detector question.
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 07:02:59 PM »
I like the Garret i have, but fell the need for an upgrade.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'm leaning towards the Pro. like the idea of the 10 foot water depth.

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Re: gold detector question.
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 07:14:15 AM »
Another one that works on small nuggets is the Garret AT Pro Gold.It will run you about $750.00 to $800.00. Couple of my friends use them.

That's the one I use, and love it, the Garret AT Pro Gold.  <-good_>

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Re: gold detector question.
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 05:53:49 PM »
For that price new, you are looking at a VLF and might want to consider the Gold Bug Pro (I have one).  I have heard good things about the FoRs Gold + too.  I also use a Minelab GPX5000.  It is heavy but works in places that a VLF cannot.  For actual placer gold detecting, almost any newer gold detector will outperform the Ace.  Good luck.
See my YouTube channel for fun amateur video:
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Re: gold detector question.
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 10:05:27 AM »
I have been detecting for a couple years, i currently have an ace 250.

I'm looking for some advise on a good gold detector.

Looking at under $1000 if possible, but will spend more if needed.

Thanks

There are a tone of questions I have.  Your question is like this: " I would like to go places, any suggestions on what vehicle I should use?"

Where are you detecting, what type of gold are you looking for?  What are your abilities?  ( specific experience in detecting, relic Jewlery , coin shooting, etc.)
How much ground are you going to cover? 

This is just to start, there are great detectors out there, that in the wrong hand will not perform at all.

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Re: gold detector question.
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2017, 02:42:25 PM »
I use the Gold Bug Pro, itís super easy to use, nice large readout, elimates trash very well and light weight.

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Re: gold detector question.
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2018, 07:41:39 PM »
If you are looking for a decent detector for pretty cheap an older Whites Goldmaster Vsat can be found for less than $200 & will come pretty close to the performance of a GMT just doesn't have as many features. Also the older Minelab SD2100 are decent & can be found in the $500-$1000 range.