With so many options, finding the right metal detector can be difficult. Unlike our other guides, because this subject is so large we are going to focus on beginning users with some of the most common questions.
When you’re first starting out, or if budget is a factor, you’ll want to get an entry level detector
Currently an entry level detector costs anything between $170 and $700 NZD. These detectors are aimed at people looking for treasure (coins and jewellery) and generally offer a simple experience for first time users.
Try to keep in mind what is important when choosing your detector. Things like weight, size, features such as an LCD screen, in-built speaker, GPS, discrimination (so you don't dig up junk) and coil size are all important.
Some of the better entry level relic machines we sell are:
- Minelab Go-Find 66 Metal Detector
- Gold Century LCD Metal Detector
- Minelab Equinox 600 Metal Detector
There are other machines that are cheaper than the above, but these offer the best bang for your buck with manual controls that can tune the detector to what you are trying to find.
Let's get started with some common questions from first time buyers