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FAQ:  How do I Choose a Metal Detector?

FAQ: How do I Choose a Metal Detector?

How to Choose a Metal Detector

Here at High Plains Prospectors we field the question, "How to I choose a metal detector?" daily.  We act as a metal detecting outfitter.  We never oversell someone on a detector and try our best not to undersell one.  Typically I start by asking a couple basic questions and try to point them in the right direction based on their needs.

The questions I ask someone before suggesting a metal detector are pretty standard...

FAQ:  How much does a really good metal detector cost?

FAQ: How much does a really good metal detector cost?

How much does a really good metal detector cost?  That is a common question we get here at High Plains Prospectors.  When someone comes into our shop and really has no real knowledge of metal detectors, it is our job to help educate them on the subject.  The first thing we try do do is determine in what capacity, and where are they metal detecting.  Then, we get a price range they are willing to spend on their total equipment package....  
One Great Way to Spend Your Stimulus Check That Pays Off Big Time - The Best Metal Detectors for Under $600

One Great Way to Spend Your Stimulus Check That Pays Off Big Time - The Best Metal Detectors for Under $600

Uncle Sam is at it again.  Giving away tax dollars like it is free money....which it isn't.  Either way, once you receive your stimulus check, you have to find out a way to spend it.  After all, that is the purpose right?  To put money back into the economy.  

Wherever you decide to spend your money, make sure you spend it right here in the Good Ole U.S.of A!  Oh, yeah, and let me make one suggestion on a good way to spend your stimulus check, in the US, and have it pay you back dividends in money, endless enjoyment, and health benefits.

Welcome to the hobby/sport of metal detecting!  Metal detecting is an activity that you can easily get completely geared up for less than $600.  When you purchase a metal detector you enter a hobby that will keep you physically active, immerses, you in history, and can actually pay you back monetarily.

Why Every Serious Metal Detectorist Needs Two or More Metal Detectors

Why Every Serious Metal Detectorist Needs Two or More Metal Detectors

I was speaking to a customer the other day and he brought up an interesting topic.  He was new at detecting and mentioned that he had seen several posts on forums where people who were avid metal detectorists had mentioned several different metal detectors in their arsenal.  He was confused why some people have multiple metal detectors.

 The Nokta Makro Simplex + metal detector is a good affordable backup metal detector.nokta makro plus metal detector

Whereas it is not necessary to have more than one detector (after all they all pretty much do they same thing,) it is not a bad idea to have an extra on hand.  More often than not having more than one detector is a result of a person upgrading from a lesser metal detector to a more advanced one.  Perhaps they outgrew their original detector or simply want to try out new technology.

Upgrading to a new metal detector, there are other very good reasons why it is a good idea to have another metal detector lying around.  Probably the best reason is the last one listed below and GREAT advice for every detectorist.