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    Metal detectors

    Anyone able to recommend a decent metal detector for a decent price?
    Thinking of going over a beach and some of the in-laws land with it, for just something different to do.

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    I got one a couple of years ago from jaycar that works surprisingly well
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    What did you pay for it? Jaycar are great at being overpriced I find.

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    This guys does the real good stuff, pricey though, we use the Gold Bug 2 and works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jexla View Post
    What did you pay for it? Jaycar are great at being overpriced I find.
    About $300 from memory, just wanted something extra cheep for sorting rubbish out of the soil as we landscaped.
    Has been fun for taking down to the beach-people lose a lot of stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillclima View Post
    This guys does the real good stuff, pricey though, we use the Gold Bug 2 and works great

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    That F2 looks good, had a look of a review by some guy on youtube.
    Spending anything more than that would be crazy to me considering how little I am likely to use it.

    You use the gold bug 2? That's some coin to drop on coin finding haha.

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    Jexla

    I would have thought finding a diamond ring or two would cover the set up costs of a detector like the F75.

    Must be a few of these lost on our beaches each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jexla View Post
    That F2 looks good, had a look of a review by some guy on youtube.
    Spending anything more than that would be crazy to me considering how little I am likely to use it.

    You use the gold bug 2? That's some coin to drop on coin finding haha.
    Use them for work to find buried pegs, pick up all sorts of things, nails, tin foil etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Jexla

    I would have thought finding a diamond ring or two would cover the set up costs of a detector like the F75.

    Must be a few of these lost on our beaches each year.

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    Pete
    I'm sure it would Pete! But knowing my luck I won't find jack shit haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jexla View Post
    I'm sure it would Pete! But knowing my luck I won't find jack shit haha.
    Me either but I'd have fun trying.

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    My uncle in the Mt has done it since i was a baby. Box after box of jewellery. Thats after its been at the cop shop for however ling before they give it back if unclaimed. He reckons after new years back in the day he'd be busy for days just a hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    My uncle in the Mt has done it since i was a baby. Box after box of jewellery. Thats after its been at the cop shop for however ling before they give it back if unclaimed. He reckons after new years back in the day he'd be busy for days just a hobby
    Yeah that would be fun, the excitement of finding things, I'm hoping the place I am wanting to go over hasn't been done before because it's so remote, gravel road to get there. I know my in-laws land would have never been done so there is for sure some stuff to be found there. The land used to have a rail road over it so they could get the wool to the beach and load it onto the boats to then move elsewhere. So maybe so cool shit to be found?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jexla View Post
    Yeah that would be fun, the excitement of finding things, I'm hoping the place I am wanting to go over hasn't been done before because it's so remote, gravel road to get there. I know my in-laws land would have never been done so there is for sure some stuff to be found there. The land used to have a rail road over it so they could get the wool to the beach and load it onto the boats to then move elsewhere. So maybe so cool shit to be found?
    Finding an old railway spike would be way cool.

    Probably find heaps of rubbish too.

    Let us know how you get on

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    Look on AliExpress.com - Online Shopping for Electronics, Fashion, Home & Garden, Toys & Sports, Automobiles from China.. Most of them have free shipping to NZ. There are loads of options on there for very good prices.

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