Originally Posted by Bishop2Queens6
I have always wanted a metal detector since I was a kid, but being a rather expensive hobby, well, high initial investment, I never got into it. I have a good job and some cash, and I want to buy a good metal detector but don't know where to start.
Does anyone have one? Where should I start looking? What is a good brand to go with?
My price range is under $2000.
I have a Whites MXT, which is at or under the 900 range. Very good detector IMHO - almost a turn on and go. Definitely one of the easiest to use. That said, tesaro and minelab are two really good companies. My Dad has several and likes them all.
My advice, do some research and don't listen to salesmen. Once you get one, spend a lot of time learning your machine. Each one has it's own tendencies that must be learned in order to get the best out of it. That is where some people get discouraged because they take the time. I have had my MXT for around 5 years and really know how to use it because I spent the time...
Good luck and hope you enjoy it! Post some pics! Oh, and my advice on brand? Whites, of course!