The age old question of I am a beginner, which metal detector should I choose? Its a very hard question to answer as everyones detecting style and budget varies. Most people want to be able to hit gold nuggets, dive with their metal detector, hunt relics, find coins, hit the salt water beaches and dig only good targets. Truth is no one metal detector can do all that, maybe some day!
I generally ask which is the most important target you want to find and what is your budget? Then we go from there. Most often they want to find coins and jewelry and have a budget of $300 or less. This gives us several great options for a new metal detector!
The Fisher F2 metal detector is always my first pick because of price and all its features. It has a very fast recovery speed so that is great for trashy areas. It helps you hear separate targets close together and get a separate signal o