The novice treasure hunter should be properly equipped in order to have the right kind of experience to keep them coming back. This is a list of the 10 best metal detectors for the beginner (i.e. under $300) factoring in price, quality, reviews, and experience. Keep in mind these are all low end metal detectors which don’t come with a lot of bells and whistles. If you give them a chance and learn your machine well, you will have plenty of success and more fun! So let’s start off with what we believe are the best detectors for a new treasure hunter and the average price you can find them for.
1) Fisher F2 ($215)
2) Tesoro Silver uMax ($240)
3) Garrett Ace 250 ($215)
4) Tesoro Compadre ($150)
5) Garrett Ace 150 ($155)
6) Teknetics Alpha 2000 ($200)
7) Whites Classic 4 ($290)
8) Bounty Hunter Tracker IV ($100)
9) Titan 1000 ($200)
10) Bounty Hunter Quicksilver ($90)
This list is in an order created by me and reflects only my personal opinion which could vary from those of others. The top 3 on this list are the most recommended beginner metal detectors in every forum and review I read. Good luck with your first detector! Let me know if you recommend a change to the Top 10 Best Metal Detectors for Beginners.