Getting Started

Are you a brand new visitor to Discover Detecting, but really don’t know where to start?  Perhaps you’re searching for a particular metal detector model, or you need detecting tips, or you’re interested in local clubs and organizations.

Don’t worry, we’ve got all of your needs covered.

In fact, we’ve broken down our entire site for new visitors like yourself into the following categories:

  • Buying a Metal Detector Based on Price
  • Buying Based on Experience & Need
  • Buying Based on What You’re Hunting
  • Buying a Metal Detector Based on Brand
  • What Accessories Do I Need?
  • Tips for Detecting and Treasure Hunting
  • Reviews of Metal Detectors

1. Buying Based on Price:

Interested in buying a new metal detector, but don’t want to go over a specific price point?  If so, take a moment to read the following articles:

2. Buying Based on Experience & Needs:

Are you a beginner when it comes to the hobby of metal detecting?  Is there a child in your life that you’d like to introduce this hobby to?  If so, you might find these articles helpful:

3. Buying Based on What You’re Hunting:

Whether you’re hunting for gold, civil war relics, or lost jewelry, these articles should be of great assistance:

4. Buying Based on Brand:

If you’re looking for a detector made by a specific company, be sure to check out these articles:

5. Buying Based on Environment:

Need a metal detector for the beach?  Are you interested in a waterproof metal detector, or one that thrives in salt water?  If so, we encourage you to check out the articles listed below:

6. Finding Accessories You Need

You need more than just a metal detector to find buried gems.  From pinpointers to headphones and much more, check out all of our articles dedicated to metal detecting accessories:

7. Tips for Metal Detecting

Come discover some key tips to help your hunts become more successful and efficient:

8. Reviews of Metal Detectors

And finally, we have provided an interactive table below which includes all of the metal detector reviews we have written, as well as other detecting related articles too.  This table will be consistently updated whenever we publish new content, so feel free to come back to find new information and reviews:

$ = $99 and below | $ $= $100 to $199 | $$$ = $200 and up

PhotoModelWeightPriceRatingSpecialty
Bounty Hunter Gold DiggerBounty Hunter Gold Digger2.2 lbs.$4.2/57" Weather Resistant Coil
Bounty Hunter JuniorBounty Hunter Junior1.5 lbs.$4.1/5Detector for Kids
Bounty Hunter QSI Quick SilverBounty Hunter Quick Silver4 lbs.$$4.3/58” Waterproof Coil
Bounty Hunter SS2 Sharpshooter IIBounty Hunter SS24 lbs.$$4.3/58" Concentric Coil
Bounty Hunter Time RangerBounty Hunter Time Ranger4 lbs.$$4.4/58" Concentric Coil
Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IVBounty Hunter Tracker IV4.2 lbs$4.3/58” Waterproof Coil
Garrett Ace 250Garrett Ace 2502.7 lbs$$$4.5/56.5 x 9" ACE coil
Bounty Hunter HEADW HeadphonesTop 10 Detecting Accessories
Fisher F425 Detecting Tips
Bounty Hunter Tracker IIBest Bounty Hunter Detectors
White’s CoinmasterBest Detectors for Jewelry
KingDetector Junior MD-1005Best Detectors for Kids
Pyle PHMD1 Treasure Hunter 1000Best Detectors for the Money
White’s Beachhunter 300 (1)Best Detectors for Salt Water
Garrett Ace 350Best Garrett Detectors
Fisher Stereo HeadphonesBest Headphones for Detectors
Fisher PinpointerBest Pinpointers
Fisher Gold BugBest Rated Detectors
Minelab Excalibur II 1000Best Underwater Detectors
Bounty Hunter Land RangerBest VLF Detectors
Bounty Hunter Discovery 2200Best Waterproof Detectors
White’s MX5Detectors for the Beach
Fisher Gold BugDetectors for Finding Gold
Tesoro CompadreDetectors Under $200
Treasure Cove TC-3020Detectors Under $300
Garrett Ace 150Detectors for Beginner
Teknetics Delta 4000
Detectors for Relic Hunting
Tek Motion MD-3010IIEntry-Level Detectors
JW Fisher Pulse 8XPulse Induction Detectors