Here’s an option that’s priced a couple of hundred dollars lower than the AT Pro, but gives you almost everything the Garrett does except for some of the audio alert functions and the ability to go underwater. The included headphones can’t be used underwater but everything else on this unit can, to a depth of ten feet. The Ground EFX – MC1 Youth had the worst showing, but still managed to locate nine out of the 12 objects. The Garrett – Ace 250 and the Bounty Hunter – Tracker IV each perfectly located 12 out of the 12 objects. Garrett ACE 300i is the same easy to use and comfortable as the previous models, but at that it has lots of improvements that you can’t miss: a new wider discrimination scale. As for the rest, this is a quite ordinary, but high quality metal detector. this metal detector model is a bit unacknowledged on the market, which is rather strange. When combined with precise eco discrimination color target ID and rapid digital signal processing my lab has raced the bar for coin and relic hunting. Let’s talk about its features and its cool the mine lab CTX 3030 is a multi-frequency detector that comes with an 11 inch double D search coil. The detector is also waterproof down to a depth of 10 feet while it’s not suitable for diving it’s great for hunting in rivers creeks or at the beach. Some might even make the mistake of starting with a metal detector just because it has the most features. There are many reasons for beginners to quit metal detecting, but the main reason is (They purchased the Wrong Equipment). Play with a few metal detectors and see what you are most comfortable with. Having one knob to turn to change the metal type is simple and that can be a great way to start searching. There are so many metal detectors on the market today that it can be very hard for someone who is just beginning to hunt to know which one is best for them. It is also one of the most popular metal detectors in the USA and it has only one drawback – this the most expensive model in the list. If you want to get your feet wet when you are detecting, you might like that this detector can be submerged underwater at depths up to 10 feet, and because of the multiple frequencies it uses, it does well even in challenging water conditions. With five pre-set search modes, including Jewelry, Coins, Relics, Custom, and All-Metal, you can save yourself some time if you have a specific relic in mind. This detector has eight levels of sensitivity, which will help you adjust to the varying ground conditions you’re going to hit at some point. The display screen isn’t the biggest you will see on a metal detector, but the buttons are nice and big. For example if you turn the discrimination up high (usually clock wise on detectors), you will not hear many items found in the ground such as iron, foils, and other junk. While a large amount is about personal preference some people are used to one over the other.  The best beginner metal detector is about buying one you are comfortable using. Think of this metal detector as the most inn,ovative of the bunch. What sets the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV apart from the competition is the low cost and the ability to control both discrimination and sensitivity via two easy to use knobs. Click here for what I consider the “basics” of metal detecting. It also features a 17.5 kHz processor and includes auto ground tracking that changes as you move over the ground without requiring you to constantly ground balance manually since soil can with within a foot or two. With computerized ground tracking capabilities, the Tesoro sets its self apart from its competitors. The Go-Find 22 offers basic but accurate discrimination between cheap ferrous metals like cast iron and mild steel, and non-ferrous metals like tin, aluminium, copper, gold and silver. The bright, easy-to-read LCD screen features simple icons that tell you roughly what may be waiting down below, and there are buttons for coil sensitivity and audio volume.