Hi, All. i am hoping for some guidance as i consider purchasing a metal detector, specifically the vr 1000b-ii long range king. is there anyone out there who has used one of these models? alternately, suggestions of better models are welcome. Many thanks
I have to agree with Beale on this and some of what the others have said. I almost was given a Chinese Metal Detector for my Birthday and after reading about the bad soldering and bad resistors and bad Quality Control, I opted for cash and bought a used Metal detector that was made right in Texas. I learned a valuable lesson about listening to others who know more about the subject then I did. I got a good deal on a good MD and was even told so after I bought it!!!
My question is, it says that it detects Copper, Silver, Gold, P.G, Tin, Jewel, Aluminum.
What is jewel metal?
I want one so I can go throw a DJ party with it...
It looks like a mixing board more than a detector...
thank you everyone for making it clear that i shouldnt buy that model. i should probably also mention that i am located in Cyprus on the Meditteranean and my google settings probably dictate my search.
i am an electrician and generally have no problems with machines but i just dont have any idea how to choose from such a huge range of models and manufacturers as i try to take up this new hobby. i have noticed that a $99 model seems to differ little from a $900 model. i agree that parts and service are key and am happy to purchase from an American company.
i would like to go as deep as possible, up to 4 ft. i dont see depth mentioned on many models.
OK 1st unless you are using a 2 box unit and hunting for Cache's 4 ft is not gonna happen!!
We need info? What type of hunting: IE: Beach, water? Land only, Land and sometimes beach?
To be honest with you if you want to only hunt land you are good. If you want to hunt Land and Beach we can help. If you want to Hunt Beach and Water OK. Their really is not a machine that can do all of them equally well.
How much money do you want to spend?
Do you need bells and whistles (IE: Screen ID, Depth Indicator)?
Or would you be happy with a unit with no screen? IE: Called a beep dig. It beeps you dig item.
If you can lead us in the direction you want to go we can help, Beale.
EBC3 hit the main points. The type of hunting you are planning will help us stear you in the right direction. While there are a lot of great American detector companies, don't everlook the European models either. I would try to find either some EU or British hunters to see what models they prefer.
As to the guts of a detector, you really do tend to get what you pay for. Almost all modern detectors are computer controlled. They have the same basic circiuts, but the program that analyzes the signal varies a LOT.
i have done some further checking and found the following. i suppose you will think i am rich, but i will go in with a friend on the cost and as you say, you get what you pay for. i will only be using the detector on land, very rocky land. please let me know what you think. i dont see that i have any choice if i need the depth..? i will go back and check again if i have answered all your questions.
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