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#840786 - 1st Dec 2013 8:13pm Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice)
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Ok guys so am really interested and want to start metal detecting


First of all I would like some one who knows there stuff to recomend me a good metal detector

Also is there any clubs to join in wirral area

And lastly. My dads freind owns a massive farm up in chester the strechs out rite up the shropshire canal any ways he said he never allowed any one on to it before but said if I look after place he will let me have ago seeing as him and my dad are such good freinds do you think its worth giving that area ago ? Also any one want to come along when I go and teach me a thing or to


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#840809 - 1st Dec 2013 9:32pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Registered: 11th Jul 2009
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Loc: new brighton
Hi Matty389 welcome to the forum!

I would highly recommend a Garrett ace 250 as a starter detector. It is very easy to use, and finds all sorts. I have this detector and have found loads of coins and artefacts with it. If you get it new you will get 3 years warranty with it. I wouldn't get an expensive detector at first, as you need time to get used to a detector, learning what signals to dig and not to dig. Theres loads of detecting video's on youtube that will give you an idea of what to do with a Garrett.

A local club is the west Kirby metal detecting club, heres a link to their site....

http://westkirbymdc.co.uk/

I would defiantly take your dads friends offer up on those fields, you will have years and years worth of detecting on them!

I would love to come along with you but im off my feet at the minute with a broken leg frown

If you need any more help just let me know

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#840826 - 2nd Dec 2013 7:56am Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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hi matty as x_plore says the ace 250 are great starting machines I had one and found gold silver and lots of coins the teknetic eurotek are also good starter machines as for the land that's what most metal detectorists dont have so you will have a lot of people happy to go with you me included good luck jeff

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#840845 - 2nd Dec 2013 10:32am Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Thanks theadvice think am going to get the garret 250. And yeah the farm fiels strech out for miles and have been in his family for genarations not sure of any historical stuff regarding the fields but am going to ask a few questions and see if any thing historical has happend along them. Hopefully be hitting the fields in next 3 weeks or so and will keep you guys updated and will more than happy take people along with me

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#840853 - 2nd Dec 2013 11:16am Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Should defiantly be coins or artefacts on there mate. Try looking up the areas History, look at old maps of the fields and see what was there before. Defo keep us updated mate, I will come along with you when my leg is better, and moretonjeffo will be up for going with you. He knows his stuff with the garrets so can show you some good techniques.

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#840870 - 2nd Dec 2013 12:17pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Loc: birkenhead
Another good point is me dad got a 70 foot canal boat parked up next to fields so be good for little breaks and a little relax time. Bit of a detectors heaven really nice relaxing peacful area. Great day out what more could you want eh

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#840871 - 2nd Dec 2013 12:26pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Smartchild

Registered: 11th Jul 2009
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Loc: new brighton
Sounds good mate. Im sure you will get a few people emailing you wanting to come along. Great way to start the hobby. I started on 6 fields at my horse yard and got loads, so I reckon you will have a blast!

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#840879 - 2nd Dec 2013 1:01pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Registered: 1st Dec 2013
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Loc: birkenhead
What the best thing you ever found or most valuable

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#840896 - 2nd Dec 2013 3:18pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Smartchild

Registered: 11th Jul 2009
Posts: 495
Loc: new brighton
I love everything I find. I like to research things and find out the History of what ive found. Best artefact ive found was a winning medallion, click this link....

https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbth...html#Post829340

Ive also found an RAF beret badge, skull ring and loads of old coins, some from the 1800's. Last time I was out I found a silver brooch from 1915 that was worth abit.

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#840901 - 2nd Dec 2013 3:43pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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#840911 - 2nd Dec 2013 4:03pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Registered: 1st Dec 2013
Posts: 20
Loc: birkenhead
Great finds and I like the histiry of things also must be great researching your finds, and think I'm going to buy one brand new garret. So get the warrenty

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#840948 - 2nd Dec 2013 6:17pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Smartchild

Registered: 11th Jul 2009
Posts: 495
Loc: new brighton
Good find that one Gibbo. I think it will shoot up in price though. They are £189.99 on Ebay brand new with the warrenty, and if you did come to sell it they hold their value well, so would return between £100-150 used.

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#840951 - 2nd Dec 2013 6:22pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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Smartchild

Registered: 11th Jul 2009
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Loc: new brighton
Heres one....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Garrett-Ac...=item4178f1cbd1

£185.95, 2 years warranty, finds pouch and free delivery.

I actually thought it was 3 years warranty but its only 2 which is still good.

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#840958 - 2nd Dec 2013 6:53pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: x_plore]
matty389 Offline
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Registered: 1st Dec 2013
Posts: 20
Loc: birkenhead
That will be the one I get x pore. Come pay day.

I'm a builder. And I did find last year a old whistle in a house I was working on think it said paitrent somthing on will find it and post a pic if u like

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#840981 - 2nd Dec 2013 7:41pm Re: Just Starting Metal Detecting ( Need Advice) [Re: matty389]
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crawfords metal detectors have got the 250 on offer at £178.99 at the minute

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