Finding the perfect metal detector for the beginner can be a tough problem. Some people like to dive head first into their new hobby and learn everything there is to learn about it and some people want to dip their toes in the water to see what it is like. Below is a range of detectors that are cheap and reliable up to expensive but offers everything a beginner would want to take them to the next level.

NameRatingPros and Cons 

Garrett Ace 250


Garrett Ace 250
5 Stars
Good
  • Excellent quality and durable
  • Depth indicator
  • Pinpointing mode
  • Discriminating modes

Bad
  • Starter coil is adequate but may want to go to DD-coil

Price

2.5 Stars
$200-250

Review

Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro


Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
4.5 Stars
Good
  • Good value
  • Stable readings
  • A lot of features

Bad
  • Requires some commitment to learning to use the device optimally

Price

2.5 Stars
$220-270

Fisher F2


Fisher F2
4.5 Stars
Good
  • High quality for price
  • Good performer
  • Helpful LCD display

Bad
  • Battery compartment is flimsy

Price

2.5 Stars
$210-230

Garrett AT Pro


Garrett AT Pro
4.5 Stars
Good
  • Easy to use
  • Offers standard and pro mode
  • Excellent pinpointing

Bad
  • Expensive

Price

1 Stars
$590-650

Fisher F70


Fisher F70
4.5 Stars
Good
  • Fast recovery
  • Lightweight
  • Intuitive user interface

Bad
  • Expensive

Price

1 Stars
$650-700