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Below is a list of the overall top five metal detectors you can buy. Some of these are very pricey but worth every penny in their quality and functionality. The overall winner is the XP Deus becauseĀ it is a fantastic all-rounder with some great bells and whistles.

NameRatingPros and Cons 

XP Deus


XP Deus
5 Stars
Good
  • Wireless and rechargable control unit
  • Very fast recovery time
  • Easy to fine tune to current conditions
  • Lightweight

Bad
  • Recharging unit can be a problem in the field

Price

1.5 Stars
$1400-$1600

Review

Minelab CTX 3030


Minelab CTX 3030
4.5 Stars
Good
  • Waterproof and full GPS tracking
  • Great performance
  • Very durable

Bad
  • Large investment
  • A little heavy

Price

1 Stars
$2300-$2500

Review

Garrett Ace 250


Garrett Ace 250
4.5 Stars
Good
  • Good quality build
  • Great performer whilst being very affordable
  • Easy to learn

Bad
  • Discrimination not always perfect
  • Loud with no volume change setting

Price

3 Stars
$200-$250

Review

Garrett ATX


Garrett ATX
5.0 Stars
Good
  • Pulse induction
  • Professional grade and military specced
  • Does everything you would want

Bad
  • A little heavy
  • Pricey

Price

1 Stars
$2000-$2200

Fisher F2


Fisher F2
4.0 Stars
Good
  • Very reasonably priced
  • Ease of use, ready to detect quickly
  • Good discriminator mode

Bad
  • Build quality not perfect - battery cover can come loose

Price

3 Stars
$200-$300