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« on: March 17, 2014, 06:36:58 PM »

HI
   i'm new on here can anyone tell me iff the Viking vk40 is a good choice for a beginner
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 06:57:47 PM »

Hi
Welcome to this great forum and hobby, I would go for a Garrett ace 250.
Easy to use and cheap to buy.
Al
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 07:14:02 PM »

i personally wouldnt go for a viking depending on what kind of detecting you want to do land or beach cant really advise
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 07:15:59 PM »

No no deffinatly no i have a euroace on ebay currently at 160.00 its a great beginning detector with a dd coil
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 07:28:37 PM »

No no deffinatly no i have a euroace on ebay currently at 160.00 its a great beginning detector with a dd coil
Oh yes I forgot about that, and they are a much better machine also its a bargain at that price.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 07:33:38 PM »

Depends on your budget I suppose pal. If it's only that machine you got to get you started and your itching too get out then happy days it's a machine and better than no machine. "They all work" look forward in seeing the finds you get.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 07:39:15 PM »

Teknetics eurotek pro is a great beginners machine no silly icons just a number, great in iron , not tried on beach but would be ok on Dry sand , i use mine as a back up to a Minelab and this realy hold s its own against that,
Picks up coins at 8 inches also has iron volume which is very good in iron infested site as the iron comes over  quieter.Also has a fast reaction time between targets, my wife use a Garrett ace 250 which does her head in with contant ringing in iron infested ground, so much so she changed back to her Viking 6 which see perfers but depth is limited.
But everyone will have a different view and its all about personal choose Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 10:13:23 PM »

  I got A GARRETT ace 250  up for grabs if you want it fella.   Immaculate.  I bought 2 as a package deal and this one has only been used 3 times.   120 + post..
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 12:09:33 AM »

I agree the eurotek is supposed to be really good for the price.  But again its personal choice look at some videos on youtube to get an idea.  Where in carmathenshire are you.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 09:50:56 AM »

garrett ace 250 to begin with.amazing for coins on the fields.thats what i used to use.viking not very good.hope this helps
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 03:11:18 PM »

Sorry  to be blunt but after having one myself sometime ago I'd say they are Mickey Mouse toys compared to the above suggestions. 

Val
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 06:18:55 PM »

thanks for the info it's a bit baffling trying to chose the right machine
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 08:14:12 PM »

Well VK40, I had one in 2004 it was bought from JA who fair play to them had it back and refunded my money because it was faulty, however it did find me coins on the beach and plenty of horse shoes.

If you want just to try detecting out and it doesn't cost too much, it will find you stuff. People using these detectors with limited discrimination generally find a lot of stuff.

Its good to see someone being sensible by walking first before running. Grin
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