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All Purpose Metal Detectors

Many metal detectorists have a hard time deciding exactly what type of detecting they like. They might like gold prospecting, relic hunting, coin shooting, and looking for jewelry on the dry sand. For these people, the best option is to get an all purpose metal detector. It might not be able to find tiny gold flakes at a foot deep or be effective in saltwater, but for most detectorists, these metal detectors are the best choice. Here at Kellyco, we have a wide selection of metal detectors that can be used on all metal objects with great efficacy.

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Features of the Best All Purpose Metal Detectors

While many metal detectors are excellent with most metal objects, there are some features that a prospector might want for their all purpose machine. The first feature that is important is ground balance controls. The best metal detectors usually feature manual ground balance controls, which let you adjust for mineralization in the soil and difficult ground conditions. Another important feature is a waterproof coil at the very least. While a waterproof detector would be great, many detectorists don’t plan to go any deeper than the search coil. Target ID is a must for an all round metal detector, as it is great to be able to use discrimination on unwatned targets. If you keep these features in mind, you’ll find the best metal detector that will give you great all round performance.

Best Metal Detector for the Money

For many detectorists, both beginner and veteran, picking the right metal detector comes down to their budget. Luckily for budget hobbyists, Kellyco offers a wide variety of both entry-level and high-end metal detectors. From brands like Garrett, Minelab, Fisher, and Bounty Hunter, there is simply no way you won’t be able to find the right all purpose metal detector for you. Some of Kellyco’s most popular metal detectors that provide the most bang for the buck are the Garrett ACE series, the Garrett AT Pro, the Fisher F22, and the Minelab Equinox series. These are all great entry-level to mid-level machines that provide excellent detection depth, LCD displays, and can be used for all kinds of treasure hunting.

Best All Round Metal Detector

There are many loyal customers all over who have their preferences about certain brands and models. With today’s cutting-edge technology, you simply can’t go wrong when searching for a very low frequency (VLF), metal detector that can be used on all metal objects. Metal detecting can take place in a wide variety of environments and conditions, so it is important to have a machine that can handle all of these. Being fully submersible and waterproof is a great feature, as even shallow water hunters sometimes have accidents. A big DD coil with all metal mode can be one of the most effective for every kind of metal detectorist. Having a built-in pinpointer is excellent, as you won’t tear up as much ground, and headphones are a must for windy days and public areas.

Garrett is well-known in the industry for making excellent machines for an affordable price. You simply can’t go wrong with the Garrett AT Pro, the Garrett AT Max, the Garrett ACE 300, or the Garrett ACE 400. Minelab also makes excellent all round machines such as the Minelab CTX 3030 and the Minelab Equinox 800. Teknetics makes an excellent all purpose machine in the Teknetics T2. If you are looking for a Fisher metal detector, consider the Fisher F75 or the Fisher F22. You can’t go wrong with any of these detectors.

What Is the Purpose of an All Round Metal Detector

If you are someone new to the hobby of metal detecting, or have been doing it for some time, an all purpose metal detector is a great option for you. You will have equal chances of success on dry sand, most wet sand situations, shallow water, parks, crop fields, and homesites. This is a great way to find all kinds of metal objects while treasure hunting.

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