That means South Carolina has about 1.5% of the US population, and just for our purposes, that would mean 1.5% of our students, and extrapolating out… they’d be a solid estimate for 1.5% of the total cost of metal detectors. Just days before the most recent shooting in Parkland, South Carolina estimated that adding metal detectors and the associated security personnel would add $98 Million in annual recurring expenses. You need both men and woman at each station, because we want to make sure you have a gender-appropriate search.

However the price isn’t that great, we think the GPZ 7000 is the best gold detector available as you have a lot more depth range and this one just has great features. The XP DEUS also features an 11-inch coil that is fully submersible in water and covers more ground than smaller coils. This metal detector is extremely lightweight and weighs only 2 pounds.

Many of the beginners metal detectors that I have written about can be used on the beach but will struggle with the wet sand. The Fisher F44 is weatherproof which is a godsend when you’re detecting in the UK, this doesn’t mean its waterproof though.

Overall, the Fisher F22 is very well designed for amateurs to use, with relatively simple, uncomplicated controls, and will make learning the hobby fun and easy for virtually all novices. In addition, this unit has ten different adjustable sensitivity levels as well as a crystal clear LCD display.

We have to note that this is the second best display of all our seven models, only behind the Garrett – Ace 250. The Treasure Cove – TC-3020 had an all-around good score on our five tests, making it worth considering. The Bounty Hunter – Gold Digger received an overall third place score on our five tests and can reliably find treasures in most conditions.

It is easy to find the best metal detectors under $300, for there are so many models that are even priced lower than $100. Viper Hybrid Trident detector is designed for beginners and experienced hunters who want to locate metals on beach and land. PI type detectors work well if you intend to spend more time locating metals on the beach. This is frustrating for avid hunters but you can adjust the detector’s ground control and tune it according to the location’s level of mineralization.

This includes three detection modes, four sensitivity levels, and a pinpoint location feature. But, one of its faults is that it can be sporadic in its performance from time to time. If you are looking to splurge on a new device and want the best functionality possible, there may not be a better model than this one. Still, the Ace 300’s ideal combination of versatility and simplicity make it worth the price of admission.

It has the responsibility of keeping the entire unit stable throughout the search process. Thankfully, if you need a detector that finds particular materials, there are plenty of options available to you.

The rubber gasket on the detector protects your headphones and five-pin connector, and this is not the flimsy kind looks, it is pretty solid. This product has all the qualities that you want in a detector without too much cost. Compadre has VLF circuitry type and operating frequency up to 12 kHz. Compadre comes with built-in mineral rejection which is a plus point when you are searching in mineralise water.

It features three modes namely all metal mode, auto notch filter and motion discrimination. Priced at only $119 an Amazon, this metal detector is excellent for any level of hobbyists. It can be submerged in water, with the help of its 8-inch search coil. It can pass as the best underwater metal detector for the money as well. Minelab CTX-3030 is a premium metal detector made for advance level hobbyists.

Here’s one more very good option with an 11″ DD coil from a manufacturer known for its quality metal detectors. One more feature you won’t find on many metal detectors in this price range: it’s waterproof. You can adjust the amount of iron discrimination and the notch function lets you easily set ranges of discrimination for your search, both useful in eliminating false positives. Let’s get to the treasure (which is the Groom+Style list of the top 5 metal detectors).