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04-26-2012, 09:29 AM
Read reviews and asking for opinion before ordering Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger.
Hubby is a beginner and will this one do the trick.
Thanks for any advice

Reno Chris
04-26-2012, 09:57 AM
What do you envision him doing? only nugget hunting? Hunting coins and jewelry in parks and once in a while hunting nuggets? Or?.....

One of the things about the Stinger is that it is manual ground balance which can be difficult for beginners. If not properly balanced a detector can miss targets - especially small ones like gold. Machines with automatic ground balance are easier for beginners.

04-26-2012, 03:08 PM
Getting him out of the house walking and picking..... Just recreational. We do alot of walking so I thought this would be a good activity for him. I want to order it as a surprise for his birthday. I have also looked at the Garrett Ace 250. Want to find something that won't frustrate him so that it won't end up in a box in the garage.
Thanks for any advice.

Steve Herschbach
04-26-2012, 04:49 PM
Ace 250 then for sure! The Stinger is not a beginners machine.

04-27-2012, 09:09 AM
Thanks Steve- just placed an order.