hmmm also thinking about doing some metal detecting down-under (in australia), but would like entry level as I just want to try it out something that okayish doesn't need to be the cheapest but has a somewhat good reliability, or something that good second-hand as I'm guess that it would be slightly cheaper than you? A rough price would be nice.
i see one suggestion of the Bounty Hunter PL PROQD Multi-Purpose Detector right?
Sorry to hijack post but I think quite a similar question and so I thought might as well. Will look at some other posts, and keywords that I should check?