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70 of 218 people found this review helpful:
Mar 21, 2008
I have owned two Garrett detectors and both have performed extremely well. I would very much like to own a White detector for several reasons. One reason is that I sold my Garrett 1500 so that I could buy the 2500.
I love the simplicity of use and especially love the metal identification feature. It would be great to own a White detector so I would always have a backup in case either unit had to be serviced. Also, I have spoken with several other's who own at least one White and they all were happy with their detectors.
I certainly would enjoy owning a White detector and expanding my knowledge of treasure hunting using different technologies. In the several years I have been hunting, I have found hundreds of dollars in coins, several civil war buttons and bullets. I also had the good fortune of find a live civil war cannonball in mint condition. I found lots of jewelry (gold and silver rings, bracelets, earrings, etc.)
Also, since I am a woman, and I don't think there are too many of us, at least in my area, it would be good publicity for White.
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Mar 19, 2008
I've been metal detecting since the spring of 1993, and fell in love with the hobby with the first old coin I found. I've used different models of detectors over the years to find coins relics and jewelry. My detector of choice is the Garrett 2500, which does an outstanding job of finding the treasures I'm looking for.
In the parks and play grounds the 2500 with its target ID and treasure Imaging makes it easy to determine what your target is. This is great for coin and jewelry hunting. While hunting if I hear the Garrett bell tone I stop dead in my tracks because I know there's got to be something good under the coil. For relic hunting you can't beat the 2500 in the true all metal mode. The combo of the 12inch coil and the all metal mode will seek out those deep relics and targets again and again I've found some of my favorite relics with this detector!
This detector like all Garrett detectors is easy to use even for the beginner. The preset programs do a good job for most hunting spots but if you choose to change any setting on the detector you can do so with out a lot of time taken in the field. The display screen lets you easily choose your settings and get back to your hunting. I've had my 2500 for five years now and I have a ton of silver coins to show for it. With the oldest being a 1745 French ecu from the reign of Lewis the XV. When the bell tone went off on that coin and the ID read 50 cents I said yeah right. But when the dirt cleared and that big old coin came out you could have heard me yell from three counties away!
My favorite relic is my 1850-1865 militia belt panel which I found while coin hunting with two of my friends at a old fair grounds. We all put up money on a bet to see who could find the most coins for the day. Well after the day was done I had the most coins in my pocket and to seal the deal I had the old belt plate. Needless to say I not only took the money home but got a great relic to boot. I've had a lot of coworkers and friends ask me about metal detecting and the hobby. I always show them my finds and my detector. Now there is a few more Garrett 2500's out there now searching for lost treasure. I would recommend the Garrett 2500 to anyone looking for a good solid detector that can hunt coins, jewelry, or relics. This is a great detector, and easy to use. It has good preset programs and outstanding depth in the all metal mode. I give it five stars!
Mount Union, Pa
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6 months to 2 years
Apr 10, 2008
I am a 100 percent disabled Vietnam veteran trying to deal with the frequently incapacitating effects of post traumatic stress disorder in addition to other related conditions.
I was constantly in a state of depression and tended to isolate myself, not leaving my apartment for months at a time. My caregivers at the Veterans medical facilities tried many things to break me out of this unhealthy state I was in, but I guess I just could not take that first step.
About two years ago, while at the Lyons, NJ Veterans Hospital for a medical appointment, I happened to run into the recreational director whom I got to know pretty well during my inpatient stay. We talked for awhile and discussed my situation. He stressed that I needed to find something to do that I might enjoy to get me out of my apartment into a healthier environment and hopefully divert my thoughts away from my perceived hopelessness and become motivated to pursue activities I might enjoy while hopefully improve my quality of life.
He suggested a number of activities, some of which I had done many years ago. One of his suggestions was metal detecting/treasure hunting. When I got back home, I thought about it on and off for a few months and finally took the first step.
I went online and viewed a few sites, printed out some basic information. Over the next couple of months, I would periodically look over the info wondering if I really wanted to do this. Well, on one of my better days, I called KellyCo. After some discussion and very much appreciated advice with a very patient representative, I bought my Garrett GTI 2500.
I use it every chance I get. I haven't found anything significant but every time I go out, even if I don't find much, I still enjoy the feeling that I could at any time.
I wish I had been able to do this years ago as it has had a significant impact on my quality of life. I no longer isolate as much, it has motivated me to get out more and helps me focus more positively, subsequently avoid many negative intrusive thoughts.
I usually go out by myself, but surprisingly, I am even considering joining a club. I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do. It has made a positive change in my life and has uplifted me for which I am thankful.
East Windsor, Nj
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Apr 8, 2008
I am a newbie to modern metal detectors, (I chose the Garrett GTI 2500) because of all the features. I love the I.D. Meter, and Discrimination aspects! I once owned an old radio shack $30.00 unit, and I dug up a lot of old pull tabs and junk. I found a few coins, but for the most part, I did a lot of digging for nothing.
I am just getting the hang of my new Garrett GTI 2500, and I love the idea of knowing what I am digging for before I start digging. So far I have found lots of coins, pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. And before every digging, I knew what the coin was and how deep I needed to dig. No more wasted effort, to find just pull tabs and trash.
I have to admit I was skeptical at first, but after I received my new metal detector from Kellyco, I unpacked it, popped in the DVD in my laptop computer and enjoyed learning about the entire feature! My first test was to spread some coins out on the floor, pennies, nickels, quarters, half dollars and silver dollars. As I passed the metal detector over each coin the treasure talk feature told me the depth and the screen indicated what each coin was. This was done over a hard wood floor. At first the detector was finding the nails in the floor, until I pushed on the Discrimination feature.
I was totally amassed at what this machine could do. After I picked up all the coins, I ran it over the floor again, and thought the detector had a problem, because it told me there was a quarter, still down there. But the treasure talk told me the quarter was now 9 inches deep.
By the way my house has a crawl space, and after a few days of this reading, ( that I did not get except in this one space on the floor), I decided to crawl under the house with my detector, and what I found was a 1952 silver Quarter, laying 1" under the dirt.
By the way, my house was built in 1952.)
The very first day I was impressed with this Garrett 2500. Since then, I have found lots of coins and long lost things right in my very own yard. We (I and my 5 year old) have also made a few trips to the local parks and play grounds and always found coins. My best find so far was a 1/2 cent peace...and a man’s gold band ring.
We are now planning a vacation around this new Detector. The only problem is going for the best chance of finding valuables.
We are now shopping for a "gold detector" at Kellyco.
Lemon Grove, Ca.
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