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boagesmalone

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GC-10 Metal Detector
« on: August 18, 2012, 10:18 »
Hi all,

This is my first post since joining this forum. Does anyone have a GC-10 or know anything about this make and model. My daughters are thinking of buying me this model for fathers day and as I have very little knowledge on metal detectors I thought I should do some investigating before they go ahead and spend $200... Like they say you only get what you pay for. While I do want a metal detector, I don't want them to spend more than $200. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers James

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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 10:25 »
Some members have had that model and changed to another as soon as they were able. The girls would be better off buying you a brand name second hand machine.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2012, 13:55 by Rwork »
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 10:28 »
Here is a link to a webpage I found on Google regarding the GC-10. http://www.centurymail.com.au/products/metal-detector.html

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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 10:33 »
You could probably pick up a second hand Ace250 for that price.
I wouldnt bother with the GC-10 to be honest  :)
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 10:35 »
Thanks Rwork and Prospector_Pete, I thought as much particularly as I'm having trouble finding information about the GC-10.

Does GC represent the initials of the manufacturer?

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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 10:45 »
hi mate....by the look of it it looks like the more expensive one than i brought but same manufacture....with my el cheoppo great at finding the big clumps of metal but  did not pick up coins....i know others will have a heap of advice bout  which detector you should get my advice would be a brand new bounty hunter 4 you caan pick up brand new for around 150 ish and money left over for a pin pointer if you chose well 2nd hand pin pointer my bh has served me well in the 4months i have had it....i just dont have the luck of coin spills or honey spots lol.....but when i went through all this i got the best advice ever from one of the forum members....any detector is better than none so whatever you chose good luck!..........and welcome to the forum and the soon to be wonderful world of this great hobby
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 10:45 »
Probably stands for God its from China  ;D
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012, 10:49 »
Probably the best advice over which detector to buy,
is buy the best you can get for the money you want to spend  ;)
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012, 11:26 »
Thanks ken625, that's good to know. I like your comment "any detector is better than none so whatever you chose good luck". Reminds me of how a was brought up as a child. My parents always bought me the cheapest and nastiest to start with to see whether I would develop my skills and remain interested. However, I'm not sure whether prospecting will bring much enjoyment and keep me interested if all I'm discovering are a few bottle tops, shell casings and old tin cans... Assuming that's all the GC-10 is good for. I'm just about to look up some info on the Bounty Hunter 4 as you suggested. Cheers and thanks again.


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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2012, 11:29 »
Thanks for the warning Prospector_Pete... "God its from China":)

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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2012, 11:38 »
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2012, 12:13 »
id love to take the credit for that quote but its not mine lol another fourum member said the exact same quote to me i would say thank them ecept i cant rember who it was that said it lol
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2012, 12:25 »
Yes alimo88, I just sent you a personal message.

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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2012, 12:28 »
I agree with the others, get a 2nd hand Garrett Ace 250 or a new Bounty Hunter Fast Tracker IV, a few places have the fast tracker for $200 or close to, usually with a 5 year warranty.
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2012, 12:57 »
Thanks guys for your comments. Seeing that no one has anything positive to say about the GC-10 I'll tell my girls to forget about buying me one and take the money instead,and then do some more research before I decide which one to buy. I was just telling alimo88 that I live very close to the Shoalhaven River (NSW) where I've been told there are large amounts of alluvial gold. My girls and their partners do a lot of camping and Four-wheel driving along the Shoalhaven River and I was thinking of doing some prospecting while they go about their Four-wheel driving. I'm just about to head off to the Gold Detecting section of this forum to do some more reading... Love this site :)

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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2012, 14:01 »
If you can find the remains of any prospectors camps along the river you may find relics and coins. It is unlikely that you will find any gold unless you buy a dedicated gold machine. A panning dish and a shovell might get you some specks.
Welcome to the forum and i hope to see some pictures of your finds in the future.   Rwork.
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2012, 15:41 »
If you can find the remains of any prospectors camps along the river you may find relics and coins. It is unlikely that you will find any gold unless you buy a dedicated gold machine. A panning dish and a shovell might get you some specks.
Welcome to the forum and i hope to see some pictures of your finds in the future.   Rwork.

Thanks Rwork, exactly what I've been reading.

The Garrett AT Gold is within my prize range at $899 provided the family can throw in a couple of hundred. I can't afford to go beyond that and I want to avoid getting something cheap and soon realize I'm wasting my time, albeit might be great fun to begin with. So far I like the sound of the AT Gold http://www.garrettaustralia.com.au/products/AT-Gold.html

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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2012, 15:17 »
The GC-10 is not better than nothing, it is much worse .
You would have fun with a Tracker IV. It may not be the spiffyest detector around but it works quite well as a coin and relic detector . Not a total waste of money like the GC-10 is.
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Re: GC-10 Metal Detector
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2013, 09:36 »
Welcome boagsmalone. Interesting nic. Boags as in the Tasmanian beer?. I used and still own a Tracker IV and find it to be a great machine. I got mine because funds dried up while saving for an X terra 305 and the BH is one of the better cheapies. It will work on the beach both in the dry and wet sand and goes reasonably deep. It does struggle in high rubbish areas though. The Tracker found enough coin for me to get my AT PRO INTERNATIONAL with only a little extra from consolidated funds. ( helps when the finance controller doesn't have to agree to too many funds ;). ) The international is part of the AT PRO family with I think the main difference between it and the gold is in the frequency. The Garrets  are great machines that you  can relax with  around water.
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