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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
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    time to buy sand scoop help please

    which do I want

    1/2 in holes or 5/8 holes

    will be hunting shallow water at the beach. I know I need one of those step/foot models so I can jam it into the wet sand and dig but the holes got me wondering.

    recommendations please
    thanks

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  3. #2
    us
    Apr 2012
    Oceanside, Ca
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    I just built my own beach sand scoop from a feed scoop.

    After trying many hole sizes I ended up with 1/2" but you can go up to 5/8 and still not lose dimes.

    Dimes are .702 and 5/8ths is .625

    This of course means you will lose small ear rings but it's not like you can not scan the pile if it's not in the scoop.

    I simply didn't have a 5/8 bit so that's why I ended up with 1/2" holes.
    Last edited by 1320Fastback; May 02, 2012 at 10:47 PM. Reason: Adding more content

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    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
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    The question is, how big are you? I use an aluminum RTG 7" Monster scoop http://www.rtgstore.com/scoops/big7waterbig.jpg I am 72" tall, weigh 230.lbs, and that sucker gets heavy after five-hours in the water and on the wet sand. Think about your physical capabilities as well. I know folks that buy huge scoops, and go home after two-three hours cause they are pooped!
    Please visit my Website http://TerrySoloman.com

  5. #4
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    CASPER

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  6. #5
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
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    thank you casper!

  7. #6
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
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    oh yes weight is definitely an issue. I can't lug the heavy stuff around for hours on end that is good to remember, I will check the weights on them before I purchase. good reminder. heck the detector gets heavy also lol

    I am thinking 1/2 inch hole since they are smaller it would help on smaller items obviously.

    thanks all

  8. #7
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
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    hey Terry
    I went onto that site your recommended.

    came up with this one. I think it would be a good fit for me.

    The scoop is made with 14 gauge 304 non-magnetic stainless steel with either 1/2" or 5/8" holes punched throughout the bucket. The handle is also stainless steel. The scoop bucket is approximately 9" long by 5" in diameter. The round stainless bracket is welded to the bucket and handle for strength and for use as a foot kicker. The 7/8" stainless steel handle is 40” long and has a rubber hand grip for comfort. This scoop is made for shallow water hunting. Overall length of this scoop is about 47" long. This scoop weighs 4-1/2 pounds. (The photo of this scoop shows 1/2" punched holes; the link in the text shows a the 5/8" holes.)



  9. #8
    us
    Nov 2007
    SOMEWHERE IN FLORIDA
    Garrett AT PRO
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    RTG scoop 6 inch...alum... there 149.00 ......

  10. #9
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    Check out the Magnum. Its nice and light and strong. I bought one and love it. Sand Scoops - Sand Scoops New Jersey

  11. #10
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    Apr 2008
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    Good luck on your scoop choice....lots of them to choose from.
    The 1/2 inch holes seem to be fairly good for keeping smaller targets
    in the scoop and sift thru the wet or dry sand pretty well. 4 1/2 pounds
    is not too bad for weight....you should be able to dig with that for a while.
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    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  12. #11
    us
    Apr 2012
    Sneads Ferry NC
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    I just went all out and purchased an 8 inch monster. Ill let you knw how it works after i get it in the sand a few times.
    I was sick of scooping 8-10 times for deeper targets, and i broke 2 of the ones i got from kellyco this year.

    Stealth Scoops

    - Garrett

  13. #12
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
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    NJ Marty

    wow I have to say that wider scoop situation looks nice. I would see that you could get a better big scoop off that than the more narrow one I am thinking about. And in water it would be important to find that target fast with one giant scoop

    I have to definitely think about this


    Do you just go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a post hole digger handle and bolt it on?

  14. #13
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
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    Stealth scoop is sweet also.



    oh boy decisions decisions

    thanks all for the good links

  15. #14
    us
    Nov 2007
    So Gulf Coast, FL
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Last year I had a wrist injury and had to switch to a lighter scoop. They manufacture a smaller model of this scoop that turned out to be perfect and is now my main scoop. It has 1/4 in holes, fast draining and very light weight. It is stainless steel and as strong as I have needed. proscoop.html

 

 

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