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    Quote Originally Posted by lookindown View Post
    Stealth.
    2nd the stealth, what ever brand you buy if you have rocks buy SS, aluminum will tear.
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    Thanks for all the info guys, the Stealth's look awesome!

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    Something to keep in mind, a good heavy duty scoop cost close to $200 +/- , remember though you can sell a 5 year old scoop you paid $200 for all day long for $150-$170 as long as you take care of it. I have done so twice.
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    on some hunting / not in the water
    but at low tide, a very strong scoop makes the difference

    mine / homemade
    stainless steel A4 / 3mm
    what weight does it make? / I do not know, I drag him

    fiber handle incasable / the same for 5 years
    the right angle of departure is the most important
    I ride on it / my 95 kilos do the rest lol

    and a good spoon effect
    allows to take very deep targets

    go see a boilermaker who works stainless steel
    and do an over-measurement

    the right scoop adapt
    to each type of hunt

    often neglect / Yet as important as the detector
    maybe more...

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    Do you know anyone that can weld ss? You will need a stavr 9.5” or wider scoop. Have a spike or tip welded on it that extends well down middle of basket for strength. Weld additional 3/8 stock to strengthen existing brackets. I also had a lip cut out of .072 ss and it adds about one inch to the tip. It was ball busting work and I paid a skilled welder 100$ to do about 3 hrs of work. A shops gonna charge a lot like 150 and hr. Give me an hour and I’ll post picks.

    The shaft it has the back saver on it. And it’s made of carbon fiber. And a solid oak dowel for inside of it. The dowel was coated heavy with epoxy before being assembled. It’s lasted 3 years of heavy New England digging in rocky beaches.

    It to bad the extra work is needed. It’s normally not needed. Most conditions won’t stress that scoop out. Mine lasted 6 weeks in its stock form. If you have rocks to dig through you need something stronger.


    good luck. When figuring out dimensions start with the inside diameter of the stager and go from there. I got the cf from eBay for 130$. I know. I put probably 500$ into the scoop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullhead23 View Post
    I'm getting into water/beach metal detecting for the first time and have come to see how hard it is to hunt without a scoop. The areas I'm hunting have a lot of hard clay, thick mud, and rocks. What in your opinion is the best bang for your buck scoop that wont easily break, especially along the weld?
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    I've reinforced my Stealth 720 to dig in the rocks. Adds a bit of weight, but, it's sure strong now!
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    While I think all of the offered scoops are wonderful... have you thought about a much cheaper yet still viable option of going to your local buck or two store and getting a big plastic water jug... they come for about 4 or 5 dollars and are a very solid construction. Then take your drill if you have one or borrow one and use a bit that is just smaller than a dime in diameter... drill holes in the base of the jug... all around and on the bottom. I've used one for a year now... and it works fine. I balk at spending $150 to 200 for a scoop... even if it has excellent resale value... that is a quarter of the way to a new machine for me. I might spend that on a pinpointer but it is really a tool that you can use through all facets of your detecting... the scoop is good for one area but not all.

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    Plastic doesn't work or hold up well in rocky areas, and not great in wet sand either. You would have to squat down to use one like you describe. My legs and back ache just thinking about doing that! A good long handled scoop can dramatically speed up the recovery time, allowing you to find many more targets in a given period of time. It's the best investment you can make at a sandy venue. As for a scoop not being good for all areas......that's true of just about all metal detecting tools and equipment. The proper tool for the job is always best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Plastic doesn't work or hold up well in rocky areas, and not great in wet sand either. You would have to squat down to use one like you describe. My legs and back ache just thinking about doing that! A good long handled scoop can dramatically speed up the recovery time, allowing you to find many more targets in a given period of time. It's the best investment you can make at a sandy venue. As for a scoop not being good for all areas......that's true of just about all metal detecting tools and equipment. The proper tool for the job is always best.
    My plastic scoop has held up for soon to be two years of granted occasional use on the beach. As for stoop and scoop... I hear ya. My main point was that the metal crafted scoops are very expensive and for a beginner who has already shelled out at least say 3 to 4 hundred dollars for a detector, rudimentary pinpointer and shovel/spade... well another 150 to 200 for a scoop... that's kinda breaking the bank. Short term investment of 5 bucks and time with power tool will get you through the first couple of days/weeks/months of activity and let you decide if this is the life for you.
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    I have one of the nuttall scoops ordered for the creeks and rivers. We have very little sand and a lot of gravel. I wanted something with a good point angle and something strong. From what I have read, this is the best choice for me.
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    I live near the beach (salt water) and a scoop is only good for me in loose sand.
    In hard packed sand or mud,I use a shovel.But that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    I am sending you a PM with a link you should check out. Good Luck!
    Terry - would you mind sending it to me as well?

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    Just a thought: Aluminum seems like the answer BUT, many do not think about or realize that the thicker metal (1/8") makes penatrating the sand harder. So every dig is harder, dig after dig. Finding more gold happens when you are efficient and have the energy to hunt that extra hour or two...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck-N-Detroit View Post
    Just a thought: Aluminum seems like the answer BUT, many do not think about or realize that the thicker metal (1/8") makes penatrating the sand harder. So every dig is harder, dig after dig. Finding more gold happens when you are efficient and have the energy to hunt that extra hour or two...
    Chuck
    I've done a lot of river scooping = lots of rocks large and small. I don't believe aluminum would stand up to that, where a good stainless scoop handles it well. No damage to my 920iX yet.
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    We carry the Xtreme Scoops as well as RTG. I think the Xtreme is the best value right now.

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