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    Heavy duty sand scoop suggestions?

    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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    Tough question! There's a lot on the market, but anything stainless is a vast improvement over aluminum. In your case I would suggest looking for a scoop on the smaller end with a more pointed leading edge to penetrate the tough clay and move rocks while digging. A larger scoop will take immensely more power to dig under those conditions.
    The other big choice is to the handle you will fit to it. Wood is cheapest and raiders to come by. Fiberglass is more expensive, but it won't decay over time like wood. Lastly is carbon fiber. Light, bulletproof and very expensive.
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    I have a 2 piece all stainless from a German MD shop in Hamburg. Not sure of the manufactures name, something generic like AAA. I can not add a link due to the rules on here.
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    Xtreme scoops make a tough scoop with a 10 year warranty. He also offers a military discount. Worth a look. 1Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by lookindown View Post
    Stealth.
    Yes, 720i (20 degrees angle tilt back)
    with the lifetime warranty. I dig in clay, rocks, mud, clam shells, and deep sand. ..A Lot..

    I can say it has been the best for cutting thru clam shells. Every other I have used had a issue with clay..every scoop cut thru and did good in the clay but if you ever hunted it before you will know it sticks to the scoop, what a pain in the azz, you have to spin the scoop around and dig it out with your foot. But NOT the 720i rarely does it stick, a big time saver. Expensive at 220. but well worth every penny, and to know if it breaks you pay shipping to and it gets fixed for free and done right, then shipped back free.

    If your a partime hunter, or vacation hunter buy cheaper. But if you hunt several days a week, why take a chance.

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    But who makes them ? They look great !!

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    Yup, Stealth scoops by SunSpot are the ones I use. I have a reinforced 720 for cobble/rocks/shells and a 920ix for easier areas and dry sand. If you hunt often, or need a lighter unit, get the carbon fiber shaft. Well worth the extra money IMO.
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    Hmmm...

    And I thought the title of this thread had the words "heavy duty" in it.

    :/
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    I wouldn't mind trying the xtreme sand shredder but it is pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Hmmm...

    And I thought the title of this thread had the words "heavy duty" in it.

    :/
    What mentioned was not heavy duty?
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