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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz12 View Post
    Why is the handle in the middle instead of the back end?

    BTW this is a great idea
    I figured it would make the unit more rigid.

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Size:	2.78 MB 
ID:	1666939
    Weight =12 ozs.
    Length= 29.50"
    Holes=5/16
    First outing using it was at OBX for a week last year.Dug 100 holes the 1st day and it worked great in dry sand.Tends to clog up a little in wet sand.But placing it in water removes the clog in a second.
    Last edited by RTR; Jan 03, 2019 at 05:42 AM.
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    Dont know what machine you guys are using..... but you are either digging very shallow targets or wasting a lot of time taking a lot of scoops off to get down to a deep target. I agree Terry....... no such thing as a cheap scoop that going to last anyway. Beach hunting isnt like dirt hunting...... in most cases you pay for equipment fairly fast..... so buy the best and USE it. I see those snow birds every year come down with their deep machines and a hand scoop..... it get funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dewcon4414 View Post
    Dont know what machine you guys are using..... but you are either digging very shallow targets or wasting a lot of time taking a lot of scoops off to get down to a deep target. I agree Terry....... no such thing as a cheap scoop that going to last anyway. Beach hunting isnt like dirt hunting...... in most cases you pay for equipment fairly fast..... so buy the best and USE it. I see those snow birds every year come down with their deep machines and a hand scoop..... it get funny.
    Heh... I know... kills me when I see a guy with 1500 + dollar machine... and carrying a hand scoop or some other handheld digging tool... on beach anyway.

    Personally to all those thinking of metal detecting out there and shopping for a detector... realize... digging IS part of the dealio. heh... so in other words... budget in the hardware department as into the metal detecting hobby cost,

    Like getting into model trains... and buying the best locomotive ... and little to no track. heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    Heres a better shot.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	003.JPG 
Views:	74 
Size:	2.78 MB 
ID:	1666939
    Weight =12 ozs.
    Length= 29.50"
    Holes=5/16
    First outing using it was at OBX for a week last year.Dug 100 holes the 1st day and it worked great in dry sand.Tends to clog up a little in wet sand.But placing it in water removes the clog in a second.
    RTR... I love ya buddy... but lol... that frigging flashlight scoop kills me. heh

    You really love that thing don't ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    RTR... I love ya buddy... but lol... that frigging flashlight scoop kills me. heh

    You really love that thing don't ya.
    Hey it Works ! And it cost Zero !
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  7. #22
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    In my opinion, you actually threw money.
    There is no free shipping from Ukraine to USA; deduct $ 22-25 from the price you paid
    check the thickness of the metal and the quality of work, you bought a cheap fake ...


    in Ukraine makes Stavr scoop, it is of the best world level and quality and cannot cost less than $ 100 without delivery.

    Ruslan.
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    Very innovative on the scoops on the cheap. But I need a buffer unit than that when lifting wet sand. That includes my arms that I refer to as strings hanging out of my t-shirt.


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    Just like every fisherman needs several fishing poles, and every golfer needs a variety of clubs, every detectorist may have a variety of diggers and scoops. Like ice cream cones, the more scoops the better.

  10. #25
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    Excalibur 1000 & Explorer XS & GQAS v.2 Eric Foster
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    A cheap entry-level scoop is a canister with holes, you can get it for free or for a couple of dollars.
    if you are serious about hunting on the beach and you have a good metal detector, then you really need a good scoop, especially in the water.
    canister & holes -cheap! but little effective and your muscles and joints will be against such a cheap tool.
    Stavr scoop or Stealth will delight you for many years perfectly separating , not straining beyond measure your joints. I for example had a hunt for more than 9 hours and 13 yellow objects. But how many can you work canister? even if you are lucky with the place?
    Day X sometimes has to wait for several years! and every hour of hunting is worth its weight in gold ....
    just when you don’t know much ... it seems that the “canister” is the “best choice”

    Ruslan.
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    In all honesty.....before I used a hand scoop I’d grab a cheap sand shovel
    Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.

  12. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    Heres a better shot.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	003.JPG 
Views:	74 
Size:	2.78 MB 
ID:	1666939
    Weight =12 ozs.
    Length= 29.50"
    Holes=5/16
    First outing using it was at OBX for a week last year.Dug 100 holes the 1st day and it worked great in dry sand.Tends to clog up a little in wet sand.But placing it in water removes the clog in a second.
    I didn't notice it went completely through, I see what you did now... I'd lie to try the same thing with a wooden dowel and epoxy. I would flatten the dowel on one side, just enough to go up the back of the case and epoxy it in place. Add another dowel or two at the front of the case and lean them back to the main shaft to create a triangle. This will prevent the scoop from twisting and pulling away from the main shaft. I will also grind the outside to be smooth just because...
    Last edited by Grizz12; Jan 04, 2019 at 10:30 AM.
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