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  1. #16
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    For those of us where weight and/or strength is an issue, carbon fiber is both lighter and stronger than PVC
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  2. #17
    us
    Mar 2014
    South Bend
    ML Equinox 800, and Excalibur II
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    LOL cudamark neither weight or strength but a half torn rotator cuff on scoop arm which makes Carbon fiber rod material of choice.
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  3. #18

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    Guys, what do you think about 1.5mm thickness scoops vs 2mm which is more standard it seems.

    Is 1.50mm considerably more fragile?

  4. #19
    us
    Apr 2018
    Atlanta, GA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acquisitor View Post
    Guys, what do you think about 1.5mm thickness scoops vs 2mm which is more standard it seems.

    Is 1.50mm considerably more fragile?
    I have the White HexScoop and it is .060 or 1.5mm SS and it's almost over kill.

    1.5mm SS scoop will not be fragile
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  5. #20
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    Mar 2013
    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    I've put a lot of money into equipment over the years.

    I use the Lesche digger and the Sampson for dirt. For the water I have a 920ix Stealth scoop and use a hickory post hole digger handle. The best feature in that hickory handle is that it stands straight up in the water. Yeah, it's a bit heavy out of the water, but I've a $50 hand scoop from Kellyco just for beach hunting and not the water.

    I don't feel like I'll be changing any of my digging equipment in the near future = these serve all my needs.
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  6. #21
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    Oct 2014
    Amboy Wa.
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    Just remember buy once cry once. get the best you can afford.
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  7. #22
    us
    Mar 2019
    Southern California
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    I'm looking at the Stealth scoops, and there are so many options and choices!

    720i or 920i?

    Which hole size? 1/2 inch or 1/8 inch?

    Which lift assist? D-sized or single bar or straight bar?
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    Mineland Equinox 800

  8. #23
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    My personal preference is the 920ix with the carbon fiber shaft and the heavy duty lift assist D handle. My 920 has the 1/2" holes except the back plate, which has 1/2" holes in the upper section, and narrow slots in the lower to help catch small targets like stud earrings.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  9. #24
    us
    Mar 2019
    Southern California
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    Which coil do you usually use when beach hunting? That can determine which scoop to use. I'm guessing that since you want to cover as much ground as possible, it would be the 11-inch or 15-inch coil.
    Mineland Equinox 800

  10. #25
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    15" for me. I'd use something bigger, if they made one, and it was still sensitive to small targets.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  11. #26
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    us
    Jul 2015
    Near Ground Zero for Insanity
    XP Deus with HF Coils and Mi6 Pinpointer/ML Equinox 600/800/ML GPX 4800/Garrett ATX/Fisher F75 DST/Tek Delta/Whites MXT/Garrett Carrot/Piranha Relic Shovel
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    15" on dry or wet sand, greater swing coverage. 11" in the water as it has less coil drag than the 15".
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  12. #27
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    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 & 600 720i Stealth Scoop
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    If water hunting may I suggest the 920i because of the wider profile.
    Dry sand and wet/damp sand I recommend the 720i for its deeper basket.
    These are personal preferences.
    Too small of holes will choke the basket and won’t empty/drain effectively.
    The small holes or slits at the back/bottom will catch the smaller targets.


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  13. #28
    us
    Oct 2018
    Alaska
    Sovereign Equinox
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    I probably won't do much detecting in the water, but decided to buy a CooB sand scoop from Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/CooB-Detector...SIN=B01K5Z8YV6

    This thing is big and heavy, so to keep it as light as possible I bought an aluminum round pipe at Sentry Hardware, cut it to the length I wanted, and attached a plastic shovel handle on top (one below):
    https://www.amazon.com/Link-Handles-...SIN=B004817EQU

  14. #29
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    Lord ringpull

    Oct 2015
    Kannapolis nc
    Fisher f2, Tesoro vaquero
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    Yes, i use a coob hexagonal. Or say goodbye to your back and knees.Click image for larger version. 

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  15. #30
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    The Coob would never hold up to my type of use. Not enough gussetting in the corners.....especially the top panel.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

 

 
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