Apr 17, 2012, 12:02 AM
Rather be Hunting
Point me to the right pinpointer to start
I quickly found out that I am going to need a pinpointer when metal detecting in soil. I am a newb learning the ropes. I have a bounty hunter tracker IV now im looking for a pinpointer. I know about the Garrett pinpointer pro but its just way out of my price range. I dont want to pay more for a pinpointer than i did for my detector. Im trying to go and cheap as possible for now until i really get the hang of it and have more time to hunt. I saw a video of a guy who used a studfinder as a pin pointer any one else doing this? thanks
Apr 17, 2012, 12:05 AM
Just pony up and buy the Garrett, if you end up buying 2 cheap ones or a cheap-o and then get a much better one you will just about equal or be over the price of a good one from the start.
Originally Posted by Jovan421
Apr 19, 2012, 07:00 PM
Save the clad you find, you'll be able to afford a Pro Pointer before you know it!
The cheap ones tend to break alot.
Apr 19, 2012, 07:17 PM
I have no problem using a cen-tech from harbor freight. But I upgraded the switch, removed the led, removed the speaker and replaced it with a vibrator. I wouldnt recomend it unless you can atleast upgrade the switch.
It sure beats the piss out of my bounty hunter PP. Check out youtube reviews it reaches almost as far as the garrett.
Even a broken clock is right two times a day.
Apr 19, 2012, 07:22 PM
go to Lowe`s or Home Depo and order a Zircon M40 Metalliscanner it gets 2" on non ferrous 4" on ferrous the cost $30.00 works great had mine for 1 year built tough....Go to Zircon.com choose the M40 and watch the video
I`v been detecting for 45 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
See my old adds in Western & Eastern Treasures and Lost Treasure Magazines through the 90s
I hunt the Sullivan Trail here in N.Y.
Its the Golden Rule who ever has the Gold Rules
NEL Hunter Coil 12 1/2" X 8 1/2"
NEL Sharpshooter Coil 9 1/2" X 5 1/2"
NEL Sharp Coil 5"
Apr 19, 2012, 07:31 PM
Son of Eagles
You can take a look at a whole lotta advice here..
The end result will be Garrett Pro Pointer by popular demand
Apr 19, 2012, 07:31 PM
Save up the money and buy the Pro Pointer. I bought a much cheaper one from Kellyco and within a month was buying the Garrett. You WILL see a difference and
find the items much faster.
Apr 20, 2012, 06:26 PM
I just bought this one from amazon for $30 (free shipping), will post back once it gets here and I use it a couple of times.
Originally Posted by G.A.P.metal
Apr 20, 2012, 08:53 PM
I bought the Bounty Hunter pinpointer and broke the battery cover the first day. Now I have a rubber band holding it on. I am kinda happy with it but will probably get a garrett eventually. Got mine on ebay for like $40. I think
Apr 20, 2012, 09:33 PM
I spent 40 bucks on the bounty hunter and its sitting on my desk i took the battery out and used it in my pro pointer....anything other then the pro pointer is a waste of time and money in my book
Apr 20, 2012, 10:17 PM
Son of Eagles
Just got a 2nd pro pointer in the mail today for my lady to use if she wants to go hunting with me.
Apr 20, 2012, 10:19 PM
Propointer All the Way!!! Reds Is Ordered, The only Hiccup Is they Are On Back order Garrets Just sent Me A Response!!!! Aproximently Three Weeks Be Paitent They are worth it !!! I Have One And Wont Hunt Without It Chug Even though I Have to Share!!!! Chug
"It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"
Metal detecting is Like A Marathon, Your Running fast then start Slowing A Bit The You Find Something Interesting And You Pick Up the Pace!!! The Only Difference is If You Are Addicted to this Hobby there Is NO FINISH LINE HH Chug And Red
Apr 20, 2012, 10:34 PM
Anyone else hunt with friends that are always wanting to use your pro pointer instead of there 20 dollar special? lol
Apr 21, 2012, 08:35 AM
I use the Vibra Quatic 2 It works really well. But I am pretty new to the game. Just found out about big boys hobbies on this site. Wish I would have know soon. I would have ordered all my stuff through them.
Apr 28, 2012, 11:04 PM
Son of Eagles
Prior to ordering mine I kept seeing posts about them being back ordered but I called KellyCo and they had them in stock so I got mine in under a week.
Originally Posted by Chug And Red
I've never hunted with anyone yet except my girlfriend and I just couldn't let her use a crappy pinpointer so I let her have the Garrett. I walked over to her many times to borrow it.
Originally Posted by dustytrails123
The second one will serve as a backup and also for buddies to use. If I take someone out hunting I want them to have a good experience and not mess around with a cheap pinpointer that I wouldn't even use.
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