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  1. #1
    us
    Rather be Hunting

    Apr 2012
    Florida
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    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

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  3. #2
    us
    Mar 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovan421 View Post
    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
    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.

  4. #3
    us
    Mar 2012
    Spring TX
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    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.

    Wayne

  5. #4
    us
    Apr 2012
    Cape Cod
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    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.

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    Chronic Droller

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    Jovan
    go to Lowe`s or Home Depo and order a Zircon M40 Metalliscanner it getsClick image for larger version. 

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    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.
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  7. #6
    us
    Son of Eagles

    Mar 2010
    mɪnɨˈsoʊtə
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    You can take a look at a whole lotta advice here..

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/se...earchid=127285

    The end result will be Garrett Pro Pointer by popular demand


  8. #7
    us
    May 2010
    Claremore OK
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    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.
    God Bless...

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    Jun 2011
    Nebraska
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    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by G.A.P.metal View Post
    Jovan
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  10. #9
    us
    Apr 2012
    Haddon Heights NJ
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    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

  11. #10

    Apr 2012
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    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

  12. #11
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    Son of Eagles

    Mar 2010
    mɪnɨˈsoʊtə
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    Just got a 2nd pro pointer in the mail today for my lady to use if she wants to go hunting with me.


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    us
    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
    Chug)Whites Classic 5 ID, (Red Whites Coin master Pro) Chug and Reds New Additions Give It Up>> Garrett's AT Pro Buttercup>> Garrett's Ace 250
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    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
    We live to detect, we detect to live!

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  14. #13

    Apr 2012
    Minelab Explorer Se Pro,Garrett At/Pro,Garrett Ace 350,Tesoro Cibola,Tesoro Outlaw,Bounty Hunter SharpShooter 2
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    Anyone else hunt with friends that are always wanting to use your pro pointer instead of there 20 dollar special? lol

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    wally62us
    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.

  16. #15
    us
    Son of Eagles

    Mar 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chug And Red View Post
    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
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by dustytrails123 View Post
    Anyone else hunt with friends that are always wanting to use your pro pointer instead of there 20 dollar special? lol
    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.

    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.


  17. #16
    us
    Oct 2005
    Massachusetts
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    How does the PistolProbe compare to the Garret pinpointer?
    Peter

  18. #17
    us
    Jun 2012
    ace 250, at pro, garrett 1500, troy x5, mine lab etrac
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    go to harbor freight and buy a centech, works like a whites bullseye, when it quits buy another and repeat until you can buy a garrett pro pointer, does any one use the nickle trick for extending the range of a propointer?

  19. #18
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    what hath god wrought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovan421 View Post
    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
    Pinpointers are good I know it but I still aint got one. Cuts recovery time in half at least, especially on brown coins you cant see easily. Garrett all the way, well worth the price. Harbor Freight gets decent reviews, I might try that for my first one. I tend to lose stuff like magnets and probes and flashlights, even diggers.
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    us
    May 2012
    NE Ohio
    Minelab E-Trac, Minelab Excal 800, Tesoro Tigershark, Tesoro Golden uMax, Garrett ACE 250, Pro Pointer
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    For near the surface coins my ProPointer can pick up the coins up to several inches deep. I was detecting with just my ProPointer underneath some virgin benches and finding coin after coin. Even though it cost 3/4 the price of my Ace 250, it was so worth it. The hobby is way more enjoyable with a pinpointer!

  21. #20

    Apr 2012
    Wa. State
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleaner1 View Post
    Pinpointers are good I know it but I still aint got one. Cuts recovery time in half at least, especially on brown coins you cant see easily. Garrett all the way, well worth the price. Harbor Freight gets decent reviews, I might try that for my first one. I tend to lose stuff like magnets and probes and flashlights, even diggers.
    I depend on the pro pointer to much to loose it. Now I dig everything that sounds good and don't worry about trash. It is so fast I can find more and dig trash too. Finally I can pop coins, Pulltabs out of the ground with a screwdriver. The trick is knowing where it is.
    ,
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