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    ksdirt

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    Has anyone used the new detecknix xpointer

    Been thinking about getting the Xpointer that's out ..does not false and some claims is its better than the garrett pro pointer....anybody have any input on this....
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    I have owned the X-pointer for 4 months. I used to have a Garrett Propointer. When the Garrett started falsing to the point it would go off in the air I had to retire it. I have had the X-pointer for 4 months now and am impressed with the performance for the price. For me it is sensitive, and does everything the Garrett did without the worry of falsing, plus it comes with tip protectors and a lanyard to secure it to your belt so you don't lose it. These should have been included with more expensive pinpointers. It has adjustable sensitivity and the ability to run in vibrate, sound only, and sound and vibrate modes. It is a new product so the test of time will tell. But so far I have not been disappointed. At $89 it was worth the risk for me.
    Last edited by mikeraydj; Dec 19, 2014 at 12:38 AM.
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    Same here have been using the X-pointer for awhile now. Started with the Garrett and liked it but did not realize it falsed. I would retrieve the first find and I would push the pro into the hole a little to hard and I would think something else in the hole.... dig deeper and not find anything. I would sweep with the detector and nothing. Then reading on the forum that they do false and purchased the X-pointer. I have the peace of mind that if it beeps there is something there.
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    I have both and the last couple hunts took both with me. I find myself using the Xpointer for most situations to avoid the falsing issue.

    I will use the Propointer for the tunable sensitivity if the situation needs it. It is easier to tune using one hand than using the 2 buttons and 2 hands on the Xpointer.

    So now it is the Xpointer on the highest settings for most situations.
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    interesting ! I like the bright Color Options.

    Are they the same size as the Garrett ?

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    Yes, about the same size and weight. Even the holster looks the same except there is a metal loop to attach the other end of your lanyard to so you don't lose your pinpointer. The buttons are a little stiffer to push than the Garrett but not bad. The battery life using vibrate and sound use the battery faster than the Garrett. I use sound only and I get good battery life. The light is brighter than the Garrett, and seems to be sealed better.
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    They are about identical in size and shape as the Garrett. Seen on utube that the X pointer will detune. When you turn it on it beeps twice then there is a third beep for tuning. I just tried it on a quarter on my desk and it does works. The video said to turn the X on and hear the third beep before sticking it the hole for best sensitivity. I believe the Garrett is a little more sensitive and the detune works better but without the falsing I like the X better. Did a short hunt on Sunday and had the X inside to try. I had to bring it in to take all the mud off. It looked like a mud ball and had to clean the speaker slots with a toothpick.
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    Padiggers,

    Are you saying that if I want to detune it I should just take it out of the hole, power off and wait for a third beep on power on and put it back into the hole
    and it will detune to the target similar to the Garrett?

    I thought I was limited to the sensitivity level adjustment which with a small target in a deep hole sometimes does help much if you need to tune finer than the lowest adjustment lever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    interesting ! I like the bright Color Options.

    Are they the same size as the Garrett ?

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    I am loving my x pointer no falsing. And I have the bright orange one. Not gonna lose this in the leaves
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  11. #11

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
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    I was just watching Big Boy Hobby's Vids

    Deteknix X-Pointer | BigBoysHobbies

    looks good although I'm curious on the fact they detect on the sides of the probe.
    The Sunray Explorer probe used to do that, making it very hard to pinpoint,
    when no matter which way you point in a hole you get a signal.
    it was like holding a very powerful baseball shaped pinpointer .
    or invisible ball of detection.
    perhaps is why that model was discontinued, detector too powerful.
    But I guess detuning the x pointer may take care of that

    still a little high Priced imo
    $40.00 intro price would have me buying.

    but maybe if my Garrett ever dies.

    Tell me , Does the Detector circuitry interfere with the probe , if the detector is too close ? (Talking Minelabs Explorers & E-tracs particularly)
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Dec 21, 2014 at 02:58 AM.

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    Dec 2014
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    I also thought that it would only change sensitivity with the button. After seeing the video about the third beep and seeing the post today a thought I'll try a little experiment to see. I had a quarter on my desk and if I would turn it on away from the quarter and hear the third beep it would beep further away. When I would put it closer to the quarter and turn it on it had to get closer before it would beep. I don't think it detunes as good as the Garrett but with the experiment it did work. I'll have to give it more of a try out in the field to see.

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    There isn't any interference with my 3030. My Pistol Probe will interfere and I have to adjust the frequencies on it to avoid that issue.
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    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ....... Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcornel View Post
    There isn't any interference with my 3030. My Pistol Probe will interfere and I have to adjust the frequencies on it to avoid that issue.
    Thank You ! Being the 3030 Is close enough to the Explorer in Circuitry ,
    I would be comfortable thinking it would be OK then

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    Just looking for anything old

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    I have had the x pointer for over 4 months and all I can say is wow. I also have never had that battery issue that some people said they have. It's a excellent pinpointer for the price. And I heard they also have a really good customer service.

 

 
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