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    us
    May 2014
    Wilmington NC
    Nox 600; CTX; Fisher CZ21; Minelab Excalibur II; White's Surf PI DF; 920i Stealth Scoop
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by GA_Boy View Post
    I can't imagine anyone paying $250.00 for a sand scoop. My idea is to have one that has NO METAL in it.
    I put a broom handle on a plastic scoop for my use. Plastic ties and JB Weld to hold the handle.
    Note: I do not go in the water--------------just sandy beaches. I want to be able to scoop while standing and then run my detector over it. I see VIDS of guys W/Metal scoops shaking out the sand and really not knowing whether they have anything or not.
    For me a metal scoop would be a time killer.
    Marvin
    https://www.amazon.com/Garrett-Plast.../dp/B000RZC5AG
    I don't really understand. How does a plastic scoop dig through hard sand, shells, etc without snapping into pieces? Also, shaking out the sand can save a huge amount of time. You are saying you run your detector over your scoop and then try to find it by eye/hand? That would take forever. I dig, check, dump. Assuming the target is in the dump I take the small section where it is and shake till the target is there. Takes a few seconds. I don't need to bend over and I can move on. I don't see how it can be done faster than that and I have tried everything over the years.

  2. #17

    Oct 2018
    1
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    ANTP, Tiger shark, and Equinox are worth a lot of money to own
    use bulk SMS service for your own business

  3. #18
    us
    Jan 2018
    North Atlanta
    Equinox 800, 6" coil, ProFind-35 pinpointer, sold: AT Pro with stock coil, Nel Thunder, Garrett 5" x 8" coil, Garrett Carrot.
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    Relic Hunting
    not to mention rocks and packed shells on fresh water beaches. I hunt on a large lake in Georgia and it is not always pretty white sugar sand like you find at the Destin, FL area. You need hard stainless steel and a very good handle.

  4. #19
    us
    To Stand ForFreedom or Nothing at all

    Oct 2018
    Florida cocoa beach
    Equinox 600 ,pro find 35, big stainless beach scoop , Root slayer Nomad
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    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Do your self a favor and find your self a whites surfmaster pi used and older model I live in Florida and all I do I beach hunt it the best machine I have ever touched but it totally a dig all machine

 

 
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