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    9v Batteries

    Has anyone tried these batteries? I picked them up at Dollar Tree for $1 a pack. How bad can they be anyway? I will try them in a pinpointer. Click image for larger version. 

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    Last time I tried off-brand 9v batteries in my Garrett Carrot, they lasted about one hunt - usually a 6-7 hr outing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnohomishDigger View Post
    Last time I tried off-brand 9v batteries in my Garrett Carrot, they lasted about one hunt - usually a 6-7 hr outing.
    For $. 50 a piece that's actually not to bad. LOL
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    They suck. If you get two hunts in using just one battery, you're doing well. Ray O Vacs are the way to go. Lowes has them on sale once or twice a year. $10 for a 12 pack on 9v's. Ray O vac is the brand that says they last as long as the two big names and I believe them. Yet, they are much less in cost.
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    Sep 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    They suck. If you get two hunts in using just one battery, you're doing well. Ray O Vacs are the way to go. Lowes has them on sale once or twice a year. $10 for a 12 pack on 9v's. Ray O vac is the brand that says they last as long as the two big names and I believe them. Yet, they are much less in cost.
    I've used them before and they do last well. I've never seen that deal before but I'll be looking for it. Thanks for the heads up. My local supermarket has Duracell and Energizer for $7.50/2 pack. That's a bit high I thought.

    I won't ever buy Duracell again. I have ruined several lights and devices from them leaking. Much more than any other brand.
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    I posted a while back about the Lowes sale. Picked up a 60 pack of Ray-O-Vac AA. Can't beat the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No gold in NY View Post
    I posted a while back about the Lowes sale. Picked up a 60 pack of Ray-O-Vac AA. Can't beat the price.
    I usually get my AAs at Sam's Club. They are reasonably priced and last very well.
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    Kace

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    I use Duracell Only. But I do take them out after each use in anything not used weekly and personally have never had them leak.

    Kace
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kace View Post
    I use Duracell Only. But I do take them out after each use in anything not used weekly and personally have never had them leak.

    Kace
    That might make the difference but flashlights aren't much use in an emergency or power outage with no batteries in them, kinda like an unloaded firearm. I've lost 3-4 maglights and a radio or two from leaking Duracells. Only one device damaged from any other brand and that battery was very old.

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    Travis Mitchell

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    I've used them in a jam and they last about 1 to 1.5 hunts. I noticed they would for whatever reason almost always be dead if I left my pinpointer in the truck for a week. (hot/cold) not sure? either way I got frustrated enough to try something better.
    I actually just picked up a 9volt rayovac lithium and I am curious to see how it holds up this year. It wasn't cheap at $9 dollars I could have 20 of those so maybe not the best money spent..well see

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    Problem I see is they are Heavy Duty Not Alkaline.
    I've never had luck with Heavy Duty Batteries lasting more then a Day.

    I Picked up a Box of these the end of Last year.
    Haven't been able to Gauge how long they last yet,
    But I like they are Alkaline.
    Not sure if they are Real Duracell, or Generic Duracell's Or Counterfeits.
    But I like the price

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Duracell-Pr...9fS:rk:30:pf:0
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Problem I see is they are Heavy Duty Not Alkaline.
    I've never had luck with Heavy Duty Batteries lasting more then a Day.

    I Picked up a Box of these the end of Last year.
    Haven't been able to Gauge how long they last yet,
    But I like they are Alkaline.
    Not sure if they are Real Duracell, or Generic Duracell's Or Counterfeits.
    But I like the price

    Click image for larger version. 

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Duracell-Pr...9fS:rk:30:pf:0
    Jeff those are the real deal. I’ve used those before and I get good run times.
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    I tried them. They only lasted a few hours.
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

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    I use rechargeable now, but before that the best and longest lasting for the price were the batteries at Dollar General.
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