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    ca
    Semi-precious rock and gem collecter, classic book reader, horse lover, metal detecter gal.

    Aug 2018
    Winnipeg MB.
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    Calling all Fisher f44 owners...

    Hello all! I have been detecting for less than a year and I want to upgrade to the Fisher f44. i know its not the best detector out there, its considered a beginners-mid-range. But it will be a huge improvment to my little dectector (bounty hunter jr. I bought new for $80 ca.) Can anyone tell me their likes and dislikes of this machine if you own it? Also, I found this site with cheap new detectors.. www.metaldetector.com and it has the Fisher I want on there. Has anyone used this site? Is it reliable? This is what i want for my machine and it seems to fit all i want:

    1. cheap on batteries (x2 aa) my little guy i have uses x2 9 volts and it cost me almost all my coins i found so i didn't earn much

    2. light weight

    3. disscrimination

    4. water resistant/waterproof coil

    5. detects up to 9-10 inches give or take

    6. can have head phones

    7. has number id + tones for different metals


    Things to consider

    1. how water proof is it... if I drop it in the lake by mistake will it die? (not planning to do a lot of water/beach hunts but still...)

    2. is it better than the Garrett Ace 400?

    3. can I get it under 500 bucks?


    Any info on this machine I can get will be helpful. Thanks!
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

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    Mar 2014
    south central ohio
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    Hi Mvgirl! I must say I've seen you post some mighty nice finds that you've dug with your Bounty Hunter Jr...An upgrade is definitely in the cards for you, as I believe you are definitely missing some nice targets. Ok- I know not much about the F44 you're speaking of, and do not know how much it costs, but what I would seriously suggest is to poke around for a low-mileage AT Pro...since the AT Max came out, the Pro is availability by the hundreds, literally, and the price is cheap since a lot of them hit the market at about the same time. I have no idea of your budget, but the NEW AT Pro price has dropped also since introduction of the Max. The Pro is waterproof, so go ahead and drop it, heck THROW it in the water -all good. My original Pro, now my backup unit, is still working great. (6 yrs). Not bias towards Garrett products, simply passing along my experience. But I think you would do back flips with a Pro...I hope this helps, good luck with your search! Ddf.

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    Travis Mitchell

    Feb 2016
    Elizabethtown, IN
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    I've had issues with the screen on my f22 and this is my 2nd unit. If I were looking to spend a few hundred then solid advice above from dirt.
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    Dec 2018
    Tulsa,Ok
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    Concerning metaldetector.com I’ve made a handful of purchases in the last couple of months and the service has been exceptional,one mix up around x-mas but they made it right.On another note I also have seen some of your finds.Keep following your nose it always knows!!! Good hunting look forward to seeing your future post.
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    From the high tone bells to the low tone grunts Just call me gone on history’s hunt!!!

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    Joe

    Dec 2012
    Cleveland , Ohio
    Fisher F44, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Bounty Hunter Tracker 4.
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    Hello, I have used the F44 for 4 years now & am very happy with it! It has 4 different modes of operation: Coin, jewelry, artifact, custom. I used a BH before also, the F44 is a much better machine. I would highly recommend it for you. I think it cost's less than $300.00?

    Good luck & HH!
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  6. #6
    ca
    Semi-precious rock and gem collecter, classic book reader, horse lover, metal detecter gal.

    Aug 2018
    Winnipeg MB.
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro, Bounty Hunter Jr., Garrett Carrot
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeB_OH View Post
    Hello, I have used the F44 for 4 years now & am very happy with it! It has 4 different modes of operation: Coin, jewelry, artifact, custom. I used a BH before also, the F44 is a much better machine. I would highly recommend it for you. I think it cost's less than $300.00?

    Good luck & HH!
    Hi. Thanks for replying. On the site I mentioned above it's on sale for 310. But on other sites it's around 400-500. Does your machine have the ground balance arrow flashing all the time? I've watched some videos online and it always seems to flash... that would be annoying.
    A2coins likes this.
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

  7. #7
    ca
    Semi-precious rock and gem collecter, classic book reader, horse lover, metal detecter gal.

    Aug 2018
    Winnipeg MB.
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro, Bounty Hunter Jr., Garrett Carrot
    258
    679 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Okdirtfisher64 View Post
    Concerning metaldetector.com I’ve made a handful of purchases in the last couple of months and the service has been exceptional,one mix up around x-mas but they made it right.On another note I also have seen some of your finds.Keep following your nose it always knows!!! Good hunting look forward to seeing your future post.
    Ok thanks for that info!!! It is about 100 bucks cheaper than amazon or ebay and it even has extras. Do they have sales often? Thanks for checking out my finds!
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

  8. #8
    ca
    Semi-precious rock and gem collecter, classic book reader, horse lover, metal detecter gal.

    Aug 2018
    Winnipeg MB.
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro, Bounty Hunter Jr., Garrett Carrot
    258
    679 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdigginfool View Post
    Hi Mvgirl! I must say I've seen you post some mighty nice finds that you've dug with your Bounty Hunter Jr...An upgrade is definitely in the cards for you, as I believe you are definitely missing some nice targets. Ok- I know not much about the F44 you're speaking of, and do not know how much it costs, but what I would seriously suggest is to poke around for a low-mileage AT Pro...since the AT Max came out, the Pro is availability by the hundreds, literally, and the price is cheap since a lot of them hit the market at about the same time. I have no idea of your budget, but the NEW AT Pro price has dropped also since introduction of the Max. The Pro is waterproof, so go ahead and drop it, heck THROW it in the water -all good. My original Pro, now my backup unit, is still working great. (6 yrs). Not bias towards Garrett products, simply passing along my experience. But I think you would do back flips with a Pro...I hope this helps, good luck with your search! Ddf.
    My budget is under 500 so I don't think that would work... thanks though. Plus thanks for looking at my finds!!!
    dirtdigginfool and A2coins like this.
    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

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    Dec 2018
    Tulsa,Ok
    F75+ fisher 11”,5” dd coils F pulse pin pointer Black widow headphones Predator 31c raptor hand digger, Whites mxt e-tracker stock 9” ,4x6,coil Garrett AT Pro,ground shrark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mvgirl View Post
    Ok thanks for that info!!! It is about 100 bucks cheaper than amazon or ebay and it even has extras. Do they have sales often? Thanks for checking out my finds!
    Seems to me they do have very frequent sales,just a thought to maybe consider they also finance.I’ve never went that route but thought it interesting.
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    From the high tone bells to the low tone grunts Just call me gone on history’s hunt!!!

  10. #10
    ca
    Semi-precious rock and gem collecter, classic book reader, horse lover, metal detecter gal.

    Aug 2018
    Winnipeg MB.
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro, Bounty Hunter Jr., Garrett Carrot
    258
    679 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Okdirtfisher64 View Post
    Seems to me they do have very frequent sales,just a thought to maybe consider they also finance.I’ve never went that route but thought it interesting.
    The thing that gets me at metal detecting sites is that they either don't ship to canada or charge an arm and a leg to ship it. Why are there less people detecting in canada I wonder? Well... I guess it means more stuff left to unearth for me )
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    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

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    Apr 2014
    NJ
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    I believe Monte uses the F44 for coin hunting. He's an amazing outlet of metal detecting information and a super nice guy; I'm sure he'd tell you all about the F44 if you sent him a PM (or email).

    You might want to take a look at the Teknetics site too. The Patriot (really a Fisher 70 with different paint) sells for $399. I don't know if that machine is water resistant, but from all accounts (that I've read anyway) it is a very capable machine.
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    Joe

    Dec 2012
    Cleveland , Ohio
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mvgirl View Post
    Hi. Thanks for replying. On the site I mentioned above it's on sale for 310. But on other sites it's around 400-500. Does your machine have the ground balance arrow flashing all the time? I've watched some videos online and it always seems to flash... that would be annoying.
    Yes, it does flash sometimes but, I really don't notice it and it doesn't seem to have any problems with the operation. For 310.00 that's not a bad deal, I think I paid around 360.00. So, do some more research & take your time looking for the upgrade, you have a world of fellow detectorists here on Tnet to advise also.

    HH!!
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  13. #13
    ca
    Semi-precious rock and gem collecter, classic book reader, horse lover, metal detecter gal.

    Aug 2018
    Winnipeg MB.
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro, Bounty Hunter Jr., Garrett Carrot
    258
    679 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Tahts-a-dats-ago View Post
    I believe Monte uses the F44 for coin hunting. He's an amazing outlet of metal detecting information and a super nice guy; I'm sure he'd tell you all about the F44 if you sent him a PM (or email).

    You might want to take a look at the Teknetics site too. The Patriot (really a Fisher 70 with different paint) sells for $399. I don't know if that machine is water resistant, but from all accounts (that I've read anyway) it is a very capable machine.
    How can I contact him?
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    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

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    Travis Mitchell

    Feb 2016
    Elizabethtown, IN
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    monte@ahrps.org ... or ... monte@stinkwaterwells.com

    Or just google Monte. He is the Nailboard test guru.
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    ca
    Semi-precious rock and gem collecter, classic book reader, horse lover, metal detecter gal.

    Aug 2018
    Winnipeg MB.
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro, Bounty Hunter Jr., Garrett Carrot
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    679 times
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    Ok thanks!
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    Always check rabbit holes when metal detecting... you never know, there might be karats down there.

 

 
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