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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2017
    SW Missouri
    AT Pro, Ace 250
    4
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Racer 2 or impact

    Got an at pro, waiting for the f75+. thinking of picking up a used racer 2 or impact to round things out. Hunting a lot of old home sites a little park hunting. Anyone have/had both that can give some input?

  2. #2

    Aug 2015
    Nokta Impact with Fisher F-Pulse, Makro Racer 2, Garrett Ace 350, Garrett Pro Pointer
    111
    89 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I had the Racer 2 and now have the Impact.

    The Impact can do everything the Racer 2 can, and much more. The tones on the Impact are also improved over the Racer 2.

    The Impact costs a bit more though. If cost is not an issue, your choice should be the Impact without a doubt.
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  3. #3
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    Kevin

    Feb 2017
    FEMA REGION 5 North Central Illinois
    Nokta Impact Whites DFX 300 & M6 Matrix, Minelab Explorer II (2), Makro Red Racer & Racer 2, Garrett AT Pro.
    3,762
    7351 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by dave_e View Post
    I had the Racer 2 and now have the Impact.

    The Impact can do everything the Racer 2 can, and much more. The tones on the Impact are also improved over the Racer 2.

    The Impact costs a bit more though. If cost is not an issue, your choice should be the Impact without a doubt.
    Hey there. I started out with the Red Racer and this spring I got the Racer 2. I have done quite well with the Racer 2 this season. I have had my eye on the Nokta Impact and perhaps this shall be my holiday gifting to myself this year. I see the Pro Package can be had for $850.00 dollars at a few sights. So now that you have the Impact does the Racer 2 ever get any use? I really do love my Racer 2. She has found me some really nice stuff. I am very impressed with it's sensitivity on finding deep and tiny targets. I would reckon the Impact will do everything the Racer 2 does and more just as you have stated and with better tones. Sounds like I need one!
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

  4. #4

    Aug 2015
    Nokta Impact with Fisher F-Pulse, Makro Racer 2, Garrett Ace 350, Garrett Pro Pointer
    111
    89 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I no longer have the Racer 2. In 14kHz and with the same settings, the Impact is deeper, separates better, and sounds better than the Racer 2. It’s also better balanced. The only thing better about the Racer 2 is that it uses less batteries, but I use rechargable batteries so it’s not an issue for me.

    Contact a dealer and trade your Racer 2 in and get the Impact Pro package. You’ll find you won’t need to put as much cash out as you thought to get that Impact.


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    Kevin

    Feb 2017
    FEMA REGION 5 North Central Illinois
    Nokta Impact Whites DFX 300 & M6 Matrix, Minelab Explorer II (2), Makro Red Racer & Racer 2, Garrett AT Pro.
    3,762
    7351 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by dave_e View Post
    I no longer have the Racer 2. In 14kHz and with the same settings, the Impact is deeper, separates better, and sounds better than the Racer 2. It’s also better balanced. The only thing better about the Racer 2 is that it uses less batteries, but I use rechargable batteries so it’s not an issue for me.

    Contact a dealer and trade your Racer 2 in and get the Impact Pro package. You’ll find you won’t need to put as much cash out as you thought to get that Impact.




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    I will keep the Racer 2 for backup. I also loan out machines to try to get other friends involved in hunting treasure. Sounds like you are completely sold on the improvements of the Impact over the Racer 2. By "needs more batteries" you mean it eats batteries faster correct? I thought they both used four AA batteries? I also use rechargeable batteries in all my gear. Never run out of juice in the field. Are there any good aftermarket coils available for the Impact? I have the Nel Snake coil for the Racers and I absolutely love that little coil. I also do a lot of field hunting and I primarily use the Racer RC 26 coil for that reason. Having the stock coil with it's open bottom getting snagged on stuff would be a pain in the butt I reckon. Thanks for responding my friend. Hope you get some killer great finds with that Impact
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

  6. #6

    Aug 2015
    Nokta Impact with Fisher F-Pulse, Makro Racer 2, Garrett Ace 350, Garrett Pro Pointer
    111
    89 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Correct on eating batteries faster.
    I only have the pro pack coils right now.
    I LOVE the Impact so far. Good luck to you too!


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  7. #7
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    Coil Swinger

    Jan 2011
    El Dorado County
    Minelab
    506
    659 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Is the racer 2 better at small gold?
    Will work for gold dust.

  8. #8
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    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX,
    351
    219 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have both the Racer 2 and the Impact. The Impact is better on small gold. IMHO
    44 Years detecting
    ex White's Dealer
    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3

  9. #9
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    Coil Swinger

    Jan 2011
    El Dorado County
    Minelab
    506
    659 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Thanks for the reply.

    I have heard good things about Makro lately
    Will work for gold dust.

  10. #10

    Mar 2018
    12
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    My Impact is very frugal on power-20 hours detecting over 5 days and the batteries were only half flat.I bought the most expensive Energizer rechargeables at the local supermarket and they cost USD20 for 4. My Impact had the 1.13 program installed at the factory.Earlier ones used more power.
    In GEN mode I can pick up 0.1 gram bits of steel 4 inches deep on a good signal.

  11. #11

    Aug 2015
    Nokta Impact with Fisher F-Pulse, Makro Racer 2, Garrett Ace 350, Garrett Pro Pointer
    111
    89 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    There's a considerable difference in battery consumption between 5kHz and 20kHz though. 5kHz sucks up the juice.
    Run a 2-3 hour test and check it out.

  12. #12

    Mar 2018
    12
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    5 Khz and DEEP use up batteries as this combination is the deepest on the Impact but is only used for larger targets.For small targets use GEN and 20 Khz. I use DEEP and DI3 at 20 K for medium targets.

  13. #13
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    Stefan

    Jul 2016
    S.E. Michigan
    656
    450 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    FYI for all who read this soon, you may want to consider the price now since the drop in price for the racer 2.
    -Stefan

    Makro--
    Racer 2 - 7x11 DD, 5.5x10DD, 5" DD, 7" concentric

    Nokta--
    Fors Relic - 7x11 DD, 5.5x10 DD, 5.5x10 Concentric, 5" DD

    Tesoro--
    --Mojave w/ 7" new concentric
    --Bandido II Micromax
    --Outlaw- 3 coil pack
    --Deleon w/Troy super 7
    --Cutlass Micromax 8" donut
    --Vaquero 9x8
    --Cibola w/ GB and toggle all metal mod 9x8
    --Compadre 8"
    --Compadre 5.75"

    Delta coils: 11x8DD, 5.75 Con, 10" elliptical


    Tools: Garrett Carrot, Sampson shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

 

 

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