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  1. #16

    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600, Fisher F75 +, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Conquistador, Bounty hunter Tracker iv
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    TRX and Fisher/Teknetics/F Pulse pointers are great if you want to fumble around chasing ghost signals.

    I'm the most efficient with the Garrett Carrot.
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  2. #17
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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  3. #18
    us
    Mar 2018
    Evansville, Indiana
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
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    Metal Detecting
    Thanks guys

  4. #19
    us
    Sep 2012
    STATEN ISLAND NY
    ONLY MINELABS, and now one Detector Pro Underwater. Macro Multi Kruzer
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    https://detectorpro.com/land-or-sea-pinpointer/
    I use this land-or-sea from detectorpro. I take it with me scuba diving as deep as 25-30 feet (salt water), mostly around 15 feet and never had a problem. Im in the water about 3 hours a dive. The one I own now has about 2 dozen dives, the last one was one of the first on the market but I lost it in the water or Id still be using it. Great for dirt and sand, hasn't falsed on me once. 2 Year Warranty . Consider this.

  5. #20
    us
    Mar 2013
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Cibola Nokta Pointer; Phillips SHS5200 phones
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    Metal Detecting
    I might add, getting a cover -or- getting a water-proof pointer.
    Some are just weather-resistant.
    The switch has always been problems with all pinpointers,..."falsing", also...!
    So, warranty is important. Reviews (watch some videos on the use of these machines you want to get, first)
    Cost is considered as INVESTMENT, in a Tool that is quite important, in MD hobby.
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    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  6. #21
    us
    Jun 2013
    Northern Illinois, Fortaleza Brazil
    Garrett AT Pro, Tesoro Mojave, Garrett Ace 250, 2 Garrett Pro Pointers gotta have a backup
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    My choice is the Garrett Pro pointer AT. I had a problem with one in Brazil still covered by warranty called Garrett and the told me to send it to a Garrett dealer in Brazil and they sent me a new one. That was great customer service. I have two of them when I am in Brazil because its nice to have a backup.

  7. #22
    us
    Mar 2018
    Evansville, Indiana
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
    34
    45 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks for all the input guys. Looks like I'll go with the Garrett Pro pointer AT. Just got my Garrett Edge Digger.

  8. #23
    us
    Mar 2018
    Evansville, Indiana
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
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    45 times
    Metal Detecting
    Went out yesterday just to get some time on my LRP and found out quickly I need that PP. When I got home I ordered the Garrett Pro AT.
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  9. #24
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    tokameel

    May 2012
    Mequon, Wi
    In 1974- White. Now a Garrett Ace 250. 8/30/12 using a Zircon m40 Stud Finder as a hand held pin pointer.
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    Looking for Error coins from the bank. Update: I can MD using my wheelchair!
    I have been using Zircon stud finder. Just $30 at Home Depot

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zircon-M...2518/202184893

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  10. #25
    us
    Mar 2018
    Evansville, Indiana
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
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    45 times
    Metal Detecting
    Any way to turn the light off other than taking it apart and pulling the bulb?

  11. #26
    us
    Mar 2013
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Cibola Nokta Pointer; Phillips SHS5200 phones
    1,902
    3090 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by fortaleza View Post
    My choice is the Garrett Pro pointer AT. I had a problem with one in Brazil still covered by warranty called Garrett and the told me to send it to a Garrett dealer in Brazil and they sent me a new one. That was great customer service. I have two of them when I am in Brazil because its nice to have a backup.
    When you are in high humidity environs, where the water-proofness counts...!
    Corrosion starts at points of entry, so cleaning of parts is important, after each hunt, then drying them well, before reassembling...,
    and, I test the battery, as long as it's out anyway...!
    A very important Tool, these pointers are - and, I can see you understand the importance of them, by getting a backup...!
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  12. #27
    us
    Aug 2016
    Middleburgh, NY
    Whites: Spectra V3i, MX Sport, Bullseye TRX. Fisher: F75 LTD, 1280-X, F2. XP: Deus. Minelab: X-terra 70, Garrett: AT Pro, Ace 250, Propointer II. Tesoro: Compadre. Bounty Hunter: LRP, QDP, 3300, 2200,
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    I don't mind jumping in the middle of a wolf pack. The Carrot remains a popular pinpointer and many have found it reliable, but my opinion is that it's far more popular than it is good, and many people have gotten stuck there as a result. Many better pinpointers have been released since the Carrot came on the scene. I agree with prior posts that the TRX and the new F-Pulse are leading the pack in range. There was a mention of ghost signals, but there are levels for a reason. It's not always best to run them wide open. Sometimes you'll want to back them down to the level the Carrot is running at. That extra power is there when it can be used though, which seems to be most of the time in my experience. To me, the Carrot wouldn't even make my top 5 anymore. The Gold Digger Land or Sea matches its range but bests it in IP rating and features. The Minelab ProFind 35 matches its range, but adds an iron tone. This new pinpointer/scubatector from Makro Nokta also looks amazing. I can't wait to try it out, and if the range of the pinpointer attachment is anything like the coil attachment I might just have to add it to my arsenal. It seems to be the one to watch in 2019. Carrot is good, but it's just white noise against all the available, equally good or better choices out there these days.
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  13. #28

    Jul 2005
    Iowa
    White's DFX, XLT & GoldmasterV/SAT Fisher 1280x
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Cipher,I have to go along with you.I have both the Land or Sea and the Tek-Point(F-Pulse).They are great pin pointers.
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  14. #29
    us
    Mar 2018
    Evansville, Indiana
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
    34
    45 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by ☠ Cipher View Post
    I don't mind jumping in the middle of a wolf pack. The Carrot remains a popular pinpointer and many have found it reliable, but my opinion is that it's far more popular than it is good, and many people have gotten stuck there as a result. Many better pinpointers have been released since the Carrot came on the scene. I agree with prior posts that the TRX and the new F-Pulse are leading the pack in range. There was a mention of ghost signals, but there are levels for a reason. It's not always best to run them wide open. Sometimes you'll want to back them down to the level the Carrot is running at. That extra power is there when it can be used though, which seems to be most of the time in my experience. To me, the Carrot wouldn't even make my top 5 anymore. The Gold Digger Land or Sea matches its range but bests it in IP rating and features. The Minelab ProFind 35 matches its range, but adds an iron tone. This new pinpointer/scubatector from Makro Nokta also looks amazing. I can't wait to try it out, and if the range of the pinpointer attachment is anything like the coil attachment I might just have to add it to my arsenal. It seems to be the one to watch in 2019. Carrot is good, but it's just white noise against all the available, equally good or better choices out there these days.
    I hear what your saying but being new to MD I had to go with the overwhelming majority of thumbs up for the Garrett Pro pointer AT. Now only time will tell from personal experience. Like my granddaddy use to say....hope for the best and expect the worst.

  15. #30

    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600, Fisher F75 +, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Conquistador, Bounty hunter Tracker iv
    2,419
    3739 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by zippi View Post
    I hear what your saying but being new to MD I had to go with the overwhelming majority of thumbs up for the Garrett Pro pointer AT. Now only time will tell from personal experience. Like my granddaddy use to say....hope for the best and expect the worst.
    Theres a reason why the majority use them. Most have tried others and came to the same conclusion. You made a good move!
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