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    us
    Mar 2018
    Evansville, Indiana
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    *Pinpointer Dilemma*

    New to the hobby. Looking for a good all around pinpointed that won't break the bank.
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    Lunch Bag

    Dec 2018
    Coastal Georgia
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    I’m new to the hobby as well and I use the Garrett Pro Pointer. Works great.

    https://www.amazon.com/Garrett-11409...A1NSA1GY44MH2N
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    DiggerKid

    Jul 2014
    Spotsylvania VA
    Garret At Pro, Garret Pro Pointer
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    Most detectorists use a Garret at pro pointer or you could go for the standard one. They are good pinpointers and last as long as you dont break them.
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  4. #4
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    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
    MineLab E-Trac, MineLab Safari, MineLab Explorer XS, White's 5000 D, White's 6DB, White's 5000 D GEB Sunray X-1 for the ML's, Garrett PP for the White's and a Backhoe
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    Deteknix X-Pointer. Impressive for the price.
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    us
    Sep 2018
    Rhode Island
    Current-Deus & Equinox 800. Past - CTX, F75, AT Pro/Max, F44, Patriot.
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    Many to choose from.. all good PPs. Just stick with a name brand and you will be good. They are all around the $119-129 price range. If you habe the NOX or another multi freq machine i would not get the Fisher F pulse. Its a PI PP and it drives the multi freq machines nuts. On the other hand it is the deepest PP i have ever seen there is a video on my ch if you want to check it out.

    Anyway you can go wrong garrett, whites trx, Profind 35, Fisher..
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  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2016
    NW Arcanslaw / SW Misery
    Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold / Garrett PropointerAT.
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    My favorite is the orange Garrett Propointer AT hands down.
    The standard black one has a cheesy on/off button that doesn't last long.
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  7. #7

    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600, Fisher F75 +, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Conquistador, Bounty hunter Tracker iv
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    Garrett carrot. Save yourself time, money and grief. I've used a bunch that were the same or more money and the Garrett wins hands down!

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    us
    Sep 2015
    Southeast Grundy, Illinois
    EQ600, EQ800 and a Carrot
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighVDI View Post
    Garrett carrot. Save yourself time, money and grief. I've used a bunch that were the same or more money and the Garrett wins hands down!
    What he said!
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    "See your doctor if your detector has a detection for more then four hours!"

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2019
    Western Pennsylvania
    Equinox 800
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    Metal Detecting
    Totally agree. All other pinpointers are nothing in comparison.
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  10. #10

    Nov 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by PennDirtDigger View Post
    Totally agree. All other pinpointers are nothing in comparison.
    The carrot is a great pointer but it is not the only great pointer. I love the TRX pointer much more than my carrot. There is a following for the carrot as you can see but there is also a big following for the TRX, Minelab and new fisher pointers.
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  11. #11
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    us
    Mar 2013
    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Garrett Carrot - 5 years now with zero trouble or issues...
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    I broke the on off switch on one Garrett pro pointer now using another one. I might try a Garrett carrot next time. Welcome to tnet from Niagara Falls.
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  13. #13
    us
    Mar 2018
    Evansville, Indiana
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
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    Thanks for all the info guys. Getting ready to retire in about 14 months so I'm looking to add to me list of hobby's.

    #1 Hot Rods

    #2 RC Model Planes (Been in this hobby for over 40 years)

    #3 Swinging a detector

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    Feb 2019
    Camden SC
    Minelab Equinox 800 11" & 6" Coil, XP DEUS 9" HF Coil, Garret Pro-Pointer, Minelab Pro-Find 35.
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    Relic Hunting
    Garrett.
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  15. #15
    us
    Sep 2010
    Salt Rock,WV
    XP Deus, Minelab CTX 3030, E-Trac, Whites V3i, DFX, Fisher CoinStrike, Garrett AT-Pro, Explorer XS, Garrett GTI-2500 Pro, Fisher F2, and Whites Coinmaster 6000 Di Series 3 (Hip mount), Fisher CZ7a-Pro
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    Garrett! I've tried a bunch and it's a winner with me.
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    Current Detector: XP Deus, Fisher CoinStrike, Garrett ATPro
    Past Detectors: Minelab CTX3030, Whites 5000D Series 2, Whites 6000D Series 3, E trac, Explorer XS, CZ7a-Pro, GTI 2500
    Detecting since the late 70's with my Father, and before with my Uncle in Florida in the mid-60's with a vintage modified mine detector (vacuum tube type). First detector ever used was a Whites Goldmaster S63 (also vac tube) mid-60's.

 

 
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