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    Feb 2010
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    Bazooka miner or AM Foreman/Boss

    I currently have an AM Foreman (Or boss. can't remember & don't have it with me). I like the AM but have always been interested in a Bazooka but the shipping tom Alaska was crazy. I have the chance to pick up a used bazooka miner (nice shape) locally at a fair price ($200ish). For those of you who have maybe used both do you see a significant advantage in the bazooka?
    I do have several smaller sluices for low water flow areas.
    Gold in my area is mostly on the finer size.
    Thanks
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    Well it became a buy it or loose the opportunity deal so I am now the proud(?) owner of a bazooka miner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vance in AK View Post
    Well it became a buy it or loose the opportunity deal so I am now the proud(?) owner of a bazooka miner...
    Good call. I have long used AM for low water and a Bazooka or Grizzly Goldtrap for higher water. A winning combination!

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    it is a big box for one person. but you will be able to feed it massive amounts of material.
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    Thanks guys. Made a 400 mile round trip yesterday to pick it up ?(thats local in Alaska) and hope i have time to get it wet this fall. Guy wouldnt budge from his $250 price but i dont blame him on an unused unit. Getting the 36" prospector shipped up here was going to be around $125 when i checked a couple years ago and i think the miner was around $200 for shipping!
    And Goldwasher you were right. It is BIG! But i wanted BIG!��
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    Just a heads up: From what I remember reading, the "big" also can potentially translate into very difficult to un-wedge from it's stream perch when it is time to clean up. Seems to me that a way to divert the flow may be a way to alleviate the situation.(?)

    Good luck.
    Last edited by arizau; Aug 30, 2019 at 11:24 AM.
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    I've read the same thing. I will try & work smarter not harder although some would say it's not my nature! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    Just a heads up: From what I remember reading, the "big" also can potentially translate into very difficult to un-wedge from it's stream perch when it is time to clean up. Seems to me that a way to divert the flow may be a way to alleviate the situation.(?)

    Good luck.

    It's not so much getting it un wedged. it is just damn hard to get it out of the water. Heavy and big. Plan on trying to slide it. rather than just trying to lift it out.

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