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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2017
    Northern NY, USA
    Minelab Equinox 800, HF 9-Function md, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT PP
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    134 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Looking for recommendations for a sand scoop

    I'm looking to purchase a sand scoop. It will be my one and only. I've not had one before.

    I'm looking for recommendations as to what brand/model to get. I realize that everyone has their favorite tools, and also tools they hate, and would consequently caution a prospective buyer to stay away from. I'm looking for a scoop that is obviously sturdy, that I can definitely use my foot or shoe to help push it into the sand without the scoop crushing. I'd like something that doesn't weigh a ton, but is built to last. I've seen some scoops with handles that come out of the scoop at varying angles depending upon the make and model and don't really know what angle would be best. My hunting would be on both wet and dry sand, and some really packed sand too (both fresh and salt water). At the current time, I don't think I'm going to be traveling to go detecting, so a break-down scoop would not be needed.

    Basically, If someone were to say I wanted a pinpointer, you could tell them that you really cannot go wrong with a "Garrett Carrot". Is there a sand scoop that many can say you can't go wrong by purchasing it?

    So, if you have a good candidate for me to check out, or one to stay away from, please let me know. And also, if you could say why you like or dislike it, that would be greatly appreciated as well!!!

    Thanks in advance,

    Andy
    Last edited by andygold; May 09, 2020 at 05:25 PM.
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    Using my Harbor Freight metal detector I found a cache of coins in a couple of spots situated within a few feet of each other.
    I ended up with 27 Walking Liberty half dollar coins, 97 Mercury dimes, 1 Morgan dollar, 1 Barber Half Dollar, 3 Liberty Head nickels, 1 Buffalo nickel, 15 mixed pennies (steel,& wheat), 2 flattened pennies with religious messages, and other silver US quarters and dimes, and 8 foreign coins. Detector has paid for itself

    Just received a Minelab Equinox 800

  2. #2
    ca
    May 2020
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Simplex+ (Incoming!)
    1
    Metal Detecting
    I had the same question last week. I was directed to coilsnel on eBay...

    I was told they were good solid units!

    I bought one, just waiting on its arrival.


    Quote Originally Posted by andygold View Post
    I'm looking to purchase a sand scoop. It will be my one and only. I've not had one before.

    I'm looking for recommendations as to what brand/model to get. I realize that everyone has their favorite tools, and also tools they hate, and would consequently caution a prospective buyer to stay away from. I'm looking for a scoop that is obviously sturdy, that I can definitely use my foot or shoe to help push it into the sand without the scoop crushing. I'd like something that doesn't weigh a ton, but is built to last. I've seen some scoops with handles that come out of the scoop at varying angles depending upon the make and model and don't really know what angle would be best. My hunting would be on both wet and dry sand, and some really packed sand too (both fresh and salt water). At the current time, I don't think I'm going to be traveling to go detecting, so a break-down scoop would not be needed.

    Basically, If someone were to say I wanted a pinpointer, you could tell them that you really cannot go wrong with a "Garrett Carrot". Is there a sand scoop that many can say you can't go wrong by purchasing it?

    So, if you have a good candidate for me to check out, or one to stay away from, please let me know. And also, if you could say why you like or dislike it, that would be greatly appreciated as well!!!

    Thanks in advance,

    Andy

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2017
    Northern NY, USA
    Minelab Equinox 800, HF 9-Function md, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT PP
    95
    134 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Pondpuck View Post
    I had the same question last week. I was directed to coilsnel on eBay...

    I was told they were good solid units!

    I bought one, just waiting on its arrival.
    Which model did you choose? I wonder how long things take to get to the US from Ukraine....
    Using my Harbor Freight metal detector I found a cache of coins in a couple of spots situated within a few feet of each other.
    I ended up with 27 Walking Liberty half dollar coins, 97 Mercury dimes, 1 Morgan dollar, 1 Barber Half Dollar, 3 Liberty Head nickels, 1 Buffalo nickel, 15 mixed pennies (steel,& wheat), 2 flattened pennies with religious messages, and other silver US quarters and dimes, and 8 foreign coins. Detector has paid for itself

    Just received a Minelab Equinox 800

  4. #4
    us
    May 2020
    Arkansas
    Garrett AT pro, Nokta Simplex, Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
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    52 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    These are my three, RTG's. so far they have worked really well. I hunt swimming areas on lakes here.

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  5. #5
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    us
    Aug 2013
    Southern California
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus
    8,549
    9257 times
    If cost is not a factor and you need lightweight then there is the Xtreme titanium scoop. Well built and made in the USA.
    For beach hunters wet or dry, the scoop is one of the most important tools in box. Choose accordingly. Good luck!


    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
    – Albert Einstein

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2005
    Coastal Georgia
    XP Deus, XP ORX, Equinox 800, Nautilus DMCllBa, Troy X5 Shadow, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Outlaw
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    The Xtreme titanium scoop will set you back more than an Equinox 800. Kinda takes some of the fun out of the hobby.

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2005
    MI USA
    Ace 400, AT Pro, equinox 800, Simplex
    2,320
    2456 times
    Metal Detecting
    I get mine from a Ukrainian guy on ebay, top quality and fast cheap shipping, been around quite a while too

  8. #8
    us
    UABFWSS

    Feb 2010
    Indiana/Michigan border
    ~Minelab Equinox 800's, Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi, Predator Tools , XtremeScoops
    429
    313 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Xtreme Scoops Sand Shredder V2. Of all the many many scoops I've had over the past ten years, it is THE ONE to have, in my opinion. It's just as close to perfect as you can get, would last and hold up to abuse, highly recommend. Wood or carbon fiber handle, love the carbon fiber handles.

  9. #9
    us
    May 2020
    Arkansas
    Garrett AT pro, Nokta Simplex, Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
    24
    52 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I've had something on order from Ukrain for almost two months. I contacted the guy and he said they are having problems getting stuff shipped out. this guy has a 99'99% approval rating on Ebay. He asked to be patient, if it was a big ticket item I would have cancelled it, but it's only a detector cover. so if you order from there you might have a long wait. think they are getting hit hard by the virus now.

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2005
    MI USA
    Ace 400, AT Pro, equinox 800, Simplex
    2,320
    2456 times
    Metal Detecting
    $600 for a sand scoop wow, would never do that - I seriously doubt if it does anything my $75 scoop can't do.
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  11. #11
    us
    PEOPLE ASSUME WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

    Feb 2008
    Never Know I May Live Next To You!
    GTI 2500/Bounty Hunter Minelab Equinox 800
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    WOW! The Extreme Scoop $695? Someone apparently has been hitting the pipe a bit too much! I could definitely make one for less than $50 and be just as sturdy and use the other $645 for something else worth while!
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  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2013
    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
    13,810
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    It's been pushing 6 years ago, I purchased a Stealth 920iX Extreme from a fellow in Metro Detroit, and as I recall, I paid around $320 for it delivered.

    I understand "Stealth" still exists (is run by someone else now?) and are located on the West Coast.

    Love my 920iX.......
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