My new Fisher F5 is a monster!

Dougie Webb

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Jun 14, 2019
393
642
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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Fisher F5
Garrett Ace 200
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Metal Detecting
To celebrate a new job and promotion, the wife let me upgrade from my Garrett Ace 200. On the recommendation of another member, I went to metaldetector.com and got the Fisher F5 "closeout" package for $300 shipped to my door. I anxiously unpacked it last night and - even though I have no idea how to use all its functions yet - I took it out to the schoolyard around the corner for an hour before dark yesterday.

Even though I've picked over this field many times with the Ace 200, this Fisher just tore it up. Coin after coin with very little trash dug up. 17 coins in an hour including 8 quarters. Was digging up some deeper and older stuff, too (a few early 70's, which is when the school was built).

Even my 15-year-old was impressed enough to put his phone down and get excited!

I can't wait to learn this thing properly. Thanks for looking and happy hunting!

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CRUSADER

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Good luck learning your new machine - good start.

''Even my 15-year-old was impressed enough to put his phone down and get excited!''

So true of modern society & sad at the same time.
(One of the last survivors of the no mobile race, now nearly impossible to uphold)
 

Digger RJ

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To celebrate a new job and promotion, the wife let me upgrade from my Garrett Ace 200. On the recommendation of another member, I went to metaldetector.com and got the Fisher F5 "closeout" package for $300 shipped to my door. I anxiously unpacked it last night and - even though I have no idea how to use all its functions yet - I took it out to the schoolyard around the corner for an hour before dark yesterday.

Even though I've picked over this field many times with the Ace 200, this Fisher just tore it up. Coin after coin with very little trash dug up. 17 coins in an hour including 8 quarters. Was digging up some deeper and older stuff, too (a few early 70's, which is when the school was built).

Even my 15-year-old was impressed enough to put his phone down and get excited!

I can't wait to learn this thing properly. Thanks for looking and happy hunting!

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Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 
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Dougie Webb

Dougie Webb

Sr. Member
Jun 14, 2019
393
642
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Detector(s) used
Fisher F5
Garrett Ace 200
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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So true of modern society & sad at the same time.
(One of the last survivors of the no mobile race, now nearly impossible to uphold)
Yep, absolutely. And I'm guilty of not being strict enough about it. Luckily he's a good kid and interested in things other than staring at that screen...
 

chub

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I had a F5. I loved all the knobs and the big display. I ran it too hot in hindsight...and it was pretty chattery.... My favourite coil was the 10 inch eliptical, it went into tight spaces but also covered good ground. I wasnt thrilled with the depth. However it was my first *real* machine after I came back to the hobby and I sometimes wish I had a chance to use it again to see if I can run it better. Good Luck
 

Scrounge Wanderer

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To celebrate a new job and promotion, the wife let me upgrade from my Garrett Ace 200. On the recommendation of another member, I went to metaldetector.com and got the Fisher F5 "closeout" package for $300 shipped to my door. I anxiously unpacked it last night and - even though I have no idea how to use all its functions yet - I took it out to the schoolyard around the corner for an hour before dark yesterday.

Even though I've picked over this field many times with the Ace 200, this Fisher just tore it up. Coin after coin with very little trash dug up. 17 coins in an hour including 8 quarters. Was digging up some deeper and older stuff, too (a few early 70's, which is when the school was built).

Even my 15-year-old was impressed enough to put his phone down and get excited!

I can't wait to learn this thing properly. Thanks for looking and happy hunting!

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upgrading machines then going back to all those old haunts is fun and and profitable, hope it pays for the new machine!
 

hollARDog

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Jun 18, 2022
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To celebrate a new job and promotion, the wife let me upgrade from my Garrett Ace 200. On the recommendation of another member, I went to metaldetector.com and got the Fisher F5 "closeout" package for $300 shipped to my door. I anxiously unpacked it last night and - even though I have no idea how to use all its functions yet - I took it out to the schoolyard around the corner for an hour before dark yesterday.

Even though I've picked over this field many times with the Ace 200, this Fisher just tore it up. Coin after coin with very little trash dug up. 17 coins in an hour including 8 quarters. Was digging up some deeper and older stuff, too (a few early 70's, which is when the school was built).

Even my 15-year-old was impressed enough to put his phone down and get excited!

I can't wait to learn this thing properly. Thanks for looking and happy hunting!

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You got me a little excited here. I have the same Ace I bought for finding property pins not knowing if I'd ever want to get into the hobby or not. Well I do, I'm hooked solid. Was going to save my found coins till I could get the AT pro. That'll be awhile swinging this little guy. But I may bite the bullet and give this Fisher combo a go👍
Keep us posted how your learning and loving it! Or not😁
 

Merf

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Jan 7, 2007
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Minelab vanquish, Quest x10 pro
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All Treasure Hunting
To celebrate a new job and promotion, the wife let me upgrade from my Garrett Ace 200. On the recommendation of another member, I went to metaldetector.com and got the Fisher F5 "closeout" package for $300 shipped to my door. I anxiously unpacked it last night and - even though I have no idea how to use all its functions yet - I took it out to the schoolyard around the corner for an hour before dark yesterday.

Even though I've picked over this field many times with the Ace 200, this Fisher just tore it up. Coin after coin with very little trash dug up. 17 coins in an hour including 8 quarters. Was digging up some deeper and older stuff, too (a few early 70's, which is when the school was built).

Even my 15-year-old was impressed enough to put his phone down and get excited!

I can't wait to learn this thing properly. Thanks for looking and happy hunting!

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That is a fine days work. Congrats. I have found that a new machine is always a good time.
 

rayoh

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Jan 13, 2017
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268
northeast Ohio
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Minelab Etrac-Notka Anfibio Multi
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
To celebrate a new job and promotion, the wife let me upgrade from my Garrett Ace 200. On the recommendation of another member, I went to metaldetector.com and got the Fisher F5 "closeout" package for $300 shipped to my door. I anxiously unpacked it last night and - even though I have no idea how to use all its functions yet - I took it out to the schoolyard around the corner for an hour before dark yesterday.

Even though I've picked over this field many times with the Ace 200, this Fisher just tore it up. Coin after coin with very little trash dug up. 17 coins in an hour including 8 quarters. Was digging up some deeper and older stuff, too (a few early 70's, which is when the school was built).

Even my 15-year-old was impressed enough to put his phone down and get excited!

I can't wait to learn this thing properly. Thanks for looking and happy hunting!

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The F5 is one of the best coin detectors made. It will only get better when you get more time in the field. One hint-deep coins will be a faint whisper. Dig a couple of these faint whispers and you will be on your way!
 

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