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Garrett Pro PinPointer or the Detector Pro Pistol Probe?


Gigahertz21

Which one would you choose?  

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  1. 1. Which one would you choose?

    • Garrett Pro PinPointer
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    • Detector Pro Pistol Probe
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Another quick question, which one would you guys go with?

Garrett Pro PinPointer or the Detector Pro Pistol Probe?

On the site below, the guy said the Garrett is nice because the beats increase until you are about 1/2" away which is called gradient target acquisition, but does not goes as deep as the Pistol Probe. The downside of the pistol probe is it does not have gradient audio like the Garrett as as you close in on the target, but it goes much deeper then the Garrett. So it's basically a trade off I guess.

http://www.bigvalleymetaldetectors.com/bestpin.htm

Which one would you guys go with or use? The youtube video below did a good job of showing you the differences, and the guy ended up going with the Pistol Probe because it went much deeper. I wonder why they didn't add gradient target acquisition to the unit as that seems like it really helps out.

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Thanks all, I'll probably stick to just using a plastic scoop then, and if I think I need a probe in the future I'll probably go with the pistol probe then.

I too use a scoop or cup to retrieve the nugget from the dirt pile. Where the probe comes in handy is for pinpointing the target in the hole. You can use it to tell how much further you have to dig, whether it's in the side, or if there is anything left in the hole. Knowing exactly where the target is can be tough with a big loop or in rocky ground with a deep hole. It can save you a lot of useless digging.

Digger Bob

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ITS GOOD PRACTICE TO USE A SCOOP, YOU WILL HONE YOU PINPOINTING ABILITIES WITH THE DETECTOR THIS WAY.

If you're detecting in a manicured lawn area and dont want to disturb the lawn then a pinpointer may have some consolation for you.

OR if you're trying to detect some crevice where the detector coil cant be used also.

But for general nuggethunting an detectin a plastic scoop does the trick nicely, HELL I have a buddy that only carrys a scoop an he's know for goin down a foot or two recovering targets with the P.I. Minelabs.

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Gary, I never used one in a park either, I always use a knife, and just cut a half or 3/4 plug out, fold it back and 99% of the time it will be in the plug or right under it, then after removing the target, I scrap the dirt back in and mash the plug back down with the heel of my foot. most times, you can't see where I even dug. Grubstake

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Gary, I never used one in a park either, I always use a knife, and just cut a half or 3/4 plug out, fold it back and 99% of the time it will be in the plug or right under it, then after removing the target, I scrap the dirt back in and mash the plug back down with the heel of my foot. most times, you can't see where I even dug. Grubstake

I hear ya Grubstake!!! The really most time and money saving I had with a pinpointer was here where I work. We have 12 tractors and 3 skidsteers. And we have 1,000s of nails laying around in the dirt from years ago when a chicken farmer had the property. The tires on all the equipment are "cord" type tires with no steel belts. So when I get a flat tire and can not see the nail on the outside, or feel where it is on the inside, but as soon as I patch the tube, within a day its flat again. I guess the weight of the tractor pushes the nail out of the rubber casing against the tube. So I run the pinpointer around the tread and 9 out of 10 times I find the nail!!!!

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