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« on: January 14, 2012, 01:03:58 am »
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I have a pin pointer and it REALLY comes in handy when I dig and use the screen to sift out my target (coins).  However, I read the various comments on this website to find that apparently there are some pinpointers that are much better than mine.. The one I have (major manufacturer) is able to pinpoint metal items but only if they are within a 1/4" to approximately 1" away. Apparently there are some that can penetrate soil much better. I am looking for recommendations for pinpointers that can be used for very short range detectors (6" or so).  Any recommendations or comments? price range? etc.  thanks, Coloma Gold

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 06:29:00 pm »
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Don't know of any manufactured units that will do coins at 6".....

You can build one.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 11:11:20 pm »
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Two inches would be about as deep as a pinpointer will go unless you build something.

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 12:44:37 am »
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Homefire,

Any suggestions on brands/models?? If I could get one that would go to 2", it would be really helpful in those holes that I dig. This is particularly true now that I am trying to figure out the 'targeting feature' of my VX3 which is not as accurate as my DFX (at least until I work with it to figure it out). Thanks, Coloma Gold

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 12:54:32 am »
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 I have the White's Bulls Eye ll 120 mm, sometimes it seems larger objects can be detected deeper but not much thats just what I've experienced.
I do like my pin pointer I think it works well and saves me some time.
Hope this helps,  Lips Sealed
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 12:59:38 am »
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Hope someone else chimes in on that.    I don't use one.

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012, 09:35:44 pm »
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I use a modified Centech with a depth of about 1.5 inches on a quarter.

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thanks... I'll check around to see if any can get close to 2"... Coloma Gold

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 07:50:34 am »
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Garrett Pro pointer is the best.  If the object is large the pointer will see it at 2 inch. You wont be disappointed with the Pro.

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 01:58:58 pm »
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Greetings coloma gold, while I use a Vibraprobe (I got a great deal), which is nice because it is waterproof and silent,
I know that most of the more experienced members of my Treasure Hunting club use the Garrett Pro Pointer and like it very much.
I also have a hunting buddy who uses a modified pinpointer for additional sensitivity, I will ping him for information.
HH Robroy59
p.s. I use the Sunray probe that comes with the Minelab Explorer II, because it has greater range than my Vibraprobe.
Then I switch the Vibraprobe for the up close and personal search for the treasure (1/2" to 1 1/2" range).

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