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#1

madhatter
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12 February 2018 10:20 am

Gday all...
Just wondering what Pinpointer is considered the best overall?
I havent got one yet but with the gpz i need one!!
Any ideas?

#2

Ramjet
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12 February 2018 10:32 am

I had a black garrett, I now own a garrett carot and an XP MI-6. The MI6 is best by a fair margin in my opinion.


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#3

madhatter
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12 February 2018 12:44 pm

Hey Ramjet, thanks for the input, what's the difference between the m16 and the garrett carrot?
Are they detector friendly?

#4

Jackthehound
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From: Pilbara, WA
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12 February 2018 02:59 pm

I had the black garrett pinpointer and I could not use it with the GPX5000, also one of my headtorches used to effect it as well


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#5

Detectorist
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12 February 2018 03:46 pm

I have the original black Garrett. Second hand off Gumtree for $80. (checked it wasn't the china fakes).

Works well, great range and easy to use (on and off) no adjustments. Great battery life and durable.

Have noticed if pushed with some pressure into the ground it will go off (false) at times.

Last edited by Detectorist (12 February 2018 03:47 pm)

#6

Anolphart
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From: Yamba, NSW
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12 February 2018 04:15 pm

Hey MH, I’ve got the Minelab Pro-Find 25 (bought new) and I’m a little disappointed with it. This is my first pinpointer and I don’t know whether my expectations are too high, but it’s erratic, can false alarm if bumped and has been known to receive side signals (mainly on larger targets).

For the average small target the pointer gets a signal up to about 25mm away.

Having said that, it has found the target more often than not and has been a boon in tight holes where the coil won’t fit.

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#7

Trash
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12 February 2018 04:55 pm

Anolphart wrote:

Hey MH, I’ve got the Minelab Pro-Find 25 (bought new) and I’m a little disappointed with it. This is my first pinpointer and I don’t know whether my expectations are too high, but it’s erratic, can false alarm if bumped and has been known to receive side signals (mainly on larger targets).

For the average small target the pointer gets a signal up to about 25mm away.

Having said that, it has found the target more often than not and has been a boon in tight holes where the coil won’t fit.

My first Profind 25 was also disappointing

I sent it back with a note of the issues

They replaced it no charge


Gpx 5000. Ctx 3030

#8

hAyyoUinAU
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12 February 2018 04:58 pm

Makro Pin pointer has been good to me. Waterproof. And reliable unlike the older Minelab Pin pointer.
The new Pro Find 35 should be a winner, but only time and testing will tell.

#9

Trash
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12 February 2018 04:58 pm

Plenty of good pinpointers about , but they do interfere with some Detectors

Best to research to see what does & doesn’t interfere with the GPZ

Hopefully someone with more knowledge will answer


Gpx 5000. Ctx 3030

#10

hAyyoUinAU
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12 February 2018 05:00 pm

Anolphart wrote:

Hey MH, I’ve got the Minelab Pro-Find 25 (bought new) and I’m a little disappointed with it. This is my first pinpointer and I don’t know whether my expectations are too high, but it’s erratic, can false alarm if bumped and has been known to receive side signals (mainly on larger targets).

For the average small target the pointer gets a signal up to about 25mm away.

Having said that, it has found the target more often than not and has been a boon in tight holes where the coil won’t fit.

Yes..they are funny. I good bump and they false, and they false just for the sake of it some times

Never had those problems with the Makro. The Makro allows you to dig slightly with it no problems.

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hAyyoUinAU
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12 February 2018 05:01 pm

I have a GPZ and had a SDC and the Makro was and is absolutely fine with them.
I gather Minelabs new 35 would be fine as well regarding interference.

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Anolphart
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12 February 2018 05:41 pm

I forgot to say that the 25 does interfere with my GPX5000 when pinpointer turned on, but I just turn my speaker off so it's no big deal.

#13

madhatter
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13 February 2018 10:14 am

Hey guys, great spread of info.
Thankyou all thumbsup

I will check out the new 35 and the makro, and make my decision.

#14

Tassie Daz
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From: Kadina, SA
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13 February 2018 04:19 pm

Madhatter I own a black Garrett and the "carrot" [never heard it called that before] and most often I use the Propointer II [Black] I find the Carrot incredibly sensitive and it drive me nuts that you have to continually ground balance it all the time. Hey it might be that Im not using it properly too.

BTW can you all tell me what makes one better than another. Please not just personal preference but why is one better than another?

Last edited by Tassie Daz (13 February 2018 04:22 pm)


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#15

Heatho
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13 February 2018 05:23 pm

Starting to have a few problems with my Garrett Carrot, like beeping uncontrollably sometimes and becoming touch/knock sensitive, I haven't really had it that long, still a great pinpointer but definitely becoming less stable, it does get a lot of use though.


Minelab GPX 5000, SDC2300, CTX3030, Pro-Find-25, patience, lot's of patience.

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#16

1968falconxt
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14 February 2018 09:35 am

I cant fault my black Garrett. I have no intentions of upgrading to the carrot due to the ease of use of the black one. Just push a button and point. It has a light on it too

#17

G0lddigg@
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14 February 2018 10:19 am

i got the Nokta Pointer pin-point probe last year it has a few different sleeves for digging etc o the end and it never interfered with my detector. i only use it for relic coin chasing, when it comes to gold i would rather use the coil its too slow alternating between coil and pin when digging big targets but i get that with t5he 7k that hole could be 5 feet deep smile


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#18

Smoky bandit
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14 February 2018 10:21 am

I got a nokta RS..had it for about 1 and half yrs..used it alot .can't falt it yet.at $140. It's a good deal..just not waterproof .which is the only downfall.. thumbsup

Last edited by Smoky bandit (14 February 2018 10:23 am)


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#19

The geezer
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21 February 2018 12:16 am

Well I would like to know which pinpointer would be best up here in north qld. My friend has a Garrett which he has to keep wrapped up in tin foil in his backpack because it's impossible to use his 4500 at all .Just to much interference.

#20

Pat Hogen
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22 February 2018 08:39 am

Well after all that there is nothing that really stands out and says buy me.

Any users with a white's pinpointer?

#21

Maldon Gold Centre
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Today 12:38 am

Pat Hogen wrote:

Well after all that there is nothing that really stands out and says buy me.

Any users with a white's pinpointer?

Have you considered the Fisher F-Pulse, pulse induction pin pointer?


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#22

Wimbo
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Today 08:19 am

I own the Garrett A/T pro pointer, the orange carrot. Had it for 3 years, no issues at all. It's very rugged, has good sensitivity and it's waterproof rating is excellent.


Minelab GPX 4500, 17x13 Evo, Garrett a/t carrot.

#23

Pat Hogen
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Today 12:57 pm

Maldon Gold Centre wrote:
Pat Hogen wrote:

Well after all that there is nothing that really stands out and says buy me.

Any users with a white's pinpointer?

Have you considered the Fisher F-Pulse, pulse induction pin pointer?

No, but now I will go and see why I should. Thanks for the leg up.


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