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Old 04-24-2009, 11:24 AM
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was just wondering how importent a pinpointer is to some ppl and what kind to get or stay away form..thanks
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:33 PM
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It makes all the difference in the world. So yes 100%

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Old 04-24-2009, 12:45 PM
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When you cannot see the item you extracted, it makes all the difference to pin point it in the plug.(:-)
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:46 PM
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I've owned several, but never used a single one. They came with some of the detectors I bought.

Personally I've never had the need for one, but I can see where they could be an asset. I've been detecting long enough that my pinpointing, via the detector coil, is dead on, and I know just where the target is. Now that I'm getting older, I do have a problem seeing the target once I get it recovered. But then I don't think a pinpointer would help with that issue.

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Old 04-24-2009, 01:41 PM
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Get yourself a good pinpointer. You will be glad you did.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:47 PM
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They help you spend less time digging, which results in more time hunting, which results in more finds!
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Pinpointers and Knee-pads are essentials to me. Hunting with and without is like night and day.... seriously. 100% yes.

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Old 04-24-2009, 02:38 PM
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Once I got one it made life easier. It is just a personal choice, do you really need one probably not. But once you have it you will not give it up. My 2 cents.

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Detector View post
I've owned several, but never used a single one. They came with some of the detectors I bought.

Now that I'm getting older, I do have a problem seeing the target once I get it recovered. But then I don't think a pinpointer would help with that issue.
Yes it would help.........I don't MD without my pinpointer.

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Old 04-24-2009, 04:01 PM
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They are a waste of time for me. I get a beep put my detector on the ground dig a plug and waive the plug over the coil if no beep I dig alittle deeper. Time I take a seperate pinpointer out of my pocket turn it on find the target and put the pinpointer back in my pocket I could of found several more items by the way I do it now. Steve.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:32 PM
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I have a Garrett pro-pinpointer, and I won't leave home without it. Cuts search time 10fold. Love it!!!!!
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tattoou View post
I have a Garrett pro-pinpointer, and I won't leave home without it. Cuts search time 10fold. Love it!!!!!
Ditto on that comment, definitely worth the investment. Less time per extraction (I am learning not to use "dig") means more finds.

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Old 04-24-2009, 06:05 PM
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Well for me its not so much a matter of not knowing exactly where the target is, but seeing it. I'm not sure a pinpointer would detect some of the tiny stuff I find in the first place.

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Old 04-24-2009, 06:47 PM
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I won't leave the house without my Vibraprobe 580.

Was a 570,sent it in for the upgrade and extended warranty,I love it!!!

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Oh yes. Wouldn't want to do without! And for those small objects it's a must.

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Old 04-26-2009, 09:08 AM
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I would definitely recommend a pinpointer. A pinpointer really speeds up recovery time. I would recommend the DetectorPro Pistol Probe pinpointer. It will pick up a coin at 4+" and will find even the smallest of targets (targets I wouldn't have seen without it). My MD will pinpoint dead on, but the hand held pinpointer still makes a HUGE difference.

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Old 04-26-2009, 10:59 AM
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I said earlier that I would not hunt without my pinpointer. After reading some of the posts.....I wondered why some of you would not use one.

After some thought, I have changed my mind.

If hunting in the sand and using a plastic digger/scoop, I could see how a pinpointer could take more time when all you have to do is wave the scoop over the coil to see if the coin is in it.

But, I mainly hunt in harder packed dirt and have to use a metal digger. After making my cut and folding the plug back it is sometimes hard to detect if the coin is in the plug or in the hole. Without a pinpointer I would have to either cut a circle plug and wave it over the coil or pick up the MD to wave over the plug and hole. I don't like cutting circle plugs, because the grass will often die.

So, if you mainly hunt sand then you could get better value with a good sand scoop. But, if you hunt dirt I feel that a pinpointer is a must have.

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Countys pinpointer is in his picture lol I don't have one yet but going to when i order new detector

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I only have so much time to devote to this hobby. I'm not interested in playing in the dirt any more than necessary...it wastes my time.

I won't leave home without one. The only exception, of course, is beach hunting.

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