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Old 08-18-2013, 02:57 PM
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Hello everyone, just joined, first post. I have been researching detectors for years and the time for buying is close. My primary goal will be nugget shooting and pretty much decided on getting 2 detectors, 1 PI and 1 VLF. I've been reading about Whites, Ficsher, Garrets and Mine Lab mostly. I just came upon info on Makro Pro, the claims made seem too good to be true ! Anyone out there have experience with these ?
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:43 PM
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the claims made seem too good to be true ! Anyone out there have experience with these ?

You just found your answer
Seriously, their units probably work after a degree but have you ever seen a test report about these units that was published in well known/respected publication or website?

No? Thought so. If these units are so good as they claim why haven't they loaned an unit or two to be tested? That'd be basically free advertizing.

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Old 08-18-2013, 08:11 PM
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I just came upon info on Makro Pro, the claims made seem too good to be true ! Anyone out there have experience with these ?
The reason the claims seem too good to be true is because they are too good to be true.

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:23 AM
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Not until the unit has some history and reputable reviews, would I budge on it.

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:45 PM
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Thank you for the welcome and to all that replied, my thoughts exactly, how could such a detector go unmentioned anywhere, too good to be true until proven different. Thanks again and good hunting, JB
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:25 PM
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New to this site, but in Uk the Treasure Hunting mag has done a field test this month on the CF77. There is also a YouTube video showing a test- not sure how independent it is. They offer three coils in the de luxe machine. They also have a web site www.makrodetector.com and are looking for dealers (they are based in Turkey). Hope this helps.
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Hello All - I recently had the pleasure of witnessing a unboxing and brief testing of the Makro CF77 - Although I am not US based I have had the pleasure of using many of the different units from Minelab, Fisher, Garrett, Teknetics, Bounty Hunter, Tesoro etc and can honestly say that the CF77's are simply amazing -

The build quality alone is outstanding - I really mean it - Some serious thought has gone not only into the build quality of these machines but ergonomically they are super easy to swing - Honestly I am real finnicky about my machines but have had trouble trying to fault this unit -

I briefy tested it over my coin garden (although recently planted) it lived up to what it says it does from the manufacturer - It goes DEEEEEEP - However I can only make that observation when comparing it to my Safari & Musketeer Advantage -

Personally I think the CF77 is in the forefront of coin/relic hunting when it comes to simplicity, amazing depth & build quality coupled with a design that only a 'friendly metal detecting forum' could come up with, if given the opportunity -

Finally If you can get a chance to at least check one out somewhere, its certainly worth the time & I am sure you won't be dissapointed, if not, then do what those 'really clever people' do & rubbish the !!!! out of it without even using one - amazing

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The reason the claims seem too good to be true is because they are too good to be true.
Any chance you could support your claims with some actual fact?

Rubbishing items you appear to know very little about tells me a lot more about yourself sir & bugga all about the unit OP is asking about -

I find it hard to believe that you are an administrator here -

Do what logical people do - at least try the product before rubbishing it
That way you could possibly pass on valuable information & NOT rants based on emotion -

The MAKRO CF77 like I have previously stated, is all that and more for around $750USD it certainly has a place amongst the well known brands -

No I am NOT an agent, reseller etc just someone passionate about metal detectors - Australian, USA, China, Turkey, Russia made? - I dont care - I simply test them to see if they can do what their manufacturers claims they can do for myself - then pass that information on to those who want it

Sure I could of saved fist fulls of $$ by keeping my money in the bank & taking a stab in the dark on how well a unit goes - but thats NOT me -

Check them out for yourself - they are all that and then some

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Rubbishing items you appear to know very little about tells me a lot more about yourself sir & bugga all about the unit OP is asking about -

I find it hard to believe that you are an administrator here -
And your retort, sir, tells me a lot about you. Have some manners, question an opinion, but don't attack the person or you will not be long here.

I stand by what I said about the inflated claims made for this detector.

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I stand by what I said about the inflated claims made for this detector.
Of course you do sir - Your allowed to be wrong

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Of course you do sir - Your allowed to be wrong
Then by all means go ahead and buy one. The full kit goes for about $1600 USD.

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The standard kit is about $750USD - A fellow enthusiest here purchased the CF77 to see if they do what the manufacturer states - He, like me, was impressed with the build quality, design & depth & now he has informed me that he is about to purchase MAKRO's JEOHUNTER 3D DUAL SYSTEM purely on the confidence he gained by actually physically checking their gear out -

I would love to be in a position like this guy as money seems to be no problem -

However I am happy plodding up the ladder of metal detectors to own & the CF77 has certainly sparked an interest in me & I look forward to their next unit turning up in a week or two -

$1600USD Hmmmm ......... A nice chunk of change to go towards an ATX me thinks

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$1600USD Hmmmm ......... A nice chunk of change to go towards an ATX me thinks
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Makro-CF...-/190833540998

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thanks for that Rudy -

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics...-685747177.htm

As many of us foreign buyers have been hampered by purchasing US manufactured gear (unable to buy from US resellers direct) we have no alternative but to try from companies that do ship internationally -

In doing this we have seen firsthand the quality of alternative suppliers to be better than expected - IMO the moves by the big US Metal Detecting manufacturers to limit their dealers to sell only locally is having a reverse effect on combating counterfiet goods internationally -

We have also conducted our own thorough tests regarding the counterfiet T2's & the GoldFinder2 (which is also a very good clone) - The reason we can carry out testing like this is that our forte in detector choices have been hampered therefore we have to look at alternative suppliers -

I also would like to apologise to you Rudy if you were offended by my post - I did not intentionally try to personally attack you sir, however I do get fed up with people forming opinoins on products without so much as even seeing or using what they are talking about -

That IMO causes so much miss-information on a product thats not warranted - Personally I come here to suck knowledge from you & the many many other intelligent people on FMDF - The USA to me are the masters of this hobby - I am simply a grasshopper

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I also would like to apologise to you Rudy if you were offended by my post - I did not intentionally try to personally attack you sir, however I do get fed up with people forming opinoins on products without so much as even seeing or using what they are talking about -
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