PistolProbe for gold nuggets?


Recommended Posts

Guest dennis sanders

Hello Everyone,

I have a DetectorPro Pistol Probe pinpointer that I use to help me in coin and relic hunting. I am wondering if anybody has used it to help them pinpoint gold nuggets, and if so with what results? Will it find small nuggets? If so how small, and how deep? Thanks.

prety mutch worthless for gold nuggets :(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Admin

Hello Darryl,

I've sold a bunch of the DetectorPro Pistol Probes for gold nugget hunting. I would agree, to find small gold nuggets you have to be very close, but I use mine for larger nuggets that I'm worried about damaging with a pick point.

Hope this helps,

Rob Allison

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info - I wasjust curious about if it would be any help. I guess if it goes off when trying to locate a nugget, then I can get excited. :D

quote name='nuggethunting' date='13 January 2010 - 07:07 PM' timestamp='1263434878' post='46664']

Hello Darryl,

I've sold a bunch of the DetectorPro Pistol Probes for gold nugget hunting. I would agree, to find small gold nuggets you have to be very close, but I use mine for larger nuggets that I'm worried about damaging with a pick point.

Hope this helps,

Rob Allison

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

>>>> http://www.detectorpro.com/pistolprobe.htm

I have a DetectorPro Pistol Probe and I really like it for coin hunting. In my research, it is THE deepest probe on the market for coins. It IS very good and DEEP. I can pick up a US nickle at about 5" in an air test. It is hot up to about 3/4 way the shaft so I can side scan piles to find coins. But I have never tried it for small nugget hunting yet?? I have also never tried the other 2 pinpointers below. But I would like to buy a Falcon MD20 or MD20FP. I am not sure about the Vibra-Tector at the bottom??

A person could also carry around a cut-down and/or shortened-up Tesoro Compadre(5.75" coil)-Silver uMax-Cibola-Vaquero(4" coil) or Fisher Gold Bug(6x4" coil) for pinpointing small nuggets. But who has the room to carry a second full-sized metal detector around along with their Minelab SD/GP(X) out in the field??

>>>> http://www.nuggethunting.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6333

Posted 18 August 2009 "I've used both the DetectorPro Pistol Probe and the Falcon. I like the DetectorPro model much better. Many of the other probes pick up interference from the Minelab PI's, the DetectorPro Pistol Probe seems to be more immune and gets better depth. I sell a bunch of the Pistol Probes .... DetectorPro is top notch in my opinion along with their Black Widow Headphones. Talk with you later, Rob Allison"

"Great point about the DetectorPro being a PI. I didn't even think to make that a point. I really like the DetectorPro Pistol Probe. I know it goes deeper than the Falcon, but never used the Garrett. Guessing since the PI's go deeper, the PI Pinpointer would also go deeper than the VLF Garrett. Take care, Rob Allison"

>>>> http://www.arizonagoldprospectors.com/invision/index.php?/topic/48278-falcon-md20/

russford wrote, "I used the MD10 for many years and found it a real advantage "in some situations". I just moved up to the MD20, but haven't seen a big difference so far. The Falcon works on 300 kHz and the problem with it come in when people try to use it as a coin probe or target finder. It was not designed for those tasks because of its' limited range...Having said that, I like the Falcon and suggest that anyone who owns one spend some time getting to know it because there are situations where it will easily pay for itself. For me, those situations are crevicing the bedrock and checking species for gold not visible on the surface. Good luck... russ"

russford wrote, "There's always a certain amount of hype from any manufacturer. Personally I wish they wouldn't do that, but you're always better off to check with people who are actually using the thing in the field. I have tested the different positions of the copper ring and the best I can do with mine is about two inches using a dime as a target. Now that's a pretty poor coin probe. But the worst part IMHO is that it borders on being dishonest, and many people might buy the thing hoping to find coins and relics and be really disapointed when they realize the limited range of the unit. As I said, I really like mine, but you have to know it's capabilities and limitations."

http://metaldetectorreviews.net/detectors/196-1-falcongoldprobemd20.html

http://www.falconmetaldetectors.com/

I also like the looks of the MD20FP below. It might be good for pinpointing small micro-grain sized nuggets:

http://www.falconmetaldetectors.com/id1.html

>>>> http://www.treasureproducts.com/faq.html

Can your Pinpointers be used for gold hunting?

Yes, Vibra-Probe 580 and Vibra-Quatic 2 will detect a gold nugget that is about 7 grain or larger. It is used by many gold hunters. They also find it useful for locating junk targets quickly allowing them to move on to the real target.

At what distance will your detectors detect a target?

In general, the Vibra-Probe will detect a coin sized target up to 2 inches, the Vibra-Quatic up to 2.5 inches and the Vibra-Tector at 3 inches.

http://www.treasureproducts.com/vibratector.html

The Vibra-Tector has a round 4" coil. Has anyone tried this one??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Admin

Hello OffRoadDriver,

If you're not satified with the product I will work something out with you. However, give it a chance, as I've never had any problems with interference with this probe. I'm in the process of moving right now, but get with me and we can talk about it.

Talk with you later,

Rob Allison

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share