Reviews

Bounty Hunter Tracker 4 Recovery Speed Test (+depth test)

To everything there is a season: childhood is the right time to wear kids pants, while studying at school you are no longer interested in fairy tales. And when you believed that the Garrett ACE 250 was a legend, those were the fairytales. Now, welcome to the real metal detecting world where every machine can make its owner rich and happy. Take a look at the Bounty Hunter Tracker 4: this ‘kid’ even when turned off will yield you more finds than your Garrett ACE 250 with its largest coil. Do you have doubts? Here’s a test of the Bounty Hunter Tracker 4’s ability to separate close together targets + a depth test. Continue reading

Fisher F-Pulse Secrets. A pricey pinpointer

I don’t know how good a new Minelab PRO-Find 35 is, it hasn’t reached my hands yet (I have already ordered and am waiting for it to arrive). But one thing I can say for sure: the latest new probes are obviously better than the previous ones. This is in reference to the XP MI-6, Minelab PRO-Find 15, Minelab PRO-Find 35, Teknetics Tek-Point, and Fisher F-Pulse. And each of them comes not without secret. Continue reading

Fisher F-Pulse Review in practice (+ opinions)

It’s really a shame that the MD-Hunter blog didn’t exist in the ’60s. We would have known for certain who and when was the first to make (and set to launch for sale) a pinpointer. As now it is anybody’s guess… Garrett, Fisher, or White’s? Today, any serious MD manufacturer has at least one probe in its lineup. Interestingly, it is not so simple to make a pinpointer. For instance, Nel promised to manufacture a super probe but failed. XP has managed to produce its pinpointer just now. Besides, this year (2017) we have seen 5 new devices at once: the XP MI-6, Minelab PRO-Find 35 / 15, Tenetics Tek-Point, and Fisher F-Pulse. Do you know what unites them? Great depth and ability to withstand submersion. Continue reading

Testing the Nokta Impact on chain (gold & salt beach)

Back in my days, the only test performed with a metal detector was the one on depth, and everything was clear after the first sweeps with a search coil. A modern approach to a detector is not as simple, including a wide variety: a recovery speed test, a test of how a unit emits false responses, a test on brick and gold, a salt water/beach test, a gold chain test, etc. You want to buy the device that really yields finds, don’t you? Or will any rod that makes a beeping sound and costs $25 be enough for you? Here’s an illustrative test showing how the Nokta Impact works on salt beach: how the machine reacts to a gold chain and whether or not it’s possible to miss such a find. Continue reading