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Options Sherlock Electronic Probe Garrett Pocket Probe
Detector Type Pinpointer Pinpointer
Price $80 $120
Manufactured in 1992
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Number of Reviews graph 4
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Avg. User Rating 4.60 4.78
Avg. Durability Rating 4.50
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 5.00
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Most helpful review for Sherlock Electronic Probe

Best Value In The Pinpointer World
I picked up one of these brand new for about $50 and its performance has amazed me so far. It is very small and compact and uses one 9-volt battery. I like the way it is constructed, and I like the impressive depth that it gets for a handheld pinpointer. It will detect nickels at 2 inches, but most other coins it goes about 1.5 inches, when you have it tuned right. It is pretty stable too. You press and hold the large push button in the center of the pinpointer to make it operate which is very convenient. A powerful led light will illuminate the area in front of the pinpointer when the button is pushed, making it valuable for night hunting.

This model does not vibrate, but it does beep loud and the indicator light changes color when going over metal items, which I prefer because you sometimes don't feel vibrations especially when wearing gloves. It is not waterproof though. I haven't used it in wet sand, but it maintains good depth in all the soils that I've used it in so far. But for me, the most important part is that I can use it next to my Explorer without having it act up (Can't say the same for the Bullseye II). I have owned and used the Merlin, BII, Automax, Falcon and Wizard, but this one beats them all in terms of depth and value. I haven't used the in-line probes which cost about three times as much, but the depth on this pinpointer is good enough for me. Plus, I am not forced to stick with one machine to use it. I might have just gotten a hot one but I hope all of them are the same cause I'm gonna get another one for my dad.

Mark from CA

Thumbs up! 82
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Most helpful review for Garrett Pocket Probe

Garrett Pro-Pointer....One Great Pinpointer!
I have owned several different pinpointing probes and still have three different ones in my collection. Some of them were really sensitive and some you almost had to touch the target to get a response. I saw a review recently of a really sensitive one and the user dug a hole large enough to plant a tree. It is no wonder so many areas are being closed to detecting. I thought a pinpointer was suppose to help us dig smaller holes?? Of all the ones that I have had, I think the sensitivity of the Garrett Pro-Pointer is perfect for my detecting style. It is sensitive enough to detect tiny gold ear rings and gold nuggets as small as 2 or 3 grains.

Sense I use headphones I really love the vibration that increases as you get closer to the target. I especially like the fact that it handle rain, slop and an ocassional dunking. The O-ring seal on the battery cover was my first clue that it was capable of handling a wet environment. Since I use headphones I put a piece of Scotch tape over the speaker vent to add a little extra moisture protection. I hunt into the dark evening hours from time to time and the LED light a very useful tool. It just plain feels good in your hand and definitly has a quality rugged feel.

It slips in and out of the holster very easy, almost to easy. If it gets turned wrong in can fall out. I generally just carry it in my pants pocket.

As I said in the title, I think this is one Great

God Bless and HH
Cyril from Colorado, USA

Thumbs up! 58
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