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Options Fisher F44 Minelab Musketeer
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $400 $300
Manufactured in 2015 2002
Battery Type 2 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.3
Operating frequency 7.8kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight Yes
Target ID 9-Segment viisual and numerical
Tone ID Adjustable Iron Audio
Search Modes
  • Jewelry
  • Coins
  • Artifact
  • Custom
  • All Metal
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Computerized Ground Balancing + Manual GB
Waterproof Weatherproof, waterproofcoil Coil only
Warranty 5 Years
Number of Reviews graph 4
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Avg. User Rating 3.50 4.67
Avg. Durability Rating 3.88 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 5.00
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Most helpful review for Fisher F44

Fisher f44-great detector for the money
The F44 provides a lot of performance for a machine a little over $300. No other machine on the market has near the features of the F44 for the money. The custom mode, where tones can be assigned to each category, is an industry first that I'm sure many others will copy. Depth is very good for a low priced machine, and separation is decent.

Fisher advertises it as weatherproof, but I've found that if you're water hunting and happen to drop it, it won't leak. I wouldn't intentionally submerge it though. The build quality is good and light. Just because it doesn't weigh five pounds and made of steel doesn't mean it's not durable. Fisher machines are a lot tougher than they look.

This would be a very good beginner machine, as it's not too complicated. But I've got over 40 years in the hobby and don't feel at a disadvantage using it.
John Samsky from Manassas, Va.

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Most helpful review for Minelab Musketeer

Advantage, by all means!
I bought this detector from ebay u.k. secondhand for 195 pounds sterling. It paid for itself in 15 days! Total score since I bought it two months ago beachcombing mostly wet salt sandy beaches with 7" coil: 456 cash Euros in coins, 626 undercurrent (older)coins, 26 silver jewellry, 16 gold jewellry, at amazing depths! 2 cent Euro coins at 11" down! Woman's slim golden ring with diamond at 13 down! Man's silver ring 16" down! Inland medieval small bronze various items 12" - 15" down! WWII Italian unexploded 75mm (3")howitzer at 65cm (26")down still with the 7" coil!
Oh yes! This detector proved equal or superior to my old Tesoro Eldorado. Drawbacks? It seems rather to be a aluminium foil loving machine! But as with most discriminating detectors, just an advice folks:Keep discrimination low and anyway and in any case no more than 1/3 up.If you do not dig up a little bit of junk you will not dig anything else either!
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Stephen from Corfu Island in Greece

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