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|Options||Makro Racer||Fisher F-70|
|Battery Type||4 AA||4 AA|
|Operating frequency||14 kHz.||13 kHz.|
|Target ID||Numeric||8 Segment Numeric|
|Tone ID||5 Tones||4 Tones|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Ground balance||Auto, Manual, Tracking||Auto, Manual|
|Waterproof||Coil only||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 10
|Avg. User Rating||4.50||4.26|
|Avg. Durability Rating||4.14||4.00|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.36||3.75|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Makro RacerOutstanding detector
The Makro Racer is the third metal detector that I own and use. I am amazed by the quick response of this unit while working in trash. The depth of recovery is unlike any machine that I have hunted with. I'm finding coins at 18 to 20 inches and I know it will do even better. It's very easy to use. It's very sturdy build but very light weight so you can hunt all day.
Gene from USA
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Most helpful review for Fisher F-70The Fisher F 70 is awesome
I've owned many detectors in my 19 years of metal detecting. I still own my first which is a White's Eagle Spectrum. The Spectrum is still a very viable, deep machine that I enjoy using.
I wanted to upgrade to a more modern technology. I was looking at the Minelab E-trac and a friend had just got one along with the Fisher F-70.
We were doing air and ground tests with both machines and the $649 Fisher F-70 was about the equal to the $1600 Minelab.
In air tests, the F-70 was beating the E-trac by 2 inches and in the ground, the F-70 hit every coin up to 14 inches down just as the E-trac did.
I did notice that the F-70 was able to hit coins on edge better. The F-70 was a better machine for covering more ground than the E-trac.
On ID'ing, the E-trac is better due to more information about the target being given with the technology involved.
The best things about the F-70.....
Very light. Easy to swing. Easy to use and adjust for ground conditions. Excellent ergonomics.
Good to excellent depth. Large numbers easy to read on the screen. The price is right. Top of line bells and whistles in a machine that is very fast on recovery. Battery life (4 AA batteries) is around 40 hours. Quite a few coils available to adjust the F-70 to your hunting styles.
Deep and somewhat accurate.
After a few hours of use, it felt like an old friend. I was able to ID nickles from tabs with no problem. The F-70 is a coin killer. Quarters down to over 12 inches. Dimes to about 9. Halves and dollars down to over 14 inches.
The screen can sometimes not be read easily due to sun glare.
No back light for early evening hunting.
Can be affected by RFI...can be jumpy at times.
Volume control is in an area that can rub against your side and would turn the volume down.
Does not come with Velcro strap for arm rest.
Can be affected by aftermarket pin pointers. My Vibraprobe 570 causes interference with the F-70 if too close to the machine. The Sunray probe would solve this.
There are several coils available for the F-70. The F-75 DD coil and the 3.5 x 6 Fisher coil are the two hot setups. The standard coil is also a great coil.
I would recommend the F-70 wholeheartedly. An awesome machine for the money. Deep, pretty accurate and light.
Steve from Cleveland, Ohio
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