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101 of 109 people found this review helpful:
Apr 16, 2008
This is my second detector. I was going on a vacation to Arizona and California, and wanted a detector that could penetrate heavily mineralized ground. After doing a lot of extensive reading and talking to several experienced detectorists, I selected this unit.
The video that came with the unit was informative, however, I found that talking with other people that owned the unit helped me to understand the 'tricks of the trade on how to balance it correctly and fast.
Learning and applying the correct techniques to set the discrimination and ground balancing is the key to this detector. In California and Arizona, I was looking for nuggets, in Texas and in Pennsylvania, I was hunting for coins and relics. This is a 'great machine' if you understand how it works. I have hunted all over the U.S.A., from the deserts to the mountains to the shore of Lake Erie, it is versatile and dependable.
I did not find any nuggets, but I only hunted a short period of time for them. I have found coins, bullet shells, old tools, nails, cans and a lot of unidentified items that are metal. The unit has three search modes, non motion all metal, motion discriminate and calibrated discriminate. It also features all- metal deep-seeking mode, audio threshold adjustable and discrimination, full range.
I have a 5" x 10" elliptical coil which is excellent in heavy brush and sticky thorny areas to access.
I would recommend this unit if an individual hunts or lives in an area of heavy mineralized ground. This is NOT a beginners unit. This is a unit for a person that has had experience with metal detectors. I like my unit and have told my friends and relatives to buy one.
League City, Tx
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Apr 10, 2008
I contacted Kellyco approximately 6 months looking to purchase a detector. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into and even less of an idea of what detector would meet my needs. I finally called and spoke to one of their sales representatives who was very helpful in assisting me in selecting the detector which I eventually did purchase.
While I anxiously waited for the arrival of my "Scorpion Gold Stinger,” I began making a list of places I would go to try it out. I could hardly wait until the snow finally melted here in New York to get out in the field and begin my searching. I wanted a detector I could use for "prospecting for gold" but also one I could use for searching for coins, jewelry, relics, etc. Finally, the day came to reopen the box, assemble my detector, read the instruction book and head out.
The instructions were easy to read and understand, tuning was not at all difficult and to my delight it was simple to operate. I started in the Motion Discrimination mode, Auto position as advised in the instructions.
Once I finally figured out how to adjust the discrimination to reject the pull tabs, bottle caps and foil I finally found my first coin. It was of all things a penny. In all my first three hour outing, I detected and recovered $.48. The next day I found $3.01 and on my third day I found $1.51. The total does not even come up to minimum wage, but the overall anticipation, joy and satisfaction in finding my first coin is beyond explanation.
I can hardly wait for the opportunity to look for other hidden treasures and my ultimate goal of going prospecting for Gold. My only regret is that I had not discovered this hobby years ago. I owe a great deal of thanks to Kellyco's sales person for his patience and guidance in helping me purchase this fine detector. I have already recommended this hobby to friends. My recommendation to those contemplating getting into detecting is, do not hesitate, do it.
Make that call to Kellyco and seek advice from their knowledgeable staff. Once you have purchased the detector for your needs, you won't be sorry. It is hard to explain the satisfaction of looking for objects hidden from our eyes, but not from my "Scorpion Gold Stinger."
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