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"A few examples of maximum range:
2mm shotgun pellet = undetectable
0.22 airgun pellet = 5mm
medieval cut farthing = 17mm
modern 1p (bronze) = 40mm
cupro-nickel 2 shillings = 67mm
fridge door = 200mm+"
Don't forget the 'coin on the side' trick, which certainly works on the ProPointer, you can get +50% more depth with care. I expect it will work on other models with the same circuit operation, I'm not sure about PI pointers.
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Also, sometimes when digging a hole you do it slightly off target meaning the item can be stuck in the side of the hole and you're going straight past it...so useful to check before going too deep ^^
The pointer isn't necessary, just helpful in correcting user interpretations and speeding up recovery....and the more targets you can dig and recover, the more chance of it being something interesting
Wouldn't recommend using a pointer on its own, or instead of a detector, but having said that, its much smaller and easier to sneak into a bag if off to the beach for the day with non detecting friends and family....you never know!
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1) low and slow, the experienced guys I've hunted with go at a pace, meander and have no real idea of what they've covered. Ive found coins 8" deep covering the same ground they've said they've been over.
2) always, always use a pointer once you've discovered something and dug it up; use it again in a hole, Ive found coins after ive found a button.
3) know your machine. listen to it, remember those signals, even when it sings and you dig ring pulls, (and you've gotta dig em). And then check the hole again with a pointer, and then finally with your machine before filling in and moving off.
4) but in ansa to your question, no idea..2 maybe 3 "
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The question does however quite often get asked when someone is thinking about purchasing a pinpointer for the first time, " How much depth can it achieve " basically comparing to a normal metal detector and thinking depth is very important.
As already mentioned increasing the power / sensitivity when trying to locate those already dug small targets just defeats the object of what a pinpointer is all about and will often make it more difficult to find them.