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Nokta Makro Simplex+ Video Review

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38 minute detailed video review of the Simplex+

12 minute park hunt follow up


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Amazing performance for the price.  I have one coming in a few days.

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NOKTA/MAKRO SIMPLEX + FINDS HAMMERED COIN, metal detecting uk Nov 4, 2019


LOTS OF GOLD & SILVER FINDS FOUND THROUGH OUT THE DAY, ROMAN, MEDIEVAL AND MORE... nokta makro simplex + finds me a silver hammered coin, plus many other finds found by others.


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