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So, I'm going to get another pinpointer for a backup, and would like something to compliment (or replace) my Garrett Pro-pointer AT.  I've heard good things about the Teknetics Tek-Point , and the Fisher F-Pulse, which I believe are essentially the same product.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

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Those are good choices, as they're PI devices and use AA batteries and have good sensitivity (from what I've heard and seen online).

Another option is the Minelab Pro-Find 35.

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I have the Minelab Profind 35 , I find it excellent and it is the only one with an iron disc , very useful to identify big ferrous at the bottom of a hole . 

There are many buried big ferrous in my area ( North of France  ) because of the 1st world war . Such big ferrous buried at depth ( 10 inches or more ) often give a good signal and the Profind 35 saves time and energy because you can identify the ferrous before seeing it  , without having to dig too deeply .  

However the Profind 35 is a VLF so cannot be used for beach detecting ..

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White's Bullseye TRX is an option.  Rob Allison (user/poster here) had a closeout sale with 25% off.  Here is his website ad for the TRX.

The advantage of the TRX which I'm not aware of other detectors having is that it has more of a flashlight beam (uni-directional) detection pattern as opposed to other pinpointers (e.g. Garrett Carrot and Fisher F-Pulse).  Those have more of a light bulb (omnidirectional) detection pattern.  That's an oversimplification but it's noticeable and helpful in practice.  I use both since the omnidirectional is good for finding targets when incorrectly pinpointed by the detector.

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The Minelab Pro Find 35 is a great Pin pointer. The XP Mi6 Has even better features but if not paired to the Deus or ORX then you lose some of it's advantages. I've been using the Garretts and White's TRX for years and the Original Garrett Pro pointer II would be a good choice as a loaner for a reasonable price.   

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Which detector are you planning on using it with? If there are too similar in frequency they will interfere with each other. I don't think that is an issue with a pi pointer like the f-pulse.

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I've been a long time Garrett Pro Pointer AT user and recently went for the F-Pulse as a second pin pointer.  As far as sensitivity goes the Pro Pointer AT is far more sensitive to small targets.  In my mild soils I've found they're pretty equal in depth although the F-Pulse wins in air tests by a little bit. For some reason I've found the Carrot finds the targets easier for me, maybe as I've used it so much I don''t know.   I like that the F-pulse works well at the beach in the wet salt sand where a my Carrot worked well at the dry sand only.  In the wet sand it struggled.  Overall I've decided the F-Pulse is my reserve pin pointer that I'll use when I beach detect as I prefer the Carrot.

Maybe if you're in bad soil you may find the F-Pulse more beneficial than I do.  If I had my time again I'd buy the TRX instead, although they're rare as hens teeth now. 

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I’m very happy with both Pro Pointer AT and F-Pulse. I tend to use the F-Pulse for no particular reason but that it gets a smidge more depth on coins in my ground. And I like that it uses AA batteries. For a loaner though I’d go tend to go with the Garrett... simpler control options. 

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I have the XP Mi-6, two Tek-Point/F-Pulse pinpointers and a Garrett Carrot AT. I also used the older, simpler black Garrett ProPointer. For simplicity and no nonsense, the Garrets are hard to beat. In my dirt they are about 1" or so shallower than the Fishers, and are not as tip sensitive to really small gold items like micro jewelry and small nuggets as the XP Mi-6. You could also pick up an older Whites Bullseye II for next to nothing. They are a bit old fashioned but they work just fine.

Contrary to what someone mentioned before, the Fisher/Teknetics PI pinpointers will definitely interfere with single or multiple frequency detectors and vice versa. When I turn on my Equinox I always do the initial auto noise cancel with my Tek Point on. Saves headaches and lost time later. Same with the Whites detectors I've owned in the 14 to 48 kHz range and the Nokta Makros too needed slight frequency shifts sometimes to deal with my Tek-Point.

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How would the Mi-6 compare to the TRX for small gold sensitivity?  Has anyone who owns both compared the two on small targets? I can buy Mi-6's locally and seeing the TRX is doomed and difficult to buy a Mi-6 might be the go for me.

The Mi-4 looks to be the same pinpointer as the Mi-6 without all the funky Deus wireless rubbish that I'll never use, would this be correct?

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