If you take metal detecting seriously or even if you only have time to go out on a hunt once in a while, you’ll want to learn more about the Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger metal detector. Let’s take a look at this light yet rugged device. We will look at the pros, the cons, all of the features, user friendly capabilities and more to find out if the Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger metal detector fits your needs. After all, when you are out on the hunt for a treasure, you need a machine that can hold up to the task at hand and deliver excellent, accurate results.
The Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger metal detector is marketed as a great gold hunting detector, however let’s see what this device offers to a user, if it is truly accurate at detecting gold and how well the Garrett Scorpion handles other tasks as well.
This detector has been designed for pinpointing buried gold nuggets; however this does not mean that it cannot be used for finding other treasures as well. In regard to gold, this device has 15kHz of Single Frequency Operation to infiltrate through heavily mineralized ground in order to locate gold nuggets, placer, float and ore veins.
The Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger metal detector allows a user to opt between non-motion all-metal operation, motion discriminate (for when you wish to search for coins) and true TR discrimination which allows you to precisely recognize or grade conductive ore. This is all done in a second, with the flip of a switch.
When you are searching for gold or precious metals, the last thing that you want to do is to keep being fooled by fool’s gold. The Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger metal detector was designed so that the user knows when they are passing over not just fool’s gold, but iron rocks, non-conductive elements and low grade silver ore.
Let’s take a look at your options when you purchase the Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger metal detector. You can choose between the 1194370 with a 5 inch by 10 inch coil and ten inch gold pan or the 1194371 model which has a five by ten inch, three by seven inch coil and a ten inch gold pan.
The specs on this device are quite impressive. It has an adjustable length to take you anywhere from 42 inches to 51. The weight of this model is one of its best features, as the Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger metal detector only weighs 3.3 pounds (1.5kgs) which greatly impacts usability. As you know, when that arm gets tired, even the best of treasure hunting outings may need to be paused. At under four pounds, you can go all day with this device. Other features are All-Metal Deepseekings mode, an adjustable audio threshold, full range discrimination, a headphone jack, depth adjustment and sensitivity, surface mounted PC board technology and of course, a speaker.
Your experience with the detector may depend quite a bit on how much time you take to actually read the manual. Those who do take the time to read it thoroughly, and even perhaps two times, found themselves having positives experiences, as opposed to those who wanted to jump right in to detecting without truly understanding how the device works.
The biggest pros for this detector are the light weight, long battery life and ruggedness. Cons are that changing batteries is actually a bit frustrating, as the housing must be disassembled and it uses three 9 volts, a better area for batteries and running on AA’s would be a good improvement. Also the ground balance when in all metal mode needs to be adjusted often. You may find it helpful to stay in motion discriminate mode.