Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on May 7, 2014):
- I wanted to get a lighter weight machine but still wanted to get the coins if I wanted to if I wasn't going for gold nuggets. I just got this Gold Bug Pro a couple of weeks ago and have used it about 6 times for some hour or so long hunts. I used it at my house after getting to know it some by using coins, tabs, nails and such for tests to see the readings and know what the sounds are that can be expected on known targets. Readings by ID number and sound are what I expected in the Disc Mode. All Metal readings are lower as was expected so that was no surprise. I have not used this detector for gold yet but was impressed with how it hits on my 1 gram nugget. That's why I bought this detector. Now back to the coins. This detector is a Coin Slayer. So far I just turn it on, make sure it is on Disc Mode and turn up the Disc Notch + to a 65. I make the Gain only about at 12:00 0r 1:00 position and go detecting. I immediately found another 18 pennies at my house I thought was coin-less. I found at least 80 coins in just a few hours and knew what they were before I dug them up. This is a Great addition to my arsenal of detectors. I use a White's MXT Pro also and it is a great machine but it does tend to get heavy after awhile. I'd have no problem buying another Gold Bug that's for sure. 2 thumbs up and an A+ for my review of the Gold Bug Pro.