Findmall.com
 
 






Fisher "F" Series Forum


Welcome! Log In Register
F22 a keeper
Posted by: oleterryg
Date: June 01, 2017 11:49AM
I took delivery on an F22 last week. Had my wife in mind when I ordered. When I got it in and presented it to her, she says: "Terry, read my lips. I don't want to metal detect. And that's final. "
So, I immediately listed it for sale.

However, after my son took it out yesterday for a short hunt, and finding some good stuff at surprising depth, I decided to hang on to it.

Was quite impressed with the F22. My son said, "daddy, I really like this little booger."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2017 11:54AM by oleterryg.

avatar
Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: REVIER
Date: June 01, 2017 12:35PM
Nice!
Another Fisher afficianado... you raised him well.



"What if doing the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?”
F70, F2, Compadre, Mojave, Judge2 - 2017....Clad, 15 silver targets including a freaking Barber quarter, a beautiful walker and 4 V nickels...
Plus other cool stuff.

Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: oleterryg
Date: June 01, 2017 04:06PM
What surprised me was the difference in depth, between air tests and actual ground. Ground is deeper. Which was surprising.

Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: fjs440
Date: June 01, 2017 05:46PM
I had some air tests that were less then the depth of coins I found with the F2.

That has not occurred yet with the F70, then again the F70 reaches deeper than the F2.
___________________
Fisher F70 w/Fisher 11” DD and NEL Snake Coil
Fisher 1280-X w/8” Coil
Fisher F2 w/4”, 8” and NEL Hunter Coil
Makro Pointer
Killer B Stinger Headphones

avatar
Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: lytle78
Date: June 01, 2017 05:51PM
Dave Johnson had this to say about the 9" coil on the F22

'I regard our best overall "small concentric" to be the one that goes on the F22. It's not a symmetrical elliptical like previous designs, but slightly pointy. I'm not sure if it's in full production yet. It's part of the so-called "Greek" or "Fratbros" searchcoil series, so if you begin with the searchcoil then the machine you choose will be one that works with those searchcoils. More specifically, the machines in the Tek and Fisher lineups that run at 7.something kHz. Not compatible with the 19 kHz machines which require DD searchcoil."



Rick Kempf

Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: oleterryg
Date: June 01, 2017 06:43PM
My son tested the stock 9"x6", and the 7" round concentric. We both liked the 7" better. Just felt better, better balanced.

But, after reading what Dave had to say, when I am able to physically hunt again, I'll give the stock coil another go.

Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: oleterryg
Date: June 02, 2017 03:38PM
Ever wish you had never wrote a post? I do.

After seeing metaldetector.com lower their price on the F70 to $449.00, and I want one of these.
But I need to sell my new F22 to raise money to buy one. I don't need to own 3 MD at one time.

In the classifieds, I have lowered the price to $180.00 including shipping. This also includes the 7" round concentric coil.

So, if you know someone who is looking for a great great buy on an F22, then this is surely it. Perfect condition.

Includes metaldetector.com finds pouch, too.

avatar
Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: REVIER
Date: June 03, 2017 12:00PM
If you want to get there a little faster...and cheaper, the F70 is discontinued but the Ameritek Patriot is exactly the same unit with a new name and new paint job.
Also $399 all day long.

There is no bigger fan of the F70 than me so if you get one let me know, I have written and posted a million words about all kinds of settings and ways I use mine around here.



"What if doing the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?”
F70, F2, Compadre, Mojave, Judge2 - 2017....Clad, 15 silver targets including a freaking Barber quarter, a beautiful walker and 4 V nickels...
Plus other cool stuff.

Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: oleterryg
Date: June 03, 2017 12:59PM
Quote
REVIER
If you want to get there a little faster...and cheaper, the F70 is discontinued but the Ameritek Patriot is exactly the same unit with a new name and new paint job.
Also $399 all day long.

There is no bigger fan of the F70 than me so if you get one let me know, I have written and posted a million words about all kinds of settings and ways I use mine around here.

I sure will. I'm pretty sure the Patriot will be my next MD. Just need to build up my wild money chest.

Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: Markmac
Date: June 03, 2017 01:06PM
I see metal detector.com has the fisher f70 with both the 11 inch dd and the 5inch dd for 499.00 or the std f70 for the 449.00 mentioned above...Markmac..seems for 50.00 more the dual dd coil pkg is the way to go..

Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: oleterryg
Date: June 03, 2017 02:30PM
I agree. From all I have read, videos watched, I believe it might be possible that the F70 might compete with my Tesoro DeLeon. And that will be a very difficult task. Maybe impossible for any detector that's considered a jewelry and coin shooter.
But like most folks, wondering drives me nuts.

Re: F22 a keeper
Posted by: GlenOK
Date: June 03, 2017 02:52PM
I have a F44. Better machine than I expected for its price range. :detecting:

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login