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Sand scoop question...
Posted by: LS hunter
Date: March 18, 2019 02:09AM
Where to buy...and what is recommended for shallow water and on the beach...Prices as well..thx Greg..

Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: March 18, 2019 08:49AM
Sunspot Stealth. Search the forum.

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Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: March 19, 2019 10:43AM
Scooping in the water requires a large scoop than what is necessary for dry or just wet sand. Quality made scoops are not cheap. If I did not already have a scoop I would get the Sunspot Stealth 920. Built to last and guaranteed. No it is not cheap but if you use cheap you will spend a lot of money replacing those scoops. Regardless of what people say they will not last.

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Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: biglry
Date: March 19, 2019 10:54AM
Sunspot Stealth 720 with a carbon fiber handle is what I have been using for the last 6 years and love it. I hunt 7 days a week on the beach and I've tried them all and only the Sunspot Stealth has held up to the heavy use I put them through. I have had to return one for a broken weld after 3 years and it was repaired and return fast at no cost other than shipping back to them. I'm a very big guy and the 720 is the perfict size for me I did try the 920 a friend has and there is no way I want to lift that scoop with a load all day, it is a monster LOL.

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Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: pasttom
Date: March 19, 2019 01:48PM
Just saying amen to Larry's 720 over 920 comments. You are looking at 1 inch wider on each side. If you get the target in that inch it may be once in a blue moon, but you will have a much heavier load EVERY TIME you scoop! I don't care how strong you are, it will wear you down faster. The 720 is pretty close to perfect! If you hunt a lot on the beach, you cannot afford a cheap scoop. One injury and you are in the hole. Of course it's a free country, go cheap and it's your arm.

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Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: stoneshirt
Date: March 20, 2019 01:25PM
Anything else? While we're at it.

Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: stoneshirt
Date: March 20, 2019 01:28PM
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You mean like "Awesome"And "Wow"?

Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: Dig
Date: March 26, 2019 07:25AM
I have both the 920 and 720 stealth scoop and both are amazing. It’s expensive to add the carbon fiber handle but it’s totally worth it in what you save on weight.

Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: Geobound
Date: March 29, 2019 07:52PM
I have been using a Stavr scoop from the Ukraine for about 6 years now and love it! (Moonstrik 6 to be exact).

People warned me about having a poor quality scoop and that it would break pretty quick, so I bought a 720i just incase.

That was 2 years ago and it's still brand new in its box waiting for the Stavr to break.

Just Google Stavr Scoop and have a look, lots of people use them and you won't be disappointed with it.

The only thing you have to consider with any scoop is the floor that you will be digging in. You want the holes to be big enough to let the crap out, but not lose the good stuff.

Good luck.

Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: treasurewize
Date: May 16, 2019 10:32AM
iv had them all and like the RTG Pro 6" # RTG BB6 far better than the others.

Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: May 23, 2019 06:58PM
iv had them all and like the RTG Pro 6" # RTG BB6 far better than the others.

Its a dang good scoop! I like the Sunspot 920i for my local in-water hunts (when I'm not recovering with my dredge). Before Sunspot came out, the RTG Pro6 (or its previous older sibling) was the only scoop for me. RTG is still the one I pack when I'm traveling. I do miss the old duckbill scoop. Wish they would make that model again.

Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: Mr. Carolina
Date: May 25, 2019 10:49AM
I use a DIABLO duck bill sand scoop with zero welds. Aircraft aluminum with SS back plate and a CF handle. It’s my favorite scoop. I also use a 920 i hybrid scoop in really tough shell and rock bottoms. I think Xtreme and Stavr make very nice scoops as well.

Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: zac
Date: June 04, 2019 01:08AM
Stealth 920. Don’t waste your money on the oak handle, go straight to the carbon fiber.

Re: Sand scoop question...
Posted by: TinCanBeach
Date: June 14, 2019 01:59PM
I prefer the Stealth 720i with the Carbon Fiber handle. It’s the perfect balance of weight and design. Had Rtg, Stavr, 920i and are all gone but the 720i. Good luck!

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