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Re: 1266x vs 1270 which one is the deepest?
Posted by: Woodchuck
Date: April 27, 2011 04:29PM

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Re: 1266x vs 1270 which one is the deepest?
Posted by: pan4au
Date: April 27, 2011 06:22PM
joe dirt_1
I never owned the 1270x, but have owned almost all the other 1200x series detectors and have dug some deep targets with them all. I do know that adding a depthmaster to a 1266x will increase depth by at least 2 inches, maybe more depending on the target etc. I do prefer the 1266x for the balance
it just feels like an extension of your arm and doesn't wear you out after several hours hunting. The 1270x maya be deeper but the 1266x will give it a run for the money in an experienced operators hands.


That reminds me .. I have a Depth Master.. I need to dig it out and use it... if all this water here ever goes down....

Tn. TH'er
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Garrett AT Pro.. will have to go
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1265-X Depth Monster!!!N/T
Posted by: Prospector
Date: May 01, 2011 11:12AM

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Re: 1266x vs 1270 which one is the deepest?
Posted by: Shenandoah Digger
Date: May 01, 2011 02:40PM
The 1270 with the 10.5 coil may be deeper than the 1266, but I'd like to see someone who can hunt with it nearly as long as they can with the 1266. The poor balance of the 1270 will tear your arm off after a few hours. The 1266 has perfect balance. Why Fisher didn't put the battery compartment on the 1270 under the arm cuff I'll never know.

Re: 1266x vs 1270 which one is the deepest?
Posted by: shooter
Date: May 01, 2011 09:41PM
Chest mount the 1270 and you'll swing it all day with the 10.5, or use the Swingy-Thingy, either way the weight is gone. I'm 62 and been swing all day and I average 4 days a week.

Shooter (North Jersey)
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Re: 1266x vs 1270 which one is the deepest?
Posted by: Altamaha
Date: March 08, 2015 03:07PM
My first metal detector was the 1260x, got it when they first came out. Great machine literally wore it out and found ton of old coins. Purchased the 1265x when they came out (really hot one) and it was awesome, deeper and ran much smoother than the 1260x, loved it. Sold the 1265x when the 1266x came out and always regretted it. Didn't like the 1266x (very noisy because Fisher really cranked the gain up on it) to get the extra depth. In my opinion the 1265x (at least the one I had) was the best of the three. My dealer said that my 1265x was the hottest one he had ever seen. Never owned a 1270 so can't comment on that one!

Re: 1266x vs 1270 which one is the deepest?
Posted by: WV62
Date: March 09, 2015 06:59AM
The big difference I noticed was the 1266x and 1265x lose depth with higher disc settings and the 1270 does not.

Roger is right you will not get a machine that feels better in your hand than the 1266x or the 1265x, the 1270 is a bit heavy. I have owned all three and still have a 1270.

Ron in WV

Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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