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Fisher f70 vs nakota makro simplex+


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I have a chance to purchase a used Fisher f70 at the same price as a new simplex+. It will be my first metal detector and I was curious to what machine would be recommended. Thanks for all the help.


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If it were me, unless I absolutely needed waterproof, it would be the F70 all day. You should be able to get F70's for a steal price now, considering I've been seeing fully loaded F75's in the high 200's the past couple weeks, and T2's in the lower 200's.

Simplex is a great machine, but based on my test garden the F70/Patriot out-performs it.


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I would go with the simplex mainly for under water hunting is a big + , gives you more options IMHO. HHHANK


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Adam, what type of hunting are you going to do? Coinshooting parks?, relics? beach? water?


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In my nasty red soil, the Simplex handles it way better than my f70 did that I had. The f70 was noisy , and not much depth, compared to the simplex. If you have mildly mineralized soil, the f70 might perform deeper.
The f70 had a better disc circuit . What I mean by that , is the simplex in 3 tone mode, the 3rd tone point starts at 45, ( zinc pennies read out at 66}So a fair amount of aluminum crud comes thru as a high tone. With the f70, most aluminum crud came thru as a mid tone.
I feel the simplex was built as a relic and beach , water, machine, which can be used in parks, but I tend to grab another detector with better tone control, disc features for the parks. HH