Any Go-find users yet?

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Any Go-find users yet?

Post by Titus Pantus » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:46 am

Hello all,I have been looking at the Go-find series and was wondering if anyone has one yet? I am thinking about shelling out for the 60 but would like any feedback first. Thanks in advance ::g :D


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Re: Any Go-find users yet?

Post by Egral » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:14 am

They have not been released yet. The ones on test on the net are limited 40's and for distributors and reviewers only :)
Release date on Minelab.com is May
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Re: Any Go-find users yet?

Post by targets » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:48 pm

all on waiting lists so i hear
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Re: Any Go-find users yet?

Post by mrix » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:57 pm

Yes I can confirm also the release date is targeted for May, looks an interesting piece of kit B-)
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Re: Any Go-find users yet?

Post by Mick3568 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:27 pm

Hi all,
I am new to detecting and I have pre-ordered a Go-find 40.
I am looking forward to starting this exciting hobby with this bit of kit.
I didn't order a 60 because the extra little bits didnt seem worth the extra fifty quid.

Anyone got any good starter tips for me?

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Post by Mick3568 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:32 pm

I have ordered a 40, looking forward to trying it.
I am a complete novice, should be interesting x;

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Re: Any Go-find users yet?

Post by cornwalldavid » Sun May 03, 2015 9:44 pm

I agree they look an interesting bit of kit and my other half has said she will buy me a 60 for my 50th in June. I have watched the Youtube clips and the simplicity of them would suit my detecting. There does not seem to be any solid info on depth capability, so will hold off until there is.

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Post by Broadsword » Thu May 21, 2015 6:43 pm

I have been using this little foldy thing for over a year - I can safely say it discriminates iron really well and the best depth I have had is 12 inches for a Roman Fibula .... yes Roman Fibula!!

coins and hammies no problem at about 2 to 8 inches in plough, works really well on pasture and suprisingly well on the beach.


The app is improving all the time and currently only shows modern coins but WILL improve.


for the price I think you can't go wrong with this unit, it will feel more like a plastic detector than a carbon fibre ctx 3030 but remember you will pay a hell of a lot less for this than an E-TRAC or CTX but it feels like the program is similar.

great for a back up - for the kids - for the adults - for the boot of the car or the rucksack - switch on and go......
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Re: Any Go-find users yet?

Post by nexusmd » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:36 am

I assume some people must have got their Go-Finds now, what's the verdict?

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Post by slowsweep » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:25 am

nexusmd wrote:I assume some people must have got their Go-Finds now, what's the verdict?
check out Broadsword's post above you u;@ u;@ u;@ ::g
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Re: Any Go-find users yet?

Post by cornwalldavid » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:14 pm

There is not much on Youtube yet but this depth test is interesting:
http://youtu.be/NiuYOti3XOY

It appears to show some deeper US coins giving a good depth but registering as iron, but it is only one video so difficult to judge!

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Re: Any Go-find users yet?

Post by Copperballs1 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:34 pm

Don't get me wrong, I have used Minelabs in the past and absolutely loved them but these latest ones look like they were designed for kids! I hate the look of them but if they perform well then I suppose they do their job!

It's the first Minelab machines that I have not been excited about!

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Post by Daniel o' Beirnes » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:15 am

the go find are ok for kids. or if its your first detector.or you want to just mess about on your hols i do have one but i will never use it not even for a back up. so please don't think its going to be a great detector

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Post by Tomo » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:43 am

Daniel o' Beirnes wrote:the go find are ok for kids. or if its your first detector.or you want to just mess about on your hols i do have one but i will never use it not even for a back up. so please don't think its going to be a great detector
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Post by slowsweep » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:47 am

Daniel o' Beirnes wrote:the go find are ok for kids. or if its your first detector.or you want to just mess about on your hols i do have one but i will never use it not even for a back up. so please don't think its going to be a great detector
its an "Entry lvl" machine, its ment to be for 1st timers and kids or in the boot of the car, its not ment to compete with mid/high end machines.
if you are not going to use it then why have it ? seems a waste 8-|
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Post by hihosilver » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:57 am

When I first saw these existed I assumed they would be something very light and easy to carry for kids to take onto a beach, as they do look a bit like toys and the smartphone app part being a gimmicky marketing ploy.

Haven't seen any reviews of performance on beaches yet which I'm surprised about. Has anyone else? Would imagine they'd only be ok for on the dry stuff. If they're on par with the cheaper Garretts I'd imagine they'd be a decent 'holiday' machine.

Not sure how anyone has managed to have one for over a year as they only came out to the public last month didn't they? Even review samples seem to be few and far between. Have you used yours on a beach yet Broadsword?
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Post by Koala » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:24 pm

cornwalldavid wrote:There is not much on Youtube yet but this depth test is interesting:
http://youtu.be/NiuYOti3XOY

It appears to show some deeper US coins giving a good depth but registering as iron, but it is only one video so difficult to judge!
US quarter has been an iron clad coin since the 1960s. Very similar to our iron clad 10p

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Post by mrix » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:35 pm

Hello all, please remember to stay on topic, we are seeing a few replies that have now been removed that would cause this topic to go off topic.
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Re: Any Go-find users yet?

Post by DAVYBFAST » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:31 pm

YEP just bought the go find 40

just to use on the beach

first thought's its heavier than the deus and a lot longer.

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Post by hihosilver » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:43 pm

Will be interested to hear how it performs on your beaches Davybfast. ::g
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Post by DAVYBFAST » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:47 pm

I will give it a good going over just for you hill ::g

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Post by DAVYBFAST » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:52 pm

Hi all

I got a chance to try the go find 40 on a local beach this evening .

on dry sand its as good as the ace250 I would say and on the wet it was a bit better than the ace250

Target id was not that good as a 9 carrot ring I buried was bouncing from iron to a coin.
It needs a good swing to get it to id better, I might have been a bit slow with it.
one coin 2p and some trash
Sensitivity works well when moving from dry to wet had to drop it to 2 bars from 4 bars
Full 4 bars was picking the ring up in the dry at about 5 "

As for the feel of the go find it feels like the cheapest plastic you could get, but it is cheep at less than 200 quid.
The app works with AN IPhone 4s but the speed of the connection between the md and phone
is so slow .

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Post by nexusmd » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:27 pm

I have got a GF20 for my daughter, we are off on hols at the end of the week so will see how it is as a euro collector. The 8" coil is very small its actually 19cm x 14cm, but seems sensitive enough in air and the kids thought it cool. The plastic for the handle feels cheap and the slide on/off switch easy to move, already lost a set of batteries putting it back in the box.

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Post by DAVYBFAST » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:57 pm

I got a chance to give the gf 40 an other go today.

on the dry sand no problem but on the wet it was a bit noisy.

but I am starting to like it. so much so that I didn't want to use my deus after lunch. :-/

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Post by syzygy » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:19 pm

DAVYBFAST wrote:I got a chance to give the gf 40 an other go today.

on the dry sand no problem but on the wet it was a bit noisy.

but I am starting to like it. so much so that I didn't want to use my deus after lunch. :-/
Why not? Do you think the go find is better? It cant be much lighter

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Post by DAVYBFAST » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:37 am

no the deus is a top detector and the gf40 is a starter machine .

its just that it is so easy to use .

I still took the deus out and got a 1948 florin.

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Post by slowsweep » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:14 am

DAVYBFAST wrote:no the deus is a top detector and the gf40 is a starter machine .

its just that it is so easy to use .

I still took the deus out and got a 1948 florin.
so you where having fun with the 40 m8 B-) thats what its all about ::g

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Post by tml0973 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:53 pm

Hi
I've used the go 60 today for 6 hrs on a 5 acre paddock. It is very light and flimsy I have ordered the cover and some Velcro straps to stiffen the shaft , used two bits of tape today to stiffin as I'm a biggish boy.its picked up targets over 1' deep easily I found loads of targets junk ironwork plough bits etc then started getting used to it so had confidence in what was worth digging etc had a lovely buckle ,copper spoon and tin cup that the machine went mad on all ,and you knew you could have something special.
In all I wouldn't like to use it everyday as not built for it waiting for it to break etc.
Have not tried it on beach yet or the Bluetooth phone thing chucked those stupid ear plug earphones away waste of time.
Probably use for holidays day at beach with kids etc or backup. Defo not a everyday machine.
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Post by jacksparrow » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:14 pm

Hi all,

New Mdf member and Mental Detectorist ;op
Just bought myself a Go find 60 and a Garrett pro 2 pinpointer, thought it was a nice entry level unit to start me off.

Had an hour with it last weekend in the silt/sand by my dads river (he doesnt own it), pretty impressed with the depth and determination.

Not overly impressed by the build quality, very thin and flimsy if i'm honest.
Love the fact it folds down to 21 inches, great for slinging in the boot.

I live local to Horwich/Bolton, no permissions at present, looking to dig alongside some local enthusiasts and pick up hits and tips - genuine love for archaeology and History

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