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Metal detectors
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HAWKE    Posted 06-11-2004 at 11:19:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anyone have experience good or bad with metal det.? Thank You.

BW    Posted 06-12-2004 at 00:41:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I own/use 3 brands/manufacturers of metal detectors, what I have found and common with all detectors is 1) Get the best machine you can aford , every grade up means better operation and easier to operate . 2) They all will find metal/treasure if you get out and use them and that you have the machine on target .....But both have to be there .
3) Some people are lucky , and some make their luck a bit of research goes a long way in knowing where to hunt....
Good Luck and Good Hunting
Bill G,

RayP(MI)    Posted 06-11-2004 at 19:16:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a Radio Shack cheapie that my daughter bought for me. Not much of a detector, but it finds most of the empty brass from my semi-auto. Would sure like to have a good one sometime!

talltines    Posted 06-11-2004 at 18:35:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi hawk
i have several different ones. i use them all the time. my best one is a Minelab Exploerer XS. new it cost around a thousand or so. But i can honestly say that is has paid for itself many times over. found two coins alone that are worth close to two thousand each. it does tell you how deep and gives a good guess at what it is. if i can help with any other questions just email me ok.
good luck Ken

Farmer Gene (NW WI)    Posted 06-11-2004 at 14:05:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy, you guys get to find fun stuff, I use mine to find chain links after the spreader chain broke and dropped them all over the field and once in awhile a plow share that came off and got plowed under. Looked in an apple orchard once for jars of money that suposedly an old guy buried there, but nope, no luck.

Texas    Posted 06-11-2004 at 11:46:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought my boys one. Two days later the pasture next to the house looked like a WW1 battle field!

Only time I ever saw them use a shovel and not gripe!

Red Dave    Posted 06-11-2004 at 11:32:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I worked on an older one a few years ago for a friend. He picked it up at a yard sale and brought it to me to get it working. It was made by White Electronics. Called them, they sent me the manual (free) and I tuned it up per their instructions. It worked great. Still working as far as I know. That one is an older one, pretty basic, the stuff available now has a lot more bells and whistles on them.

The thing that impressed me was that the company was willing to provide manuals and tech support to me, who never spent a dime with them, so I could get the thing working. Not everybody will do that.

E. G.    Posted 06-11-2004 at 11:55:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
i agree with red dave, white is the best i know
of, like he said you can get one that is so smart
you won`t be digging up junk and they are great
folks to deal with.

Ayuh...    Posted 06-11-2004 at 11:22:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lots of people have had experiences good or bad with metal detectors...

But seriously folks...Yes...I have seen them do incredible things...Some of the newer ones will even tell you size, depth and composition...

I have one that goes for a few bucks that will hit any metal...One of my Uncles, has one that cost $2000 and will do everything but dig for you...


Gary Main    Posted 06-11-2004 at 12:12:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Garret is the best i ever saw, and the newer the unit the better the discriminator works. Gave my Cousin a real nice one yrs ago to take back to Alaska. He went through an old fur and fish trading area near a large dock, and made like $3500 in one week. nuggets and coin dropped in the mud.

Ayuh again...    Posted 06-11-2004 at 13:14:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is the brand of my Uncles rig...He has found early American coins here by getting permission to detect around old Inns...One coin he found was a Connecticut-penny and another was very similar but was a Vermont-penny...

Nice finds...


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