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Old 03-16-2017, 12:47 AM
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Default Amazing first year.

My first year: March 2016-March 2017.
Most of my finds have come from curb strips and old home sites with no houses around. For the first 7 months I used an ACE 150. For such a basic machine I found a lot of good coins and a few relics. September last year I upgraded to an AT Pro. I started out going over all of my previous spots and found quite a bit more that I missed with the ACE. At first I was chasing silver and digging mostly high tones, my finds started to slow down. After a month of not finding much I realized that I was being TOO picky about what I would dig. So I decided to slow down and start digging more solid tones and faint high tones. It started to pay off, I was finding V nickels and GOLD. Recently I got the Garret 5x8 coil, and it is awesome. I found 5 rings in one week with it. All in all I must say I am hooked for life. And I must also thank all of the forum members who have indirectly helped me whether they know it or not, the amount of wisdom in this forum is amazing.


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You did very well. joe

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Wow. That was a good year

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Old 03-16-2017, 03:51 AM
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Wow, truly amazing! Nice finds and lots of them!

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Nice finds! Congrats and thanks for your service in the USMC.


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Now that's killing it , congrats , ,,,,HH
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You did very well. joe
Thanks!

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Now that's killing it , congrats , ,,,,HH
Thank you!

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Nice finds! Congrats and thanks for your service in the USMC.


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Thank you!

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Amazing is an understatement, congrats on so many great finds!

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Old 03-16-2017, 12:09 PM
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Amazing is an understatement, congrats on so many great finds!
Thank you! I still am learning though and a lot of days I dig nothing but trash, but I have come to realize that's part of the game.

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I use metal detecting as a way to cope with my time in Afghanistan. I don't think about anything when I detect.

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Looks like yer hooked! Ahhhhhh yesssss....I too have found some of the merry widows packaging lol. Found mine outside of an old high school.

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Old 03-16-2017, 08:29 PM
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Looks like yer hooked! Ahhhhhh yesssss....I too have found some of the merry widows packaging lol. Found mine outside of an old high school.
I found both in the same lot that also had a couple of wedding bands. Hmmm.

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That's a very impressive 1st year there. You've definetly learned your detectors , and probably even paid them off with those finds. You've obviously done your research into some good areas. Looking forward to seeing more of your finds.

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Mg240, Awesome first year for sure! Yup, I started with an Ace 150 also. Then same as you I went to the Pro. Found lots of goodies but the ATP is even better! HH

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Nice job! I'm the zen master at digging up coke cans and tabs so far in my two weeks hunting


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Old 03-16-2017, 10:51 PM
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What a fantastic collection of finds, congrats. I also just upgraded to an AT Pro so this is inspirational!
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