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Old 11-17-2018, 08:46 PM
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I have a 9 year old grandson that has a Garrett 250 and has the metal detecting bug. We were able to go out this morning at an old fort and found some junk. I used my IDX Pro and he used his Garret. No old coins but the value was in spending time with him on such a beautiful Texas day.
He usually pinpoints for me with my pin pointer but decided to swing and dig his own today. He's still learning how to listen to the tones and read the scale on his display. We found some old bullet casings and lead with a saddle strap buckle and ring, a few clads and horseshoes. I love seeing his excitement when he finds something other than pull tab.
Best buddy to hunt with!!!
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:50 PM
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Love that smile, nothing better than spending time with grandchildren! Love that horseshoe too!
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Old 11-17-2018, 09:56 PM
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I'm afraid you have created a MD monster, he's hopelessly hooked now

Nice story and finds. GL & HH.

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Old 11-17-2018, 11:33 PM
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Neat looking finds.
Your grandson looks happy too.

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Old 11-18-2018, 01:23 AM
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Thatís great! Nice job


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Old 11-18-2018, 02:22 AM
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Making memories! That smile says he had a great day for sure!

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Old 11-18-2018, 10:59 AM
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Awesome story, thanks for sharing! Cant wait til my little ones are old enough. Congrats!


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Old 11-18-2018, 01:49 PM
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Pretty good treasure there for sure! Im talking about the one smiling. But when i was his age finding those bullets and rifle brass and that horse shoe would have been a treasure trove for sure.

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Old 11-18-2018, 02:03 PM
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Awesome!!! Nothing beats spending time with the family. Took my two boys, 8 & 12 with me and hit a totter yesterday. Scored a little clad, pouch full of junk and my 8 year found a good claw hammer in the woodchips Had to take that one home, don't need any kids breaking the slides, swings or each others skulls with it, plus it was better than most I have at home so it was a win all around.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:37 PM
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Awesome, now print that photo out and write the date and his name on the back and also write out the story too. Many years from now he can share it with his grand-kids.

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Old 11-18-2018, 06:55 PM
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Now there is a happy young man. Congrats on the finds , and a great way to spend some time together.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:30 PM
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Forget about the finds, it all about the great memories...well done!

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Oldest coin: 1760 Colonial Half Penny; Oldest US coin: 1796 Large Cent; Oldest US silver coin: 1861 Liberty Seat Dime; 2017 FTY Clad: $616.38; 2018 FTY: $1,785.42
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:48 PM
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Love it, that's a happy kid. Smile like that is better then gold.

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Old 11-20-2018, 11:10 AM
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Awesome hunt!!! Love the doing with the Grandkid also!!! I have a Granddaughter that's just 9 months old, but can't wait until we can enjoy a hunt together!!!
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:54 PM
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Congrats on the finds, I like the horse shoe! Some great memories you'll have of hunting with your grandson. BTW... what type of dog is that in the pic?


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Totals: 451 Clad Coins ($30.49) ~ 1 Wheat Cent ($0.01)
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