Jun 02, 2012, 01:57 PM
Thanks I appreciate and keep me posted of how it goes, good luck
Jun 02, 2012 01:57 PM
Jun 02, 2012, 02:14 PM
Will do and again good luck.
Jun 02, 2012, 07:53 PM
Yeah I went today without much luck, lotta false readings and stuff but that say that is normal with the quick draw II, what's the best tools to carry when hunting to dig with
Jun 02, 2012, 09:44 PM
Get a military shovel with a pick on the other end. You can also get one with a cutting edge for roots. I always take a small garden digging tool and a dull butcher knife.
Jun 02, 2012, 10:29 PM
Thanks, I tried one of those wal mart folding shovels today and it was an epic fail and bent and was ruined after my first dig and trying to get through roots. I heard that a garden tool is handy but of its anything like I dug today I would be awhile, most of my hits was comin up as 8" or so and I had a lot of hits but nothing to show can't figure out how to cut down on the machine goin off as much, seems like it comes up with a lotta hits on the trash side and I always dig it even if it says 8" cause I'm afraid I might miss something. Guess I just gotta work with it and learn the machine but I hear that's what you get with the lower end machines like the quick draw II. Thanks for the info though I will get one before my next hunt which is hopefully next week when I ain't stuck at work
Jun 03, 2012, 05:11 PM
I have heard with your particular metal detector several false signals are made and they say even a good target is hard to center and locate. You most likely have to air test your machine until you can tell the difference in the signals. I believe your machine also has notch detection. You can notch out what you don't want to find such as nails and pull tabs. Be careful with the pull tabs -------- gold signals are really close with a pull tab. It sounds like your ground balance is off on the machine, if it has auto ground balance you would be better off. When you have to adjust ground balance by hand everytime soil changes you have to adjust the ground balance. You need to first learn all about your machine. Also you could find someone living near you that has already used one of these machines to help you along. Good luck.
Jun 03, 2012, 06:13 PM
Thanks man I appreciate it, it has a ground you balance so I need to.learn it and the signals to cut down on the holes and size of them, you've been a big help and I appreciate it, hopefully soon I will get it figured out and can start to find stuff, but thanks again for all your help
Jun 03, 2012, 06:54 PM
I hate to tell you this cornell but if you have to adjust the ground balance you should probably sell that machine and get you one that is automatic. If you did a hole or pass over a hole the detector will sound off just like metal is buried there and there won't be any--------the deeper you dig the louder the signal. If you don't have it adjusted just right the machine will sound off if you raise it too high off the ground to--------it all depends on how you adjust it one inch from the ground two or three. It looks that machine if modern should have automatic ground balance? If it does not you are really going to have to practice to find anything. Get lucky with it find something worthwhile then buy you a Garrett Ace250 or something in that price range. The cheap Master Hunter metal detector worked swell for me I have dug when I hunted for coins $4,000 face value a year in coins.To tell you the truth I tired from digging so many holes and then had to fill them back in. I spent about $4,000 a year in gas to search for the coins and that was when gas was 93 cents a gallon.
Jun 03, 2012, 08:40 PM
Well I don't think its ground balance I.can adjust its the discrimination level and sensitivity, I.didn't know if that would help me or not , that's the only two knobs I.can adjust. Then I have the buttons on the face that can click all metal or.auto notch so not sure what the best move is. So did you sign a.bunch of holes when you first started too?
Jun 04, 2012, 05:35 AM
No when I first started I was digging coins and within 10 days had recovered a large 18K men's wedding ring. I guess I was lucky to choose the right machine--------not to say that yours is wrong. But, you do need to know your machine. For starters here is a suggestion----starting hunting, I would not search in the woods or around old home places. I would start in sandy beach areas or around old telephone booths, on school play areas where you only move wood chips. Easy digging is the key to a beginner treasure hunter. Hard digging is after you mature, have better equipment and know more of what you are looking for or wanting to find.
Jun 04, 2012, 08:03 AM
Ok I will that, I appreciate it alot.
Jan 26, 2013, 01:13 PM
hello fellow wv'n here lookin for a MD partner, are any of you near tucker randolph or preston county, anyone looking to go out after this snow melts off?
Jan 26, 2013, 05:42 PM
I've found some whopper .69 cal minnie balls in Fayette County WV still looking for a button or buckle lol
Feb 03, 2013, 01:52 AM
I'm ready to start detecting again but I'm in southern wv
Feb 03, 2013, 10:31 AM
Check out all of the old baseball fields and football fields in your areas. I know of several that are not in use. Old swimming holes. The old Indian Trails through the mountains there in southern WV. I suppose most are overran with four wheelers these days but still a great place to look. Check out areas of the company stores and post offices. There are a lot of places to look at in southern WV. That is where I used to stomp around I covered all mountains within fifty miles in every direction for wild ginseng which is running at a higher price today than silver is I bet most treasure hunters don't know that?
Feb 03, 2013, 10:37 AM
Yeah I'm gna start goin when the weather breaks here
Feb 06, 2013, 09:05 AM
What county are you in Cornell, I'm near Cabell County.
Originally Posted by cornell349
Feb 06, 2013, 05:58 PM
i do a lot of ginsenging around here
Feb 07, 2013, 07:33 AM
Sure is a lot of fun isn't it? I have walked from before daylight and never sit down, eat my lunch while walking and return a couple hours after dark. It is dangerous. I hunted and would walk 8 to 10 miles from home sometimes cross two mountains-------if something happened you were on your own. Never packed a gun for wild dogs, snakes or bobcats or mountain lions only a walking stick and a pair of tennis shoes on my feet. Dangerous as hell but I sure enjoyed the time out in the wild. Saw places and things unreal that most will never see. I only wish I was able to get back to those days. wvwildman have enough fun for both of us. I know I had enough fun for a lifetime. Maybe some day we can meet and hunt together of course you would have to slow down to my pace.
Originally Posted by wvwildman
Feb 07, 2013, 08:15 AM
I'm close to Chapmanville also. We should get a group together and search some spots there. I actually live about 10 minutes from where the Digger episode of the Hatfield and McCoy episode was filmed. There are some good spots my way also, Hatfield and McCoy, Indian burial sites, Matewan Massacre, and Coal camps. If interested let me know.
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