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Thread: Scored my first Dragoon buttons with the 15" coil.

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    Dec 2014
    NM
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    Scored my first Dragoon buttons with the 15" coil.

    I got my 15" coil yesterday just in time for a planned hunt today at a fort dating back to 1851. The morning started off slow because I deviated from my plan and I kinda just wandered around for the first 3 hours without much to show for it. Around noon I finally went to spot and started gridding like I normally do and it started to pay off. The normal stuff began to come to light, percussion caps, lead, trouser buttons and a few odds and ends. At the end off the day I scored my first ever Dragoon button and within 20 minutes or so, hit my second!! I did manage a 3rd button, but I don't have a positive ID yet. It looks to be a one piece, which I believe predates the Dragoons.



    My take on the coil.....

    I found that I was hitting as small of items as I have with the 11" coil at this site which was impressive! The weight's not that bad, I kept the coil close to my feet and was able to swing it for 7 1/2 hours before switching over to the 11" I think If I would have stopped for lunch, I could have swung it the entire time. The extra coverage was a much needed bonus at this place as it's huge and the sensitivity to small items was icing on the cake. I'll probably use the 15" coil here more often than not as it performed wonderfully.



    My settings....

    Park 2

    15" coil

    2-tones

    6-recovery

    0-iron bias

    0-ground balnace

    22-sensitivity

    Tone break -9 to +8

    I tried running a recovery speed of 4, but, due to amount of junk I'd hit with each swing, I bumped it up to 6 which seemed to work just fine.
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  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2019
    Southern California
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    Congrats on your finds!
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    Mineland Equinox 800

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    us
    Aug 2007
    Western New York
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    Very nice buttons! Congrats!
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    us
    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
    XP Deus with 9"LF and 9" HF Coils and 600 Equinox with stock and 6" coils
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    very cool finds! looks impressive enough with finds like those. I'd call that a confidence booster for sure
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
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    Great hunt Dan, nice looking twin D buttons, very cool, n7ce l8t of others, congratulations on all
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    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2013
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Tesoro Sidewinder Umax, Garrett AT Pro, Equinox 800
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    Great going Dan, congrats on the Dragoons!

  7. #7
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    us
    Dec 2014
    NM
    CTX 3030 Raptor c-31 digger 31" Lesche Sampson Periscope Probe.
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    Thanks everyone!!
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  8. #8
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    Tennessee Digger

    Sep 2011
    Nashville
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    What about depth? Were any of these targets very deep? Great finds by the way.
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    "Failure is not the falling down, no no, it's the staying down"!

  9. #9
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    Dec 2014
    NM
    CTX 3030 Raptor c-31 digger 31" Lesche Sampson Periscope Probe.
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    2421 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by tennessee digger View Post
    What about depth? Were any of these targets very deep? Great finds by the way.
    Nothing is really that deep here...5-7" range...my breast plate was 8-9" deep.
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