Jun 28, 2012, 01:59 PM
Jun 29, 2012, 12:58 PM
A test garden would involve(samples) of common items found with detectors. If soil available to plant apart from each other at known depths.(can mark them with i.d.a stake with waterproof label or a map). Things like a nail ,bottle cap,pulltab,different coins. Not saying bury gold,silver,ect. With detector secure and coil sticking over edge of table you can "swipe"ring or silver coin in front of coil to note response. Longer buried items will have a slight difference to them,you,ll see. If a garden spot a problem items could be secured to a strip of fabric,paper,rug ect. Just check area you want to place it in case there is allready something(s)there allready,like a nail or wire under floor. Have FUN! Ohh space items well apart except when wanting to "see"effect of close or masked(blocked by another item ) targets. When you start making recoveries detecting,after you retrieve something check the hole again with detector in case something else is there. I try, but more than once i forgot till hole carefully refilled and got another signal!l.o.l.
Last edited by releventchair; Jun 29, 2012 at 01:15 PM.
Jul 02, 2012, 08:52 AM
I got a Garrett 350 because it seems to be versatile with regard dirt, beach, and being able to put the coil in water at water's edge. That being said, I'm just learning it and have two questions. Is a pin pointer a good investment? If so, which one? Thanks to the veterans for their help.
Jul 02, 2012, 11:03 AM
I believe the general consensus would be to go with a Garrett Pro Pointer.
I had gotten a deal on a Bullseye II and hate it... Deal, or no deal
Jul 02, 2012, 01:56 PM
Hmmm whats a veteran. A friend handed me a pinpointer to try years ago. Recovery time was greatly reduced,finding little things and coins the same color as soil makes it a must for me anymore. While both detecting daughter and i,while i was making a plug she made a find with pinpointer while waiting to assist!. I don,t "push"brands but use propointer. Its durability biggest reason,without it i,d try anything i could get my hands on. On shallow targets we try it first before recovery attempt. H.H.
Jul 02, 2012, 02:34 PM
I'm a newbie also aricsqueen, I just bought a White's Coinmaster Pro about a week ago and already have learned some things of buying a cheaper detector first. They discriminate some but not all so pay attention to the tone, depth, and what you retrieve and make a mental note. There are also some great videos on you tube you can watch. You'll be glad you ordered the Garretts Pro Pointer it will save you tons of time with the built in proximity tones that will guide you straight to the target. Good luck and Happy Digging
Jul 06, 2012, 01:10 AM
Originally Posted by spartacus53
the khz man i find small stuff vs 250!!!
Jul 06, 2012, 04:04 AM
Last edited by spartacus53; Jul 06, 2012 at 04:10 AM.
Jul 09, 2012, 04:30 PM
this was great - can't thank you enough for all the information.
have a few more questions, but will start a new post for posterities sake.
[and special thanks to those who pointed out the 250 is about the same as the 350 - I'm finding free money already and I haven't even started!]
Jul 10, 2012, 02:45 AM
lol kyle's mom love that show but no i wish i was trey parker i would have my ctx 3030 haha any ways yea i was just sayin my 350 hits lockets + chains 250 hit locket no chain thats just my experience. never done them side by side so i cant say thats accurate any ways there both SOLID machines cant go wrong and HH guys!!
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