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    us
    Dec 2004
    Weeki Wachee, FL (north of Tampa)
    White's XLT
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    4 times

    What have you used your metal detector for??

    I was just reading a thread about a guy who used his detector to find a cell phone he lost on the side of the road. I thought that's nothing I've used mine to find metal studs in the wall. I began wondering what else have people used their metal detectors for, besides finding treasure.

    Good Luck and Happy Hunting
    Baddog
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    us
    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    California
    AT GOLD/Garrett /Garrett pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger
    4,796
    4475 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Helped a guy find his property markers.
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    back of the boat

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2007
    Lake City, SC
    Fisher F75 - Whites PI Pro, Excal 1000
    462
    49 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I used it on the dog to see if he ate a battery that went missing.
    Make sure and punish the many for the actions of a few!

  4. #4

    Dec 2013
    Gold Beach,OR
    Fisher CZ 7 and Mine Lab Eureka
    47
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Helped people search for lost rings, and corner posts for the old ( 1856 ) fort here in town. Corners were marked by the state in the early 1970s.
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  5. #5
    us
    Just another Guy In Back

    Feb 2007
    The Mangrove Coast
    CTX 3030 / GTI 2500 / Infinium LS / Tesoro Sand Shark / 1 Garrett Pro-pointer / 1 Carrot / Vibra Probe 580 (out on loan) / Lesche M85 / Mark1 MOD1 EyeBall
    7,126
    8363 times
    Fire Nugget Club Member, Deliverer of World Peace
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I told some annoying kids on the beach it was a body part detector. Sharks been eating kids lately… looking for remains.
    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

    I am a second level vegetarian. Cow's eat grass. I eat cows.

  6. #6
    us
    To hot to play today

    Jun 2012
    South Texas
    Ace 250
    510
    369 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    I told some annoying kids on the beach it was a body part detector. Sharks been eating kids lately… looking for remains.
    That is a good one. LOL!
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    South Texas
    Ace 250, GPP and one used treasure map

  7. #7
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    Darrin

    May 2013
    Minnesota
    Minelab - E-Trac / Excalibur
    2,222
    1983 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    I use it to pick up chicks!

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    Trying to find the lost ~


  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2013
    NY
    Minelab E-Trac, Garrett AT-Pro, Garrett Pro-pointer-AT
    1,583
    1467 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Metal plate in grandpas head?
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  9. #9

    Mar 2013
    Oregon
    125
    68 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I use mine to find all my pistol brass, when they fly into the leaves
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    The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is, a good guy with a gun.

  10. #10
    -
    Check the EMF in the home to see if the electric co. is screwing me.
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    First I got Hooked on Metal Detecting ... Now I'm Addicted to Precious Metals.

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2006
    Central Minnnesota
    White's DFX & VX3
    968
    271 times
    Back a few yrs, my brother shot a deer head on, meaning he shot the deer that was looking at him in the neck right below the jaw. We gutted the deer and then took the deer home and skinned it. We couldn't find the rifled slug....there was no exit of it. I took my metal detector and began scanning the deer, finding out that the slug traveled down it's spine. As we cut up the deer, I used the detector to find and remove pieces of the slug from almost the length of the spine.
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  12. #12
    us
    Nov 2012
    Nashville
    Minelab x-Terra 505
    6,253
    4872 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Years ago we were in Florida and a guy came up to my husband and asked him if he could help him find his wife's rings.He was new to metal detecting but ended up finding them for the guy and the engagement ring and wedding band were still together though she had taken them off to put on suntan oil.The couple were newlyweds and were so excited.
    "What if it's not just another pull tab?" - Lance

    “Fancy some lemonade Lance?” - Sheila

  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2013
    Somewhere directly above the center of the Earth.
    5,408
    9745 times
    I used mine as a golf club once sorta in a moment of self defense.

    Mike
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  14. #14
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    Darrin

    May 2013
    Minnesota
    Minelab - E-Trac / Excalibur
    2,222
    1983 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    It's great for Pheasant hunting - after you clean the bird, wave the detector over it and make sure you got all the BB's. Save's on Dentists bills!!!!!
    SD51 and holepuncher like this.
    Trying to find the lost ~


  15. #15
    us
    Nov 2013
    Mountain Home, Idaho
    BH Lone Star, BH Tracker IV, BH Tracker 2-D/707, Harbor Freight MD-3005, and 2 BH 840
    1,729
    1462 times
    Metal Detecting
    My next door neighbor was a contractor. He and his company were building a townhouse complex not too far from we lived. He came over to the house and asked me if my detector would find metal pipes below ground. I told him that it would if they weren't too deep. He said that he had dug a tunnel under a roadway (on the private property) trying to find the pipes with no luck. I went with him to the site, crawled into the tunnel, and located the pipes within just a few minutes. He was really surprised; and grateful!!
    I also used it to find the metal markers of the property that we purchased.

 

 
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