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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2004
    Southern California
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    Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Every time I go hunting a park, I ask myselfe the same question. How did all these pulltabs get here? Some places are literaly carpeted with them! It gets me to wondering. Do most people remove them from the can? I can't remember EVER removing one from the can! Why would you!? They are made to STAY ON THE CAN!
    I guess I've been doing it wrong all these years!
    I guess the only good thing about it is that if it wasn't for pulltabs, everyone would be out detecting.
    Anyway, I just had to vent. I feel better now. (not)

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  3. #2

    May 2005
    Maine
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    I always wondered this myself. I can see the old style where you had to pull it off, but not the kind thats been around since I was a kid. So if your doing it wrong, so am I.

  4. #3
    us
    You stay classy TreasureNet

    Oct 2006
    West Haven, UT
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    No. Sometimes they throw down the whole can then some ground crew runs over it several times with a very large lawn mower.

  5. #4
    us
    Mar 2009
    Springfield Mo.
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Your definitly not the only one whose wondered that. I've always imagined it to be a kid thing or something, but I think its just a habit for a lot of people to do. BAD HABIT!!!!

  6. #5
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    Let's go diggin!!!

    Dec 2009
    G P, Illinois
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Just the litterbugs!! They throw them, we dig'em, detectorist have to get permits or banned from hunting the parks all together.

  7. #6
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    Oct 2007
    Northern, OH
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    I pull them off cause the school saves them for hospitals and Ronald's McDonald's House. But I don't throw them down......Matt
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  8. #7
    us
    Apr 2009
    Madison, CT
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    I don't find many of the newer rectangle ones. I usually find the rings off of the older ones. I've seen kids doodling and bending the newer ones till they break off.

  9. #8
    us
    Sep 2004
    Southern California
    MXT/ Sunray probe
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Quote Originally Posted by richm
    I don't find many of the newer rectangle ones. I usually find the rings off of the older ones. I've seen kids doodling and bending the newer ones till they break off.
    You must hunt only older sites. Or they do things differently where you live! Every park I hunt around here that is still in use has modern pulltabs everywhere!! Heck, some places around picknick tabels for instance produce several modern pulltabs with every sweep of the coil! It gets to where I welcome the occasional ring type tab because it tells me the area may produce some older stuff. I often hear the old mantra "dig everything" so I try to, but its hard.

  10. #9
    us
    Mar 2010
    Tulsa
    Bounty Hunter Lone Star
    20

    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    I once saw a child MD'ing and his mother took the top off of her soda can an threw it out into the field, she told her son to find it, i dont think he ever did
    The economy is so bad motel 6 wont even leave the lights on any more

  11. #10
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    us
    Oct 2009
    Florida- Somewhere in the middle
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    I know I would like to slap the shiat out of anyone that does... It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Although I disagree with throwing anything down, at least it makes more sense if it is made to be detachable to use the product (gum wrappers, etc.).. But it must be some really nervous people that find the need to wiggle it back and forth 10 times just to throw it on the ground... People really are pigs... I asked a young girl and her friend once recently when they were inquiring about my MD'ing if they did, and why?
    They both looked at me with really big eyes and said "I never do that", but you could tell by their faces that they did.... At least I may have planted a seed.. Especially when I stated what lazy pigs I thought the people were who did it... Yeah, I say it like I feel it...
    You never think you need an extra machine, until the one you have breaks down...

  12. #11
    us
    Oct 2005
    North Prairie, Wisconsin
    Minelab X-Terra 70 Minelab Advantage Tesoro Eldorado ÁMAX Tesoro Silver ÁMAX
    63

    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    I hope there's a special spot in h*ll reserved for the guy who invented the pulltab!

  13. #12
    us
    Jun 2009
    Wilmington N.C.
    Fisher CZ5,CZ20,Minelab Explorer Se Pro,Minelab Excalibur II, Sovereign Elite
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    I think i am the only one digging in wrightsville beach N.C. ...I hunt the beach three times a week ,2 to 3hrs each trip.I always get a pouch full of the pull tabs,foil,cancer packs,just alot of trash.I guess its also {cool} to bury your drink cans.

  14. #13
    us
    Oct 2005
    North Prairie, Wisconsin
    Minelab X-Terra 70 Minelab Advantage Tesoro Eldorado ÁMAX Tesoro Silver ÁMAX
    63

    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky
    Quote Originally Posted by Old Relic
    I hope there's a special spot in h*ll reserved for the guy who invented the pulltab!
    http://www.neatorama.com/tag/ermal-fraze/
    I'll take back my wish. With a name like Ermal Cleon Fraze, the guy had suffered enough. RIP, Ermal.

  15. #14
    us
    Jan 2010
    GTI 2500, DFX, GP3000
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Guess I'm gonna go to hell I pull the tab to mark my drink in company~ helps to stave off indirect
    kiss's from my buddies. However I do put the tab in the trash or my pocket because I reeaaallllyyy
    dont need to be digging it up later. Honestly though most people pull them off out of boredom as
    it gives thier fingers something to do. Its good practice, digging pull tabs, is my thought even if it
    is fustrating. Cant say how many times a mondern or old beaver tail tab has turned into a ring or
    kids toy while digg'n and digg'n those little jewels of annoyance.
    As long as you keep dropping coins I'll keep finding them.

  16. #15
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    Oct 2009
    Florida- Somewhere in the middle
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Your post reminds me of my dilemma..... I have yet to find ANYTHING besides a modern tab with my MXT on VDI of 24-26.... All of my ring finds (nice and junk) have either showed as foil, nickel, 1cent/10cent, or up in the higher numbers (80 or >)...
    If I had a DFX, I would certainly be programming it to disc out anything 24-26...
    I wonder how many MXT users have actually found rings att 24-26??
    I definitely dig all 28 and above VDI's though...
    You never think you need an extra machine, until the one you have breaks down...

  17. #16
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    That's said that these modern pull tabs that are supposed to be attached are still finding their way off the cans. I guess this is why the old school pull tabs are illegal to use


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  18. #17
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    monty

    Jan 2005
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    I remember when they outlawed the kind of tab that pulls off because it was being worn by all kinds of migratory birds. They also outlawed lead shot because they said it was poisoning migratory waterfowl. But I have never found lead shot in a duck's craw. Now many ducks fly off to die with non lethal steel shot merely wounding them. Sometimes I think "they" are nuts. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  19. #18
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    Sep 2004
    Southern California
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Surfer
    Your post reminds me of my dilemma..... I have yet to find ANYTHING besides a modern tab with my MXT on VDI of 24-26.... All of my ring finds (nice and junk) have either showed as foil, nickel, 1cent/10cent, or up in the higher numbers (80 or >)...
    If I had a DFX, I would certainly be programming it to disc out anything 24-26...
    I wonder how many MXT users have actually found rings att 24-26??
    I definitely dig all 28 and above VDI's though...
    I found a 18k wedding band that a friend lost in a soccer field that showed a solid 24vdi on my MXT. But so far 22 to 24 vdi are 99% going to be a pulltab! I hate to not dig for fear that I am missing that 1% gold! It is sooo frustrating! I never would have imagined that that many people pull the tabs off their cans.. From the amount I find, seems like everyone does it but me!
    Oh yea, Silver rings have always shown up in the dime range or quater depending on size.

  20. #19
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    us
    Oct 2009
    Florida- Somewhere in the middle
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky
    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I remember when they outlawed the kind of tab that pulls off because it was being worn by all kinds of migratory birds. They also outlawed lead shot because they said it was poisoning migratory waterfowl. But I have never found lead shot in a duck's craw. Now many ducks fly off to die with non lethal steel shot merely wounding them. Sometimes I think "they" are nuts. Monty
    Not an environmentalist or "eco nazi" by ANY means, but the lead problem was from the lead leaching out of the shot itself, in a microscopic yet very damaging amount.

    Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it wasn't harmful.

    Like mercury in fish.
    And I have seen my fair share of Roosters (Pheasant) we called "Loony birds" due to the crazy way they acted, chasing cars, etc., due to them ingesting lead pellets as gruel.... I have found a lot of shot in their gizzards while cleaning... Lastly, I never had a problem waterfowl hunting with steel shot.. I simply didnt shoot birds that were obviously too high, and got damn good at calling them within range...
    But they sure as hell could come up with an idea to get rid of these pop tops.. I cant remember where I saw them, but they were "push button" cans, you merely pushed a dime sized "button" that went downward in the can.. No tab to break off and toss. I wish that would have been made the norm.
    You never think you need an extra machine, until the one you have breaks down...

  21. #20
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    us
    Oct 2009
    Florida- Somewhere in the middle
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    Re: Do most people pull off the pull tab ??

    Quote Originally Posted by mxtman2
    I found a 18k wedding band that a friend lost in a soccer field that showed a solid 24vdi on my MXT.
    Was that a big ring, small ring, simple, etc.... I would hate to miss a ring that was 18k, but I sure get discouraged with the amount of tabs I dig, and have yet to find a ring in that range....
    You never think you need an extra machine, until the one you have breaks down...

 

 
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