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  1. #1

    Jul 2006
    8

    New to MD in St. louis

    My daughter and I got our "Used" new to us Metal detector today! It is a big deal for us, we have wanted one all summer. Now.... how to use it properly and the secrets to finding / digging / and most of all having fun!!! It is a Dicovery 2200 and there is no manual since we bought it used.

    Any help or advice would be appreciated.

    Ed

  2. #2
    us
    Wolfpack Life Member

    Mar 2005
    Stephens City, Virginia
    Treasure Ace250 Tesoro Cibola
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    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    Hi Devildog,

    Welcome to the wonderful world of metal detecting. My daughter has a Discovery 2200 and finds alot of stuff with it. It's a good little machine.

    This model was made for Radio Shack by Bounty Hunter. They may be able to locate a copy of the manual for you. You may find an online manual for a simular machine at the Bounty Hunter site. http://detecting.com.

    PM me if you have any questions. I may be able to help you.

    DM

  3. #3

    May 2005
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    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    DD,

    welcome to the site.

    Hope you and your daughter have a
    good time.

    "Devildog" have anything to do with your past?

    have a good un..........
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  4. #4
    us
    RVing Detectorist

    Nov 2005
    Fort Dodge Iowa & Aransas Pass Texas
    Ace 250
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    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    Welcome Devildog68 & Daughter, too!!

    Try www.radioshack.com I believe they have owners manuals online

    Enjoy the hobby & keep your expectations at a reasonable level; This is advice I received and sure glad I did. MDing is a never ending learning process.

    DFIU
    Dick from IA
    www.mdparadise.net

  5. #5

    Aug 2004
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    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    Are you really in St Louis, or just posting that city because it's closest ? If you are close to St Louis, there is a club that meets on Thursdays. I used to go, but I just live too far (about 70 miles west of STL). Made for a very long day. Here is a link for more info:
    http://www.coinshooters.freeservers.com/
    Happy Tesoro user - Mid Missouri

  6. #6

    Jul 2006
    8

    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    Thanks everyone for the input...

    #1 - We went in the back yard tonight and she found a piece of old steel building material around 4 inches long...a 4 inch screw...2 pull tabs...a dime (2000)...and a penny (1974), she was very excited to actually be able to pinpoint something and pull it up.

    #2 - Yes Devildog does have something to do with my past "Semper Fi"

    #3 - I am not only close to St. Louis, but I am smack dab right in the middle of the city itself....Thanks for the direction of the "Coinshooters" I have passed over their site a couple times and was wondering if they were an active club.

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2006
    Troy Il.
    ACE 250 and Vibra probe
    63

    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    Hey Devil If you want to just get out and try it out without messing up your yard go down below the chain of rocks bridge on the Illinois side and mess around on the sandbar. I was down there Friday and found a few items but my grandson picked up a lot of neat rocks.
    ACE 250

  8. #8

    Jul 2006
    8

    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    Might do that...thanks CFT

    There are a couple of parks in the StL area that were the first four in the area back in the day (I am sure the area was alot nicer then than it is now....lol But anyway I suppose if I go early enough I can avoid some of the Rif Raf.

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2006
    Washington state
    Ace 250
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    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    So NOW I find more St Louisans! Tomorrow I head to Des Moines, but I will be back!

    There are some nifty "flats" by the Meramec River in Fenton, when the river is down, that is. I so want to head out there and use my li'l Ace 250. Going to have to wait until I do get back.

    Welcome to the forum - these guys are terrific (gads, there'll be no stoppin' 'em now...)

    HH
    Nan
    I'm in Overland, by the way.


  10. #10

    May 2006
    Macomb County, Michigan
    48

    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    OOOORAHHHH! And welcome to the worlds greatest hobby. I've found for my kids (all three of them) that it is a great way to have some family time together. And they learn patience and persaverance while MDing. Finding coins and rings is always fun.

    Semper Fi,

    Rodog
    SCRUBBING the ground LOW and SLOW.

  11. #11

    Jul 2006
    8

    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    I was hoping to see more STL area people around the forums..... I have had good experiences with everyone on here so far. Hope to speak to others around here about the hobby!

    Any of the St. Louis and surrounding area hobbyist have a club they belong to?

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2006
    Troy Il.
    ACE 250 and Vibra probe
    63

    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    Hey Ros I live in the Pontoon Beach area in IL.
    ACE 250

  13. #13

    Jul 2006
    8

    Re: New to MD in St. louis

    Hey CatfishTerry.... Got your PM.... will be back in town this evening

 

 

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