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    us
    Jan 2013
    Full Time In An RV
    Garrett GTI 1500
    555
    384 times
    Metal Detecting

    Has your metal detector paid for itself yet?

    Has it and if so, how long did it take? Was it one big find, or a number of small ones?

    Mine has and it took about six months. I had one find that paid about half and then several small ones that put me over the top.

    I am sure many new to this hobby will be curious.
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  2. #2
    stefen
    Hell!

    The cost in batteries alone doubled the overall expenditure...

  3. #3
    us
    THIS WE'LL DEFEND !

    Nov 2012
    southeast pa.
    bounty hunter qd 2, garret pro pointer !
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    HEY GRIZZ, nope not yet and i just added to the bill with a garret propointer ! , but i know its out there , or even in here , not sure yet H.H.
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    us
    Jan 2013
    fayette county wv
    Garrett AT PRO, 5X8 DD, white's coin master pro, 4X6 DD, garrett propointer
    2,962
    678 times
    Metal Detecting
    not yet lol still working on finding that buried gold

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2013
    Full Time In An RV
    Garrett GTI 1500
    555
    384 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by stefen View Post
    Hell! The cost in batteries alone doubled the overall expenditure...
    You should consider rechargeable batteries. They work for me. But, I agree with the thought.
    Ten years ago the USA had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now the USA has no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.

  6. #6
    us
    relic hunter

    Dec 2011
    Cape Cod
    tesoro stingray
    468
    92 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by GrizLeeBear View Post
    Has it and if so, how long did it take? Was it one big find, or a number of small ones?

    Mine has and it took about six months. I had one find that paid about half and then several small ones that put me over the top.

    I am sure many new to this hobby will be curious.
    Yes it has ,and I got it half price used. In 2005 started finding much more silver at low tides, and very very old rings than previous 3 which got worn out 10 years @, tesoro waterproof is very nice and I have voted for you many times in US and A.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	745660Have a good MDing day! HH BORIS
    Last edited by boris; Feb 21, 2013 at 06:53 PM.
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    us
    May 2008
    lakelinden mi
    MXTdeepscan 8by14dd, bulls eye 2, 5900diprosl Maxima1500, Master Hunter cx plus Treasure Hound, surf
    3,141
    391 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    bought a garret cx plus with the box loop
    45 minute later i was digging 28 inches down on a solid piece of copper 196 lbs
    sold for over 500.00 bucks it damn-er payed for the detector Right there...
    I hate to discriminate but some times you have too!

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    Feb 2013
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    "solid piece of copper 196 lbs"

    How many feet of telephone cable is that anyway lol

    Wow, a brick or what was it?
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    us
    Son of Eagles

    Mar 2010
    Minnesota
    Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab SE PRO, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Ace 250
    1,444
    493 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    My first year I bought a ACE 250, found a couple of rings and a 22K gold necklace which would more than pay for it if I wanted to sell it. Just can't part with it yet

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    Charter Member
    us
    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
    Ace 250 (2), Gold Bug 2, Tesoro Cortes, Garrett Sea Hunter, Whites TDI SL SE, Fisher Impulse 8, Minelab Monster 1000, Falcon MD20, Garrett pinpointer, Calvin Bunker digger. Homemade re-circulator
    7,516
    10287 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I have found that acre for acre, the most produtive ground is saltwater beaches (rings and things). Over 40+ years my detectors have paid for themselves. Some, a few times over. Is it a living? A firm no. TTC
    In your darkest hour
    When the Demons come
    Call on me, brother
    We'll fight them together

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    us
    Scot

    Feb 2013
    Knightsville
    Whites DFX,Bounty Hunter 505,101
    90
    45 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Heck yea -Radio shack 1975- out the box 2 musket balls. Since then Ive been addicted.... Own private land which turned out to be a pre revolution colonial town with road,carpet baggin paper company destroyed physical evidance. coins from the early 1700s, it has been nonstop this time of year. Infact today I hit a new area I found while hunting before Christmas. First dig was a British crown pin, an assortment of colonial buttons and more british military. One coin from 1722, only started to hit. No one has a clue this area exists - Studied the area for 20 yrs, history has forgotten this area. Its always the site, went from arrowheads to DFX and bounty hunter!! Great question
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    us
    Scot

    Feb 2013
    Knightsville
    Whites DFX,Bounty Hunter 505,101
    90
    45 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Semper Fi my man Thank you!!!

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    us
    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
    Ace 250 (2), Gold Bug 2, Tesoro Cortes, Garrett Sea Hunter, Whites TDI SL SE, Fisher Impulse 8, Minelab Monster 1000, Falcon MD20, Garrett pinpointer, Calvin Bunker digger. Homemade re-circulator
    7,516
    10287 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scotdixon View Post
    Semper Fi my man Thank you!!!
    Mr.Dixon, If that was directed at me, TNX back at ya. I am a Viet Vet. Two tours. God bless the guys, today, that are required to do two or more tours in a war zone. Condemn war but honor the warrior! Tnx agn. Terry
    In your darkest hour
    When the Demons come
    Call on me, brother
    We'll fight them together

  14. #14
    us
    Mar 2012
    Madison, IN
    Fisher 1266-x, Garrett Ace 350, Garrett AT Pro
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    163 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Probably took me about 10 years before my first detector paid for itself! I bought my Fisher in either '90 or '91 and for that first 10 yrs I never really got into metal detecting. The past 10 yrs or so I get out as much as I can, so it has probably paid for itself a couple times over and then some. Last year I went to my local metal detector shop and traded some of my finds for an Ace 350. Gonna get a Tesoro this year the same way, so all of my detectors will be paid for with finds.
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  15. #15
    us
    Wheres The Gold

    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
    Chug)Whites Classic 5 ID, (Red Whites Coin master Pro) Chug and Reds New Additions Give It Up>> Garrett's AT Pro Buttercup>> Garrett's Ace 250 Show Me the Money>> Garrets Ace 400
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    2648 times
    Metal Detecting
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    My detector Paid for its Self In One Find,

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    Chug

    Red is Still Working On Hers And Her day Is Comming Soon!!! It a Matter Of Moving your Coil Over the Right Spot And Digging It Up!!!
    lookindown and ctitech0019 like this.
    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

    Metal detecting is Like A Marathon, Your Running fast then start Slowing A Bit The You Find Something Interesting And You Pick Up the Pace!!! The Only Difference is If You Are Addicted to this Hobby there Is NO FINISH LINE HH Chug And Red

 

 
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