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  1. #16

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    There are times when one has to hold the coil about 12" from the ground and balance your detector... And swing high and slow... Not low and slow... hahaha
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    Fun thread mz. My husband often chides me for how dang long I take in a certain areas,but I often find more of a variety of relics because I go slowly and don't cover much ground. You often miss a lot that way by going too fast. I also zigzag around like a bumblebee here there and everywhere and find pockets of stuff that Mr. Grid It Off In Your Head doesn't. So I guess the wisdom is to cover a yard or field throughly, that can't always be the case with time constraints.
    Last edited by CoilyGirl; Sep 01, 2017 at 07:45 PM.
    "What if it's not just another pull tab?" - Lance

  3. #18
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    "Keep your head down when crawling around and under tot lot equipment"

    I am a slow learner...now I have a bumpy marked up head.
    "I intend to live forever. So far, so good!".
    2017 Totals...Clad, silver pin, a silver bracelet, 13 silver coins including a freaking Barber quarter and a beautiful walking half, Plus 4 V nickels....still on the hunt for gold!

  4. #19
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    Do not forget me 24601

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger27 View Post
    "Keep your head down when crawling around and under tot lot equipment"

    I am a slow learner...now I have a bumpy marked up head.
    I deny ever having a bumpity marked up head.
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    OUCH!
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  5. #20
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    "Dig those pull tabs if'n you want gold!"

    10 years and thousands of tabs later, zilch.
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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    I'd say that if it didn't work, it wasn't "detecting wisdom". As for advice that sucked, always grid and overlap your swings at the beach would be one of them. If the targets are few and far between, I don't overlap, unless I'm looking for a specific lost item. I want to keep "virgin" sand under my detector at all times. I don't want to waste time going over the same dead sand more than once. Hit a pocket of good targets, sure, grid, overlap, run crop circles around the targets...whatever it takes to cover that area completely. Another bit of nonsense (at least up to now) is a machine that will do it all. No such animal, regardless of what the manufacturers or others might say. As for the OP's list, except for the "all" in front of #1 and #3, they've worked pretty good for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    "Dig those pull tabs if'n you want gold!"

    10 years and thousands of tabs later, zilch.
    For the next 10 years dig foil, I have found more gold there than in tabs.
    Plus, you will clean up the environment...or go crazy.
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    "I intend to live forever. So far, so good!".
    2017 Totals...Clad, silver pin, a silver bracelet, 13 silver coins including a freaking Barber quarter and a beautiful walking half, Plus 4 V nickels....still on the hunt for gold!

  8. #23
    de
    Apr 2016
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    "If you don't find something on the field in the first hours there's nothing to find"

    On the first day I walked over a field and found no more than three normal buttons. But I didn't gave up and tried to explore every part of the field and when I found something interesting I explored the surrounding of this spot. After a few days I found some finger rings, an old and a silver Reichsmark coin, some military stuff and a beautiful cane handle. On the last day I even found a medieval silver coin.

    Jacza
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