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  1. #16
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    Jan 2017
    Western ny
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    I Would just making detecting my full time gig

  2. #17

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    I would keep detecting, but be able to travel to all sorts I=of exotic places, where the finds would be potentially finer, the weather is warm, beaches are long and women are babes.
    I would still go to yard sales, flea markets, estate sales, etc, but be pickier.
    I would own every detector known, and have a professional grade, very challenging test garden.
    I might even experiment gold prospecting, maybe.
    I would be so happy!
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  3. #18

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    Buy lots of silver and gold...........then claim you found it treasure hunting! LOL
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  4. #19
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    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600 Tesoro Tejon Tesoro Conquistador Bounty hunter Tracker iv
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    Nope, stop working and start detecting MOAR!!!
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  5. #20
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    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
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    I would retire. Wait,, I already am retired. I would go metal detecting whenever I felt like it, wait ,, I already do that.
    A wall, that's it,, I'll build a wall. Hire some illegal immigrants and build a wall.
    Let me run out and play the lottery.
    Last edited by against the wind; Mar 25, 2018 at 09:00 AM.
    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

  6. #21
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    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 720i Stealth Scoop
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    Ah, dreaming on a Saturday afternoon.
    I’d pay off my two daughter’s college loans. Donate to Jude’s Hospital. Make sure everyone that’s important to me is set.
    Buy two killer homes. One in Alaska near the water with cedar logs. Second one in a tropical area that doesn’t suffer with hurricanes. Adopt an Alaskan Husky puppy or two.
    Spend our days detecting and enjoying life with no financial worries.
    Oh and some income property.
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  7. #22
    us
    Dec 2007
    CT
    Whites MXT, DetectorPro HH Underwater
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    I would bow hunt all over the country, if not the world. Off season I would detect the same ( but different). And buy a couple hundred acres in a very rural area out west.
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  8. #23

    Dec 2012
    MXT-PRO Sandshark
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    I would be on a beach daily, along with an actual beer assistant and another sunscreen applier ( most likely soft handed wenches)
    Just for fun I would bury graded plastic covered morgans for you guys to find
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    EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE ALRIGHT, EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE OK
    IT'S GONNA BE A GOOD GOOD LIFE, THAT'S WHAT MY THERAPISTS SAY

  9. #24
    us
    Scotland, Aye !!

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    I'd hunt for deeper water targets.
    Don......

  10. #25
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    alabama

    Nov 2015
    north Alabama
    Garrett Frontiersman, Tesoro Ciboli , Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pin Pointer 2
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    No no no, If you quit metal detecting, you will waste away. An end to blue skies, green grass and fresh air.
    You can spend money in your off time. Keep moving with adventure. Money is not everything.
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    Proverbs 3:5-6 (Trust in the Lord)

    5*Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    And do not lean on your own understanding.
    6*In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He will make your paths straight.

  11. #26
    us
    Mar 2015
    New Bedford, MA
    White's Coinmaster Pro, Tesoro Mojave, Garrett AT Pro, 5x8 DD, 15" NEL Attack, Garrett Pro-pointer, Pro Series 5x9 sand scoop, 30" Royal Compact sluice, 36" Bazooka Gold Trap, Gold Cube.
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    Not only would I not give up metal detecting, I would also become SCUBA certified so I can detect the ocean AND I would have several claims out west for gold prospecting AND a gem claim. I'd eat well and treasure hunt until I can no longer dig.
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  12. #27
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    Apr 2004
    Southern Appalachia
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    If I won the lottery all I would do is detect...
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  13. #28
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    Executive Director of Nothing

    May 2014
    Not in the can
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    No, I would just fly off to better locations.
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  14. #29
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    Oct 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot View Post
    If I won the lottery all I would do is detect...
    Yupp
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  15. #30
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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    I already detect all I can do with these old bones, so, that wouldn't change any. The locations probably would though. Nothing like hitting some virgin sites around the world. I'd probably fund a treasure hunting expedition if I saw a promising site.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

 

 
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