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  1. #1
    Jan 2020
    Spokane, WA
    Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
    45 times
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    Twelve hours with this hobby and found my oldest coin today.

    It was a 1943 Canadian penny found in Eastern Washington, not worth much, but now I have a date to try and beat. I only found pennies today, so I'm wondering if I had the settings off. I feel like I'm not getting deep enough with my BH Tracker IV. Supposedly, a former Nazi once lived in this home and I'm told by the current owner that they tried to build a fence and hit bedrock about 8-10 inches underground. If that's true, I need a better machine to reach that depth. I can't wait to get my tax return and upgrade so I can find the deeper coins. HH from WA.
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  2. #2
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    Some where out there
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus / ORX
    8523 times
    Congrats on the CP. Good luck!

    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
    – Albert Einstein

  3. #3
    Charter Member

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
    Fisher F75
    8468 times
    Metal Detecting
    Welcome from a former Spokane resident. Don't judge your machine's ability on twelve hours, in one yard. Make sure you're swinging that coil correctly. Nice and flat to the ground, almost making contact. Fairly slow swing speed. Good luck, and have fun!

    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

  4. #4
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    Gare or Gary

    Dec 2012
    Canton Ohio Area
    1323 times
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    BABALONGOGGLES : Nice find by anyone's standards . If your close to Goldendale you should look up a poor old Tom on here . He is a experienced Detectorists. Let me ALSO WELCOME you to a VERY FINE and HELPFUL forum .
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    Only TWO things in the world that spook my horses THINGS THAT MOVE and THINGS THAT DON'T MOVE !!!

  5. #5
    Mar 2015
    Whites Coin Master, Whites Gold Master GMT, Whites MXSport High banker/dredge, DIY hand trommel, DIY Miller table, DIY fluidbed gold trap sluice, Keene A-52 A-52s 2186 Wheaties
    2014 times
    prospecting, metal detecting
    Welcome to TreasureNet BABALONGOGGLES.

    Kray gelder is right. keep that coil on the ground if possible and be sure to have a coil cover. Pay no attention to those "experts" you see on TV who swing six inches over the ground.
    Not all treasure is 8-10 inches deep.

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Jun 2016
    560 times
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    Welcome to Tnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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    Cat-like reflexes with a sloth-like brain

  7. #7
    Charter Member

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    36851 times
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    Congrats your going to be surprised at all the cool coins and relics your gonna find keep em coming and great start Tommy

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  8. #8

    Feb 2016
    macro racer 2, whites mx5, trx pinpointer
    1033 times
    Metal Detecting
    Congratulations, you've got a start. As others have said swing close and slow but don't over do the slow, and also overlap your swings by at least 1/3 coil length/diameter. I also might add turn your sensitivity up to where it gets a little crackly, than back off just to where it sounds smooth on the threshold. Welcome to T net.

  9. #9
    May 2010
    North Idaho
    CTX 3030, XP Deus, ETrac w/ sunray X1, SDC 2300, XTerra 705, ProPointer
    93 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Around here and especially in yards most of what you are going to find is within four, maybe six inches. Don't be thinking you are missing everything because of depth. I have all the best machines and, yes, they are much better at finding the goodies but most are still shallow. Guess what I'm saying is that odds are you aren't missing much because of depth, more that you just need experience with the machine you have.
    Of course it is much more fun with better equipment and I always recommend upgrading when you can so you can enjoy the hobby that much more.

  10. #10
    Connie the Coonie

    Dec 2019
    430 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats! I started with a BH Discovery 1000....I was pretty sad when the speakers went out and I was going to be forced to use headphones. Hubby got me a Simplex now, but I found some good stuff with the BH. A WWI military button was about 6-7 inches deep. Don’t underestimate that bad boy!

  11. #11
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pro Find 35 Pointer Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
    1756 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
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    Your detector will go about as deep as the size of your coil for coin sized objects. I bought a BH 3300 last year and it had a 7" coil and went about 7" deep. Deeper for larger objects. Yours may have an 8" coil, so if the soil is only 8"deep or so you probably won't gain much by moving to a different detector w a larger coil. Enjoy what you have now and learn the intricacies of the BH TK 4. Those Bounty Hunters really pack a lot of punch for their modest costs.

    BTW Gave the 3300 to a sister and her and her husband got hooked on MDing and they bought a second detector for him (AT Pro) for dirt detecting.
    Happy Hunting
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  12. #12
    "Call me ArfieBoy"

    Aug 2011
    N.E. Oregon
    Compass X-70, II, Compass X-80, Compass X-90, Compass X-100
    264 times
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    Congratulations on the find, especially being so new to the hobby! The more you use your detector the better you will understand it and make better and older finds. Thanks for sharing! Welcome to the forum from northeastern Oregon.



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