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  1. #1
    gb
    Jul 2017
    Hartlepool
    Makro Racer 2
    1
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    8 hour detecting day with my Racer 2

    Hi all

    I bought my Racer 2 about 2 weeks ago now to upgrade my beginner's Whites Treasure Master detector.
    I would say I am a relative newbie at the hobby as I have only been doing it for 9 months but feel I outgrew the Whites in this time and wanted something much better and after looking around I settled on the Racer 2 and I am glad that I did
    The Racer 2 is definately a coin magnet and I am now re-detecting the areas that I had previously detected with the Whites and am finding many new signals that were just not there before.

    Anyway, I went out the other day on a large pasture field that I have alrerady covered with the whites for what I planned a few hours but ended up a total of 8 hours and apart from getting wet twice with what the weather forecasters call some summer showers (i.e heavy rain) I really enjoyed the day.

    I only detected part of the field as I was trying to be methodical and detect it in strips so I did not miss anything and apart from the usual junk I did find some interesting stuff.

    Finds 1 photo.
    1. A 2.5 inch corroded iron disc with a central hole. It is about 1 cm thick and have not the foggiest what it was...I would like to think it is something ancient
    2. A rather nice zippo lighter, the lid was found separately a few feet away. It is engraved, one side says Stephen and the other Sebastian.
    3. A small oval 1.75 inch at first thought 'lid' but I'm not so sure. There are no markings.
    4. Looks like a lead rivet type of thing..definitely look like it has been hammered into something.
    5. This looks like part of a large spoon, not sure what it's made of, its very rustic.
    6. Probably the most interesting thing in the photo, a lead dog about 2.5 inches across.
    7. A chain link made from 3 links, each link near 3 inches across. I just thought it was an interesting shape, reminds me of a Rubic puzzle

    Coins were plentiful, about 4 in modern coinage and 4 old coins.
    Two George VI ship half pennies, 1944 and 1952, a 1956 one shilling and the find of the day, a rather nice 1852 Vicky Bun Head Shilling though a bit worn still a nice find.

    In conclusion, the Racer 2 is finding items that the Whites has missed but that was expected and I still have the rest of the field to re-explore
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  2. #2

    Jun 2017
    CT
    Nokta Impact
    65
    18 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    All I can say is GREAT JOB!!! My impact has destroyed the areas I searched with my ATP and ETRAC. These machines HUNT!
    Nokta IMPACT,Garret GTAX-550, Garret Pro Pointer, Garret digger, Predator Tools Piranha shovel and 100% DEET!!

  3. #3
    us
    TerrysKnifeStore.com

    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Minelab GPZ 7000; Equinox 600 -- Teknetics EuroTek PRO -- Grave Digger Tools Nemesis shovel, Sidekick hand digger -- Bunk's Hermit Pick
    17,011
    23398 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Congrats on the new machine and great finds!

  4. #4
    ca
    Oct 2016
    Canadian Eh
    Current:T2, Compadre, Vaquero, and 300i. Past:Whites 4000 D Series 3, Radio Shack 3001 Micronta
    702
    310 times
    Metal Detecting
    very nice!

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    I don't do this because I like it. I do this because I love it!

    Apr 2017
    NEW ENGLAND
    Garrett AT Pro, Minelab Equinox 600, Garrett Pro Pointer AT Z-Lynk, Lesche digging tools, Pack Mule finds bag by Freeloader.
    1,157
    1559 times
    Metal Detecting
    Sweet!

  6. #6
    us
    Vern

    Jan 2017
    Leesburg Ga
    Tesoro DeLeon; Red Racer Garrett carrot, Makro PP Lesche shovel and knife Killer B's head phones
    621
    476 times
    Metal Detecting
    Congratulations !! Super nice finds.

  7. #7
    Charter Member

    Jul 2012
    Tn
    2- Xp Deus, Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab Etrac, Nokta Anfibio Multi, Tarsacci MDT-8000
    771
    826 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice finds
    Thanks for sharing.

    Racer 2 is sneaky around iron and nails. Especially with smallest coil attached.
    Wild Will likes this.

  8. #8
    us
    May 2012
    Redding, Connecticut
    Makro Racer 2
    15
    8 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Agree. I found a Connecticut Colonial Copper next to an over-hunted cellar hole's front door sill. It was surrounded by Iron nails but still rang in like a bell.

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2015
    Upstate NY
    Makro Racer 2 and Makro Kruzer Garrett Carrot pro-pointer AT
    510
    750 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I love my Racer 2. It has found more silver then my AT Pro ever has. Back in January I had one goal for the years metal detecting and that was to find at least 1 silver coin each month. I have since crushed that goal. As of last weekend I have found a total of 73 silver coins this year. April and July were very good to me. Sometimes when I think I have pounded a site to death, I'll notch out all but 28-33 and 79 and above and still find the deep silver. Sure I'll miss other stuff, but i'm shooting for silver most of the time. It's just an awesome machine.

 

 

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