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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2012
    Lafayette
    Garrett 350
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Better than cans and improving my pinpointing

    Here's what I found today in my pasture. The iron object was 4 -6 inches down between a couple of big tree roots. I'm guess that it's some kind of stake since the small end was straight down. It's 8 by 3 and weighs about 2 lbs. Any ideas. I got my blood pressure up because my first thought was "rusted lid on a jar of coins". The 3 bullets were within 10 feet of each other - I'm guessing they are modern since they're small. I put the dime in for size comparison. Any thoughts?

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  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2011
    West of the Mississippi
    Teknetics G2, Garrett ProPointer
    1,117
    305 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Soak the iron object in white vinegar for a week then see how much rust falls off. You may get a better idea of what it is. I collect modern bullets too and turn them in as scrap. They add up in weight really quick. Keep swinging the coil. Well done!!
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  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2012
    Lafayette
    Garrett 350
    33
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Bear View Post
    Soak the iron object in white vinegar for a week then see how much rust falls off. You may get a better idea of what it is. I collect modern bullets too and turn them in as scrap. They add up in weight really quick. Keep swinging the coil. Well done!!
    Thanks. I'll try that. I'm going to try to clean the bullets to see if they're brass or lead. They were a couple of inches down.

  4. #4
    us
    Newb to the MD thing

    Jun 2012
    Mid Atlantic
    Garrett infinium LS,
    8
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    The large iron object could be an old implement or disc axle.

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2012
    Lafayette
    Garrett 350
    33
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the idea.

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2011
    West of the Mississippi
    Teknetics G2, Garrett ProPointer
    1,117
    305 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by dustyspurs View Post
    Thanks. I'll try that. I'm going to try to clean the bullets to see if they're brass or lead. They were a couple of inches down.
    No brass bullets here. Most likely lead with a copper jacket. Here's a readers digest of bullet history: Writer's Guide to Guns: History of Ammunition

    PB
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  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2012
    Lafayette
    Garrett 350
    33
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Bear View Post
    No brass bullets here. Most likely lead with a copper jacket. Here's a readers digest of bullet history: Writer's Guide to Guns: History of Ammunition

    PB
    Thanks again Papa Bear. I'm guessing the white center (corrosion?) is lead? I'm trying the white vinegar on the rusted iron now.

  8. #8
    us
    beginner's luck

    Jun 2012
    A
    Bounty Hunter 1100 discovery
    21
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome finds man keep it up. Remember its a hobby not a race to get the most keeps, so you are doin awesome!!
    Last edited by Nanner; Jul 08, 2012 at 08:19 AM.

  9. #9
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    Grant Hansen

    May 2012
    New Jersey
    Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett Ace 350, Fisher CZ-21, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,474
    549 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Good tip, Papa Bear. I'm going to try it. I have a lot of rusty finds that I want to clean off. Two are definitely spikes, but upon digging them out you'd have no clue. The dirt around it was cement like. Now I'm down to the rust level.

  10. #10
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    Grant Hansen

    May 2012
    New Jersey
    Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett Ace 350, Fisher CZ-21, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,474
    549 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    dustyspurs, I notice you mentioned improving your pinpoint technique. I have an ACE 350 as well and often have a terrible time pinpointing. I've watched every video out there on all the techniques, and no matter what I do, the object is often just to the side of my plug, and I have to stick the shove in to widen the hole. Very frustrating. I think it has to do with the DD coil shape. I have amazing accuracy with my CZ-21... what have you been doing to improve? Very interested to hearing about it.

  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2012
    Lafayette
    Garrett 350
    33
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by granthansen View Post
    dustyspurs, I notice you mentioned improving your pinpoint technique. I have an ACE 350 as well and often have a terrible time pinpointing. I've watched every video out there on all the techniques, and no matter what I do, the object is often just to the side of my plug, and I have to stick the shove in to widen the hole. Very frustrating. I think it has to do with the DD coil shape. I have amazing accuracy with my CZ-21... what have you been doing to improve? Very interested to hearing about it.
    Grant, you described exactly what I experience with the ACE 350. I've been trying to pinpoint better by approaching the target from different sides and that seems to help me find a center point. I have not perfected it yet, but am getting better. I still end up with some pretty good size holes. It seems the bigger the object, the harder it is to pinpoint. I just bought a pinpointer, but haven't used it yet. Have you had trouble with the accuracy of the depth indicator? Usually my objects a shallower than indicated. Chuck

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2012
    Lafayette
    Garrett 350
    33
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Nanner View Post
    Awesome finds man keep it up. Remember its a hobby not a race to get the most keeps, so you are doin awesome!!
    You're 100% on that. It's the hunt that is the most fun. Anything other than trash is pretty exciting for me.

  13. #13
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    Grant Hansen

    May 2012
    New Jersey
    Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett Ace 350, Fisher CZ-21, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,474
    549 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Glad to hear I'm not alone. First, you will LOVE the pinpointer! It's a must-have for me. I won't go out without it, especially since, like you, my pinpointing is off with the Ace 350. Again, with my CZ-21, I'm always dead center, so I don't think it's so much user error, but more so learning our machine's little quirks.

    As for depth, it's generally pretty accurate. But sometimes it's off a bit, but for the most part it's pretty on target. Anything that rings up 2", before I dig, I take my pinpointer and rub it around the area. More than half the time I'll get a signal before I dig, so I can very accurately cut a small plug.

    I'm very appreciative of anyone who lets me dig on their property, so yeah, I'd like to keep the holes as small as possible!

    My next plan of attack is to bury my own objects and play around with the pinpointing. I'm going to bury a variety of objects at different depths, and at different angles. I know if I coin is askew in the ground, the pinpoint will be diverted a bit... I'll keep you posted.

  14. #14
    us
    Jun 2012
    Lafayette
    Garrett 350
    33
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Enjoyed visiting your website and followed the link to ATC -ordered a DVD. Tried my Pinpointer out yesterday and it's definitely an asset. I was searching an area with quite a few modern bullets. The Pinpointer helped me zero in on those much faster. As for pinpointing with my 350, sometimes I think I'm getting "soooo good" and then there are those "how'd I miss that" moments. As they say, "slow and steady stays the course" or something like that.

  15. #15
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    Grant Hansen

    May 2012
    New Jersey
    Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett Ace 350, Fisher CZ-21, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,474
    549 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for visiting my site! As you can see, the stories are as much about the adventure as they are about the finds (adventures are guaranteed, finds not so much!). You will grow to LOVE your pinpointer! So many times something is in my hand and I still can't see it or feel it, and the pinpointer comes to the rescue. Which one do you have? If you have a Garrett Pro Pointer, I can give you some tips on how to optimize your use.

 

 
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