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    I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    Ok our day out around 7:30 a.m. we headed out to a cw site that has given us promising finds in the past. But NOTHING like it gave us today. So we get there unpack all our gear and head out to the site. There is an old wagon trail that runs through the property and we never hot that area b4 so we said why not and hit it up, infortunally we were not finding anything but bottle caps,and odd pieces of iron. We didnt have very long as I had to be at work at 4 and others had things they had to do as well plus we were about and hour away from home. So we dodnt want to waste a whole lot of time.

    So after not finding anything but junk we headed back out to the original spot that we have hunted now 2x. Starting getting iffy signals deep last time we dug some frag shells out at 12+ inches but now didnt find anything but a few 22 bullets "them damn things are everywhere" and some old pistol shot. Then one of the guys gets a signal DEEP And for all you non beliveing Ace 250 believers out there this hole when we where done was DEEP I myself am 6' 5" and I could stand in the hole and you couldnt see me from my waste down. Everytime we dug we would use all of our detectors to how deep it was then and it would be another 6" so we would dig 6" and it would say another 8" never did find out what it was "broke 2 shovels in that hole" but it read between iron and $1.

    So thinking that we had wasted to much time on that hole we decided to mark the spot until next time and redig when we had better equipment. So I headed to a new area over the top of some hills and I had a hunch that something was there, and boy was I right. We coming over the hill you could see the depresions in the ground and teh earthworks they ran along side a swampy pond way back in the woods. So I called my buddies over there b4 I even started detecting. As soon as we hit this area IRON signals everywhere within 5 minutes of being there Dragon6banger dug a nice Horse Shoe at only about 5"inches and then right after dug what looks like the back of some sort of ball

    Well I hadnt found anything of course except for the usual "22 bullets" and then I got a good strong signal dug down and heard that sound of metal. And there she laid perfectly intact. (NOW INERT) I was so happy I started shaking,lol. I could not belive what I had just dug out the ground. The boys said I holered so loud that thought I got bit by a snake. A perfect 6 pounder. I was as excited as I have ever been in my entire life, I had to sit down and smoke a cig to calm my nerves. Well Then I told them I was done for the day and while wacthing Just1man dig a pretty spike out I swug around a little and damn if I didnt get a beutiful 3 ringer right behind the ball.

    We poked around for a little bit more and then decided that it was time to go. So we packed up and headed back. And stopped by my grandfathers house that has been cw relic hunting for years and he dufused the ball. He has been doing it so long and has so many I take it he knows what he is doing. He still has it now he said it would take a couple of days. We will be going back to that spot again probaly the middle of next week. So until then I appreciate everyone looking and keep digging and one day you will find that relic that makes your heart beat 100mph from excitement.

    Thanks and HH to all
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    Bravo! That's a HELLUVA FIND.
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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!!! SOMETHING WORTH FINDING!!!!!AWSOME CW DAY

    yeah we had a good day out there

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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    WTG! That is a cool find! Were ya'll near G-boro again?
    Mike

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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    that is so cool! congrats!

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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    Super nice find. Only problem is now you need to get it disarmed and that might be a bit difficult. Congradulations on your 12 pounder.

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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    I hope grandpa is careful with that one...nice relic! That's why I prefer the cannonballs from my area...nothing but solid iron...no Boom Boom!
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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    Congrats on the cannon ball! Be careful with it. HH, Mike

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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    Congrats on your outstanding find! That is one thing that I will probably never have the luxury of finding here in NH. I bet you were some excited to see that baby in the hole
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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    My hat's off to ya Excellent Recovery!!!

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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    yeah he has a nice 12 pounder and i get the back end of a parrot but in all it was my first so im happy now if i can just find the other half.. we could have done better if we had'nt been digging a ghost target. but we will be there next week and im gonna get me one.
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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    Looks like you were down a few feet finding that one. Congrats. on that and the other beautiful finds. Looks like you found a civil war camp

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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1
    I hope grandpa is careful with that one...nice relic! That's why I prefer the cannonballs from my area...nothing but solid iron...no Boom Boom!
    I agree I would have prefered one that did not go boom boom either a soild would have been nice but he has disarmed many b4 and he lives wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy out in the country.
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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    that cannon ball alone made a great day of detecting...
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    Re: I FINALLY DID IT!!!!CANNON BALL!!!! CANNON BALL!!!! AWSOME CW DAY

    Quote Originally Posted by brnn53
    WTG! That is a cool find! Were ya'll near G-boro again?
    Mike
    No we were near Blounts Creek in the Pamlico Bay got some permission for a promising hunt there 2 or 3 months ago, we had heard that there was a brass cannon buried there during the revy war.
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