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  1. #1

    Mar 2005
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Garrett Ace 300
    90
    2 times

    Bullets & Coins

    Well, I thought I found a productive site. It was the entrance to a hiking trail that's been around for years and years and years. An old railroad use to go through then they tore up the tracks and made it a trail. I thought perfect. So, husband & I got out there and all we found was bullets. Must have been a shooting range at one time. We also found 2 pennies and 1 dime (in the parking lot, husband says that doesn't count ) So nothing really except for 12 cents!
    What am I doing wrong?

    I have been detecting for over a year and have only found less than 6.00 all clad and a couple of whatsits and 1 ring. Could it be my detector - I use a Garett 300 and my husband uses a bounty hunter. Hm..... Or perhaps everything in my town has been hunted to death. Any advice?

    Tara

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    Re: Bullets & Coins

    Tara...
    Let me be the first to congratulate you on your bullet finds! I know how you feel! I really don't think it's the machines but rather the location..... Went and got myself a brand new handy dandy MXT last week and guess what the first thing I found was? Yep.....a bullet! We just got to get out and go to different places..... don't give up......

  3. #3
    us
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
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    Re: Bullets & Coins

    Tara, sometimes you have to get off the beaten path, so to speak. Have you ever done any research in your area? I see you have Bittersweet Ski Resort-which during the off season may hold some good finds as gloves, cold hands, and rings don't mix-especially under ski lifts.http://www.skibittersweet.com/cf/start/index_05d.cfm

    Here's a link to your area. Go down near the bottom and click on area/sports and a # of things show up, along with event calendars.

  4. #4

    Mar 2005
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Garrett Ace 300
    90
    2 times

    Re: Bullets & Coins

    Thanks so much for the advice guys. It probably is the location not the machines. I try to do research but it just doesn't seem like it's helping - too many detectorists in my area maybe - always one step ahead. ?I'm not going to let it get me
    down though!!!! I'm going to start doing better research and one of these days you'll see me posting my jackpot find

    Which link did you post Stoney56 that is a good one? I only see the Ski one.

    Oh - and it was pretty cool finding the bullets, that was our first time finding those.

    Tara

  5. #5
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    MUD(S.W.A.T)

    Apr 2005
    Location: Undisclosed
    I use, Whites MXT and Garrett AT Pro.
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    Re: Bullets & Coins

    If a lot of people detect in your area then try asking for permission on private old houses or churches. I think a lot of us don't like to ask so it pays off in the end if you do. Look for your city or town construction plains get up real early and go to torn up sidewalks, streets and property before everyone else.

    HH!!
    TAG: MUD(S.W.A.T)
    GEAR: Whites MXT and Garrett AT Pro.
    LOCATION: Undisclosed
    EXPERIENCE: About 9 Years
    E-MAIL: mudswat1979@yahoo.com
    "Where you find Silver, you should find Gold."

  6. #6

    Mar 2005
    phila.pa
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    Re: Bullets & Coins

    TARA EVERY ONE GAVE SOME GOOD ADVICE SO ALL I CAN SAY IS YOU HANG IN THERE.
    BUD

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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    20,044
    183 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Bullets & Coins

    dont ever give up. the finds will come with more experience. keep on digging !!!
    ALLEN

  8. #8

    Mar 2005
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Garrett Ace 300
    90
    2 times

    Re: Bullets & Coins

    Thanks again for all the great advice!
    I'm always excited to get back out there and see what I can find.
    This weekend hopefully I can do some good research and find a great spot for next week!

  9. #9
    us
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
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    Re: Bullets & Coins

    Tara, I'm sorry I couldn't find that link again if my life depended on it but here is something similar.
    http://www.discoverkalamazoo.com/recreation_parks.htm

    Also something that might make for interesting reading and research.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikalama/

 

 

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