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View Poll Results: How long have you been metal detecting?

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  • More than twenty years

    149 25.30%
  • More than ten years

    76 12.90%
  • More than five years

    56 9.51%
  • Less than five years

    41 6.96%
  • Less than three years

    42 7.13%
  • Less than two years

    53 9.00%
  • Less than one year

    162 27.50%
  • I have never detected

    10 1.70%
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  1. #81
    Ty
    Ty is offline
    us
    Oct 2004
    Alabama
    White's MXT Pro, White's IDX, Custom Water Detector, White's Coinmaster, Vaquero
    38
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: How long detecting?

    43 years, or March 1966 and still enjoy every minute of it.

    Ty
    Life is like a prism, depends on how you look through the glass. J Kellerman

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  3. #82
    us
    LETS GO HUNTING

    Nov 2008
    Denver , Colorado
    White's DFX , Ace 150 , Prizm 2
    1,651

    Re: How long detecting?

    15 years
    THIS HOBBY ROCKS , LETS GO ....

  4. #83
    us
    Jan 2010
    E. Central CO.
    Bounty Hunter,Tesoro LOBO,Garrett Gold Stinger.
    300

    Re: How long detecting?

    I have been detecting for about 12 years pretty steady, but I started back in 1974 with a Radio Shack detector in colo. Got married and had kids, it seamed that their was just something else going on then.
    After a while the family got together and got me a Bounty Hunter Pioneer, You know it has been a great machine!
    Now I want a new Gold detector to get to the desert in the winter time!
    Life is a Puzzle, the more pieces you can stick together the better! Glue and big hammers help.

  5. #84
    us
    Professional Monkeywrangler

    Feb 2010
    60
    1 times

    Re: How long detecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashton9
    Seems like alot of new people posting in this forum.
    Yep, and I'm one of 'em.
    Tesoro DeLeon

  6. #85
    us
    Nov 2005
    Ohio
    2,749
    16 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: How long detecting?

    I've been metal detecting since 1983 for 27 years. I bought a metal detector to hunt for nails, guns, horseshoes, bullets and anything else people put in or on trees. My neighbor and I ran a circa 1910 saw mill. Let me tell you when you hit one of the mentions items above, they really tear up a saw blade. I'm talking a blade with replaceable teeth. Each Saw blade tooth cost at that time $23 and if for example you hit a nail, it would usually mess up 10 to 12 teeth.

    After those younger and dumber days, I started detecting old picnic area's that farmers would tell be about at the local coffee shop. I still hunt those same sites today. Boy what the old timers taught and told me has been invaluable all these years.

    My partner and I still get out a least once a week, maybe more in cooler weather, like everyday. LOL I like to relic hunt the best. Hunting for a old one room school house or church that no longer stands and finding the treasure left behind, gives me the greatest thrill.

    Lately I have been fortunate enough to be able to hunt some Civil War Winter camps in Virginia. Now you talk about a thrill, to hold an item that a soldier lost some 140 years ago, it doesn't get any better than that.

    Thanks for the question. HH, Ringfinder
    Minelab GPX 4500, Nautilus IIB, ACE 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Depth Pro, Fisher 1235, Fisher F-75, Minelab Explorer II, X-terra 70

  7. #86
    us
    Strip Mining Northern California, One Silver Coin at a time...

    Nov 2006
    Santa Rosa, California
    Fisher CZ6, CZ5, Coinstrike, CZ20, Fisher 1280X Tesoro Conquistador, Whites Surfmaster P.I. Fisher1280X, Whites Prizim I with Bigfoot coil, Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,021
    76 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: How long detecting?

    Purchased a Relco Pacesetter metal detector while stationed in Germany in 1977. Machine was a piece of junk. I kick myself thinking on all the great stuff I missed because of that lousy machine. Imagine living in barracks built for the German Army before WWI and all the goodies that must have been in the ground. I didn't go detecting again until 1985 when I rented a Whites Coinmaster for the weekend. I watched my wife metal detect a 1885 Morgan silver dollar while I dug it up. I was hooked, she was not!
    Hunting San Francisco Bay Area since 1985

  8. #87
    us
    Nov 2005
    Ohio
    2,749
    16 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: How long detecting?

    I know how you feel, I was stationed at Kelly Barracks near Stuttgart,Germany in the late '60's. That post was a German Panzer post. Rumor was that there were German tanks buried underground in the tunnels that were under the post. I would love to have detected that place. It actually is still in use today, but some of the post isn't the way it was when I was stationed there.

    I thought you might have been in Germany when I saw you picture of the Army cloth badge.

    HH,Ringfinder

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonoma County Mike
    Purchased a Relco Pacesetter metal detector while stationed in Germany in 1977. Machine was a piece of junk. I kick myself thinking on all the great stuff I missed because of that lousy machine. Imagine living in barracks built for the German Army before WWI and all the goodies that must have been in the ground. I didn't go detecting again until 1985 when I rented a Whites Coinmaster for the weekend. I watched my wife metal detect a 1885 Morgan silver dollar while I dug it up. I was hooked, she was not!
    Minelab GPX 4500, Nautilus IIB, ACE 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Depth Pro, Fisher 1235, Fisher F-75, Minelab Explorer II, X-terra 70

  9. #88
    us
    Mar 2010
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Radio Shack Discover
    94

    Re: How long detecting?

    I've been doing this for about four years now. I'm having fun doing it.

  10. #89
    us
    Nov 2005
    Ohio
    2,749
    16 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: How long detecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ty
    43 years, or March 1966 and still enjoy every minute of it.

    Ty
    Hey Ty, is that a Model "T" in your picture. If so, you should see my neighbors barn, he has 10 T's and is working on another one. He also rebuilds the motor's for Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich. Every year they send him the motors for rebuild and he sends them back before the next season starts for the new year.

    About once a year the club he belongs to has a drive. Usually around 100 Model T's make the drive.

    HH, Ringfinder
    Minelab GPX 4500, Nautilus IIB, ACE 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Depth Pro, Fisher 1235, Fisher F-75, Minelab Explorer II, X-terra 70

  11. #90
    Ty
    Ty is offline
    us
    Oct 2004
    Alabama
    White's MXT Pro, White's IDX, Custom Water Detector, White's Coinmaster, Vaquero
    38
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: How long detecting?

    I'm not sure that the car is a "T", I think not. If I recall, it was
    on this website some place. It was probably from the collection
    that was displayed at the Imperial Palace Casino in both Vegas
    and in Biloxi, MS. I have not visited either casino in several years
    so I don't know if those are on display.

    I would love to see the collection you mention. A "T" roadster
    would make an ideal treasure wagon.

    HH,
    Ty
    Life is like a prism, depends on how you look through the glass. J Kellerman

  12. #91
    us
    Sep 2010
    southeast PA
    CTX3030
    711
    61 times

    Re: How long detecting?

    got my detector 17 yrs. ago.....took a break for a while (busy working, got married) then got back into it and upgraded my machine
    down and dirty

  13. #92
    us
    dig deep...dig everything

    Mar 2007
    San Diego, Mexifornia
    Minelab Sovereign Gt, Minelab SD2200v2, Minelab ExlporerSE Pro 2
    228
    1 times

    Re: How long detecting?

    Not long enough
    Remember: "Without Truck Drivers America Stops "
    "When all else fails Ham Radio"
    "Why do we have to Press '1' to Speak English in The United States of America"
    "I need more Coffee & Old Bushmills"
    U.S. Marines don't suffer from insanity we enjoy every minute of it !
    "Semper

 

 
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