Do you detect in the rain?
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View Poll Results: What is the maximum amount of rain you would hunt in?

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  • Sprinkles

    49 32.03%
  • Light Drizzle

    61 39.87%
  • Steady Rain

    27 17.65%
  • Heavy Rain

    8 5.23%
  • Thunder & Lighting!

    8 5.23%
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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2004
    Indy
    Cz3d
    3,836
    15 times

    Do you detect in the rain?

    Hello all,,,
    It looks like if I'm going to do any detecting this week it will be in the rain.
    The forcast isn't look'n too good around Indy. Local Forcast:http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ifps/MapClic...te=IN&site=IND
    I've have my machine taped up, my rain poncho in my pouch, and my need-pads wait'n and ready.
    I have hunted in a light drizzle before, but because my machine is not water proof, and I tape it up with plastic, I don't want to push my luck, so my maximum amount of rain vote was, "#2 - Light Drizzle." I was just curious to know how many of you hunt in the rain?

  2. #2
    us
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
    6,889
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    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    I also vote light drizzle. But I also hunt right after heavy lightning- making sure storm is over with. The ground seems to become ionized from the lightning and makes deeper finds earier to detect along with the wet soil, or a combination of the two.

  3. #3
    1320

    Dec 2004
    East Central Kentucky
    3,299
    1982 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    Sure do! Last three days as a matter of fact. I have some light weight rain gear, gloves and hat and a heavy duty sandwich bag over the controls and go at it. I don't hunt in the rain often, only when I just can't stand to be inside any longer. I generally save my old barns for raining days.....you'd be surprised at what you will find in them.

    I always take spare gloves, hat and bags.

  4. #4
    us
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
    6,889
    43 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    One tip to keep in mind, after you come home take the cover off your detector and wipe it down, otherwise condensation will take over where the cover once protected it.

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2004
    Indy
    Cz3d
    3,836
    15 times

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    Hey, Hey, I see most of us that voted so-far will hunt in a drizzle...
    Sometimes, I wish I would have gotten a water proof machine just for the rainy days, and the water hunts.
    Definitely something I'll have to look into...

    Snuck, <( is that a word ), out today between the rain drops they quit just before we got to the site.
    Had a little luck with a small silver ring. Posted it in todays finds: http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,10522.0.html

    Good tip about the coil Stoney,,, My coil is already cracked, I'm thinking it's from the cold weather hunts I went on this last winter.
    Glad to see I'm not the one that would go out into the rain to hunt
    Good Luck & Happy Hunting~

  6. #6
    us
    Dave the - 219erman -

    Apr 2005
    CHICAGO
    E-Trac w/Pro Coil,and 6x8" S.E.F,The Relic & Gold hunters DREAM...a Troy X-3 w/3 coils
    1,062
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    After a nice storm.......when it starts to clear up.........and maybe in the sprinkle or drizizle that follows.........Get the deeeeeper ones that way.....
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  7. #7

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    6,871
    51 times

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    sometimes even in the heavy rain! depends on how bad ive got the itch!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  8. #8
    WHITE'S SPECTRUM XLT, SURF-MASTER PI PRO

    Mar 2005
    NEW HAMPSHIRE
    1,334
    18 times

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    I WILL BE SOON
    A LOST COIN SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN

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

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
    6,889
    43 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    Mcnickle, looks like you got a rekindle-fought many a grassfire that way.LOL

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
    A stick with a box at one end and a round thing on the other.
    5,545
    560 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    All of the above dude!

  11. #11

    Oct 2004
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    52

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    All of the above and then some!!! My CZ-20 is water-proof and so am I. Went rain detecting this am as a matter of fact. I found all the rain that was their to be found too, I might add .

    Wallycoz
    No Hill Too Steep - No Hole Too Deep

  12. #12

    Feb 2004
    468
    12 times

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    Heck yes. If it is raining I don't have a bunch of curiosity seekers,standing over my shoulder. It is easy to dig and not damage the soil.

    Ericwt
    I am looking for Pandora&#39;s Box. I have got to see what is inside.

    Proud to be Rogue.

    Expedition Central America: T minus 2 months and counting!

    This time with Satellite Internet connection!

  13. #13

    May 2005
    Texas
    Stingray II, AT Pro and Surfmaster II.
    95
    2 times

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    I mostly hunt in the water anyhow. When the rain clouds come I head for my favorite swimming area. If the lightning gets bad I will hunt in neck deep water hoping to make myself a smaller target. I have found it takes a good storm to clear the beach sometimes.

  14. #14

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    6,871
    51 times

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    you may not want to do that anymore charles........since water is such a good conductor for electricity, if it were to strike the water you are in, your a goner,whether it hits you or not.
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  15. #15

    May 2005
    Texas
    Stingray II, AT Pro and Surfmaster II.
    95
    2 times

    Re: Do you detect in the rain?

    Dang, That would hurt like crazy. I wonder how far the current would go from the strike area. Would be me and a lot of fish floating in the water.

 

 
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