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Old 03-05-2012, 06:42 AM   #29
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I think any hobby that gets people outside and moving around is a good hobby! Better to wear out than rust out.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:12 PM   #30
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spent a bit of time with one in my hands back in the 60's. but it was an army model,,,and the stuff we found we dug up with c-4
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:54 PM   #31
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I bought a bounty hunter quite a few years ago.. dug a ton of trash, but found enough to pay for itself. my best find was an 1861 seated liberty quarter san francisco mint. I haven't been in a while, but hope to get out this year. I still have the bounty hunter, but I am looking into picking up a whites next.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:10 PM   #32
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #33
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i am not into this hobby but i have seen many persons out on various beaches...but i must admit, eddie, i am very intrigued by your story of hidden silver on your daughter's land. can you keep us posted???
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:52 AM   #34
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I have a Garrett Ace 350 and AT-Pro that I'll be taking with me when we camp. I have read on MD web sites that many state parks don't allow metal detecting. I'll always ask at check-in if detecting is allowed.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #35
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Tom the water should still be fair game, I also have an AT-Pro
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #36
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I started some 40 years ago. Back when some one with a good machine could find several dollars of silver coins in a day not counting rings in gold and silver.I wish I had kept up with the value of what I have found. I still have three two are old but still work good One I bought last year. Still use them but not often.Getting older .Hunting now is not as good as when I started.Still enjoy getting out every now and then.Great hobby good exercise and can be rewarding. Reading everyones post brings back fond memories. thanks guys. kenneth Smith
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:51 AM   #37
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What kind of sites do you find most productive? What are Canada's metal detecting laws?
I have a White's DFX, and am lucky if I hit $2 for several hours' work (fun). My most productive sites have been campgrounds, but a lot of pennies. One single site recently I found 90 pennies, one quarter and a dime. They must have broken the piggy bank!
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #38
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In Canada public schools, city parks, beaches, are open to you.

It does vary somewhat from area to area.

Most times I go out I pick up 10.00 - 20.00 dollars, I've hunted in Washington State and spent a day for two or three dollars.
In the course of a year I average 1500.00 in change, plenty of silver, and 6-12 gold rings.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:59 PM   #39
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I have carried one while camping for many many years. I recently bought a Whites DFX, now my trusty Tesoro Silver Sabre UMax is for sale cheap for someone wanting to get started.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #40
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My favorite place to metal detect is in city parks that are close to me. I find mostly modern coins with a few old coins now and then. I'm not a real serious detector and prefer the easy digging shallow targets. School playgrounds are a good spot too. If I were more serious about the hobby I'd try to get permission to hunt in the yards of old homes. When we get to Florida in the winter, I take my detector to the beach. Lots of people detect the Florida beaches so you have to be pretty lucky to find much. Digging in the sand is pretty easy. If you don't have one already you should consider getting a pin pointer. I have a Garrett Pro Pointer and love it. Before that I had a cheap one from Harbor Freight that actually worked pretty well.

Good luck hunting,

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Old 09-23-2012, 02:55 AM   #42
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I have a White's MXT and a Fisher 1280x Aquanaut for when I actually go out to hunt. I keep a Garrett 250 in each vehicle for those times when one is needed (it is amazing how often they have come in handy....I suspect I will keep one in the egg too if I ever get one. I am really hoping at least one of my kids picks up the hobby...then I can spend more time detecting!
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