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I'm pleased you like your Ultimate coil, It's one of my favourite coils of all time.  I wish I was able to achieve a 50 to 1 ratio, maybe I need to not be so lazy with the pull tab digging.  You've got me motivated to go back to my "spot" to dig them all up. ?

Your hunt without the ring more resembles a normal hunt for me except replace the ring pulls with bottle caps ?

 

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Congrats on the ring, Jeff!  I know Denver parks get hit pretty hard so I'm surprised you're finding so many ring&beavertail pull tabs from the 1965-75 era.  Is that because nearly everyone is using strong discrimination?

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That's a great question GB_Amateur. You are probably right. I don't think it's because folks here are still drinking 40+ year old beer. I have a lot of friends that are older than me or have less time to detect and they do their best to avoid beer and soda tabs as if they are something bad to dig. Unfortunately, there aren't any detectors that I know of that can accurately and consistently tell you whether you have a pull tab or gold jewelry under your coil. It takes a lot of practice to get a good feel for if and how any detector reacts differently to pull tabs and the occasional gold jewelry. If one tries to avoid them they lose that learning experience and finding gold becomes more by luck than anything else.  Or a person can do what one of my good friends does which is only detect areas that he would have picked for a place to make out with his girlfriend or wife!!! It works great for him as far as nice gold jewelry...... 

 

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Nice score on that ring.. I live in the bay area and still find tons of old style pull tabs..left by lazy detectorists who are disking them out... If someone thinks that they are that smart that it's for sure a pull tab they are only fooling themselves... Yes i'll pass on some targets when time is a factor but you gotta dig those tabs and old zinc pennies if you want the gold :biggrin:

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Really nice write up and pictures.

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On my Tejon with the concentric coil thin, medium rings and gold earings come in between the lines on nickels while a large platinum ring comes in on the high side of that. With the larger 10x12 coil they come in on a wider range but think the larger coil might be dropping the frequency a bit. Beaver tails hit at the bottom line of the nickel range marks and square tabs can be from the mid point of the markers and above. Ring tabs always hit on the pull tab mark and pretty much spot on between both coils. I pretty much avoid anything below that lower nickel mark in parks as it has never produced anything good and has always been can slag.

On my AT Pro it performs similar to the larger 12x10 coil but stronger signals on copper and silver.

I'm thinking of hitting that area and dig a wider range after seeing what you pulled up.

Nice ring!

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Extending the range from just above foil to just above top line of nickel mark on my Tejon which hits on square tabs I dug this up in the park I hit all the time. I didn't pass up the usual coin sounds (pennies, dimes and quarters).  I would have passed over this nice white gold charm with an opal in the middle. The large stone is a cz in plated metal setting, other looks like a zipper pull maybe?

Thought I would have hit a lot more tabs than I actually did. Usually just coin shoot there and gloss over that range. Thanks!

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On 7/31/2019 at 5:46 PM, phrunt said:

  You've got me motivated to go back to my "spot" to dig them all up. ?

 

 

Definitely do dig them Phrunt!!

My last two gold rings were a pull tab signal and a zinc penny signal.  Both were in places I’ve detected before and can almost guarantee that I passed them because it was hot and I’d already dug my share of similar ID junk targets.  

 

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Maybe I need to rethink the pull tab digging option.  The majority of my gold rings read either at or below a US nickel.  I've found one large wedding band that read as a zinc penny.  Man I was luck to dig that one, almost passed by.

 

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