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2 hours ago, NCtoad said:

Very nice of you to return it.  On my very first outing with my 800 I found a 14.6g 10k Gardner Webb University class ring at my son's soccer field.  It was the third target dug and rang up 20-21.  With the help of google I found the owner and he worked at the community college next to the soccer field.  I returned it to him the following week at the same soccer field and then dug a nice silver pendant.  BTW, do you always dig 3-4's?  I hardly ever dig #'s that low as they're usually foil gum wrappers or very small pieces of can slaw.  

I pass many signals in that number range because they are not very robust and lack the "full" sound of a quality target. I'm sure I have passed up gold rings, but I have been listening for strong sounds down in that number range just for that reason. This ring gave a "dig me" sound vs. the other junk that lives in the lower numbers. I have found close to a dozen men's gold rings, but not a women's ring with stone. Hence, I've really been focusing on those lower numbers to check that off the bucket list.

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Sometimes the audio combined with deft use of pin point mode can help interrogate the target enough to give you a hunch it should be dug.  VDI only paints a part of the picture.  I think of the VDI as the outline of a drawing and the audio provides the color inside the lines.

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If you have a 3-5 ID ID in the Park1, Field1, Beach1, Beach2 program, check it on one ofprogram- the Park2, Field2, Gold1, Gold2 programs and if the ID goes up, you can try digging ...it can be an item on the edge...

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