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oneguy

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oneguy last won the day on August 20

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    Montana
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    Detectors, prospecting, Harleys, quads, gold, old coins, trail cams, cutting wood and mostly just being retired
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    etrac, GM 1000, Angus Mackirk sluice, Grizzly Gold Trap (motherlode), pan, buckets, and the trusty #2 shovel

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  1. Cool Steve.....!!!!! Glad you guys found a spot. I'll most likely be scratching around your neighborhood next week sometime?
  2. Say what??? You know where I've spent most my time this year and I've only been to Helena twice this season and once last year when you showed me that drainage (I thank you for that). Why do you make it look like I'm always riding your coat-tails when last weekend I showed up 5 hrs before you, meet a local prospector who shows me a nugget he just found and tells me directions to the spot. I tell him I got a bud coming a couple hrs behind me....he says that's fine but don't mention the spot to anyone else. It takes me 1.5 hrs. to find the spot, I find the above gold and show you. Next day "I" load you up on my quad and take "YOU" to the spot and you say you'd never been there before! I also got no credit for scoring US over 1000 acres of private that we can hunt anytime in same area? Remember you wanted to go home because snow kept us out of X gulch this spring....I said "I didn't drive 200+ mi to turn around and go home". I wanted to check out an area I seen on Google...you said there's a locked gate, I convinced you to follow, no gate what so ever, we continue, I see a farm house and stop, tell you I hate to do it but I'm gonna door knock and ask questions...we end up with 1030 acres we can hunt. It goes both ways buddy....You scratch mine and vice -versa! I wanted to set the record straight from my perspective...think about it. Good luck in your endeavers
  3. Thanx Steve and everyone else for the comments!!!! Steve....I've been over "in your area" most all season.....maybe 35-40 times and have managed only 14 bits with detector and spent 6-7 days crack scratchin on the creek. Have access to 2 of Daves' claims and one other private claim with 3 nuggs off one of Dave's. Only got maybe 4 grams total. Only been to Helena twice this season. got a couple nuggs off one of the club claims..... You doing any good this season????
  4. Finally had a good sized nugg turn up for me. Hunted Fri. and Sat. over near Helena and drug up 8 pieces but I lost one little dink so only 7 in totals pic. Definitely did the happy dance and still can't believe I finally stumbled onto a big one!!!! Enjoy!
  5. I have one I use on my eTrac when the occasional need arises. It's a great coil, lightweight, and has a place in my arsenal when needed which is not very often. I can say that it has got me a couple deep thin barber dimes that were on edge in the 9-10" range that I doubt a smaller coil would have got...but who really knows? I can't personally say I got any real increase in depth over the stock 11" Minelab coil but still believe the Ultimate snagged those on edge deepies. If you relic hunt that Tejon coupled with the Ultimate should be a depth monster(?).....no opinion on the ATP. I think it's a great coil WHEN NEEDED...……...jmo
  6. Reese.... just placed my order. Looking forward to the book, good luck and congrats on the project!!!!!!!
  7. Had fun and it's a start!!!! No ticks this trip unlike last trip and weather was GREAT!!!!!
  8. Maybe this can help you decide? If nothing else a vlf is much cheaper than a PI and to be really complete you should eventually have one of each???? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcL04ZHki6Q
  9. There's some detectable yellow over there...we just didn't find the hot spot....YET! Had fun, we got LOTS of ground to snoop, and met some truly fine folks!!!!!! Next time....!!!!
  10. Hey Cabin....did you get up to the Depot site yet???? OP...Nice Walker...one of my favorites!!!
  11. Try it and see what happens? I personally don't think the eTrac is the best iron machine out there. BUT it can be setup to do a pretty fair job in trashy iron sites. Multi conductive fries my brain after just a few hrs in a real trashy park type site. 2TF is a very easy and effective way to hunt....imo. Let us know how it goes? If it works for you(?) and you're a coin shooter mainly I'll share a disc pattern I use with 2TF for coins (I know I said NO disc and I meant it for your test)….. Keep us posted and thanks for taking the time to do these tests!!!!!!!
  12. I commented on your other comparison vid regarding the eTrac and iron and I'll mention it again here. I'm no expert with the eTrac by any means but the only way I've had good success with the eTrac in iron is to use absolutely no disc and run 2-tone ferrous. The slight drawback with 2TF is the "break" between high and low tone at the 17 line is fixed on the ferrous side. You can avoid the 17 line "fixed" by trying 4-tone ferrous which breaks the 4 tones into 4 separate break points (I personally haven't used it but it'll allow you pick up some of those higher ferrous #'s deepies that come in above the "fixed" 17 line on 2TF. 2TF/open screen/6" coil is the simplest and best in iron that I have found that works FOR ME when I used to hunt with the eTrac. Low tone=iron....high tone non-ferrous....high tone "chirp" amongst low tone= possible non-ferrous next to iron.....dig! One little high tone "chirp" will stop you in your tracks then work the signal from all angles looking for good #'s and some consistency(?) then make final decision. You'll have to use your screen #'s to help determine whether to dig or not. Or you could do high tone=dig, low tone=walk..... LOOSE any/all disc! , on deepies when that eTrac nulls you are S.O.L. Try it and see if 2TF (NO DISC) works a little better for you? Not saying the best or better than...but better by eTrac standards??? jmo's
  13. Yeah....seeing the old hand stackings around from back in the day always makes my back hurt and I start sweating just thinking about how hard they worked. I would not have made a very good "old timer".....lol Nice gold guys!!!!!
  14. I wonder how the eTrac would have done with an open screen and Two-Tone Ferrous??????
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