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dgatleyDP last won the day on December 18 2015

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    Photography, Prospecting, Military
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    GPZ7000 & GM1000 & EQUINOX 800

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  1. Klunker, Major compliments on your Poke, and with your tale. Of course Plumas County is in Kalifornia, and big fury critters are still known to hunt up there, yet legally we can't "carry" - not even for protection. Certainly not with a 50Cal Musket. Today, if that prospector had killed the bear, he would be looking at jail time and stiff fines.... No matter how large or threatening the bear was. Nowadays a semi-auto pistol packing 20mm Solid Heavy Hard Cast Buffalo Bore bullets would have handled that Super sized Grizzly, assuming you can point it reasonably well, and that prospector would had many more opportunities than just the one round to stop that bear. What a difference a 170 years makes, and I do love the 50Cal ball - but that musket had no chance without a lot of luck; it had no velocity (nor penetration) - leaving the prospector having no chances either. Sorry to digress from what I love - prospecting, but reading your fine story stirs the concerns within me, I just get drawn back to how handicapped we are as prospectors in this state (a state which I dearly love). I hate the thought of killing anything, yet I also hate the thought of dying for this minor occupation we pursue at great cost and risk. I am happy you found you patch, but your story just made me think about how exposed we are out there in our pursuits. We carry all the right gear, but little or no protection, and certainly no 50Cal. Muskets. Happy hunting, picking and swinging out there to you all. Next time, bring a Big friend, like my little buddy here. Dave
  2. Whom else but LUNK, way to go! The 6000 is beginning to show it's stuff, and you are a trusted "tool user". Best to you and Gerry during these unusual times. Dave
  3. I can't wait until Lunk gets ahold of this GPX 6000 machine. Pretty soon Arizona will be outa Gold, it'll all be in Lunk's poke, or Gerry's, but Lunk puts in more time, 😂 at least in AZ. Gerry hits Idaho the hardest. Good luck out there fellas, you two are tearing it up.
  4. While running the GPZ7000 with the 15” coil, I can find some amazingly small gold, but pin pointing that same find can suck a lot of time, and I’ve had to give up a few hard to isolate Find’s. So I know a good pin pointer has become a must have. My solution & the absolute best pin pointer I’ve ever used is the Gold Monster 1000 with it’s smallest coil and a shorter shaft... (to fit in my backpack.). Now I’ve only tested it against the Minelab Pro-Find 35 & the Garrett Pro “Orange Carrot” Pin Pointers, and that has only been for gold. The ML P-F35 is great for coins, and multi gram gold, but the Monster will hit on most any sized “picker” gold with that small 5” coil.... a simply amazing tool. Happy swinging out there!
  5. God bless you Klunker, but I think you need to get outa that COVID cave and grab some fresh air. You are gonna need some serious aid soon otherwise, given all that diesel “Cat” contact. Frankly - if we all don’t leave our caves soon, it’ll be us that need that aid sooner than later. 🥴. D
  6. You rule Allen! Best stateside nugget I’ve seen in while, short of the ones Jerry wears in his mouth when he hits a good one too. Congrats 🥳 on your sticking with it. Great!
  7. “Holy imitation Batman” same size buys me nut‘in’. Crimineee, all this wait and only 12”! Cancel my order!
  8. And - Very well done video! Your production methods are very professional, which leads me to believe you are a professional. Thanks for your efforts and we all look forward to your future productions. Keep it up!
  9. Well thank you, and thank God somebody “out there”, has some sense left. Locking us down too, just made no sense at all. Whom exactly, would we be a viral threat to out there. Most of us are loner’s, keeping to ourselves (other than our immediate family members), rarely mixing it up in crowds while we toil at finding our precious metals. It’s way past the time for kicking up some dust, and swinging our disks. MN90403 - Thanks for dusting me off a bit here.... It may be a lot hotter out there, but this fella is packing up the trailer, ATV, and detectors to go kick some dust. Best to all ⛏⛏⛏⛏‼️
  10. Congrats Lucky. You’ve done what we all need to do...... escape from the caves, and check out our hot spots. Kudos to you all at the X-spot
  11. RIP Fred, You were both a neighbor in our MD interests, and in our our home base - San Diego. As has been said so often in this thread, we will miss your input, feedback, sensible knowledge and comments. I just wish we had talked more often while you were so darn nearby. Sincere condolences to your family, and thanks for sharing Fred with us.
  12. Doc, Congratulations on achieving what you wanted to achieve with the SAGA Swing Arm Guide Assist, as well as the coming scoop. Now, how do we get one of each? There’s no mention of these new items on your site. Knowing what you’ve gone thru in developing your new tools, I’d imagine you may not have the products in stock yet, so let us know when and how much. Put me on your list, and thanks for your stories about these new tools.
  13. Any word on the cost, the specs, the weight, the extension cord (perhaps it’s the scale/size of this coil - but the cable does appear short).
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