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Joe D.

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  1. Jeepers Creepers it ain't; thankfully!! Nearly a "Bob" though!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  2. And of course, the same as Dog said! It fits my other 8ร—9 (white coil) perfectly! The one I sent you (black coil) obviously had a slightly bigger diameter, by a hair, but enough to matter!! And thanks for my CC too!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  3. If your a sifter; and not all of us are BTW (i scoop and kick, on land anyway!), Then having a scoop insert, weather DIY, or bought, is a nice way to alter an existing scoop with little expense! Who wants to buy multiple scoops to cover different situations (travel not withstanding)! Many of us already do that with our detectors and coils; that's enough expense!!๐Ÿ™„ As a recent example, Kac has been experimenting with different configurations, made on his printer! (seen elsewhere on the forum)! Or you can create one, or a few, that meet your requirements!๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  4. That's another awsome haul for you Bob!๐Ÿ‘ Modern coins may not be ideal for everyone, but it keeps the skills, and muscle memory sharp, and are often mixed with the "good" stuff, as you've proven! Besides, even clad helps defray the hobby costs, even if it's only a few dollars at a time; it all adds up! Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on one's "base of operations", not all of us are located in area's ther contain old items and/or minerals, that haven't moved much in decades, centuries, or millennia, and are detectable! So clad becomes somewhat of staple, until the next favorable find!! Good luck at your next stop!! And watch out for JELLIES!๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  5. Good question V3i, I have wondered the same thing! Hard to compare apples to apples, but I'm guessing the Arrow wins hands down! All I know is I wouldn't have paid the premium price, at the time, for the Bigfoot, if i had known that the Arrow would have become a reality as "quick" as it did!! Oh well, piece of detecting history to continue to play with! And it still finds the goods! Just that quirky winding configuration to deal with! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  6. Ok Jeff, I really want you to get better, but why are you making me translate Italian!!?๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  7. Like I said on the other post... I hope it can fly (wings notwithstanding), because they missed the boat, and burnt the bridges! Or in plan English, too little too late! And "They lost me at Manticore"; the video's ๐Ÿง€ FX didn't help!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  8. Hope they can fly, because they missed the boat, and burnt the bridges!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  9. Still own the MXT All Pro, but I vote graveyard! Can always visit!!๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  10. Chase, You basically covered everything I could have said, on the last two pages!!๐Ÿ‘ To me, it comes down to personal value! The most remembered, and valued items I've found, usually don't have much, if any dollar value!! "You can't take it with you"๐Ÿค” Well let me rephrase that by saying; a few detectors and finds will fit in a coffin with youโšฐ, if you choose to go that route!! But you better be sure to put that in writing for the relatives!!๐Ÿคฃ Also, just to add a little ๐Ÿค "positive spin" on catastrophic events that will always plague the world; there is "always something" to find!! Even if its "just" personal belongings to be returned to recent disaster victims! As a relatively "benign" example, I suspect that the recent rare, and heavy rain/flooding around the Las Vegas area, will stir up/expose some nuggets, and other finds!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  11. Fun stuff Bob, Alot to be said about the "little" finds! Sometimes, it's just the right amount or item, to keep your interest! Until the next one!! I'm guessing, not unlike those "dink" gold nuggets that you prospectors on here, find and post! Different quarry we may have, but same excitement for all, and still worth a read!!๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  12. I've also used old screwdrivers in the past, even filed the end a bit to take the gouging points off! But the tip was never wide enough for my liking, for trying to "scoop" the target! Also, the basic idea he had behind this tool, (because I asked) was to be as "low profile" in public places as possible! We have come under increasing scrutiny, due to a "few" carrying a big shovel, or large "knife" looking tool, and/or doing damage, which has to be repaired by someone! "Common sense isn't always common!" While it's obviously not for every situation, it has a good place amongst my digging tools! I put a bungee on mine, just like my pinpointer! Long enough to reach without a problem, and if you forget to put it back in your pouch, you will get the "you left me/I fell out" tug!!๐Ÿคฃ I also learned the hard way a long time ago, as I lost a pinpointer to the surf line; once!! Expensive lesson, as a noob!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ And, BTW, he can do custom work, just like Steve G., with his detector rods!!๐Ÿ€
  13. I was out of town last week, and was able to test mine out in a beautifully manicured Park, in a "permit only" City! Rangers and grounds workers basically ignored me (rare for me๐Ÿ€), as I left the Leche at home intentionally, for this place! Probe worked great!! And yes, I had a permit, If they had asked!!๐Ÿ˜ Also tried it in some knarly shell rock and flint hard pack (odd combo), near where I was staying! Found a nickel that was shallow, but didn't even scratch or flex the probe, as I was prying the hell out of it, to get even an inch down!! Metal hardening seems to be spot on!! Great job Ken!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  14. Joe D.


    Welcome Tam, Had to look that one up!! If I'm correct; Scotland!!๐Ÿ‘ Talk about historic places to detect!! Wow! It's a wonder that they let anyone detect in Scotland, Other than archeologists!! Wish you much luck with your new detector! And great finds!๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  15. Friggin "Beginners" Luck Gerry!!๐Ÿ˜ค Now go wash that dirty mouth out with soap!๐Ÿค‘ WTG๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ GO GARRETT!!!๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰
  16. Wow, you guys have "created" the perfect gold detector!! I truly hope it comes close to everyone's wish list!! I'm rooting for a realistically priced gold machine from Garrett, with possibly a few surprises/ inovations, that allow for expansion into a new direction! Anything more would be icing on the cake!! Go Garrett!๐Ÿ€๐Ÿคž What can I say, I'm a simple man! My wife is still discovering just how much!!๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  17. Simon, I think you are right on the money with that statement! MineLab obviously figured out a long time ago, that gold detectors are where the money is! So who knows why FT went the way they did! At least we have Garrett๐Ÿ‘, who is well aware of where their money is to be made! So one US detector company ain't bad; i guess!!๐Ÿ˜ž
  18. Solid piece of work Ken! Mine works great!!, and even opens pop cans like a champ, as I have no fingernails!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  19. I have mixed feelings on this detector now! Having not owned one due to the restrictive release, among other things, i trust Joe Beechnut OBN's opinion, as he is probably the best example of how well it can work! (not problem free, of course) On the other hand, Steve H's opinion as to poor construction, and sketchy operation is equally as valid! So knowing both of these as basically "the facts" now, how is it that the problems/issues found with extensive use by enough avid user's hasn't been fixed, or at least announced in some kind of regular press release, forum post, or Freudian slip, by those involved in it's design and construction! Granted, there seems to be a "fine tolerance line" for no information/updates; (ML)! And too much information/updates;(NM)! We are apparently a fickle bunch!๐Ÿคช But the designers of the AQ Ltd are some heavy hitters, and should have had no problem fixing the "found" issues with the AQ, and at least let some information out, as to it's status! Maybe I'm the one missing something somewhere, as I can't keep up with them all!! But, from the start of it, thought that they were approaching it's release in a novel way, and were well on their way to a great water machine; and others! ๐Ÿคž But, "The best-laid plans"..... we all know the rest!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  20. Never knew about your island and it's history, till you started posting about it! Thanks for the geography lesson, and some cool finds, and pics!! Keep up the good work!๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  21. Nice post you got going here GS!! And I hope you find many more nuggets at bedrock! I gotta say your gold hunting is much more work, and more hazardous than us beach/park guys, but it's that much more rewarding, and beautiful country! Sorry to hear about the red tape BS! It permeates everything "detecting" these days!!๐Ÿ˜ต You keep your head on a swivel for two, and four legged "critters"! I only have to watch out for the two legged variety here!!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  22. I've watched some of his stuff too! Pretty entertaining characters, and interesting areas he hunts! Better than some of the TV programs on the hobby! Not to take away from his skills, but I respectfully disagree with some of his ratings order! (shocker๐Ÿ˜‚)! But applaud the effort!๐Ÿ‘ Besides, we all have a hard enough time comparing two detectors, and getting a consensus! So no shock that ten could cause a massive ruckus, if we took it too seriously!!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  23. Very nice hunt compass! Glad your staying relatively cool around the water!๐Ÿฅต Good jewelry is getting tougher to find! And here, with little erosion, recent drops are not much for quality anymore! But you got some decent ones! Keep plugging away! And as always, good luck, and be safe!๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  24. Same here, Don't do Instagram or Facebook!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  25. I was actually looking for an "eyeball๐Ÿ‘" find on your paper towel display!! Darn!๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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