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Old 05-21-2011, 06:28 PM
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How many HNI members have a Metal Detector?
I have a Whites DFX Spectrum E Series.
I have found some coins, and about 1 million soda can pull tabs.

O.K. who else has a metal detector?
What kind is it, Brand, and model?
And what have you found with it?
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:44 PM
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I don't. But I am constantly losing metal items in the grass and such, and thought it would be the cats meow to have one. Still expensive.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:40 PM
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used to use a cheapo detector to find my aluminum arrows that went under the grass.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:16 AM
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Yep, got one the year I retired. Always wanted to try that. I found more garbage that you can throw a stick at. Constant getting down on knees about finished my knees off. I did find an old coin tho-wasn't worth anything cause the acid in the ground eats the stamping away and ya can't read it. Found a carburator for a 1932 dodge one time.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:07 AM
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Yeah I have one but I havent found anything particularly interesting. Perhaps my methods arent very efficient.

I heard the beach is a great place to go.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JoshKeller View Post
used to use a cheapo detector to find my aluminum arrows that went under the grass.
Same here. It has paid for itself just in lost arrows.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:27 PM
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I have a White's Spectrum XLT but never used it too much. Found some clad but thats about all. I keep saying Im going to start going more so maybe this will be the year.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:35 AM
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Back in the 1970's I was a member of "Southwest Florida Archaeological Society" and used a "Pro Compass Metal Detector" that dectects 24" in water....I still have it!
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Rebel Hog View Post
Back in the 1970's I was a member of "Southwest Florida Archaeological Society" and used a "Pro Compass Metal Detector" that dectects 24" in water....I still have it!
Ever find anything of value or interesting Reb?
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
Ever find anything of value or interesting Reb?
I have many things I have found......Tampa Florida was started at Fort Brooke down town Tampa.....Many U.S. Army relics like buttons, Horse Bits, etc.,etc.,etc........We also did the site of Fort White in the middle of the state and found many buttons of the war of 1812..

We also dug at the Pits and have Mastadon molars and Tusks....

I shot the area of a school play ground that was built in the 20's and found many "V" nickels....I have shot the beaches and found a 18K large gold religious metal and chain worth around $3,000....

To many things to list!
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