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Old 03-10-2018, 08:45 AM
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Earlier this week I got out twice to a local beach to try out my new sand scoop. Found a nice beach cut and worked it for two hours on both hunts. Got about $10 in coins, a nice tungsten carbide ring (thought it was silver at first as itís quite heavy) and 53 lead sinkers, (38 in my second hunt). I was only honestly surprised by the amount of sinkers I found (most were 8+ in the wet sand), so I was hoping to score a gold ring or two but I guess Iím not that lucky

The scoop works quite well, itís made of 5mm piping so itís quite sturdy. The wooden handle needs some minor improvements, and I would like to add another handle down the bottom so itís easier to shake the sand out of it.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:10 PM
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I made a similar one out of pvc. I was surprised how well it worked. But as with everything I ended up upgrading to an actual scoop and using the other as a ďbackupĒ or for my son to use.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:54 PM
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:30 PM
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Nice finds. I don't think I would be able to walk easily if I had that many weights in my bag. Thinking of bringing a wagon along, at least it will be easier to pull.
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I know the feeling, the amount of lead sinkers I find beggars belief!

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Old 03-10-2018, 05:46 PM
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Those tungstens have such nice weight! That's more lead than I get in a month!

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Old 03-11-2018, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Wloch248 View post
I made a similar one out of pvc. I was surprised how well it worked. But as with everything I ended up upgrading to an actual scoop and using the other as a ďbackupĒ or for my son to use.
For now I'll be sticking to this one, works quite well. Maybe in the future I'll upgrade but at the moment I don't see a reason to.

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Nice scoop
Thanks!

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Nice finds. I don't think I would be able to walk easily if I had that many weights in my bag. Thinking of bringing a wagon along, at least it will be easier to pull.
Thanks, yes those sinker do pull you down!

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I know the feeling, the amount of lead sinkers I find beggars belief!
At least I now know that this beach is more popular for fishing than I thought!

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Those tungstens have such nice weight! That's more lead than I get in a month!
Yes, it's weight made me think that it was silver at first. But I'd rather find a nice tungsten ring than a crusty copper ring!

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Old 03-11-2018, 06:27 PM
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You are in the right zone. I find sinkers like that I cant sleep that night. Last hunt I had like that netted a 15.8 gram 10k. Gold luck!

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Old 03-12-2018, 04:50 PM
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Do scrape the sinkers for the lead value or sell them to the fishermen

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Old 03-12-2018, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by itsaring! View post
You are in the right zone. I find sinkers like that I cant sleep that night. Last hunt I had like that netted a 15.8 gram 10k. Gold luck!
Wow, that would've been a chunky ring. Luckily this beach gets eroded quite often (at least twice a year) so I can always go back for more.

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Do scrape the sinkers for the lead value or sell them to the fishermen

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Broken sinkers, or sinkers which are in horrible condition, get scrapped (I get $1/kg). Sinkers which are still good to use I keep, and I've been thinking of selling a few kilos because I honestly don't need that many.

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Old 03-13-2018, 11:31 AM
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Nice scoop! They don't make lead sinkers anymore here so those could be valuable someday 😋

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Old 03-13-2018, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Fool View post
Nice scoop! They don't make lead sinkers anymore here so those could be valuable someday 😋
Thanks! Why don't they make them anymore? Can you still use them though from other states?

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Originally Posted by sandgroper View post
Thanks! Why don't they make them anymore? Can you still use them though from other states?
Yes you can still use them they just outlawed the sale of lead due to environmental restrictions. But they work better if you ask me!

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Old 03-14-2018, 12:25 PM
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Nice scoop! They don't make lead sinkers anymore here so those could be valuable someday 😋
I have not been fishing in years so what do they use instead of lead? Since Dick's closed down in our town everybody has to travel across the Hudson for fishing gear.

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I have not been fishing in years so what do they use instead of lead? Since Dick's closed down in our town everybody has to travel across the Hudson for fishing gear.

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Its all aluminum... It doesn't have any density at all

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Old 03-16-2018, 12:33 PM
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Man that is just what we need, more aluminum while we detect. I have found a lot of small lead shot style fishing weights, I think in aluminum it would drive me nuts.

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