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Old 02-10-2018, 07:12 PM
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Default First time ever detecting. Still learning.

Hello everyone,

Here's our findings for today. First time ever detecting. Using Garrett AT Pro. Still have to learn how to use the detector.

Some coins and other objects. Mainly can tabs.

Fun way to spent time outside.

Till the next time.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:49 PM
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Congrats! The more time you put in the easier it will get, I don't know if you're using standard or Pro mode on the AT but the pro mode sounds give you so much more information about the target. That's the mode I would dedicate more time into learning. Good luck and Happy Hunting!
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:38 PM
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Congrats on the finds! Keep at it and keep digging those pull tabs and the gold rings will show up when you least expect it!

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Old 02-10-2018, 09:02 PM
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Congrats on a nice first time out. After eight years of detecting I’m still learning every time out.

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Old 02-10-2018, 09:25 PM
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Keep at it!!!

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Old 02-10-2018, 09:47 PM
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That's a great first trip! Much better than my first was, as far as clad. Keep it up!

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Old 02-10-2018, 09:50 PM
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Welcome! Nice assortment of finds! Those coins look like they been in the ground a long time too.

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Congrats On Your FirsT Hunt!!!! Keep hunting and things will get much easier.

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Off to a great start... HH!

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:33 PM
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Keep hunting!!!!

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That was a fun hunt. Them can tops are the most wounderful thing you can find. We call them PULL TABS..
You keep finding pull tabs and you will find gold rings.

Good luck and do not give up...

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Congrats on your first finds !

I've never used one but the AT Pro has a killer reputation for sure !

A warning - I've been told that some people become addicted to this hobby !

Good Hunting !

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Old 02-12-2018, 07:13 AM
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Not a bad day, keep that up and you will have the detector paid for in another 1500 hunts. After that it's all profit
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Thanks for the encouragement.

I think it was more exciting for the boss. She'll spend more time on it next outing.

I'll have to create a signature to keep count on to findings.

Looking forward to the next hunt.
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And the addiction begins. LOL,

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Congrats on getting out there and getting started! Your finds will increase as you learn your machine's language.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by xjfan View post
Hello everyone,

Here's our findings for today. First time ever detecting. Using Garrett AT Pro. Still have to learn how to use the detector.

Some coins and other objects. Mainly can tabs.

Fun way to spent time outside.

Till the next time.
$0.38 is $0.27 more than my first time out with a detector! Way to go!

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Old 02-14-2018, 06:54 PM
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Its not always the most profitable hobby but to me its the most fun! Very nice haul!

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Old 02-14-2018, 07:56 PM
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Keep digging those targets and you'll probably end up with a nice ring.. the gold ones should come in around the same as the pull tabs and the silver rings in the coin range.. Best of luck, welcome to the Hobby from W. Tn. and Happy Hunting

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Those are good finds for just starting out. My first few hunts I found a couple nails and a buried fence.....

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