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Old 10-11-2017, 11:54 PM
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Talking Took my son on his first night hunt and hit silver!

We have a local permission that is an absolute clad factory. The church has an enormous field (probably 2 acres) in front of it. Trash is rare and nearly every hit is a coin, which makes hunts fun. I suggested to my 9 year-old that we do a night hunt to mix it up a bit. Reluctantly he agreed.

We hit numerous coin spills. One had 3 quarters, 2 dimes and 3 pennies. My son was having fun. On our way out I of course insisted we swing until we got to the car. I got a low 80's hit on my MAX, dug and flipped the plug and we knew right away it was either a new dime or silver. Boom, 1950! Sweet! What a great boost for my son (even though I found it). This night hunt renewed his energy towards detecting.

So we came home with $3.72 in clad, plus the 1950 Rosie. All we dug for trash was two cans and two pull tabs. That's it!

Side note: The MAX continues its small target "vacuum cleaning." It hit 6 of the 8 dimes this evening. My son was running the ACE 400 so we had a few instances where we could compare signals.

Here's what I am seeing with the MAX for VDI:
  • Copper pennies: 78 - 80
  • Clad dimes: 81 - 84 (depending on how the coin is sitting in the ground)
  • Clad nickels: 51-52
  • Clad quarters: 85 - 86

Thanks and HH all.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:08 AM
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Cha Ching!!
Night hunts are fun. It looks like you guys did really well. Congrats!
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:43 AM
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Those VDI numbers are about the same as the AT Pro. Good to see!

Thanks for sharing.

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Skippy
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:06 AM
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Night hunts might have to be my next move. 87 degrees isn't horrible but with an 80 degree dew point it's like walking through a sheet of sweat every time you walk out the door around here.

Nice hunt congrats on the silver

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Old 10-12-2017, 08:10 AM
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Night hunts might have to be my next move. 87 degrees isn't horrible but with an 80 degree dew point it's like walking through a sheet of sweat every time you walk out the door around here.

Nice hunt congrats on the silver
Thanks! It has been warm/muggy here as well lately. Temps were much better at night but the bugs in certain areas went crazy when our lights were on - so that's one drawback of a night hunt. I wear a powerful LED light off a belt clip aimed down. My son had a headlamp. The bugs were bouncing off his face so I might need to go the belt light route with him.

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Old 10-12-2017, 09:56 AM
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Congratulations on your fines. Most of all congratulations on the time spent with your son in the memories made.

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Old 10-12-2017, 10:07 AM
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Thats some awesome family time there! I think I finally convinced my daughter to go detecting. I ask if she wants to go once in awhile, she has only said yes once before, so I don't push it when I ask. She saw some things I found, then learned about hobo nickels and love tokens. Interest must have finally been sparked because she asked if I would take her detecting again!!! So stoked. Gotta find a great spot so she gets hooked.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Tpmetal View post
Thats some awesome family time there! I think I finally convinced my daughter to go detecting. I ask if she wants to go once in awhile, she has only said yes once before, so I don't push it when I ask. She saw some things I found, then learned about hobo nickels and love tokens. Interest must have finally been sparked because she asked if I would take her detecting again!!! So stoked. Gotta find a great spot so she gets hooked.
Awesome! That's what it's all about.

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Old 10-12-2017, 01:34 PM
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Great job Dad! That field should make you some memories besides the coins!! Congratulations all around!

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Old 10-12-2017, 01:57 PM
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Great job Dad! That field should make you some memories besides the coins!! Congratulations all around!
Thanks Mud! Maybe someday I'll get to your level of cladstabbing. But for now I have to go at the kid's pace.

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Old 10-12-2017, 07:18 PM
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Nice!
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:07 PM
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A hunt your son will never forget for sure!

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Old 10-13-2017, 01:29 PM
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Very nice! Way to get the kid out there!

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:51 PM
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Great job with your son! Great finds and many congrats!!!

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