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Old 01-10-2018, 05:22 PM
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So get this. I'm sitting here this afternoon , minding my own business, working like a dog and the wife comes in and tells me I better go hunting today because its supposed to get very cold here over the next few days and weekend.
I explained to her, well, I only have a couple hours before I have to go pickup the grandkids at school. She informed me a couple hours is better then none at all. So I seized on the opportunity, grabbed the 3030 and RAN to my truck. I went to an empty lot that's very close to my house, which I have hunted at least 30 times before. Have taken several friends there also. I have found several silver coins and numerous IHP on this lot. I am using my 17" coil, hoping it goes deep enough to find the hidden silver I have missed with the stock coil. Dug a few "iffy" signals, (About 10-12") and thought I'm wasting time, the clock is ticking.
I hit a target at about 10", was giving me a 10/35 VDI# but the tone was pitch perfect. You guys that swing the 3030 KNOW the sound I'm talking about. I thought okay, lets dig it and see. About 10" I see a very slight glimmer of a silver rim. I'm thinking NO WAY. But sure enough, out pops a 1876 Seated Dime. WAHOOOOOOOO!!!! First hunt of the new year and I'm on the silver train. Coin is very worn and thin, cant see the mint mark and I scratched it ever so slightly with my digger but oh well. Did I mention WAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I dug a few other iffy targets but this was the only coin I found. But right here in winter mode, I couldn't be happier.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:34 PM
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That's a excellent first silver of the season...congrats on the dig!

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Old 01-10-2018, 06:07 PM
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Way to get on the board with a seated. Congrats!

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Old 01-10-2018, 06:56 PM
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Excellent find!

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Congrats on the seated dime! Great start!

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congrats Jerr !

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Congrats Jerr .. just think of all the 12/35 numbers and up you have skipped thinking they were just a little low ... 😎
Going after an Indian at 10 inches and pulling silver .
The CTX VDI is not as accurate as the Etrac at that depth.
You gotta go back and hunt all those old spots again brother🤔
Have fun 😊
Oh and congrats on the sweet seated !!! I'm very jealous.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Silver View post
That's a excellent first silver of the season...congrats on the dig!
Originally Posted by Jamflicker View post
Way to get on the board with a seated. Congrats!
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Excellent find!
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congrats Jerr !
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Congrats Jerr .. just think of all the 12/35 numbers and up you have skipped thinking they were just a little low ... 😎
Going after an Indian at 10 inches and pulling silver .
The CTX VDI is not as accurate as the Etrac at that depth.
You gotta go back and hunt all those old spots again brother🤔
Have fun 😊
Oh and congrats on the sweet seated !!! I'm very jealous.
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Thank You All , as soon as it gets warmer I will be out trying to keep up with all you guys.

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That’s an exciting find Jerry because it just doesn’t happen every effin’ day! Really worn stuff like that gets left behind,well...we know why. That’s why I concentrate more on DEPTH these days than any other factor,other than repeatability. I’ll say it again...I LOVE the 17” because you can run it in AUTO and STILL get that kind of depth due to the field of the coil just being huge! Instead of driving the stock coil in Manual and just tickling the fringes...it hits like you just saw,and that’s nothing to sneeze at. The 17” is a HELL of a tool,and Dewsweeper knows something about TOOLS! Mainly...PROPANE TORCHES!
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Don’t feel bad Brad,if it worked well I’d be out there RIGHT NOW!
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Originally Posted by IDXMonster View post
That’s an exciting find Jerry because it just doesn’t happen every effin’ day! Really worn stuff like that gets left behind,well...we know why. That’s why I concentrate more on DEPTH these days than any other factor,other than repeatability. I’ll say it again...I LOVE the 17” because you can run it in AUTO and STILL get that kind of depth due to the field of the coil just being huge! Instead of driving the stock coil in Manual and just tickling the fringes...it hits like you just saw,and that’s nothing to sneeze at. The 17” is a HELL of a tool,and Dewsweeper knows something about TOOLS! Mainly...PROPANE TORCHES!
Thanks IDX, liked your post on the 3030. Maybe one day we can get Dew over to the dark side and swing a 3030. lol. But then again, with his finds I guess he really doesnt need to.

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Congrats Jerry, that's excellent first silver of the year, and on a deep smoothie to boot.

Good ear, sir!

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congrats on the coin! I love silver...

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Originally Posted by Big Treble View post
Congrats Jerry, that's excellent first silver of the year, and on a deep smoothie to boot.

Good ear, sir!
Thanks Big Treble, sometimes me and my 3030 with the Killr B headphones get lucky.

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Originally Posted by calabash digger View post
congrats on the coin! I love silver...
Thanks calabash, I love silver also. You have been making some EXCELLANT finds, making me kinda jealous. Congratulations

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Thanks IDX, liked your post on the 3030. Maybe one day we can get Dew over to the dark side and swing a 3030. lol. But then again, with his finds I guess he really doesnt need to.
If you SAW how he hunts you wouldn’t think he ever gets anything done! But I gotta tell ya, it works. Brad isn’t a big “post everything I find” guy, you don’t even know the half of it unless he told you. If it’s one person that I’ve hunted with that I could legitimately say does NOT need to “upgrade”, it would be him.
You know what making great finds takes,and it’s not always easy. Between Dew and his son,they have this “tag team” thing going on, Bret is more of the scout and digs a lot of things all over the CO range. But with both of them going,SOMETHING will get found. It is a very cool thing to see them together.
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Awesome find man!

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Wow how exciting! Thank the wife for encouraging you to go! Congrats on pulling a seated from a hammered spot!

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Originally Posted by N2990 View post
Awesome find man!
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Wow how exciting! Thank the wife for encouraging you to go! Congrats on pulling a seated from a hammered spot!
Thank You Guys! All reved up with no place to go now, very cold here. Glad my wife "made" me get out and hunt. lol

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She's well worn, but still a beauty!!! Congrats!

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