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Targets in the grass

April 04, 2019 08:29AM avatar
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glabelle
I ran across this video on YouTube.

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It's just OK, I think. I just introduced someone to metal detecting, and the first thing I want them to learn is how to get the target and leave no trace.

I differ somewhat from this video in 2 areas.

1) Probe and screwdriver: After probing, I only push the screwdriver under the coin and pry it up about 1/2". Then I put my finger in, under the coin, put the screwdriver back in, on top of the coin, and pull it out.

2) Plug: I prefer to cut a "V" in the sod.Pry it up by its hinge, retrieve the target, then push the V back into the hole. No need to remove dirt.

Teaching PINPOINTING and RETRIEVING skills is key to leaving a lawn at a private yard, park or school looking like you've never been there.

So many times, bad pinpointing results in frustration and a resulting mess. In my mind, learning how to pinpoint well is key #1.

Second, I've used a 12" long probe that I use for shallow targets ni a similar fashion to you. If I believe the target is shallow, I verify with my electronic pinpointer and then use my 'coinpopper' to remove the target with minimal grass disturbance.

Many targets are well beyond what I consider 'probe' depth and require a deep plug AND dirt removal. I cut a squarish plug with at least 5" of dirt on the roots. Removed dirt goes on a drop cloth to keep the surrounding area clean and ensure that all dirt can get back in the hole when completed. Targets in the 6" and deeper category can also be set an an angle which means they may not have pinpointed directly under the center of the coil. These often require additional time during recovery.


Rich (Utah)

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/04/2019 08:43AM by Rich (Utah).
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Retrieving targets in grass

glabelle 135 April 03, 2019 09:37PM

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Hombre 67 April 08, 2019 07:07PM

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WM6 63 April 09, 2019 06:49AM

It really depends on where you're hunting, the grass / turf consistancy, and recovery technique.

Monte 57 April 08, 2019 05:58AM

Re: It really depends on where you're hunting, the grass / turf consistancy, and recovery technique.

glabelle 55 April 08, 2019 07:09AM

Re: It really depends on where you're hunting, the grass / turf consistancy, and recovery technique.

jmaryt 42 April 08, 2019 02:34PM

Re: It really depends on where you're hunting, the grass / turf consistancy, and recovery technique.

glabelle 48 April 08, 2019 04:26PM

Re: It really depends on where you're hunting, the grass / turf consistancy, and recovery technique.

jmaryt 48 April 08, 2019 08:23PM

Yes, those tell-tale signs can bring on some frowns.

Monte 45 April 08, 2019 08:20AM

How Did You Do? Go back and have a look.

Rich (Utah) 52 April 08, 2019 07:19AM

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NWCindy 79 April 04, 2019 03:14PM

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jmaryt 68 April 04, 2019 06:03PM

Targets in the grass

Rich (Utah) 61 April 04, 2019 08:29AM

Re: Retrieving targets in grass

glabelle 55 April 04, 2019 08:37AM

Drop cloth

Rich (Utah) 65 April 04, 2019 01:45PM

Re: Drop cloth

glabelle 67 April 04, 2019 05:12PM

Recoveries -

Rich (Utah) 63 April 04, 2019 08:44PM

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Sodbuster 39 April 07, 2019 07:19PM

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jmaryt 50 April 04, 2019 10:17PM

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jmaryt 75 April 04, 2019 09:40AM



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