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Re: Retrieving targets in grass

WM6
April 09, 2019 06:49AM
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Hombre

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.

Does anyone know of a better video that we can direct beginners to?

I can't emphasize enough the use of an electronic pinpointer along with your preferred method of probing or ues a hand trowel, I use a predator model 85 and never leave a trace.


100% agree with both (glabelle & Hombre) approach in digging small shallow targets (coins).

My most used lite digging solution is combined in this adapted garden tool:


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Retrieving targets in grass

glabelle 131 April 03, 2019 09:37PM

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Hombre 65 April 08, 2019 07:07PM

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WM6 62 April 09, 2019 06:49AM

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

Monte 56 April 08, 2019 05:58AM

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

glabelle 54 April 08, 2019 07:09AM

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

jmaryt 40 April 08, 2019 02:34PM

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

glabelle 47 April 08, 2019 04:26PM

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

jmaryt 47 April 08, 2019 08:23PM

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

Monte 43 April 08, 2019 08:20AM

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

Rich (Utah) 51 April 08, 2019 07:19AM

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NWCindy 77 April 04, 2019 03:14PM

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jmaryt 65 April 04, 2019 06:03PM

Targets in the grass

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

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glabelle 55 April 04, 2019 08:37AM

Drop cloth

Rich (Utah) 62 April 04, 2019 01:45PM

Re: Drop cloth

glabelle 64 April 04, 2019 05:12PM

Recoveries -

Rich (Utah) 60 April 04, 2019 08:44PM

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Sodbuster 38 April 07, 2019 07:19PM

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jmaryt 48 April 04, 2019 10:17PM

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jmaryt 73 April 04, 2019 09:40AM



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