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Re: Test Garden

October 14, 2020 08:14PM
Don-----(IMO) it depends a lot as to the ground conditions in the area where you build a test garden.----In my large test area the ground somewhat varies but seems to have a lot of iron "powder" in it.---It's an old area that was once a gunsmith shop & later a gold miners property---and I'll tell ya---neither one of those guys was bashful about throwing ferrous junk of all imaginable kinds, shapes & sizes out on the property.-------One line of thought is to "sanitize" an area before building a test garden---to that I say baloney. smiling smiley-----Where are you going to be hunting in an area such as that?-----One section on my property is particularly torturous and I call it the "iron hell"-----As to targets buried at depths (similar to what you mentioned)---yes, I have a section well marked off for this also & items buried at progressive deeper depths.----Overall---if I can get detectors/coils set up to cut the mustard in this mess--I figure I'm good to go on about any hunt situation.-----One other thing---don't forget the testing in your shop with various scenarios---that's important also & something that a lot of people neglect to do.-------All this can be tiresome---if it gets to wearing on you---take a break---that's what I do.------Sometimes I feel like it's wearing my brain out (as well as my body). smiling smiley-------Some detectors/coils won't measure up no matter what you do--in that case they go "bye bye"!-----In any case, it's an excellent way to find out how they stand.-------You are on the right track with your thinking my friend (IMO).------BTW, do you still have that pristine Bandito I sold you?----My butts about wore out from kicking myself for ever getting rid of it!! LOL------------Del-------

Hi All, Quick question. If you were to build a test garden what coins and other targets would you bury and at what depths? Was thinking Doin copper cents at 6, 8, and 10 inches, and doin the same for nickels , dimes and Quarters. Would it be a good idea. To do some iron next to some coins also? May do some pulltabs all so. All opinions are Welcome. Thanks in advance, Don P.S And a Nice Hello to all I have not met, My User name was DW-OR then I Move to Washington and ask Monte to change it grinning smiley

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Test Garden

DW-BGW 72 October 14, 2020 07:15PM

Test Garden .. My 55+ years of experience suggest this.

Monte 69 October 15, 2020 02:08PM

I would have lost money if I had bet on your answer Monte -

UtahRich 39 October 15, 2020 07:48PM

Medium Rare please smiling smiley

OregonGregg 33 October 16, 2020 04:37AM

Lip Smackin' good dinner -

UtahRich 32 October 16, 2020 02:42PM

Re: Lip Smackin' good dinner -

OregonGregg 30 October 16, 2020 07:35PM

ahhhh - hmmmm.

UtahRich 25 October 16, 2020 07:38PM

Answers = Hours ... but learning any Answer for a new detector or an update can take a matter of minutes

Monte 38 October 16, 2020 01:34AM

Where's Waldo ?

UtahRich 36 October 16, 2020 03:17PM

Re: Where's Waldo ?

OregonGregg 30 October 16, 2020 07:33PM

Which way did he go ?

UtahRich 27 October 16, 2020 07:36PM

'Test Samples' are good. A 'simple' test plot isn't bad. --- Just as long as the tester knows *****

Monte 30 October 16, 2020 04:24PM

Please Do NOT Adjust Your Dial ! eye popping smiley N/T

UtahRich 28 October 16, 2020 04:52PM

Re: Test Garden .. My 55+ years of experience suggest this.

DW-BGW 35 October 15, 2020 07:23PM

My test gardens are over 20 years oldeye popping smiley

Hombre 41 October 15, 2020 12:25PM

Setting up a Test garden.

UtahRich 34 October 15, 2020 03:15PM

Re: My test gardens are over 20 years oldeye popping smiley

DW-BGW 37 October 15, 2020 12:44PM

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D&P-OR 54 October 14, 2020 08:14PM

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DW-BGW 34 October 15, 2020 08:35AM

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