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I agree with you Rich, and will just add three comments.

June 06, 2018 02:43PM avatar
A good Relic Hunting shovel .. coupled with a knowledgeable and careful detectorist using it properly .. can result in very neat and clean target recoveries in well manicured lawns. The problems are that most users are not all that thoughtful and carful with their recoveries, and the very negative image as most onlookers perceive leaves a very bad impression.

The only three good tips I have for others following this tread are:

1.. To put any plug back in the hole so the sides match up to how it was removed as the sides are usually not even. This will provide a proper 'fit' and be easier to leave the site very clean looking once it is pressed into place.

2.. Master pinpointing and locating a target with a rounded-off screwdriver and removing most coins from surface to about 4" through a slit made in the grass with the probing device. This can be the fasted and cleanest recovery technique to use.

3.. Be aware of the conditions and try to avoid hunting is drier grassy locations. Select sites that appear to be well watered which will help keep target recoveries looking good and not become dead spots in a well maintained grassy area.

And as Rich suggested, I keep smaller-size search coils on most of my detector models full-time because they allow me better performance in trashier sites and help promote more effective pinpointing of desired targets.

All the best to everyone when they work on their target recoveries to come.

Monte

"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

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Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

'Regular-Use Detector Team' are models from: Fisher, Nokta / Makro, Teknetics, Tesoro and White's
'Specialty-Use Detectors' are models from: Compass, Garrett and Teknetics
Pinpointers: Using Nokta / Makro and Uniprobe Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... All w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Gear: Using White's DigMaster digging tool and Signature Series pouch.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Some models are assigned for 'Regular-Use' and others are on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils, mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


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Tools and techniques for Target retrieval. What we should and should not use.

Monte 308 June 05, 2018 05:47PM

Re: Tools and techniques for Target retrieval. What we should and should not use.

jmaryt 116 August 09, 2018 11:39AM

Recovery Tools and the RIGHT Selection - Appearances

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Rich (Utah) 125 August 09, 2018 03:49PM

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jmaryt 116 August 09, 2018 04:32PM

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jmaryt 122 August 09, 2018 11:50AM

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jmaryt 135 August 11, 2018 04:46PM

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jmaryt 115 August 09, 2018 11:46AM

I agree with you Rich, and will just add three comments.

Monte 208 June 06, 2018 02:43PM

Re: I agree with you Rich, and will just add three comments.

jmaryt 106 August 14, 2018 10:21AM

. . . a final comment on recovery and recovery techniques.

Rich (Utah) 92 August 14, 2018 07:45PM

Re: . . . a final comment on recovery and recovery techniques.

jmaryt 74 August 14, 2018 09:03PM

Re: I agree with you Rich, and will just add three comments.

bevelhead 182 June 11, 2018 02:52PM

Re: the slit recovery method thumbs up

Sodbuster 123 August 11, 2018 02:57PM

Re: the slit recovery method thumbs up

jmaryt 98 August 11, 2018 04:53PM

Re: Recovery Tools and the RIGHT Selection - Appearances

NWCindy 204 June 06, 2018 01:57PM

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jmaryt 89 August 09, 2018 12:11PM

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NWCindy 198 June 06, 2018 01:54PM

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jmaryt 90 August 09, 2018 12:16PM

Following Local rules -

Rich (Utah) 200 June 06, 2018 04:12PM

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