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#1

Ramjet
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24 March 2015 05:40 pm

This guy is a bit long winded but shows good techniques.


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rocketaroo
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24 March 2015 06:56 pm

Thats the vid, where I learnt the slit method. I dont often get, the two sides to join as easily as in the video. I find that tapping the grass, with end if your trowl, on both sides, will help to close the slit.


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AngerManagement
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24 March 2015 06:58 pm

If only I had grass and soil like that...


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24 March 2015 07:21 pm

AngerManagement wrote:

If only I had grass and soil like that...

Agree 100%. If there is grass it is usually struggling, and dirt is like a rock.

Rob.


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Sandta
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24 March 2015 08:37 pm

That is also the video i started with...
And although this vid is like a Hollywood text book scenario , it is a very good guide
In real world Australia ,these conditions are very few and far between.
but it shows what we all should strive to replicate and achieve wink

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AngerManagement
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24 March 2015 08:55 pm

PabloP wrote:
AngerManagement wrote:

If only I had grass and soil like that...

Agree 100%. If there is grass it is usually struggling, and dirt is like a rock.

Rob.

That's why it is even more important to take care and use methods that minimize the disturbance of grass roots..

The big circle plugs I see some cut; is no good when conditions are not ideal...

A large V or Slit and a screwdriver or like tool to get to the coin/item..

Beach is different and so are most places.

One place I hit on occasions is all sun-bakers or just covered by dust/grass clippings.. For that the Pin pointer is all I need :-)

Last edited by AngerManagement (24 March 2015 08:56 pm)


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24 March 2015 09:54 pm

I wouldn't be game to be seen there with a metal detector in the first place. I'd be too busy covering my back to find a target.


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10 March 2016 05:37 pm

Interesting Video, this method should keep all councils happy. I am staying away from parks while it is so dry, the grass is struggling enough until we get rain again.

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06 June 2016 10:29 pm

Great technique , but don't know how things would turn out tapping the bottom of a couple of these with a screwdriver. First foray at night in a park with ctx3030. Lasted about 2 minutes before I got out of there . Police said they were live. 1465212569_image.jpg


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06 June 2016 10:30 pm

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06 June 2016 11:05 pm

Here is another


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22 March 2017 07:11 pm

Nice little .22

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24 April 2017 08:38 pm

C type plug digging and retrieval.
tools required

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find your target and pinpoint where it is
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dig 3 sides of your plug, out around your target
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lift, and fold the plug back over the uncut side (so the grass remains attached)
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place any dirt out of the hole onto a cloth(or anything handy)
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retrieve the target
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ha, a 2c from the silver backyard
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tip the stored soil carefully back into the hole
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and compact it down
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fold the plug back over into the hole and compact that down too
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as you've seen, there should be hardly any way to tell where you have been except under close scrutiny.
The 2c coin was replaced into the hole before I closed it back up, there's no need to keep the targets from my back yard, they are there for practice for when someone decides they want to learn how to detect. big_smile
I hope this was helpful. wink


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18 July 2017 01:31 am

Watching this dude and cringe...Just throws all of his rubbish on the ground as well..


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18 July 2017 09:51 am

People such as these are ruining the hobby. sad

"We're gonna keep coming back", what till the whole area looks like a warzone......... yikes thumbsdown


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18 July 2017 11:00 am

Heatho wrote:

People such as these are ruining the hobby. sad

"We're gonna keep coming back", what till the whole area looks like a warzone......... yikes thumbsdown

I totally agree with you mate, what I see is a total lack of regard for anyone else.....I cringed at the thought the large iron piece would be just dumped on the ground like the other trash.....


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18 July 2017 03:02 pm

golddiggerart wrote:
Heatho wrote:

People such as these are ruining the hobby. sad

"We're gonna keep coming back", what till the whole area looks like a warzone......... yikes thumbsdown

I totally agree with you mate, what I see is a total lack of regard for anyone else.....I cringed at the thought the large iron piece would be just dumped on the ground like the other trash.....

A shovel just digging holes in a public park or sports ground is just not right. Throwing the 'found' trash around is also just not right. Their total lack of respect for basic metal detecting tenets is abhorrent.

Councils are going to crack down on everyone if they continue to act like that. All it takes is a few bad eggs to spoil it for everyone.

btw it looks like they are from Brisbane or thereabouts. I may be a metal detectorist but I'd still report them to council if I saw them tearing up and trashing the parks like that.

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18 July 2017 04:07 pm

Rookie butchers yikes ....And were going to keep coming back and redig all the junk that already dug and left there so we can dig the same junk over and over and over and over again yikes
That's a shovel for digging trenches thumbsdown yikes
Edit....Fail roll maybe link'll work roll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9VQoJv3BMg&t=68s
Here's the Butchers again yikes 10 seconds in...Too deep....a 2 inch deep key ring roll yikes Think he means he dug a trench too deep thumbsdown yikes You hacker mad
1.03 in..... if it's rubbish again yikes Give up yikes ...Smartest thing she ever said her whole life tongue
Looks like they made them self a Green Hornet trench digger thumbsdown roll .

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Ramjet
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18 July 2017 05:09 pm

Maybe some positive posts on their channel to alert them to better techniques?


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#20

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18 July 2017 05:56 pm

Ramjet wrote:

Maybe some positive posts on their channel to alert them to better techniques?

Says I need a channel for that RJ hmm ...Here's a sticker that should be on all Detectors
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What ever happened to that campaign hmm ...Does Clean up Australia Day even exist anymore?
Here's the last comment yikes ...There going deeper yet yikes
Robert 2 months ago
Why to deep? Dig the deep signals, the best stuff is always deep! Good luck and happy hunting smile
TillyWaterFae
TillyWaterFae2 months ago
Hahahahha i try to tell him!!
Oh no..... yikes
I've had hacks hit one of my prime spots and they dug up foot deep cans which one of was my marker point where I ground balance next to it hmm
I had already cherry picked 3 PD's from above and beside it, they didn't even throw the can in the bin and all the rest of the plugs were turned upside down with the cap on top and squashed back in mad ....Funny thing is that spot is Pros only due to the amount of junk there, The place makes your ears bleed yikes
20 junk targets per swing yikes
They also hit the most emptiest beach here that's full of foot deep junk that washed in and left craters every where and the junk left on the sand pile that they were too lazy to kick back in roll ...Think I got approached by the wife one night and she asked what I was doing...Told her I collect ring pulls and bottle caps as that is the only stuff on that beach lol lol ..Think that upset her a bit as that's all they probably got lol tongue
Hopefully they chucked their Tector in the bin at the end of their holiday, shame they couldn't do that with the junk hmm


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..............................And lots of Bee's.................................

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18 July 2017 06:45 pm

Some champ named Heathen left a comment on their vid, wonder who that was. wink tongue devil


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18 July 2017 06:49 pm

Uploading my first youtube vid right now, my screwdriver coin popper method. thumbsup


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#23

Ramjet
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18 July 2017 06:50 pm

Heatho wrote:

Uploading my first youtube vid right now, my screwdriver coin popper method. thumbsup

Awesome stuff Heath. Please post a link in the appropriate section. LOL


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#24

Heatho
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18 July 2017 06:53 pm

Will do mate.


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Heatho
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18 July 2017 07:06 pm

Here's my deep coin screwdriver technique.


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