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Makro Racer 2 Scores Confederate Relics!
Posted by: Old Virginia
Date: August 28, 2017 04:33PM
I've had my new R2 out 3 times now. I'm still learning but I'm quite impressed thus far. I REALLY love the ease of changing modes - very helpful on iffy signals. Anyway, the most recent trip took me to one of my favorite sites. I was using the NEL Snake coil on the R2. I've found a number of great relics at this site, including my 2 oldest coins: an 1801 LC and a 1782 Reale. Lots of 18th-19th century buttons too. So on this most recent trip I was in a heavily infested iron area. I'm talking multiple signals with every swing. Adding to this difficulty is the fact that the area is surrounded with electric livestock fence. The pulsing of the fence causes constant falsing on every machine I've had there. Also, on the most recent trip, the ground was extremely dry. But despite all these challenges, the R2's performance was quite impressive. First, out of the iron, the R2 sniffed out a Confederate Script I button - only 3-4 inches deep. The other machines (AT Pro, XP Deus, T2SE and the Nokta FORS Relic) should have already found that button. It was shallow and in a very small area (about 30x30) that I've pounded and worked a grid numerous times.

After that signal, I dug a nice period ax head. The final recovery of the day was the most exciting. This property was once owned by a Confederate cavalryman who served in the Stonewall Brigade. I was swinging the coil right up against the fence. The R2 was chattering like crazy and then, in the midst of all the iron and falsing from the electric fence, I got a solid, 85-90, repeatable signal swinging both ways at 90 degrees. I'm thinking big silver or another buried beer can. It was neither. About 8-9 inches down I pulled out a brass Confederate saber pommel. Due to the history of the property, I have to assume it belonged to the Confederate veteran who once lived there. I can't wait for cooler weather and some moisture in the ground to take the R2 back out and see what else I can find.



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Re: Makro Racer 2 Scores Confederate Relics!
Posted by: dfmike
Date: August 28, 2017 07:27PM
Great Great finds. These are true treasures of history that would make any museum proud. Love that button !



Active detectors: Fisher F5 , Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Scores Confederate Relics!
Posted by: OregonGregg
Date: August 28, 2017 10:49PM
Nice finds, really nice button and artifacts.



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Re: Makro Racer 2 Scores Confederate Relics!
Posted by: Old Virginia
Date: August 29, 2017 08:05AM
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dfmike
Great Great finds. These are true treasures of history that would make any museum proud. Love that button !

Thanks. The R2 certainly lived up to its reputation for being able to unmask non-ferrous relics in iron-infested sites. This property never gives up a lot of relics in one visit, but I've made some of my best finds there. I know there's more hiding in the iron and I believe the R2 is going to help me find it.

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Scores Confederate Relics!
Posted by: Old Virginia
Date: August 29, 2017 08:06AM
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OregonGregg
Nice finds, really nice button and artifacts.

Thanks Gregg. Yes, even knowing the history of the place, that was quite a shocker when it popped out of the ground!

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Scores Confederate Relics!
Posted by: Cal_Cobra
Date: August 29, 2017 09:16AM
Nice digs, like the button! The R2 is solid on buttons :thumbup:

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Cal

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Re: Makro Racer 2 Scores Confederate Relics!
Posted by: Kapok
Date: August 29, 2017 09:25AM
Excellent finds! Being here in Michigan, I envy your access to CW sites. Keep up the good work and keep us posted.



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Re: Makro Racer 2 Scores Confederate Relics!
Posted by: Old Virginia
Date: August 29, 2017 07:24PM
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Kapok
Excellent finds! Being here in Michigan, I envy your access to CW sites. Keep up the good work and keep us posted.

Thanks Kapok. Yes, we're definitely blessed.

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