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myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: August 20, 2017 08:07AM
It has been told on the forums that if you get a signal and turn 90 degrees on it and it turns to iron or junk you should leave it as it would be junk. Is this true ???? Well heres a video to deal with another metal detecting myth handed to us by some.. video: https://youtu.be/lUGa4uVj3ho

Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: August 20, 2017 09:07AM
Well of course!----and ALL THE MORE reason why you should cover/detect areas in at least two different directions----detector 101 stuff.------Did you just figure this out & how long have you been detecting calabash?:smile:

Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: mike from Illinois
Date: August 20, 2017 10:10AM
That's the reason I have always done a 360 when I hit a target.

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: Architex
Date: August 20, 2017 10:15AM
Hey, the guy is just trying to help. He has put up some very good videos. Not everyone has your superior intellect (or your attitude).

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: August 20, 2017 10:25AM
Oh get off of it with the attitude b.s.-----All I'm saying is an area should be covered from a couple of different directions.----Is that SO HARD for you to understand???
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Architex
Hey, the guy is just trying to help. He has put up some very good videos. Not everyone has your superior intellect (or your attitude).

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: August 20, 2017 10:44AM
That's not the way it came off but heres the answer to your question, no I made the video for some people who don't know any better and was being discussed on another forum the other day and I told the people on there hey wait a minute it has a flaw. So yeah its 101 detector stuff but you would be surprised that how many don't have that down. I find it amazing that how many people equate how long some ones been detecting with how much knowledge they have of a detector or detecting. I know a dealer whos been detecting for years and doesn't have a clue and uses the 90 degree turn method to decide to dig or not dig . Can a person whos been detecting for 6 months know more than some whos been detecting for 10 years in some cases the answer is yes. What makes a better detectorist finds? I have 56 civil war and before military buttons finds, 7 1700s coin finds including a Spanish cob, 12 civil war and before coins trimes, half dime ,large cent, etc. and other silvers from later but I specialize in relics from civil war and before not interested in any thing later. I have probably close 200 flat buttons , and hundreds of other period relics.. How long has it taken me to find these? 6 months, 2 years ,10 years?? I can research with the best, over lay , topo maps , gps and all the other trade secrets how long does it take one to accomplish these things?? My mentor has been doing this 30 years and he will quickly tell you I know more about our detectors and detecting tech than he does , and he has spectacular finds including the only known numbered continental dragoon button KNOWN to exist and you can find that in don trovonis button book if you would like to see it. I own my own business so in the off season we hunt 3 or 4 times a week from nov to march. So what makes a better one a more knowledgable detectorist. TIME? FINDS? MULTIPLE DETECTORS?? If your new to the hobbie don't be intimidated by how long someones been detecting some have been doing it for 20 years and don't have a clue and some of the old timers can give you very valuable knowledge but don't assume some one is a expert by how long they been doing it. On the other hand you guys who been detecting for 40 years don't assume someone whos been doing it for only a short time doesn't know whats up either, some people are quick studies! You can take a guess at how long ive been detecting 10 years , 5 years, 3months? TIME doesn't make a good detectorist practice and studying do.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2017 10:45AM by calabash digger.

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: August 20, 2017 11:21AM
On your deeper targets( referring to coins) I usually don't get any signal when I turn 90 degrees. I've learned that the deep coins (6" to 9") usually have a small window you can hit, say around 20 to 30 degrees and that's the reason you can find these coins in hard hit areas by slowing down and going in a off pattern from the normal hunting pattern.
Earlier this year, about a month ago I found this 1902 barber 1/2 dollar down between 8" and 9" in an area that has been hunted hard, it was in a public park where everybody goes when they get there 1st detector. It would only give me a faint signal from a small window but that's how I got.

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: August 20, 2017 11:28AM
Wow I have learned many great hunting ideas on this forum and others. This very subject you speak about here....I never ran across on any forums. In fact I learned just the opposite of what you speak of. These are THE targets to dig. There are several hunters on findmall and elsewhere that I am grateful for as they provided tips and tricks to help me increase my finds. One hunter that really sticks out is RickND on the Sovereign forum. If you are reading this Rick, thank you for all of your help.:cheers: - Jim

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calabash digger
It has been told on the forums that if you get a signal and turn 90 degrees on it and it turns to iron or junk you should leave it as it would be junk. Is this true ???? Well heres a video to deal with another metal detecting myth handed to us by some.. video: https://youtu.be/lUGa4uVj3ho



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: August 20, 2017 11:29AM
Thanks for sharing that backs up my findings in my test garden.

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: August 20, 2017 11:31AM
No pun intended but you are right on the money with your statement. This is exactly my finding too = slow down and work at odd angles / patterns. :thumbup:

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still looking 52
On your deeper targets( referring to coins) I usually don't get any signal when I turn 90 degrees. I've learned that the deep coins (6" to 9") usually have a small window you can hit, say around 20 to 30 degrees and that's the reason you can find these coins in hard hit areas by slowing down and going in a off pattern from the normal hunting pattern.
Earlier this year, about a month ago I found this 1902 barber 1/2 dollar down between 8" and 9" in an area that has been hunted hard, it was in a public park where everybody goes when they get there 1st detector. It would only give me a faint signal from a small window but that's how I got.



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.

Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: August 20, 2017 11:47AM
Thanks,Calabash--I enjoy and Learn from all your videos.

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: August 20, 2017 12:04PM
Was just talking about it on the other forum under the garrett section where a guy was asking questions in a thread. I pointed out the flaws to it.

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: August 20, 2017 12:21PM
I just did a quick search where a guy was using that technique so some still doing that the guys on the forum helped him out.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2017 12:27PM by calabash digger.

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Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: Architex
Date: August 20, 2017 01:09PM
No that wasn't all you were saying. Guess you didn't realize that. You're really an emotional guy aren't you.



One Man's Trash...........is what I usually find.

XP Deus / CTX 3030

Where are the diamond rings?.............They said there'd be diamond rings !.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2017 01:10PM by Architex.

Re: myth of the 90 degree turn to dig or not to dig??????
Posted by: dougmanning
Date: August 20, 2017 02:12PM
Nice job ! thanks again for the great video, your friend Doug

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