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"hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: sunraysux
Date: October 24, 2017 09:59AM
OK........so i have had many requests for pics....and more info on hunting open screen//etc
was at a wedding over this past weekend in New England and on my way to my friend's home, i saw this amazing idyllic Norman Rockwell looking 1860 one room school house in a reasonably populated area....certainly not remote by any means
the coin hound in me instantly went bat shiite and i about crashed the truck eye balling this picture perfect postcard site
...listen, this is about as obvious an MD site as you will find!!....Helen Keller and Stevie Wonder could see that this site is a dream MD site....which is exactly why i knew it was hunted to exhaustion....and it was
a guick loop around the moderately sized yard in AUTO+2/3 and COINS mode resulted in a few zinclets and some trash YUCK
screw this i thought.....and then it dawned on me that all the nit wits that had come before me actually did me a big favor!!!
they cleaned out all the top 5-6 inch targets and left the deeper goodies unmolested(at least i was hoping so!)
so i re-tuned//noise cancelled the Etrac and went total open screen....MAN sens at about 22/23
that was all the site would allow before the machine started to get chatty and a bit unstable
so of i went....boom....boom....boom
deep wheaties.....Indians.....Buffs...Vs
a 13 inch deep 1870s silver plated pocket watch
and 2 lovely silvers from the pictures
at 8 inches, an extra fine 1926 SLQ.........and at 7 inches, a 1/4 Panamanian Balboa from 1930
moral of the story....do not pass up ridiculously obvious sites because your instincts tell you that they are fried already
and don't curse those that hit spots before you did any longer....thank them!!




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Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: pan4au
Date: October 24, 2017 10:05AM
Way to go!!! That SLQ is nice... it sure was carried too long.. Congrats



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Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: October 24, 2017 10:16AM
That is the way to do it! Wow!! Very nice Sunray!

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Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: WV62
Date: October 24, 2017 10:21AM
Congrats on a couple of really nice coins.

Question time again,
Do you think you would have the same success with your E-Trac set TTC as you do using TTF?

Ron again in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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Most excellent finds and thanks for the story!N/T
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: October 24, 2017 10:23AM

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Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: sunraysux
Date: October 24, 2017 10:24AM
...is TTC the 4 tone variety?
if so, the answer is a decided NO for me....
just a personal preference thing....too much noise and distraction for my tastes and ears!!

Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: tiftaaft
Date: October 24, 2017 10:30AM
I am curious about those using TTC (two ton conductive) as well. With an open screen you would hear all the iron on the right side of the screen as a high tone...

Great finds btw SRS. Makes me wish I lived in the eastern us... Tim.

Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: sunraysux
Date: October 24, 2017 10:33AM
thanks Tim....i like to refer to it as the RIGHT coast for many reasons!!

Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: sunraysux
Date: October 24, 2017 10:56AM
ron...i apologize
i thought you were referring to a 4 tone conductive
i have never used the 2 tone conductive...am going to an interesting locale today and will give it a spin....

Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: October 24, 2017 12:07PM
Congrats on a pair of gorgeous coins. HH

Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: Explorer.se
Date: October 24, 2017 12:59PM
Wow what beautiful coins Sunray thanks for sharing + not to mention you got to go to a wedding. Not a bad weekend at all!

Many of us have been running open screen manual since the first XS came out
Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: October 24, 2017 01:46PM
SRS,

Not sure if all the archives are still available, but we debated all of this until the cows came home years ago. The original XS didn't give any indication of what the sensitivity was in Auto mode, but it also did not have all the ferrous values stuffed on the 12 line, so you got a lot more useful information. Basically you needed to be in ferrous so all the iron was a low grunt, bottle caps discriminated out in the lower right hand corner, and sensitivity in manual until it started getting chattery.

If you can look back to the early 2000s Explorer forum you would be amazed by all the coin finds, it was like the results you experienced at the school house but EVERYWHERE. Most sites now have been hit with explorers and finds are fewer.

Chris

Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: October 24, 2017 05:55PM
Very nice coins. That SLQ is a beauty. Well done!

Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: Explorer.se
Date: October 24, 2017 06:04PM
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sunraysux
ron...i apologize
i thought you were referring to a 4 tone conductive
i have never used the 2 tone conductive...am going to an interesting locale today and will give it a spin....

Keep us posted!

Re: "hunted out" 1860s schoolhouse yields to Etrac open screen
Posted by: sunraysux
Date: October 24, 2017 06:22PM
just back....NOoooooo more TTC for me
it took all of 5 minutes to make that decision!! lol
didn't like it one bit....just me though
personal preference

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