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ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: October 28, 2017 06:17PM
Went back to the old grown in park where I have previously found two other seated dimes. This time I went further in the woods (on a gut feeling) and hunted a steep hill for about five hours. I can certainly say I received an over abundance of exercise on this trip.

About 20 minutes of walking the side of this steep hill, I receive a beautiful sweet high tone with a TID=81. I even raised the coil a good 3" off the ground and still had a nice solid signal / high tone. You ever get that feeling that it's gonna be something good even before digging? That is the feeling I had on this target. Down approx. 5" out pops an 1882 Seated Dime! YEA! I thought to myself, my gut feeling paid off. :cheers:

I carefully descended and ran into a bunch of iron junk so I lowered my sensitivity to 3. I hit a nice solid high tone in with the iron snap, cracklin' and poppin'. I kicked the leaves down the hill and scanned the area again. Heard the iron but the high tone was gone. I scanned through the leaves I kicked and uncovered the wheat penny. Nice! Then I am thinking, "Finally! after spending 10 hours in the last two hunts (and not finding a thing) this is very welcomed!" I scanned up and down the hill for the several hours but found nothing else. Well, I did find something.... I believe we scared the poop out of each other. :rofl: We briefly stared at each other then went our separate ways.

Towards the end of my hunt I walked over to an old picnic area that I have hunted many times in the past. Received a high tone with no evidence indicating their was any iron there. However when I dug and found the Mercury dime, there was also a small chunk of iron in the hole with it.

I will say the wireless headphones are awesome!! Hunting hill sides like this is a pleasure not knowing I am tethered to the machine. I am FREE :rofl:



GB-96
Zero Mode
Iron Disc 35
7 bars of sensitivity (lowered it down to 5 even 3 if I got into a lot of signals)
00 threshold
5x8 coil



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: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: Russ88
Date: October 28, 2017 07:39PM
Very impressive outing. I like the fact how you adjust your approach as conditions change. I have to admit I rarely adjust my sensitivity or threshold but I may try to adjust more as needed going forward. Looks like your ATMAX is working well for you. Have you used the ATPRO or ATGOLD previously?

Re: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: Drakester
Date: October 28, 2017 07:41PM
Old silvers are always a blast. HH

Re: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: jim tn
Date: October 28, 2017 08:31PM
Nice silver finds. Pays to be half mountain goat. :rofl: HH jim tn

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Re: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: October 28, 2017 08:50PM
Ha! When I finally saw that garter snake poking through the leaves, my first thought was " Nel Snake Coil "......what a crazy thought? Nice finds by the way.:thumbup:

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Re: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: October 28, 2017 09:03PM
Hi Russ,

Thank you for your kind words. Most of the time my outings are no where near impressive :rofl:

Yes I previously used the AT - PRO for several years and briefly used the AT Gold before that. I don't show every hunt either. As I mention in the above post, the previous two hunts were a dud. 10 hours of finding nothing (well I did find plenty of iron nails and .22 casings but I am not sure others want to see them :smile:) Yes many would have moved on and forgot the place. Me, I do not have many spots left so the only thing for me to do is keep beating the same ones over and over. Truth be told, some hunts are truly depressing (like the last 10 hours in this place :cry:) However I have hope and that hope came through for me today :cheers:


In any case, I would suggest (when you locate an area that is heavily contaminated with iron) to lower your sensitivity. As many other hunters have mentioned running high sensitivity in heavy iron is like running your high beams in the fog. I agree with the analogy and have witnessed with my own ears and eyes the results of adjusting detector settings as conditions change. The Max I keep quite with no threshold as it calms the machine down for me. Today I kept it at 00 on the threshold as 99% of my hunt was pretty clean ground. When the ground is littered with iron junk I will even go into a deeper negative threshold. So far I have been keeping it between -1 and -3 in those type of situations. One more thing before I go off to dreamland, every now and then throughout your hunts, do a quick ground balance and make sure your machine is optimally GB to the soil. :goodnight:

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Russ88
Very impressive outing. I like the fact how you adjust your approach as conditions change. I have to admit I rarely adjust my sensitivity or threshold but I may try to adjust more as needed going forward. Looks like your ATMAX is working well for you. Have you used the ATPRO or ATGOLD previously?



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: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: October 28, 2017 09:07PM
Thanks Jim! When I start eating grass, shrubs, fern and moss I know I am in trouble :rofl:

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jim tn
Nice silver finds. Pays to be half mountain goat. :rofl: HH jim tn



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: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: Russ88
Date: October 31, 2017 01:02AM
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earthlypotluck
Hi Russ,

Thank you for your kind words. Most of the time my outings are no where near impressive :rofl:

Yes I previously used the AT - PRO for several years and briefly used the AT Gold before that. I don't show every hunt either. As I mention in the above post, the previous two hunts were a dud. 10 hours of finding nothing (well I did find plenty of iron nails and .22 casings but I am not sure others want to see them :smile:) Yes many would have moved on and forgot the place. Me, I do not have many spots left so the only thing for me to do is keep beating the same ones over and over. Truth be told, some hunts are truly depressing (like the last 10 hours in this place :cry:) However I have hope and that hope came through for me today :cheers:


In any case, I would suggest (when you locate an area that is heavily contaminated with iron) to lower your sensitivity. As many other hunters have mentioned running high sensitivity in heavy iron is like running your high beams in the fog. I agree with the analogy and have witnessed with my own ears and eyes the results of adjusting detector settings as conditions change. The Max I keep quite with no threshold as it calms the machine down for me. Today I kept it at 00 on the threshold as 99% of my hunt was pretty clean ground. When the ground is littered with iron junk I will even go into a deeper negative threshold. So far I have been keeping it between -1 and -3 in those type of situations. One more thing before I go off to dreamland, every now and then throughout your hunts, do a quick ground balance and make sure your machine is optimally GB to the soil. :goodnight:

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Russ88
Very impressive outing. I like the fact how you adjust your approach as conditions change. I have to admit I rarely adjust my sensitivity or threshold but I may try to adjust more as needed going forward. Looks like your ATMAX is working well for you. Have you used the ATPRO or ATGOLD previously?

Thanks for all your insight. I am a believer about ground balancing more. It just proves necessary sometimes and keeps you in a optimized condition. As far as adjusting sensitivity, I will be looking into that more as soon as I can get outside again. Hopefully later this week. I am giving serious thought of adding a NEL Sharpshooter to the mix. Any thoughts on that? Again thanks for all your insight!

Re: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: Drakester
Date: October 31, 2017 09:23AM
Nice score bro. HH

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Re: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: October 31, 2017 05:46PM
Hi Russ,
I never have used the NEL Sharpshooter on the AT series so I can't provide any insight. I am sure it is a fine coil but at this point I personally see no need for it. Reason being is that I have discovered so many nice finds with the 5x8DD it rarely ever comes off. Someday, I just might take out my brand new 8.5x11"DD coil :rofl:


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Russ88
Thanks for all your insight. I am a believer about ground balancing more. It just proves necessary sometimes and keeps you in a optimized condition. As far as adjusting sensitivity, I will be looking into that more as soon as I can get outside again. Hopefully later this week. I am giving serious thought of adding a NEL Sharpshooter to the mix. Any thoughts on that? Again thanks for all your insight!



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: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: Barry C from mass
Date: October 31, 2017 07:45PM
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Re: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: Ytcoinshooter
Date: November 01, 2017 08:12AM
Real nice! I know very well how hard that particular hillside is to hunt ;-)

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Re: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 01, 2017 04:19PM
Thanks YT

I know where your thinkin' but this isn't that place. :smoke:

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Ytcoinshooter
Real nice! I know very well how hard that particular hillside is to hunt ;-)



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: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: November 01, 2017 08:50PM
A BIG thank you to GO VA for mentioning the flashlight & Magnifying App for my iPhone.
Nice app to have out in the hunting field.



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: ascending and descending hills nets me a Max Keeper:clap:
Posted by: GO VA
Date: November 02, 2017 07:29PM
Glad I could help and you are very welcome. This is your thread but you have my permission to repost my original reply in the other one so people here know how I do this. As I have said before I read a lot and post very little unless I think I can help but would never go off topic in your thread. Thanks.
GO VA

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