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Civil War Site Question
Posted by: Okierick
Date: August 22, 2017 01:02PM
My first opportunity to hunt a Louisiana Civil War site this weekend. It's in a cut cornfield. My Deus equipment includes the remote, WS4, 11" coil, & 9" HF coil, plus the MI-6 pinpointer. I have virtually no relic experience. As I can cover a wide range of frequencies, between the 2 coils, would I be better off using a lower frequency, with the 11" coil, or to use the 9" HF coil at 14 kHz? The condition of the field may determine the size of the coil I can use. Are there any relic specific settings that I should pay special attention to? Thanks, Rick.



OkieRick

XP Deus, Garrett AT Max, XP MI-6, Whites TRX

Re: Civil War Site Question
Posted by: minelabking
Date: August 23, 2017 08:53PM
Good evening. One thing I can tell you from experience of working on a farm for many years in north louisiana. Corn field rows are usually are 30 inches apart so the 9" would probably be a good choice and will have chopped stalks everywhere. If the field has been disked should not be a problem.

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Re: Civil War Site Question
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: August 23, 2017 09:10PM
9 inch coil in 14 kh keep it simple ,that will be a great general hunt freq.
SENS 90-93
kh 14
reactivity 2 silencer -1
full tones
iron audio o
disc -2.5 will let all iron be heard and where there is iron relics are present
ground balance to actual number
notch nothing.
audio respon 4
This might not be the end all program but its my relic program with the hf coil and its a great starting point. BTW I would use the 11 in open areas in 7 kh or 11 kh



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/23/2017 09:14PM by calabash digger.

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Re: Civil War Site Question
Posted by: Architex
Date: August 23, 2017 09:17PM
Very similar to my HF program and it works very well. (with practice).



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Re: Civil War Site Question
Posted by: Okierick
Date: August 23, 2017 10:19PM
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help. I'll let you know how I do, if we don't get rained out by the Gulf storm.



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XP Deus, Garrett AT Max, XP MI-6, Whites TRX

Re: Civil War Site Question & Finds
Posted by: Okierick
Date: August 28, 2017 06:46AM
Louisiana Civil War finds. Thanks to Lane Prater for hosting us. Be sure to check out Dirt Fishing with Lane on YouTube for numerous gun s on these fields. I found a Sharps sight, 2 ringer Sharps, 3 ringer, round balls, a ring, and a worn CSA cuff button (with a very ornate back). I also found the tiny American bow tie pin, which is probably not from this period, and a War nickel. A buddy found a 1875s seated dime. I used my HF 9" coil between the corn rows and my 11" coil on the soybean field. Thanks for the advice.



OkieRick

XP Deus, Garrett AT Max, XP MI-6, Whites TRX




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Okierick, a question . . .
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: August 28, 2017 03:48PM
How deep were your deepest finds with that 9" HH coil for your finds you show?

Re: Civil War Site Question
Posted by: Okierick
Date: August 29, 2017 12:01AM
My Civil War finds weren't really that deep, as the field is constantly plowed, and the soil was quite loose. I don't believe that anything was over 7". Those bullets rang out quite loudly, at that depth. The small bow tie was around 5".

My typical hunting is in old parks or around ball fields. In that environment, the maximum depth of most of small target finds has been 8 - 9". That isn't to say it wouldn't find a coin deeper, but they are rarely any deeper in the parks I hunt. At that depth, I'm digging based on sound, as the TDI is not displayed.



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XP Deus, Garrett AT Max, XP MI-6, Whites TRX

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