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Retiree
Posted by: BudBurke
Date: April 26, 2018 02:39PM
Just wanted to introduce myself to the forum.

I'm retired and am a full-time RVer, traveling and camping in New Mexico for the most part.

I have an ACE 250 that I use primarily in local tot lots, picking up a handful of change now and then. I don't expect to get rich doing this. I primarily do it for two reasons: I like looking for lost stuff and I enjoy the exercise that I get. Okay, three reasons: it gives me a break from the wife. :cool:

Anyway, that's my story. Glad to be here!

Bud

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Re: Retiree
Posted by: slingshot
Date: April 27, 2018 09:00AM
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BudBurke
Just wanted to introduce myself to the forum.

I'm retired and am a full-time RVer, traveling and camping in New Mexico for the most part.

I have an ACE 250 that I use primarily in local tot lots, picking up a handful of change now and then. I don't expect to get rich doing this. I primarily do it for two reasons: I like looking for lost stuff and I enjoy the exercise that I get. Okay, three reasons: it gives me a break from the wife. :cool:

Anyway, that's my story. Glad to be here!

Bud
Welcome! Ol' retiree myself- with Ace and sniper coil. I let the youngsters try to interpret the squeaks , squawks, and hums- trying for that deep valuable that is always 1" deeper than my Ace. I mean the ads prove it-right?:rofl:

Re: Retiree
Posted by: fongu
Date: April 27, 2018 12:49PM
Welcome to the forum, good luck & happy hunting.

Re: Retiree
Posted by: rferrari
Date: April 27, 2018 05:46PM
The 250 can find whatever is in the ground. Dig all the good noise and recheck after each recovery. Peace Roy

Re: Retiree
Posted by: BudBurke
Date: April 28, 2018 12:12AM
Thanks guys. I appreciate the warm welcome.
Bud

Re: Retiree
Posted by: Starree
Date: April 28, 2018 12:18AM
Welcome to the fourms. My first detector was the 350. Found many nice items and a few gold rings with it.

Re: Retiree
Posted by: BudBurke
Date: April 28, 2018 12:24AM
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Starree
Welcome to the fourms. My first detector was the 350. Found many nice items and a few gold rings with it.

Thanks. Thus far I've pulled quite a few coins but nothing "good". Mostly clads and newer silver. Found my first piece of .925 silver the other day...... a small stud earring. LOL

Having fun though! Just wish this New Mexico ground wasn't so hard!

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Re: Retiree
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: April 30, 2018 01:29AM
Welcome! There are a million reasons why we metal detect! I think your reasons are in the top percentile! Get your camera out and show us what you found.

Re: Retiree
Posted by: BudBurke
Date: April 30, 2018 01:46AM
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John-Edmonton
Welcome! There are a million reasons why we metal detect! I think your reasons are in the top percentile! Get your camera out and show us what you found.

Thanks! I would post photos but now sure how to make the file size smaller so that this site will upload them.

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:canadaflag:Re: Retiree
Posted by: Leslie(nova scotia)
Date: May 01, 2018 09:24AM
Like the order of 3 and welcome to the board me bouy!

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Posted by: BudBurke
Date: May 01, 2018 09:32AM
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Leslie(nova scotia)
Like the order of 3 and welcome to the board me bouy!

Order of 3? Not sure what ya mean, but thanks for the welcome!

Re: Retiree
Posted by: odancoiler
Date: May 22, 2018 07:37PM
Welcome Bud,
Your on one of the Best Forums out here.
Ace 250. Found my first gold earring with that machine, solid nickle signal.
I've added another tot lot killer in the same price range as the 250.
The Tesoro Mojave. Luvin this little machine.
I am truly impressed with it's abilities around iron and in a bed of nails.
I have a Minelab Explorer XS ,Sovereign GT and MXT. None will touch it in nails.
A worthy second machine. The south west is loaded with iron,masking a lot of nice finds.
And as I understand the Mojave is very good on jewelry.
Sadly I as of yet , to swing over any gold with the Mojave.
Soon to be retiree myself and RVing.
Enjoy. Terry

Re: Retiree
Posted by: BudBurke
Date: May 22, 2018 08:29PM
Thanks for the welcome Terry. Much appreciated. You're gonna love being retired and the RV lifestyle.
Been working my 250 pretty hard but have yet to find any precious metals. Kind of been looking at the Ace 400 but would like to find some gold with the 250 first. I'm in a new location for the next 3 months, in between 2 small New Mexico towns. Hoping to explore them later on this week.
Take care,
Bud

Re: Retiree
Posted by: odancoiler
Date: June 04, 2018 01:41AM
Hey Bud,
Sorry for the late reply. Way to busy this time of year.
I’m curious how that lil 250 is running down thar in NM?
Also , I’m not sure you will find native gold with it much under a gram.
I’ve found it good on jewelry. Though I’ve never tried it in gold country.
I believe that lil Mojave would do pretty well on that hotter ground down thar.
Since your a traveling man, I’d stop by Tesoro and see if they would tune the Mojave for you with a widescan coil on it.
The widescan; DD coil is much better in Hot ground.
Take Care
Terry

Re: Retiree
Posted by: BudBurke
Date: June 09, 2018 01:34AM
Hello Terry. Good to hear from you.

So far the 250 has been good to me. I've mostly used it on tot - lots and city parks, but did manage to sweep a couple of Canyon mouths. Found a lead or pewter button but mostly spent cartridges and lead.

I took delivery a few days ago of an Ace 400. Hoping to get out tomorrow morning, Saturday, to try it out. Think I'll go under the bridge of an arroyo and then hit a soccer field if it doesn't get to hot.

Take care,
Bud

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