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Posted by: Monte
Date: December 09, 2018 05:34AM

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Your photos do remind me of one thing I liked about the Portland Oregon area.
Posted by: Monte
Date: December 09, 2018 05:44AM
It is very similar to the Seattle area, and that is usually overcast and a gloomy no-sun day. Seattle has 223 sunless days and Portland has 222. Very depressing, for me anyway. Not always raining, but it does that way too often as well and I much prefer the drier and sunnier climate of far eastern Oregon. However, once we shift into wintry weather over here, and we usually do not get that much snow through the winter, we do have to deal with very cold temperatures and seldom do we get any detectable weather from about mid-November through mid-February.

But as your photos show, Portland metro area does have a lot of very similar-looking easements that are narrow, but have potential, and there are a lot of miserable cloudy days that are still huntable during the winter. That's one thing I miss. And you are correct that they can be a joy to hunt with the likes of an F44, or an Omega 8000, etc., with the 7" Concentric coil and a good rounded-off screwdriver to pop the keepers out.

Best of success to you.

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells Trading Post
Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
monte@ahrps.org ... or ... monte@stinkwaterwells.com
503-481-8147
Fisher: F-44, Nokta-Makro: FORS CoRe and FORS Relic,
Tesoro: Bandido II µMAX and Silver Sabre µMAX, White's: XLT, XP: ORX
Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's 'Pro Star'
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen based on search site conditions.
*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***


Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: Druid
Date: December 10, 2018 04:12PM
Hi Steve,
Don't count out that pocket woodland either.
When we were kids we played, hung upside down from tree branches and rough housed in those areas.
Magnet for boys in the days when children were "Free Range" not cage raised.
Cheers,
Drew.

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Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: December 10, 2018 06:33PM
Yes Druid... Bushwackin' we call it...

You guys don't forget to hunt the "hardpan" in old gravel areas.

In the photo is where I hunted on sunday and it was good for a 1960 silver rosie and some modern clad.

I like hunting those old gravel parking lot areas because the coins will be very close to the surface.

You have to outsmart the guys who hunted before you:)

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LW Steve

Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: Druid
Date: December 10, 2018 07:46PM
Totally Steve,
LOL, Just like the TV show Survivor; Out research, Out think, Out hunt.
hope the digs keep coming your way, nowadays, one silver in a day long hunt is a high point, at least for me.:detecting:

"... when children were "Free Range" not cage raised." -- Nice description, Drew.:thumbup:N/T
Posted by: Monte
Date: December 11, 2018 12:28AM

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"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells Trading Post
Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
monte@ahrps.org ... or ... monte@stinkwaterwells.com
503-481-8147
Fisher: F-44, Nokta-Makro: FORS CoRe and FORS Relic,
Tesoro: Bandido II µMAX and Silver Sabre µMAX, White's: XLT, XP: ORX
Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's 'Pro Star'
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen based on search site conditions.
*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***


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Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: dfmike
Date: December 11, 2018 09:03AM
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LW Steve
Yes Druid... Bushwackin' we call it...

You guys don't forget to hunt the "hardpan" in old gravel areas.

In the photo is where I hunted on sunday and it was good for a 1960 silver rosie and some modern clad.

I like hunting those old gravel parking lot areas because the coins will be very close to the surface.

You have to outsmart the guys who hunted before you:)

https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5849886,-122.301655,3a,75y,245.92h,62.14t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssxAJDeIBfEyCBSFaavqBJg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

LW Steve

Thanks for sharing the google map views. It makes it so much easier to picture what people are talking about.

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Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: December 11, 2018 11:56AM
The 1899 Canadian dime I found in Boren Park in Seattle which dates back to the 1880's.

The other dimes I found in the early 1990's using Fisher CZ's.

Lots of 1923s and 24s and 26s Mercs

I still have every silver dime that I have ever found too... even the rosies:)

The grey tarnished ones I found in the lakes, the silverish ones I found on land.
Silver coins come out a lot prettier when found on land.

In the early 1990's me and a friend would go hunting together 3 to 4 times a week in the Seattle area.
We hunted parks, parking strips, house yards etc.

My friend used a Garrett GTA and I was using a CZ-5 and CZ-6a back then.
Both of us found lots of silver.

We were digging up silver halves in Seattle Parks like there was no tomorrow:)

And there is still lots more out there left to find.!

HH




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Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: December 11, 2018 12:33PM
1928s - - 1920s - - 1917d - - 1930s


These are very hard to find in high quality condition because their dates were high up on the coin and wore down at a fast rate.

I remember finding that 1930s at Madison Park in Seattle.
Madison Park dates back to the early 1870's

That 30s was at least 8" deep in some grass close to the lake.
But I just kept digging in the hopes that it wasn't a deep nail.

I hope I don't get in trouble for posting nude photos. LOL




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Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: December 11, 2018 08:04PM
Let's go to the subject of rings now...

In the early 1990's when my friend and I were hunting together we found lots of silver rings on land.
And of course I was finding them in the lakes also.
But we are just going to discuss rings lost on land here.

Us guys would find an occasional gold ring on land if we decided to dig a "junk" signal.
But since there were so many high coin signals back then we bypassed the gold ring "junk" signals
and cherry picked the silver readings with our I.D. meters.

To this day this is what most hunters do.
So what does this mean?

It means that if I can find 500 silver rings on land by cherry picking with my I.D. meter that there are many gold rings left out there to be found.
This is the main reason why I got me a Fisher F44.... to find the elusive gold rings that are out there waiting to be found.

Most gold rings lost on land are small and have been lost by women.
Small gold rings lost on land are harder to find simply because they are harder to see after they have been lost.
And women wear more gold jewelry then men.

Therefore... I know where most of the gold rings that are out there right now read out on the F44.
On the F44 they read out in the 20 to 40 range.
So every time I go hunting now... every signal in the 20 to 40 range I'm digging. :)

As far as those sterling silver rings go that I posted....
Two cub scout rings from the 1950's
There is a silver ring with ivory
A World War I crossed cannons ring
Several rings have silver & gold both in them

HH

LW Steve




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Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: December 12, 2018 05:22PM
Research is a lot of fun on EB*Y.

Just type in your city and then the word "postcard" to get old photos.

Or you can type in "seattle postcard madison" which is what I did because Madison Park and Madison St. are very old areas in Seattle.

Then you just download the photo by right clicking on it.

At some point you can even burn all your photos to a CD.

Here is a cool 1907 street photo of Seattle :)

HH

LW Steve



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Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: dfmike
Date: December 13, 2018 02:58PM
That is a truly epic collection. Thanks for sharing.



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Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Fisher F5, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705

Re: F44 owners or former owners .. Name 2 things ....
Posted by: Jeff Harris
Date: January 02, 2019 08:39PM
Use Mapp gas to thaw your targets. Come on Steve, think out of the box! :fisher::fisher::fisher::rant::rant::rant::rage::rage::rage:

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