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Hello from Upstate New York!
Posted by: UpStateMike
Date: January 23, 2017 10:19AM
Hello everyone,

Another newbie with unrealistic dreams of finding caches of silver and gold in my backyard. I live near the towns of Morris, Norwich, Oneonta and Utica.

For Christmas I was given a metal detector, which I have wanted for some time now. It was a nice gesture from my wife, but it's not the level that I hoped for. It's a Bounty Hunter Gold Digger. Fear not, veterans of the coil, for as of last night I have procured a used but not abused Tesoro Silver Sabre II.

Of course, I had to get some playing time in with the Digger so I took advantage of the mild weather and after picking up my 7 year old son from a birthday party, we went to the nearby school's "tot-lot", as I had intuitively put the detector in my car, along with a hori-hori knife. In about an hour we realized that first, permafrost woodchips are not easy to dig. Second, metal playground equipment and picnic tables are not our friends. Third, you got to get dirty and dig a lot of holes. However, we did manage to locate a couple of chunks of cast metal, a dinner knife from the cafeteria, two quarters (states on reverse) and a big rusty nail that has no business in a playground.

Before spring hits I will be looking to get a decent pinpointer but I will of course stagger that purchase out so that the boss doesn't get too upset with me. But my son had a great time and I can see that two detectors are better than one.


Re: Hello from Upstate New York!
Posted by: Elton
Date: January 23, 2017 12:04PM
Oh boy .Your hooked now LOL..Hey the Brightside is you can blame your wife for buying you the detector.. !

Welcome to the forum............... PS: You will be making your wife angry ..No way out of it... HAHAHA

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Re: Hello from Upstate New York!
Posted by: nam1969
Date: February 04, 2017 10:30PM
Have you heard of New Rose NY ? Welcome from Louisiana

Re: Hello from Upstate New York!
Posted by: cknowlto
Date: March 09, 2017 05:39PM
Another newbie here from Bloomfield NY.

I also have a crappy detector, but I have found on my two hunts so far, that what I REALLY need is a pinpointer.

Looking for a whites used, but a carrot would be sweet as well.

I also need a hunting satchel to hold all the paraphernalia that goes along with the detector.

Sweet detail shovel from corona with the saw edge from Lowes.

Heal lamp, extra batteries for: detector, head lamp, pinpointer, etc.

I still need a plugging shovel. Not paying $100 for a hunting specific one. That is just goofy when it is a few whacks with a hammer and a grinder away from a trenching shovel.

Relic storage (pill minder box) for special finds.

Tool pouch to hang it all on (had that in multiples already)

loupe to find dates with my old ass eyes.


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