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Got a Question for all those old timers out there like me???


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Been detecting now for about 16 years and have used about 5 different detectors.
Of all the finds over the years, what percentage of your finds can you honestly attribute them to.
Example: Three Categories
mine as Follows…
A— My choice of detector, the expensive one with all the bells and whistles—————25%
B—My experience over the years, knowledge, research etc…—————————————50%
C—Just plain luck being at the right place at the right time——————————————25%
Just curious and reflecting on all those finds over the years.
Thanks In advance for those who respond. 😊


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Mark ( ohio )

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experience for sure, research a very close second... as far as the most expensive detector with all the bells and whistles, hmmmm. I would have put my O'le explorer II up against just about anything on todays market. It sure was a beast when u knew how to properly use it.

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1) Location, location, location is the key. You cant find it if it's not there. 2) Guys and gals knowing how to use their machine comes next. 3) I believe most mid range detectors produced over the past 15 years have the ability to find 80% of the targets. The other 20% needs the high end detectors to sniff them out.