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I managed to get myself down to the local beach (Bournemouth) for my first ever try at this detecting malarkey. I gotta say I had an absolute ball. I could only stay for 1.5hrs as I had the Mrs and 8mth old baby in tow. They went for a nice walk while I set about testing my machine out. My first find....a girt Iron nail about 3 inches in length, ha ha. Strangely I wasn't disappointed It felt great to actually hear the beep and locate the target, although it did take me a while to find it considering the size of the bloody thing. By the end of my time on the beach i had sped up a great deal with locating even the smallest of targets. I don't have a pin pointer yet (christmas is coming) so i'm glad i improved on that front. While I didn't find anything of real interest my total find were : 4 Nails, 5 beer bottle tops, about 12 pieces of foil , 2 beer cans, a button and a 2 pence piece. Lol. I dug every target I could find as i saw it as good practice regardless of what i might find. I had the ace set in all metal mode, on the wet sand I dropped the sensitivity down 1 but on dry i had it at full. I think next time I head out I'll try and make a full day of it. All in all a great first experience and I cant wait to get out again.
On a separate note I have managed to get myself my first permission on some land used for grazing horses (about 5acres in total) so I'm super chuffed and can't wait to try field detecting. After doing some research on the area it appears there was an old smuggling path/trail that runs through the fields so you never know...watch this space.
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Seems you had a great family day. Wishing you well for the future
Good to hear you had such a good 1st outing.
You may have found only junk but at least you were finding stuff, it's all a learning curve and you will choose not to dig so much junk once you get used to the different sounds.
I have been detecting for around 6 months and still dig lots of ring pulls and bottle tops just in case I miss something.
Good luck Tony
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I started with the 150 too, then I bought a Euroace and now using the AT pro.
I'll tell you what though, there's nothing wrong with the 150, I found a cut quarter hammered coin with mine in pasture!
All the best, and good luck.
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Are you by any chance Steve Jupe, ex southern Binders ?
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