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Apr 13, 2008
In his younger days, my husband was an avid coin shooter, heading out to Lake Michigan each AM to comb the beaches there. At that time he owned a number of high end detectors and would never consider using what he called a lower end detector.
However, over the years and jobs the beach detecting gave way to life problems and the high end detectors became dust collectors, so they went to the bargain bin. Years later as we went on yearly camping trips I kept asking him to get another detector, but his reply was that they were all just too expensive and he wasn't sure just how the newer models operated, being as in his day, you just turned it on and it would beep when you got to metal. Too darn fancy and cost way too much, he would say.
Then one day I found a used Bounty Hunter Tracker IV on eBay and placed a bid and darn if I didn't get it. I wasn't sure what my husband's reaction would be, when I presented this detector to him. He says “Looks complicated"....."way too light"....."nothing but a toy", however he did sit and begin to read the instructions.
The next day he was in the front yard, and within 5 minutes he found his first coin. It was just a wheat penny, but from the look he gave me, I knew he was 25 years old and back at the beach. He had to show me all the things that these newer model detectors could do, and I have to admit, that it is a user friendly detector.
That Bounty Hunter has made many a camping trip with us and the ease of operation still amazes me. My husband retired this year and he has his next detector on order, but that I will be his story.
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Mar 17, 2008
My brother and I were thinking of buying a metal detector a few years ago and somehow my wife got wind of our new endeavor somehow. To my surprise come Christmas I got a wish come true and frankly I was seduced with the idea of getting going a.s.a.p. to find our place in the treasure hunting field.
John and I first found a bunch of clad coins and then we were hooked!
We knew of some old foundations in the country where we camped as kids with the Boy Scouts and went to the old sites, at first we found some old hinges an such as we weren't really sure as to how to set and operate the detector properly, well trial and error finally prevailed and we started finding more artifacts ,square nails silver spoons old eye glasses from a really older time as which we still don't know but my brother had them refitted so that he could wear them as an adornment for his eyes in his historical mountainman costume during Rendavious. Since then we have found several more old foundationd in the woods and plan to thouroughly sift through the remains. We both really like this hobby and would recomend it to anyone who would like to know more of our forgotten past. T he Bounty Hunter is a good machine to learn with or own as a full time detector, easy to learn,light and well balanced,and a pleasure to teach someone the how to detect. So far some of our finds include around three or four hundred dollars in silver coins, Gold rings (1 with two rubies in it ) abeautiful massive silver ring from the Canadian Hockey Leauge, many silver rings and a bracelet my wife Ruth found with a Mother of Pearl inlay from Mexico, a small cache of wheatie pennys from 1909 through 1945 mostly in fine condition and in the same deteroitad wooden cigar box some old childs marbles,jacks and a few lead soldiers. All of this to my wife ,brother and i are priceless. Get into the hobby get bitten by the Treasure Bug.
Buffalo, New York
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