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Offline PaulP_WestKYTopic starter
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« on: August 20, 2010, 08:08:30 pm »
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Hi All,

Great Forum! Unpacked the GTI 2500 after a few years in storage and a move from the Detroit area to far western rural Kentucky. Hitting the parks, schools, and other obvious spots in a couple local small towns here tells me there are other detectorists about and they are active. I'll be doing some research and hitting older sites up in Paducah and nearby in Land Between The Lakes [

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] and down in Paris Landing where there should be some good chances for relics and older coins and jewelry. No such thing as a bad day detecting anyway, just days that let you know you need to try something new and learn a little more!

There is a turn of the last century old farmstead down the road that I just got permission to hunt. Should be good as the remains of the original house and outbuildings are still standing after a fashion far back on about a hundred acres and may be relatively untouched prior to now according to my neighbor who has owned the property for the last 35 years. The road is named after the family that lived there in the early 1900s.

Thought I'd share a couple tips that I've found useful:

For sites with tall grass/weeds that you want to go over in slow detail (like my ancient farmstead) and don't have to pack in too far to get to, lay down a three or four foot on a side square of heavy cardboard, like from a refrigerator box, which will flatten the grass totally and be easily penetrated by your detector's transmitted magnetic search field. This allows 'nape of the earth' searching to get deep in really tall grass.

My GTI 2500 pinpoints superbly with an all metal mode pinpoint function or by simply using a standard x pattern over the target tone. For some possible targets though I've found that it is handy to carry a couple small plastic game board chips that I can plop down on top of where I think the target might be while I try to zero in for sure.

Last but not least down here in KY where there are a great many small things hunting you as you are hunting coins and relics, always wear long pants and high white socks that you can securely tuck the bottoms of your pant legs into when out in the woods or any tall grass. Nothing is more distracting than a dozen or so large ticks steadily ascending your legs in search of a good place to stop for lunch!

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 08:28:38 pm »
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Welcome from Texas

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 09:19:01 pm »
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 Welcome ABOARD Paul . Thank-You for Joining our Forum !!

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welcome from Tennessee Detecting   
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 11:48:41 pm »
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Hello Paul

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Thanks for the welcome!  Looking forward to participating in the forums.

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Howdy, PaulP.   Thanks for the tip on the cardboard and welcome to the forum

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