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Sometimes less is more

27 Jun

On my second day of hunting with the Compadre, I met a fellow hunter at an old park.

Surprisingly, I wasn’t finding very many pull tabs there so I decided to try the Compadre at the spot in the park that has produced 10 silvers and which I know is heavily iron laden. First target was a small piece of old, unidentifiable brass. I was impressed because I’ve covered this spot from every direction and about 100 times with Maurice (my XP Deus detector). Next target was a big and loud signal. Again, I’ve removed all signals from this spot except for the iron so I was one more time surprised. After a minute or two of digging I produced this from the hole:
shield

This little shield pin is about one inch tall by 1/2 inch wide. It is (was) gold plated. The back has no writing of any kind but the gold plating is more obvious there. It looks to be old, I would say pre-1940’s. The pin on the back is missing but the welding is plainly visible.

Not much to talk about other than I found it with the Mighty Compadre at a spot that I thought Maurice and I had thoroughly cleaned. I must say however that this spot continues to produce targets and probably will continue to produce targets in the future.

One last thing; I am using the iPhone ear plugs since the Compadre only has one beep at one volume and fancy headphones are not required. I had forgotten what a royal pain in the behind wires are! I am now in the process of researching some kind of wireless solution for my Compadre. I can’t go back to wires. Don’t ask me.

Thank you for looking!

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3 Responses to “Sometimes less is more”

  1. lawdog1 June 27, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Sorry buddy, less is always less. See if you can find you a used pair of the TDK WR700. It’s what I use with my ATP. http://www.tdkperformance.com/en-eu/Headphones/WR700-Wireless-Headphones/WR700/#.U63SvzhOW71

    • pulltabMiner July 1, 2014 at 8:32 am #

      I like to call it Subjective and Relative Quantification in Metal Detecting but most of the time I call it swinging the Compadre. LOL! Thanks for the link, I am ordering a pair ASAP.

  2. lawdog1 June 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Previous link forwards to their homepage since they are no longer available. Try this link: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=tdk+wr700&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=163103524&ref=pd_sl_779k3zg9zq_ee

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