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    Pleasant Day

    Hey everyone,
    I'm not a fan of global warming but I'm happy to be digging in New England on Jan 18th.
    We've already had a nor’eastah and other winter events, but the snow melted days after it fell.
    It rained LIKE CRAZY the other night and my fields we're transformed into a detectorist's dream. Targets jumped into my pouch this morning! ...and they were deep!! I also dug 3 or 4 bird tags, a couple D buckles and some washers.
    Can you read the date on that draped, Dave??

    EDIT-Went back today for an hour and got a William the 3rd. Every one of those I've found give themselves away by those pig tails. Also picked up a a 2017 dog tag, and another D buckle.

    Thanks for looking! Drew
    PS I finally took the oxshoes off my Nox, I added a 2 lb diver's weight. I'll try it this week....it feels kinda heavy but we'll see.
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    Great job Drew!
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    Nice haul!
    Best finds GW Button and John Adams Cufflink.
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    Pleasant day indeed! Great find on the GVLIELMVS III! Is it a 1600's or 1700's ? Interesting set up you got there Drew. Most of us want to lighten our rigs.
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    Thanks, Fellas,
    Jeff... I wouldn't know which year it is or how one could figure that out. I barely know which coin it is. .
    Not knowing much about it, I always guess these coins are from 1694-1702.
    I finally took the ox shoes off the end of my nox, I always thought it looked a bit plebeian, people were starting to talk
    So I put a 2lb divers weight on there, but that is over-kill so I have a 1lb weight coming in.
    I can't understand how great companies like Minelab produce such imbalanced machines. I remember swinging your Deus one time and I thought that was imbalanced too, but all the guts are in your coil, so they have an excuse.
    The best swinging machine I ever used was the T2. Thanks, Bud!
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    I hear you Drew. When I retire I am going to invent a universal, fully adjustable detector shaft that will accommodate all brands and body sizes.

    Hey what is that find in the upper right?
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    It's just a suspender part, it looks weird in the pic.
    Hey, I retire in 5 months!
    You think I post too much now!?
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    Don't worry about global warming. It's cycle always is followed by another ice age. Enjoy the warmth my friend! Love your finds. Wish I could get out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    It's just a suspender part, it looks weird in the pic.
    Hey, I retire in 5 months!
    You think I post too much now!?
    Oh man! Good for you!
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

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    I've got the "Steve's Detector Shafts" 1lb counterweight system on my Nox. It's been on there since the day I bought it. One day, I took it off and detecting without it, and made it about 10 steps and put it right back on! I will say that when hunting in the surf of big lakes and the ocean it's no help at all. It's better to have it heavy out in front of you a little bit, so the waves don't get under your coil and pick it up constantly. One thing is for sure. With the weight on it I HAVE TO use the arm strap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    I've got the "Steve's Detector Shafts" 1lb counterweight system on my Nox. It's been on there since the day I bought it. One day, I took it off and detecting without it, and made it about 10 steps and put it right back on! I will say that when hunting in the surf of big lakes and the ocean it's no help at all. It's better to have it heavy out in front of you a little bit, so the waves don't get under your coil and pick it up constantly. One thing is for sure. With the weight on it I HAVE TO use the arm strap.
    I took that 2lb off and settled on a 1 lb weight. It seems just about right...I haven't tried it in the field yet. Good to know i'll need the strap.
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    Nice finds! Love the Draped Bust. Do ox shoes work?
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    You should take a photo of the ox shoe modification and send it to Minelab.
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