1. Target Recovery....

    by on 01-23-2010 at 11:31 PM
    Last time I talked about machines, which machine you use doesn't really matter(as long as it can detect the targets your looking for). Most machines will detect Full gold staters down to 5 or 6", quarter staters and small or cut hammies only a couple inches so coil to the deck!
    I have had a lot of luck with the Whites MXT, it is a set and go machine. What it lacks in depth is more than made up for in small target recovery and pinpointing. The MXT has a 0 to 100 target range for non-ferious ...
  2. Your machine of choice?

    by on 01-14-2010 at 04:53 PM
    Ok If I'm going write a blog I may as well try to make it informative. If thats possable.LOL
    When detecting in England (plowed fields) I have allways been of the opinion that extra depth for coin sized items is not that important. It is more important to use a machine you are comfortable with.
    Those deep big targets (plowparts mosty) will be detectable by most of the better machines. The question is. WILL YOU DIG IT? That loud target that reads 6" and you dig 12 and don't hit it. Do ...
  3. Transportation all set!

    by on 01-14-2010 at 02:43 AM
    Well it looks like I get to use some of those United frequent flyer miles. Booked the march trip. I will be leaving chicago at 6am instead of the usual 6pm flight which means I will be staying at the Raddison Edwardian on Thursday the 11th. Mark and I are booking a room so we will be well rested to hunt until we cant see anymore on the first day. On the return flight, Friday April 2nd was blacked out so the first flight available is monday morning at 7:45 am. I just can't decide if I want to spend ...
  4. Chicago Ron's Barn Hunt Raffle. Win a 1 week hunt in colchester for 20 dollars!

    by on 01-12-2010 at 09:03 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post
    Tickets are 20.00 U.S. each.
    Winner will be drawn at either the March 2010 England hunt or as soon as all tickets are sold. The drawing will be video taped and posted on the Colchester and MHRS websites.
    Winner is entitled to 1 week at the barn at any future hunt I have an opening for in 2010 or 2011. Prize includes all hunt fees and food. excludes airfare and dining out .
    Prize value is 1,600.00 and 2,000.00 U.S. depending on exchange rate
    I have printed 100 tickets
  5. Chicago Ron's barn hunt Blog

    by on 01-12-2010 at 08:53 PM
    Hi all, we are now less than 2 months out, and this Roman new area has me dreaming of pots and torques. Let me say now on January 12th that someone is going to find a monster in the spring! It may not be me but I can feel it. This will be my first 3 week tour and I have started working out daily to make sure I can make the 21- 11 hour hunt days! Thats 221 hours of detecting in three weeks. Of course I won't be able to get all those hours with driving to London every friday to exchange hunters. But ...