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AndriaL

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Hello, I recently got a new metal detector and I am having a hard time getting used to the pinpointing feature.  Any tips?
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AndriaL

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I have the Garret ACE 350.  I do the cross like they showed in the video, holding down the button, but every time I think I have it and get down to dig, I never find the item.  I also check the detector for estimated depth and make sure to dig at least that deep.  So far I've only been able to find 2 things, and both were pretty much right on top. 

Thanks for your reply!

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You seemed to covered all the basics of pinpointing...some targets are really tricky, especially if there are multiple objects buried close by. Otherwise, a lot of home practice is in store, to help you, before hitting the field. If you're fortunate to have your own yard, that would be an excellent start.
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I've said this many times but I'll say it again. The best place to practice with your detector is in the sand, at a beach or playground. Targets are usually shallow, easy to retrieve. Don't dig deep targets at the playground, you'll disturb the compacted soil below the sand and cause a wet spot. When you get to the sand bury a quarter and practice finding it, then do the same with other coins. You could even take some other items to practice with.

Hunt in the "Jewelry" mode. When you get a target X it, swing over one direction and then again at 90 degrees. When you think you have the rough spot put the heel of you coil over thet spot, press the pinpoint and draw back. The signal should get louder as the target gets nearer the center of your coil.


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I just want to add that the depth reading on your machine is based on a coin-sized object.  Because of this, larger objects will often gave a depth reading much shallower than they actually are.  For example, a pop can buried 10 inches down can come in with a depth of only 5 inches.  Buried pop cans are often a problem with someone new to detecting.
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I would also like to add....Get a pin pointer,  There vital in quick recovery. Best wishes, Darin
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