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RyBowk

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Targets per hour???
« on: September 20, 2015, 07:35 pm »
I know its relative ::)  but how many targets on average would one expect to hit per hour on a good site?

DaveJ

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Re: Targets per hour???
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 08:03 pm »
Its a question that cannot be answered really,i guess how long is a piece of string,if its a good site then i slow down to a snails pace as i dont want to miss any possible target.

Sorry to have to say i doubt that anyone will give you a answer.

oscar6972

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 08:19 pm »
The other week on one of my permissions I dug 74 targets in a 6 hour session (counted them when I got in). So on average that's 12 targets per hour. The percentage of those targets that were any good is a totally different matter, but just about all of them were non ferrous items that have to be dug. That was on what I class as my "busiest" permission.

In contrast on one of my other permissions I can sometimes go 15-20 minutes between signals, I dare say there's people who can go longer.

As dave said, it's a question with many answers but a very interesting one anyway!

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Re: Targets per hour???
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 08:57 pm »
Sorry to have to say i doubt that anyone will give you a answer.

16.•3  an hour  :D
I do it with an AKA Sorex Pro

gc-1023

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 09:48 pm »
Then theres type of ground your on .you could have a really busy site with a target every couple of feet ,but if its rock hard stoney dry ground with targets at 4-6 inches your gonna need a more than just a trowel to get them out . in such conditions its took me 15 minutes to reach and find a target,footpaths can be a nightmare to dig but very rewarding  .
in contrast ,freshly sown fields can take just seconds to locate your target and move on to next one .

SuchMuch

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Re: Targets per hour???
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 08:31 am »
1 target per hour is an average result

redwulf700

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Re: Targets per hour???
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 08:40 am »
2 1/2 hours = 54 buttons various bits of scrap copper/lead and 3 coins penny 1861 3d 1943 1/2 penny 1914.  gmp 11 inch coil ........... :(

Fdee

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 09:07 am »
Too many variations of fields and detectors (some deeper than others) to give a clear answer on that one.then of coarse you have to put the detector user in it as well.i expect some people using the same detector are better at understanding the machine than others.

Iffy signal

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2015, 09:26 am »
Completely depends on the ground really.. ive been on land where ive been constantly digging and ive been on land where its an hour or more between diggable signals..

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Re: Targets per hour???
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 12:28 pm »
 
Sorry to have to say i doubt that anyone will give you a answer.

16.•3  an hour  :D

 ;D Nice going Rew  ;D

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Re: Targets per hour???
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2015, 12:30 pm »
Seriously, I've never thought about it, a good point though.

gc-1023

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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 05:21 pm »
never been on a permission that took more than ten  minutes swinging to hit a non ferrous target . i guess if a field has produced some gold or  silvers you would still keep searching it no matter how void of signals it was . not sure i could go longer than 30 minutes though ,it sounds soul destroying .

SuchMuch

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Re: Targets per hour???
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 07:47 pm »
Let us clarify what does target mean? As I understand Topic Starter meant something valuable (coin/ring/pendant/cross etc) under word "target", otherwise we'll be speaking about trashy sites.

RyBowk

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Re: Targets per hour???
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 07:57 pm »
Let us clarify what does target mean? As I understand Topic Starter meant something valuable (coin/ring/pendant/cross etc) under word "target", otherwise we'll be speaking about trashy sites.

Good point. Target meaning nice find not trash. Perhaps I should have mentioned that

gc-1023

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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 09:03 pm »
would have helped :D .now you have moved the goal posts off the field ,since for many of us its not GOOD TARGETS per hour ,more how many per se. some days i return with one pewter button ,not exactly a good target but better than a hanfull of non ferrous junk,lol.