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Old 01-19-2018, 09:03 PM   #1
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Coin shooting and relic hunting

I enjoy coin shooting around rest areas and RV parks, we also relic hunt with our metal detectors, and geocache as much as we can, do a little panning and rock hounding while staying in new places.

Anyone else do this? Most of our travels so far have been in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah, BUT hopefully this area will expand this summer to the NW areas.
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I dunno, but you had me at metal detector.

Can you tell me more about what coin shooting is? and also what you do with metal DS, plus maybe a recommendation on equipment?
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We plan on getting back into Geocaching once we start going full-time. We have visited a lot of the Western States, and several countries, but want to find a geocache in every lower 48 state and as much as Canada as possible.
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We plan on getting back into Geocaching once we start going full-time. We have visited a lot of the Western States, and several countries, but want to find a geocache in every lower 48 state and as much as Canada as possible.
Now.. geocaching.. this is just for kicks right? Or is there more to it that I don't understand yet?
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I dunno, but you had me at metal detector.

Can you tell me more about what coin shooting is? and also what you do with metal DS, plus maybe a recommendation on equipment?
I believe that in the OP's case, it's stopping at rest stops, stepping out with a pistol on his side, then getting his wife to toss a coin up in the air so he can draw and shoot a hole through it.

Geocaching is a hobby that utilizes a GPSR (global positioning system/satellite receiver) to find things hidden by other geocachers. The container is not taken, but the finder does sign the logbook or logsheet, then logs the find on a website that lists the geocache and its coordinates.

The OP may have found one of our caches if he's ever traveled Interstate 10 near the Texas Louisiana border.
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I believe that in the OP's case, it's stopping at rest stops, stepping out with a pistol on his side, then getting his wife to toss a coin up in the air so he can draw and shoot a hole through it.

This is an activity that is more fun in large cities on the east coast. The locals must like it, as they get all excited...


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Just kidding everyone! Don't get too excited.
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We full time and I have a metal detector wherever I go. I like old coins so spend time researching and detecting locations that might hold old coins. I've met some great folks and found some good coins and relics.
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Now.. geocaching.. this is just for kicks right? Or is there more to it that I don't understand yet?
Well, geocaching can be explained this way.. You use the governments multi bazillion dollar satellite system and a hand held GPS unit to go out and hunt hidden Tupperware. It all in the hunt and boils down to can someone hide better than you can find. No real award other than being able to say, "I found it!"

More info can be found here https://www.geocaching.com/play

Lots of fun and it can take you to places you never thought of. We found a civil war battlefield in the middle of Oklahoma.
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New RV owners here and love coin shooting, live in Pa. but plan on wintering in the west. Would like to here about your experiences and open to suggestions on where to visit.
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New RV owners here and love coin shooting, live in Pa. but plan on wintering in the west. Would like to here about your experiences and open to suggestions on where to visit.
Congrats on the new RV.

We travel full time and I am always looking for spots to hunt and people to hunt them with.

I use a couple of the more active MD forums to attempt to find locals to hunt with. I have had mixed results, but have made some good finds and have met some great people as a result of the efforts.

Happy hunting!
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Old whites detector

I have an old white detector hardly used. It was $500 back in 1972. It's interesting to use Never found what I wanted it to find that was a buried 3 lb coffee can full of silver coin on the farm.
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SO really what is coin shooting?
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SO really what is coin shooting?
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I'm thinking it is looking for coins with a metal detector.

We have a couple of Whites that we've had for a number of years, but I've always wondered where it was legal to use the things. Because of this they haven't been used much.

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I'm thinking it is looking for coins with a metal detector.

We have a couple of Whites that we've had for a number of years, but I've always wondered where it was legal to use the things. Because of this they haven't been used much.

Steve

i'm also in the hunt for a metal detector. I've heard a lot about the Whites and they are made locally, i'm in Coos Bay. anyone have anything to say about them and is one model better than the other.
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