P.S. I tend to stick with thing's when I start!
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As for your detector. I’ve not used a CScope myself but have seen reference to them being good. I’d say give it a go and see how you get on with it before you start spending hard earned bucks.
There’s a lot to learn and after you’ve had a go a few times maybe you might decide it’s not for you.
First and most important is, have you got permission to detect anywhere ? Remember everywhere is owned by somebody.
Then you need to think about insurance. Not expensive, about £9 if I remember right. Available from NCMD on line. Covers you for any mishaps you might be responsible for to other people’s property or livestock etc.
If you’ve got a garden, try it in there to get used to the sounds and settings. You’d be surprised what some find in thier gardens. You might even find a manual on line if it didn’t come with one.
Whatever you choose to do, best of luck. Look forward to seeing your finds.
Edit: I stand corrected ! Just seen on your 1st post that you already have places to go. Good luck
I use a C Scope 6mx & this has proved to be a very capable machine - I have found around 60 hammered coins with this over the last couple of years as well as a silver roman coin hoard.
I have never used a CS1 - but did watch an interesting You Tube (metal detecting guys) where he tested a CS1 against the mighty XP Deus. All of the signals detected by the Deus were picked up by the CS1 - I was quite impressed !!
Good luck & enjoy this wonderful hobby.
One field turned up several cannon balls during potato digging in the 70's but the one I'm very excited about (on a different farm) was used for ploughing competions up until the 1950's. The old farmer that told me about it says that as well as ploughing there were lots of other things like bare knuckle fighting, stock deal's and a host of other activities, he maintains that there was always lot's of drinking, gambling and business. it's the squarest most level field I've ever seen and was also used for football and rugby in the 60's and 70's. My guess is that it's been used for a variety of event's for centuries.
Now you know a bit more about my quandary on just diving in to a higher spec machine.
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Metal detecting has always been in the back of my mind but knowing my obsessive tendencies I've put it off until the time felt right and it's just blending in with my passion for local history, learning more about our area is my primary motivation and actually finding anything would just be the icing on the cake.