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Briar Patch

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Easter Weekend Plans
« on: March 30, 2018, 01:39:00 PM »
Have you got any fun and exciting plans for this weekend?

I usually don't head out to any of the nearby National Parks, or lakes, or head for the hills...
or any other place where folks go for recreation.
Around here it's a huge holiday for outdoor activities. First good break after the weather has warmed up.
It's a great time to get out, I just like to get away from people when I head to the outdoors.

Luckily I live in an area where I can step out of the back door and shoot.
My three  college kids will be home. I'm looking forward to that and doing some shooting with them. Probably have my oldest boy whip up something marvelous on the smoker,and do some grilling as well

Aside from some good food and some time shooting with everyone, I just plan on enjoying my families  company. 


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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 02:14:17 PM »
For sure we will be headed to church on Sunday!

For the Christian, Easter is like Superbowl, World Series and whatever is the top of NASCAR all rolled up in one!  And our team always wins!  ;D

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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 03:32:23 PM »
Oh yeah - I neglected to mention going to church.  Christmas and Easter are getting to be the only times of the year that we can go to church as a whole family.

I try to keep in the habit of going every week - otherwise it's too easy for me to lose complete sight of the straight and narrow.  I'm not often on the straight and narrow.... but I try to keep close enough that  I can see it I  the distance.   ;D
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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 03:57:42 PM »
For me it's going to be turkey hunting in the morning and then hosting an egg hunt for my nieces and nephews.
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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 04:48:40 PM »
I'm going to do what I do almost everyday it isn't blowing hard—shooting pigeons! Over 100 so far this year, and have not even made a dent in the population.
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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 07:37:46 PM »
Turkey reaping time starts in the morning. This year I'm going to shoot Grandpa's old cut down single shot Savage opening day, Sunday the Flex gets used the rest of the season.
I talk to the Lord in His outdoor church.
Buncha BB guns that I don't get to shoot as much as I like. Building duck boats now that I'm "retired".

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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 09:15:06 PM »
Lindsey, Marley, Mom and I are heading up to see the poppy fields. This area has several building that were built in the early 1900s and excellent place to break out the metal detector. Plan to take a ton of pics, I will post them next week when I return. Happy Easter everyone!!
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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 03:57:36 AM »
Dana, I would like to know which metal detector(s) you have? I used a Garrett GTI2500. While it is heavy, I haven't found anything better, even their new AT Max.
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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 04:51:29 AM »
My wife runs an Garrett AT Pro that she loves. I bought her a fancy french one for our anniversary - sorry, the name escapes me - but I think she really likes the Garrett better.
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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2018, 06:38:19 AM »
I've owned three Garretts, including the AT Pro. It may be that I am used to the 2500. But with the notch filters off, I can find dimes as far down as 15 inches as long as the soil isn't too mineralized.

Some background. I built my first metal detector in 1962. It was a BF style, as most were back then. In 1972, I built a TR machine which worked much better, but I didn't own the equipment to fine tune it. I did buy one of the first Garrett TR machines (circa 1976), but I don't remember the model number. It wasn't as good as what I built. Fast forward to 2002, and I bought the 2500 from Kellyco. I've also had an Ace 250, and an Ace 350, plus the aforementioned AT Pro. There's more, but enough is enough!
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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2018, 06:56:20 AM »
It was a BF style, as most were back then. In 1972, I built a TR machine

So......you went from springer to PCP?? ::)
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Re: Easter Weekend Plans
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2018, 11:11:24 AM »
Well... I did that too! I bought one that wouldn't fire! They sold me another one, and the scope was missing from the box. Thankfully I opened the box at the store. They gave me some of my money back, and I got a Octane. Oh geez, was THAT a mistake. I finally gave it away.

That is exactly what I did with the last Ace 250 I had—gave it away!. Light weight to be sure, a decent coin finder. Compared to my 2500, it isn't much more than a toy.
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