Going through the ranks of the learning curve in this hobby I have no doubt made many mistakes and one being notching out iron etc . I had my 1st detector being an ace 250 and notched out everything up to the pull tabs . One day out of curiosity I dug the pull tab signal and there was a hammered coin ! Lesson learnt the hard way and I wondered how many I had missed in the past .
Upgraded to the Quest 40 , lovely machine and hammered coins were a sweet high pitch two way signal , nice and sharp and rang in on the 60-70 if you were following numbers however I got lucky one day and had a slightly grunty signal which I confess I almost walked away despite it being a stable two way signal and ran in low 40s which was usually rubbish. It was a gold half sovereign !
Moving up the stakes and using the Deus Lite on Hot Programme again a game changer . The buzz of iron which used to irritate me now I find sharpens my senses and I dig almost every signal just in case . It takes a while to get accustomed to the different sounds and I have yet to find gold with the Deus , so a good thread and interesting to get the many perspectives from other machine users .
One of our club members found a bronze age axe head hoard a few years ago . He was saying exact same thing , it gave an iron grunt but something about it made him dig just in case just his experience and curiosity gave way and he admitted if he was in a slightly different frame of mind he may well have ignored it and walked on . Easy done but his advice to me was if there is any doubt then dig everything as it takes a matter of seconds to dig a hole