Maximising your luck

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figgis
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From Day One I've always switched the machine on the moment I'm leaving the jalopy (no matter how far I have to walk to my intended field) and kept it switched on until getting back. This has reaped dividends, the best of which have been two denarii:

The first was on a trek which involved crossing an "unproductive" area of a field in order to get to some pasture. With only desultory swinging involved, a "dig this, sunshine" signal came out of nowhere and a lovely little Antoninus Pius was the result. Subsequent gridding of the area provided nothing of any note and it seems this little fellah was all on his own. I got lucky, I suppose.
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The second was just before the entrance to some pasture I intended to larrap where this Septimius Severus yelled at me. Again, nothing else even remotely interesting has been found in the vicinity. I got lucky, I suppose.
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Then the most bizarre circumstances led to the discovery of a lovely medieval strap end front plate. The field had been mostly disked but in order to get to the flat bit I had to do my Edmund Hillary impersonation and cross a strip of ankle-breaking rough plough. At one point I lost balance and, with arms and legs all over the place in order to remain upright, I got a signal from the flailing machine. Once back on me pins I had a skank about and found the item whose signal had registered through the panic. I got lucky, I suppose.
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I've had a few other bits and pieces under similar circumstances (the machine being permanently switched on I mean, not falling base over apex) such as a crotal bell and book fitting - enough, anyway, to cause me always to have the machine switched on. Did I get lucky with the above finds? Of course I did. But then every find can be considered fortunate in that you're lucky enough to walk over it in the first place. The trick, I think, is to maximise that luck by whatever means possible and having your machine switched on is a decent start :D
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I do the same. Wherever I want to focus searching, I detect my way there. Why not, you have nothing to lose. And sometimes the walk there has been more productive than the field I aimed for 😂🙈
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It’s funny how you can walk into a field, get a great find on the first signal then nothing :shock: I guess having thd machine on certainly helps :lol:

And how many times have we heard/ seen/ experienced the best find of the day right by the car? Most, if not all of us :thumbsup:
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Them days have gone unfortunately, I remember jumping a gate and got a lovely dinari of faustina then 2 swings later a dinari of trajan and just hammereds in the rest of the field and to be fair the field was less than a acre,, and pasture at that, I think there was 6 hammys ranging from eddy to commonwealth.,, as I said I've had many glory days.
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Totally agree John, machine goes on straight away on leaving the motor, cut across the castle grounds and a couple more fields, along by the river that runs next to the big house, across the common then its just 3 or 4 fields till I get to my permission, by the time I get there my finds pouch is full and i'm done in, do the same backward and ive not even touched my land, it will last forever :lol: :lol:, people know me now, they shout and gesticulate at me every time, its lovely :thumbsup:

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