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Metal Detecter hand held wand

Would a hand held metal detecting wand be sensitive enough to locate a #9 shot Tungsten Pellet in a boned out turkey breast?


#9 tungsten would weigh 1.2 grains, (same diameter as a lead #9 pellet)
the pellet would be less than 1/2" deep into the meat.

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I once used a hand held metal detector to find lead shot in some teal that were killed with illegal shot. There was however more than just one piece of shot in the fully feathered ducks.

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You may think this is crazy....but for my iPhone I downloaded an app called "Metal Detector" written by Alexandr Balyberdin. It's free from the app store.

This app helped me to find two property corner pins that were about 1" under the ground.

Again...it's free.....I'd try it.

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I think so. I have a pin pointer I use after my Whites detector gets a hit.
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I think so. I have a pin pointer I use after my Whites detector gets a hit.
What would be a good quality brand of hand wand?

I don't know what it will cost but probably cheaper than dental work
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I once used a hand held metal detector to find led shot in some teal that were killed with illegal shot. There was however more than just one piece of shot in the fully feathered ducks.


I have had some tungsten pellets (TSS) that a magnet will not pick up, they are pure tungsten and weigh the same as the pellets the magnet does pick up

would there be an issue with these if used as waterfowl shot?( if not magnetic), a pair of pliers won't begin to leave a mark on them let alone deform them.
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A Garrett "carrot" is a very popular handheld. Don't buy the Chinese fake though.
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I have had some tungsten pellets (TSS) that a magnet will not pick up, they are pure tungsten and weigh the same as the pellets the magnet does pick up

would there be an issue with these if used as waterfowl shot?( if not magnetic), a pair of pliers won't begin to leave a mark on them let alone deform them.
Most metal detectors will pick up both ferrous and no ferrous metals. You need to asked when you buy one.

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A Garrett "carrot" is a very popular handheld. Don't buy the Chinese fake though.
I have a Garret Pro-Pointer AT which is fantastic, but at a cost of $125. You can get the Chinese versions for $20, and fellow metal detectors say they work fine as a back-up.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Detec....c100204.m3164

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What I meant was don't pay Garrett money for a Chinese fake.
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