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I just got home from Myrtle beach, SC and thought I'd post some pics of my surprise finds from metal detecting. I was at Dunes Point North Myrtle beach right beside Apache pier if anyone knows where that is. Not what I was expecting to find. They look to be .50 cal. Anyone know if there was some kind of gunnery range there years ago? These weren't found directly on the beach but right behind the dunes, probably about 6 inches deep.

 

-Matt.

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I know up at the Ft. Fisher/Kure Beach area of NC the beaches were used for gunnery practice for the Navy during the war. I found lots of shrapnel when I detected the beach but never found and rounds. I would assume Myrtle was the same way.

 

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Great finds!

 

What kind of detector are you using? Can you post a link where you bought it from.

 

I've been wanting to do this as a hobby at old military bases for a while now.

 

Leonardo

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The thing on the left looks like a little handle of some kind. I was using a Fisher 1212-X that I bought from Kellyco detectors years ago. It is a low end model but it works pretty decent. Detector technology is like desktop computer tech, advancing every year. I'm sure mine is outdated and there are better low end models now.

 

http://www.kellycodetectors.com/?gclid=CNf...CFQTd4AodfQwAdw

 

-Matt.

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Thank You! LF

I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

My Blog "Marines In Forest Green" http://marinesinfore...n.blogspot.com/

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