Metal Detectors???

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Metal Detectors???

Postby h2ofowlr » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:42 am

Anyone use any metal detectors for checking their duck breasts? Only reason I asked is I was given some #4's to try and I thought I had cleaned the breast really good last night and I still found a few small shot. One reason not to use small shot, more to pick out. I had also picked up some pepperoni I had made and we have now found 2 pellets. I figured if I don't step up the effort, someone's going to crack a tooth as I am keeping the butcher busy.
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby Skagit_Hunter » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:00 am

Plus they really frown on putting shot through their grinders :mad:
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby Tool-Man » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:28 pm

No but I would if I had one. That is also a big reason I shoot #2 at almost all birds, less BB at geese and 6 at quail.


**Edit: I guess I shoot a lot of #4 in my 20 gauge... I forgot about that.
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby ebitzan » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:35 pm

I started using bb for ducks and geese... Would rather has busted bones and torn up meat then broken teeth :thumbsup:
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby Shade » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:07 pm

That's a tough one. You can just rely on digging through wound channels either. I have found shot in birds that had long since head over. I have even heard of guys finding lead shot in geese (which would imply it has been in there since lead was last legal, assuming everyone obeyed the law) I just tell everyone who eats it to chew slowly and carefully..... Just in case.
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby h2ofowlr » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:43 pm

Skagit_Hunter wrote:Plus they really frown on putting shot through their grinders :mad:


My main butcher stopped taking duck and goose as it took out his blade each few batches and the blades were $300+ each.
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby bluebiller » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:26 pm

ebitzan wrote:I started using bb for ducks and geese... Would rather has busted bones and torn up meat then broken teeth :thumbsup:


Same with me. 3 1/2" BB with SBE I due to my style and type of hunting. And 2 3/4" BB with my A5.
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby Roper » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:59 pm

Would a detector pick up lead? I'm thinking not...but am unsure.

Some rare earth magnets have amazing power, why not scan with one of those...?
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby h2ofowlr » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:06 pm

Found a few options: Little Wizzard II, Hand held pin-pointer and my favorite so far. http://www.garrett.com/securitysite/sec ... _main.aspx
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby Cantshootwell » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:09 pm

I use an electromagnet I scrapped out of an old speaker. You could also use a Neodymium magnet. What i would use

be careful with Neodymium, it's very easy to crush a finger with those things.
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby Cantshootwell » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:09 pm

h2ofowlr wrote:Found a few options: Little Wizzard II, Hand held pin-pointer and my favorite so far. http://www.garrett.com/securitysite/sec ... _main.aspx



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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby Duckwise » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:04 pm

Thats why I dont shoot anything smaller than #3s and only fast 3s so they blow through. I seldom find a #2 in my meat they go on through and if they dont they are easy to locate. I have broken two teeth on steel shot.

h2ofowlr wrote:Anyone use any metal detectors for checking their duck breasts? Only reason I asked is I was given some #4's to try and I thought I had cleaned the breast really good last night and I still found a few small shot. One reason not to use small shot, more to pick out. I had also picked up some pepperoni I had made and we have now found 2 pellets. I figured if I don't step up the effort, someone's going to crack a tooth as I am keeping the butcher busy.
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby Knighttime25 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:16 pm

We bought one from Cabela's a few years back. Seems to work pretty good, you just have to cut thicker goose breasts in half if your doing a batch for pepperoni. Scan each side real quick, got about 99% of the shot out. Every once in awhile you will still get a fragment of shot in your finished product that probably went through the blades at the butcher :rolleyes:
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby Tommy Varro » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:42 am

Can anyone recommend the best metal detector for beginners. I plan to buy the White, but I don't know which model to choose.
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Re: Metal Detectors???

Postby WSUWESTON » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:27 pm

My brother bought a cheap ($20) one on amazon that was "made for finding shot" It works great and I am ordering one now. We ran it over the 30 sticks of peporonni and have found one pellet so far. It will detect a size 7 shot under 1" of meet.
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