Mike Furness

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Mike Furness last won the day on April 3

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  • Birthday 02/02/1949

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    Prescott Valley, AZ

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  1. How about we call it an even $2500 cash ... no trades please. I will still demo it if you pick it up in person. Need it shipped to the lower 48 states ... cost is on the buyer.
  2. Just in time for that favorite gold hunter on your Christmas List ... Best small gold 'PI' detector out there ... and yes most gold found is small. I have found many ounces of gold with this machine. But it is time to reduce my stable of detectors. Just have too many. My SDC 2300 comes with everything you need: Detector, extremely sensitive 8" Mono coil, UR-30 headphones, Battery charger and 2 sets of after market rechargeable C-cells. (Yes you can use Standard alkaline C-cells if you prefer.) Also has the manual and quick start booklet to take out into the field as you are getting used to this simple to operate machine. If you come to Prescott Valley to pick this up I will demonstrate it for you ... It is really a quick study! $2900 cash or PayPal (friends and family please) ... or if necessary can ship at your expense to the lower 48 states only.
  3. Yup ... She has been trying to retire for a couple years now. I've spent a lot of time there over the years before I moved out here. Every year from 2003 to 2011 I spent the month of February there. Got to know her and family very well. She ran the best little motel in Arizona for sure. Sorry to see her finally close it down but folks just don't seem to want to invest in mom and pop enterprises today ... too much real work to make it work! Would have been a great place for a young couple to grow. Just for the record I also heard recently that the laundromat across the street from the motel also closed. I saw that one coming. The owners current or past just didn't reinvest in the machines or the facilities. Too bad ... now folks will have to go to Wickenburg for laundry unless some local takes in laundry.
  4. Great detector and I have found a lot of gold with it. I'm getting older and this machine is just a bit heavy for this almost 70 year old. If you have been wanting one but just didn't want to pay the $8000 price tag for new here is your chance to pick one up for $6000 if you pick it up in Prescott Valley AZ or it can be shipped for $6060 in the lower 48 USA.
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    Going nuts

    Heavy and slow ... relatively ... .44 mag hollow points with an initial shot to the head will make Mr. Griz studder-step ... or so I have heard. In most cases that is momentary and forward he comes again! Shoulder shots frontal or side are useless for lack of penetration of its heavy bone structure. I'm guessing a shot to the throat ... a very small target on a fast moving object ... might stop one if it took out the spine ... but can you shoot a moving target ... in excess of 30 mph or 44 feet per second coming straight at you with the intention to take you out and your reaction coming from fear of dying!? That is the question! I don't think you have much chance of drawing and firing a perfect shot if the bear is within 50 feet of you and on a full speed charge!
  6. Mike Furness

    Prayers Needed - Off Topic

    Best wishes and quick recovery as well from up here in Prescott Valley.
  7. ... Change direction ... Diamondbacks are the residents here ... we're just visiters! This one might make me change directions and RUN!
  8. Mike Furness

    16 to 1 wash

    HEY Tom .. Nice Pith Helmet!
  9. Shoo Goo works really well even without any kind of a well! I don't have a well on my blade of my Hermit pick ... thin layer of shoo goo place super mag and press hard to squeeze all air out and then run a bead around the edge. Let it sit over night.
  10. Mike Furness

    Here's a toad!

    Rob ... I have two of the older books. Not for sale either!
  11. Mike Furness

    Here's a toad!

    Hey Rob ... How does the new book compare to the one he did with your cousin 10 or so years ago?
  12. Mike Furness

    Here's a toad!

    Slim ... You only got part of Gumby's head ... where is the rest of it?
  13. Mike Furness

    Here's a toad!

    WOW ... Nice almost two once chunk!
  14. Mike Furness

    Huntin the Yeller

    Good looking spread! Congrats on the new patch! Go get some more or take a drywasher and get some of the small stuff as well!