Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0329)
In March 2012 I attended the DIV XXI invitational hunt in Culpeper, VA and found this rare soldier's ID tag. I got a good signal on my MXT PRO showing bullet at 7" and after digging about 12" I found that it was still in the bottom of the hole. So I dig another couple inches and out pops what I thought was a large cent. It had every appearance of a large cent. I was showing to some friends when we very lightly used a soft toothbrush to remove some of the dirt. That was when I saw ANTIETAM and realized right away that it was an ID Tag. The name on the tag is FRANK RITZ CO. E 4th US INF. Some of the battles listed are ANTIETAM, GAIN'S MILL, FRED'KSBURG, S. MOUNTAIN and MALV. HILL. I researched the name and found it to actually be the 14th US INF.
The MXT PRO is a fantastic relic machine. Even in the very hot soil of Culpeper, VA it performs great and never has let me down hunting there. I like that it is very easy to operate and the controls are very easy to adjust as you hunt. For the extreme depth I run the gain as hot as I can stand it and the discriminate off. If it becomes too unstable due to the hot soil I simply make a small adjustment by backing the gain off a notch or two and continue to hunt. Although I have been hunting 30 years the MXT PRO is so easy to use a beginner can hunt with it right out of the box and is very user friendly. Thank you White's for an outstanding metal detector.