Yesterday my stalking partner dropped his T3 magazine loaded with three rounds of .243 into a drainage ditch whilst stalking Roe on farmland.
We know within a hundred yards where it is but could not find it.
I have obtained permission to use a metal detector.
The ditch is running with fresh water that is three to four inches deep and no more than three feet wide at the bottom. There is plant matter growing in it too.
I have a Minelab X-Terra 30 which I have used very little. I have little knowledge of metal detecting.
Could anyone advise whether my detector would be likely to locate the mag ? Would I need to hold the scanning coil above the water or is it feasible to immerse it without damage ?