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XP Dues Team USA

A few months ago there was a buzz going around about something to do with Xp and a big announcement. No one knew what it was but it sure was getting exciting as the time drew closer. You can imagine my surprise when my friend Luke Higgins, from the Archeology and metal detecting magazine, reached out to me and asked if I was interested in having Dave Nitale on the all metal mode podcast to make the big announcement. Of course I jumped at the opportunity, I could only imagine what was going on and just like everyone else, I…

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Relic hunting with the Fisher F22

  I am going to do something a little different than I have in the past and do an article on a metal detector before I actually do a review. Recently I took a trip to Ohio and the F22 went along with me to do some relic hunting. I had actually just got it a few days before and didn’t have time to do anything but take it out of the box and put it together. Fortunately I did take the time to read the manual beforehand. One of the first things that caught my attention with the F22…

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Detectors & Equipment Reviews

First impression of the Makro Multi-Kruzer

I got the Makro Kruzer at the end of this past week and didn’t have a chance to get out with it which was killing me! I read through the manual every chance I got. The first thing I noticed was how well it’s written. Breaking down all the programs and settings, supplying you with all the information you need to learn the Kruzer. The next thing I started to notice was just how similar it is to the Nokta Impact. I had heard rumors that it was very similar to the Impact which made me very happy considering the…

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Detectors & Equipment Reviews

Fisher F22 metal detector review

  In the last 6 months or so Fisher and Teknetics have been coming up a lot in conversations and all of them very positive. Most of those conversations have been about detectors in the beginner price range, even ones at or below 200 dollars. Being in this hobby for over twenty years and most of those years using mid to high end detectors my mind hasn’t been on lower price range detectors but after hearing so many great things about fisher/teknetics (some sounding too good to be true) I had to try one out for myself. A few years…

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Sharing your finds on the internet

Many years back, a customer of mine told me how a few years prior to him and I meeting that his house was broken into and his complete metal detecting collection stolen. It was a significant group of finds spanning many years of detecting. I felt horrible for him but honestly you never think of it happening to you. For years I followed a few metal detecting forums and more recently several Facebook groups. I have made friends from all over the world and its always great to see what you’re friends are finding and to show your finds to…

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Rutus Alter 71 metal detector review

Several months back I was talking to someone about metal detectors and they said something about the Rutus Alter 71. I can’t remember if I asked him or I just said it in my head but it went something like “a Rutus what? Huh? Are we still talking metal detectors?” As he started telling me how much he liked it I went out on the internet and started reading and watching whatever I could on it. Within a few days I was drooling to get my hands on one. I was reading some very promising things and had watched some…

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Relic hunting with the Nokta Impact

During a recent trip to Ohio I had the opportunity to go metal detecting for a day. I was really looking forward to relic hunting some field sites. Long story short, after a few things fell through and recent rains flooding fields and making others to muddy I found myself in the same two fields I detected in the fall of 2017.  Unfortunately these were my last choice and I would have knocked on some doors of older homes but I was really excited to get the Nokta Impact in some heavy iron. I took the 11×7 and 7.5×4 inch…

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how-to articles

Tips to succeed in learning your new detector

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to use many metal detectors. From my years as a metal detector dealer and getting the opportunity to borrow different detectors for articles has given me some insight on how best to learn a new detector. On both social media and forums I often see bad questions and answers when it comes to learning a new detector and I hope this article will shed some insight and help you to learn your metal detector quicker and better. Social media/forums – I often see people with a new detector posting a very vague…

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Nokta Impact metal detector review

You might want to read this article before reading this review Usually I am not so quick to do a review of a metal detector but in this case it’s all I’ve been wanting to talk about for days. Also, I have been able to spend a lot of time out metal detecting in the past few weeks, much more than usual, allowing me to feel comfortable enough to do my review. By no means am I any kind of Impact expert yet (stay tuned) but I do have a really good understanding of it. Quality Putting the Impact together…

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NEW Makro Kruzer – Waterproof, Multi freq detector

  Since Minelab announced the Equinox everyone has patiently been waiting for the release. Much like Garrett did earlier in 2017  the release date has been pushed back. Everyone seems to be going crazy waiting for the Equinox to finally hit the U.S. market and for good reason. Equinox is a multi- frequency detector, lightweight, lightning fast and water proof at an affordable price. While everyone’s attention is on the Equinox and getting caught up in the hype while going crazy waiting for the release, Makro quietly did something incredible. They just recently announced their new line of detectors, the…

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