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Your local historical society

I have heard of people visiting their local historical society and coming away with some great leads. A matter of fact just in the last few weeks Bob Washabaugh and I were talking about a time he stopped in at one and got a few places to metal detect that day. Sadly enough I have never done it myself in all these years of metal detecting. I don’t really know why other than I am certainly an introvert although I come out of my shell fairly well when it comes to metal detecting whether it’s meeting new people, doing our…

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Teknetics T2 vs Tesoro Outlaw

I wouldn’t call this a review really just some comparisons, initial thoughts and observations. I have not used either detector long enough to feel it would be fair to either one of them but I do feel like I have enough time to share what I am about to share. Before I do that I want to make a few things perfectly clear. I am new to Texas and so far I have only hunted a few parks and a small field I used an Outlaw for a month about 3 years ago strictly relic hunting in fields I used…

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Drama and the Garrett AT MAX

 Since the day Garrett released the video on the new AT max I have seen a lot of negative responses on social media. Garrett hit it out of the park with the AT pro and AT gold and  that’s not even debatable. I don’t care if you don’t like either machine so many people have proven over and over again that these detectors are top notch. I think by simply watching a video on the new AT max and judging it negatively is not only uncalled for but damaging. How can you possibly judge a metal detector (or anything for…

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Air testing and test gardens

I recently seen a Facebook post that someone had just purchased a new metal detector. One of the first things they did after assembly was throw some coins on the ground and give it a try. His post on Facebook was talking about how disappointed he was with the air testing results on concerning depth and asking people for their opinion. I was disappointed with several of the answers telling him things like “I would send it back” and “my same metal detector will go deeper” That post really got me thinking and I wanted share with you when air…

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Follow the water to treasure

One thing that is true and can be counted on no matter where you are located, man has relied on water since the beginning of time. I am currently reading a book by Allan Eckert called “the dark and bloody river” I am only 97 pages into this 636 page book and although it is all about Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky it has reminded me that I can count on the creeks and rivers here in Texas to find old sites. The dark and bloody river starts out in the 1760’s and even at this early time there was a…

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Beginners guide to metal detecting

So you want to get into metal detecting but where do you start? There is so much information out there that it can make it confusing. I want to break it down, step by step and simplify the process for you. What kind of metal detecting do you want to do? The first thing you need to figure out is what kind of metal detecting you want to do. There is water hunting, prospecting, coin hunting, relic hunting and some of those can even be broke down. For example if you want to go to a park and find newer…

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Teknetics T2 metal detector part two

If you read my story yesterday you know I was planning on using the T2 today. You also know I have really been struggling with it! My first 3 hunts I found the machine to be super chatty and just couldn’t make heads or tails of it. I was bound and determined to leave the Tesoro Outlaw in the truck but still brought it with me just in case. Today was a good day. Not really any finds worth mentioning except a wadded up piece of silver that I think I can make out an Eagles wing. What made the…

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Teknetics T2 metal detector

A few weeks ago I purchased a used Teknetics T2 Classic. I have always thought they were great looking machines and they are known for going deep and being good metal detectors. This machine, although used looks brand new and I was excited to get out and go metal detecting with it. My first trip out with it the ground was so hard I quickly gave up. It was more like trying to dig through concrete than dirt. One thing I noticed about it right away is it seemed like I was getting a lot of chatter and interference. My…

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Nathan Jaeger from Tesoro

Last Thursday I picked up the phone to call Tesoro to check on the status of my request to borrow the Tesoro Outlaw to do articles. It was the first time I spoke with Nathan. The conversation started out normal but things quickly changed when I started asking him about Tesoro metal detectors. Suddenly his whole tone changed and you could hear the passion pouring out of him. It was so exciting for me to hear a corporate guy talk so passionately about their products. An hour later I am asking him to be on our podcast, he instantly accepted…

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My first youtube video (in a long time)

I went park hunting with the Tesoro Outlaw for the first time yesterday morning. Although I didn’t find much it was a great learning experience! I didn’t know what to think, being used to VDI metal detectors with depth gauge and multi-tones, I was concerned it would be to far out of my norm. Within minutes of metal detecting though I quickly learned that by turning the discrimination knob I had a general idea of what I might be digging. I even called a copper penny before I dug it! The next thing I noticed is how quickly I could…

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