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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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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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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Teknetics T2 SE detector – initial impressions

If you follow my blog you’ve possibly read my articles on the T2 Classic. When I say Classic I’m not sure that’s correct. This was one of the original T2’s and although it had some age on it I knew the whole life of the detector and in reality it had less than 20 hours of use on it. The T2 had always been stored properly without batteries and in a warm, dry place.  My reason for wanting the T2 is I was needing something here in Texas for parks. I wanted a VDI screen to quickly help let me…

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A trend in digging tools and shovels

A trend in digging tools and shovels I remember several years back when one of the metal detector manufactures came out with a new hand digger. Not long after it was on the market, one of my good customers who was very loyal to this particular brand, called me up and had to have one. I explained to him that I wouldn’t chance spending my money on something that is so brand new when Predator tools makes the best tools available. Being brand loyal he had to have one so I got one ordered and got it to him when…

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Predator tools model 75C digging tool review

  I thought when I got the model 85 digging tool years back that it was the best hand digging tool ever made. I have really abused it hard over the years and it has taken everything I could throw at it from cutting through nasty roots, prying and even kicking on it to budge rocks. I actually got the model 85 for Christmas many years back and it got put on the shelf for a while because first, I thought I was happy with my digging tools and second, It didn’t have much of an edge on it and…

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Tesoro Outlaw metal detector review

  Several months back I did a review on the Tesoro Outlaw that was from memory that I actually had done a few years back. Now that I have one and just got back from an Ohio trip to metal detect and visit family I thought I would do another article/review on the Outlaw. This trip was more about the Tesoro Tejon but I only had the 10×12 coil for it so I would use the Outlaw with a smaller coil when the iron debris was excessive. My first time out I took it to a field site where an…

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Tesoro Tejon metal detector review

Just a few months ago I traded a metal detector I had for a Tesoro Tejon with a 12×10 wide scan coil. With only a few hours on the Tejon I packed up and was off to Ohio for metal detecting and family time. I really wanted to put some time in on the Tejon and learn it in the setting I’m most comfortable with which is relic hunting. My favorite thing to do is overlay old maps and find where houses once were that is nothing but a farm field now.   I arrived in Ohio and was disappointed…

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Whites close to announcing new metal detector

  What an exciting few weeks it has been in the metal detecting world. The AT Max’s have been getting shipped out to customers, this past weekend Minelab announced two new metal detectors, the Equinox 600/800 and two new pin pointers, the 15 and 35 with the 35 having Iron Ferrous tone ID! Last night, just a few hours before I went live on my podcast, all metal mode, someone alerted me to a post by Dominique Ivy Da Silva showing a mysterious new Whites metal detector in the back ground. Not much to see but Whites fans were able…

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