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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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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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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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Faked coins, relics and artifacts

About a month back I came across a Facebook group called relic-cons, arti-fakers and planters page. Intrigued, I asked to join the group. I will be the first to admit I was leery of the site. Over the years I have seen fellow detectorists accused of faking finds that I didn’t believe. One in particular that I remember well was when Minelab FBS technology was first hitting the U.S. market, people with other brands were trashing the people making great finds with their Minelabs. I have also seen over the years people newer to the hobby using an entry level…

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Cold & snow keeping you from detecting?

Living somewhere that has bad winters with snow, ice and frozen ground can really be tough on us detectorists. Moving to Texas from Ohio a year and a half ago I don’t have that problem anymore but I sure do remember how hard it was on me. Throughout the years I found ways to keep myself busy in the winter by doing things that at least for me kept me from going crazy! Although these activities weren’t as fun as metal detecting itself I did find them all enjoyable and definitely helped me to pass the time and get ready…

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Being brand loyal to a fault

I remember many years back when I was very new to the hobby. Back then I spent most of my time on one particular forum trying to take everything in I could and learning from everyone. Something that I will never forget that has stuck with me all these years was I quickly learned how brand loyal so many people are. That was twenty years ago and I still see it going on today. When Minelab first started to make a name for itself there were a few Explorer users in that particular forum and they would post some really…

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First Texas lay-offs come as new facility announced

First Texas layoffs and new building A few weeks ago someone on my Facebook friends list was saying how they and several other were laid off from First Texas. For those who might not know, first Texas is made up of Fisher, Teknetics, Bounty hunter and night owl optics that I know of for sure and possibly other products.  You can’t help but feel for the people who were laid off, especially this close to Christmas but what really upset me was just a few days after hearing the news I seen a post on Teknetics Facebook page that said…

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Why I despise the metal detector manufactures right now

I have been metal detecting for over 20 years in this great hobby, I’ve helped countless people, teaching everything from how to set up and run their metal detector to overlaying maps and everything in between. I’ve had over 40 articles published in a few different metal detector magazines, a matter of fact every article I ever wrote and submitted to a magazine was published. 8 months ago I started a metal detecting podcast and just 5 months ago I started this blog. I am no one in this hobby and I am perfectly ok with that, when I look…

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Minelab pro-pointer 35- My pinpointer dream come true?

If you’ve ever listened to our podcast All Metal Mode you know on more than one occasion Bob and I have been one of the manufactures to come out with a two tone pin pointer. One for ferrous objects and another tone for non-ferrous objects. There are some truly great pin pointers on the market but there is nothing worse than chasing a nail with a pin pointer. Best case scenario you’ve wasted extra time that could have been used to find more targets to dig. Worst case scenario you just scratched a great find! With all the buzz around…

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