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How to find sites without maps part 2

The first article was a lot about the pull offs in the fields and if you haven’t read it I highly recommend starting there. You can find it HERE. Over the years I have done a lot of map overlaying, leading me to some great spots to metal detect but overall, my best spots were found by using the methods discussed below that pre-dated the earliest maps. It does take more time and research to hunt these sites down considering I can usually overlay a township in an hour and find a 100 plus sites that are long gone but…

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My top three detectors and more

I recently did a review where I put the Makro Multi-Kruzer in the number 1 spot of my all-time favorite detector. While I was writing the article it made me think that I should follow up with an article discussing my top three favorite. After the response I received on that review now I believe it is important to not only do this article but do some explaining. I am going to be very blunt and just say it how it is. Here is a list of my top three and some of my other favorites. Before you read this…

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Makro Multi-Kruzer detector review

This isn’t going to be one of my typical reviews or real in depth like some. I am going to touch on a few things I think are important but I am also going to focus on something else that has been on my mind when it comes to the Multi-Kruzer. I have often referred to the Impact as in my top 3 of all-time best detectors I’ve used. Keep in mind I have used a LOT of detectors over the years, there are very few I haven’t had my hands on, past and present. When I’ve said it’s in…

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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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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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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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