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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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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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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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Minelab announces the Equinox 600 and 800 line

 After weeks of speculation the Minelab Equinox series was just announced. To be honest I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It seems like every time Minelab puts out another all-purpose detector it is more expensive than the last. The explorer series, then the E-trac and don’t forget the CTX. Of course you have the X-terra series in there as well but I think with all the speculation, many of us believed Minelabs response would be to the XP Deus. The Deus has been a hot machine with its multiple frequencies, completely wireless, super lightweight and lightning fast reaction to…

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Learning to speak your metal detectors language

I see some people who get a new metal detector, use it for a few months and then they have another one. Some people just seem to want to try everything and get their hands on them all. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this and please don’t think I am judging people who do this. Just like a relationship though, the longer you’re in it the more you learn someone and your metal detector is no different. You might have a great understanding of your metal detector after a month but if you look back a year later on…

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Review of the Tesoro Tiger Shark water detector

Moving from Ohio to Texas I quickly realized if I was going to do much metal detecting in the summer this fat guy was going to take up some water hunting. I’ve had the Tesoro Tiger shark for a few months now and although I am not an expert with it by any means I feel like I am ready to write a review or at least my first one.  A little back ground Until this year I had never done much water hunting. I had been out the past few summers at least a few times with a CTX…

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The Minelab Equinox is coming!

With Minelab announcing their new metal detector September 16th at Detectival the rumors are running rampant! It is always exciting times when a manufacture announces a new metal detector! I have read so many different things and at this point the only thing I am fairly sure of is it will be called the Equinox due to a patent that Minelab applied for in November of 2016. I doubt that any of the rumors floating around are coming from any reliable source. Yes, there are some people out there who know what it is and I’m sure field use probably…

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