Detectors & Equipment Reviews

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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Do coins & relics sink in the ground?

I was going through Facebook the other day and came across someone’s theory that coins get buried due to organic matter such as leafs, plants and grass breaking down and over time covering them up. I on the other hand strongly believe that things tend to sink in the ground. After many exchanges back and forth we agreed to disagree. Since then I’ve been doing some research and I have not been able to find any definitive proof of how our coins and relics end up in the ground rather than on top. Organic matter theory Personally I believe this…

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Stealth 920iX X-treme sand scoop review

A few years ago I got into water hunting a little after the weather warmed up and I could no longer relic hunt in the fields and woods. I purchased an aluminum scoop for around a hundred dollars and it seemed to work ok in the dry sand where I was mostly hunting. Present day, I have a Tesoro tiger shark and Sand shark on loan to me from Tesoro. Excited to get out and hit some of the swimming holes at the local lakes, I grabbed my scoop and both machines and headed out. I found myself quickly disappointed!…

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George & Pam Lesche – Predator Tools

 During the show last night Bob made a great comment (yeah I know it’s rare) and it went something like this “Everyone keep trying to copy Predator tools, George and Pam already build the best digging tools available so instead of copying predator tools go out and try to improve on something that needs improving” he then went into a rant about a two tone pin pointer like he has so many times before! Bob also made another great comment (two in one show, crazy right?) and it was something like “I don’t know why we are doing this show,…

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Cache hunting houses with Pete and Joe

Peter Schichtel and Joe Jorgensen were back on Monday night’s podcast for the third time. Each time these guys are on, our dedicated listeners in the chat room always want them back again and for good reason. These guys have so much going for them. They both tell great stories, have years of experience in the hobby, tons of passion and they’ve experienced so much! Bob and I both really enjoy having these two on the show and they will be back again! The first time on the show we touched on everything and they told one great story after…

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