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Wallet, cross and other finds with the X-Terra 505 (+ photos)

Today the snow fell, and i’ll admit i want to go out detecting. Another month or two and the frosts will hit. Moreover, my comrades have such good findings, and i just sit here … I don’t know about you, but I’ll pack my backpack. If not today, then tomorrow, I am sure to go detecting! And here we have a story of an outstanding detecting hour i must say! And...

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Antique gold ring found, and almost thrown away!

Lee R, an amateur detectorist recently made an amazing find. When he was out detecting with his “ebay metal detector” as he called it, he found a very rare ring, estimated to be worth over 22 000 euros! The detectorist had only started detecting one and a half year ago, when he decided to buy a basic detector from the site ebay. He then joined a detecting club, and found...

First look at the CORS Fire coil 2

First look at the CORS Fire coil!

So I finally received a new coil from CORS Labs, the CORS Fire! A little annotation before i begin this review: I have this coil for my Garrett AT Pro, but it is also available for other detectors. First off, let’s start with some specifications for this coil: -The size of this coil is 38 cm/ 15″ -It weighs 750g, which is a good weight for this coil. -Both coil...

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Garrett AT PRO or Minelab X-Terra 705? A comparison of the metal detectors

Very often, diggers are asking me the same question – which detector is best: Garrett AT PRO or Minelab X-Terra 705? I have long tried to find the cons and pros of the two most popular metal detectors and all comprehension took me a long time. I went with the Garrett AT PRO, as many others went with the Minelab – X-Terra 705 and so I think it is time...

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Garrett AT PRO 2? A new Garrett detector coming in 2017!

The Garrett company has one person who makes all the very important and necessary decisions, and he is called Henry Tellez (Henry Tellez or Tellets, I will use the first option), the Director of International Sales and Marketing. Here he is in a photo: At a recent rally in the Netherlands, he talked about the upcoming 2017, the year that a new product, a new Garrett AT PRO 2 (so far no name...

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Diggin’ WW2 with Garrett ACE 400i

Last weekend I was diggin’ on WW2 battlefield. Battles took place in 1944 year on Eastern front between German and Soviet forces. During the several months of positional fierce fighting this place called by Germans defense line “Tannenberg” became hell on Earth. Till now tons of metal pieces can be found there like evidence of happened tragedies. I took with me Garret ACE 400i detector with standard searching coil and...

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What to do when your coil breaks? (Mars MD Tiger example)

Without what can’t you go detecting? Some time ago, I would have said the pinpointer, but recently one digger shared a photo – he went digging with his Makro Racer and lost a coil in the literal sense of the word. He said that he used the coil as usual, without hitting anything, it just fell off. But you still want to continue detecting, right? Nothing else remains but to search the pockets...

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Gold find with the CORS Giant coil! (Photo, review+)

Hello fellow detectorists! In this article im going to continue my subject on the CORS Giant coil. What has impressed me even more about this coil is its ability to detect very small items. I have been on a few trips with this coil now, and i have muliple times found very small objects. At first when i got the coil i tought that it would detect small objects very badly...

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Bounty Hunter Junior TID – a new detector for kids!

Who said that detecting is only for adults?? The guys from the Bounty Hunter (1st Texas Products, they control almost one third of the market of metal detectors in the world and they own brands like Bounty Hunter, Fisher and Teknetics – good equipment for its price) have long produced good detectors, and now they are producing metal detectors for kids too! The idea is cool, in fact, for children it...

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New coil from CORS Labs – Cannon (review)

Hi mates! Finally I received new coil from CORS Labs for my new detector ACE 400i. It’s time to show what’s in the box and how I see it. Let’s begin. First of all, there are some parameters of new coil: Size – 10.5″ x 14.5″. Weight – 18,7 oz. Both coil and cable are completely waterproof. So I noticed this label which means that this coil have been tested...