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Earbuds vs headphones for metal detecting

Many detectorists are wondering which one is the best for metal detecting: earbuds or headphones?

In this article, I’ll discuss the different point of views, I’ll give you my opinion about the subject and at the end, I’ll give you a tip to make hunts even more exciting comfortable.

Headphones pros

  • Using headphones, you’ll be able to hear the faint signals of deep targets that you can’t hear with the onboard speakers.

You can try this by metal detecting an area without them. You may think it’s hunted out to death. read more

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Best pants for metal detecting

pantsMany detectorists just wear any pants and start hunting…

However they may be too tight for them to bend, their knees may hurt. And, they’ll have to keep buying new pants because the knees will keep wearing out quickly.

For these reasons and more, you need to get trousers that have particular features that make them suitable for metal detecting. read more

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Can metal detectors find Native American Artifacts and arrowheads?

Native AmericanMany detectorists are wondering if their machines could detect Indian artifacts especially arrowheads.

The answer depends on the type of the artifact and the time when it was made.

Native Americans didn’t know how to handle metal stuff except for copper.

So, if the relic is made out of copper, you can find it with your metal detector. read more

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XP Deus settings for trashy parks

settingsThe best XP Deus settings for trashy parks, in general, is the Deus fast, which is a preset program for mineralized and iron-infested soil.

This is a summary of what the settings should be. I’ll elaborate further in the following paragraphs.

  • Discrimination: 6.1
  • Frequency: 18 kHz
  • Reactivity: 3
  • Sensitivity: 90
  • Ground balance: 90

However, please note that there are no best settings for each type of soil. Because every area is different. read more

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Garrett ACE 250 FAQ

In this article, you find answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Garrett ACE 250.

If you have a question that is not listed here, you can use the search bar on this site (upper-right corner for desktop, at the end of the article mobile device)

I’ve talked a lot about the ACE 250 in many of my previous posts, so you should find an answer to your question. read more

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Metal detecting plowed field: pro tips

plowed fieldPlowed fields (or Ploughed if you’re on the other side of the Atlantic) are a popular site that detectorists always visit.

I’ll explain what is the difference between metal detecting fields in the UK and The US. And what’s the best way to do that in each case.

Then, I’ll give you some tips. And finally, I’ll talk about why detectorists think plowed fields are a good spot to hunt. read more

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Best metal detecting boots: which footwear to choose ?

bootsDepending, on the length of the hunt, detectorists have to walk long distances in unpaved surfaces. That’s why they need good shoes to wear while using your metal detector.

I’ll start by listing the requirements that a boot should have to be suitable for metal detecting.

Then, I’ll recommend few models that I think may be the best for this hobby. read more