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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

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Best coil to upgrade the Garrett ACE 250

Garrett ACE 250 coilThe Garrett ACE 250 is a popular midrange metal detector. After using it for some time, you may want to upgrade it by fitting it with the best coil.

Let me tell you something…

There’s no best coil. There the best one for the desired purpose. You have to choose the search coil that suits the type of soil where you’re metal detecting and that can detect what you’re looking for. read more

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search coil covers: everything you need to know

search coil coverYou want to buy a cover for your search coil or you already have one and you have some questions about it.

This article answers the frequently asked question about coil covers. The questions and their answers are separate. Use the table of contents to navigate easily.

Are coil covers necessary?

When you swing your metal detector, the search coil could be scratched by rocks. Also, its bottom will wear because of the constant rubbing against the ground. read more

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Places to metal detect without permission

Places to metal detect without permission

I’ll share with you five places to metal detect without permission. But, before we start, please note:

  • This article is for informational purposes only and not for providing legal advice.
  • Even if the place is open for detectorists without a permission, it’s a good idea to get one just in case.
  • Be responsible, dig small and clean holes and fill them back again after you recover the target. Irresponsible detectorists are making things harder for the rest of the community. If you leave a spot with many holes, the city council may decide to require permission and may even ban metal detecting.

So let’s go back to the famous question: where can I detect without permission? And here’s where you can enjoy your freedom.

Your Yard

The most obvious place where you can metal detect without a permission is your own yard! read more

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Best search coil for trashy areas

metal detecting trashTo make the most of your metal detector, it’s better to have multiple search coils to use them in a different location.

This is expensive. But the recovery rate will increase and you’ll be happy with the investment you’ve made.

There are many search coils on the market with different shapes and sizes. Each one of them is suitable for a certain environment. read more