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Metal detecting is an amazing hobby and there are so many benefits that come from taking part in it. The obvious one is finding treasure but it is also a healthy pastime as you get good exercise outdoors. It also has great social benefits as you get to meet and hang out with lots of different people.

Metal detecting is a hobby that is suitable for all ages. Children, as well as grown-ups, enjoy it all over the world. It is accessible to anyone as you don’t have to travel far to find treasure. There is no need to visit exotic locations but you can practically find treasure right out of your back door with the help of a good detector.

Best Metal Detectors in 2018

10 Best Metal Detectors

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Minelab Equinox 600

Minelab EQUINOX 600
Rank: Professional
Frequencies: 3 + Multi
Coil: 11" DD
Search Modes: 3
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Makro Multi Kruzer

Makro Multi Kruzer
Rank: Professional
Frequencies: 5 kHz, 14 kHz, 19 kHz
Coil: 11" x 7" DD
Search Modes: 6
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XP Deus WS4 Lite

XP Deus
Rank: Professional
Frequencies: 4 kHz, 8 kHz, 12 kHz, 18 kHz + shifts
Coil: 9”/11"/13" x 11" DD
Search Modes: 9 + 8 users
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The invention of the metal detector has made the task of finding treasures so much easier and accessible to everybody, before this wonderful invention, finding treasure was fraught with all types of difficulties and hardship and only serious treasure hunters would even attempt looking for treasure.

Metal detectors are used in many areas of our society including security for airports and in some countries schools, in crime scene investigations, searching for buried pipes and cable by utility companies and a whole host of other uses, and of course for hunting for treasure.

How To Buy A Metal detector?

If you are in the market for your first metal detector, you will be very excited and be rearing to get started in this wonderful hobby, but there are a few questions you need to ask yourself so that you buy the best machine for you. These are:

Where will I be metal detecting?

This is a very important question to ask and one that can be a little difficult to answer especially if you are just starting out. You need to think about where you will be doing your detecting the most: on the beach, inland, in the woods or in the water. The location you will be detecting at will have an effect on your choice of metal detector as all detectors don’t do the same thing.

Who will be detecting?

It is important to get the correct metal detector for you by taking your strength into consideration. Not all detectors weigh the same. There is, in fact, a lot of variation between models depending on functions available, construction material used, search coil size, battery weight and overall size. Therefore, lighter models are suitable for a young person or someone with not a lot of strength.

What is my budget?

You will find that there is a detector to fit everybody’s budget no matter what it is. Metal detectors prices range from anywhere from under $50 to over $1000 depending on make and model. Before buying one you have to decide how much you want to spend. You shouldn’t go for the most expensive model on the market but at the same time, you should be aware of cheap detectors. How much you decide to spend will depend on how serious you are and how involved you want to get into the hobby. If you are just starting out then cheaper models are just fine but if you are really serious you need to look at the higher priced models that will provide many features with the less expensive metal detectors will not.

A metal detector is an essential equipment in your quest to becoming a successful treasure hunter. Buying a metal detector for the first time is never easy and the information out there can quickly become overwhelming, but if you take your time to think about your particular situation and your needs you will find the best metal detecting machine for you.

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How to Preserve Your Finds

How to Preserve Your Finds

Metal Detecting leads to many other things. A knowledge of metals and their properties is just one of the more obvious by products of metal detecting. After digging up a thousand targets or two thousand, or ten thousand even, you will pretty much become a specialist in what time does to metal when it is …

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3 Useful Metal Detecting Tips That You Must Know

3 Useful Metal Detecting Tips That You Must Know

Headphones, Speakers, and Better Ways If you use headphones to operate your detector, apply a piece of plastic tape over the speaker grill on the box, to keep dirt out. It is amazing how much sand and other fine particulates will find its way into the speaker area, over time, and that is not a …

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The Disappearing Targets and Much More

The Disappearing Targets and Much More

Sometimes after I dig a target it seems to disappear. This used to happen a lot because I was not too good at discerning between good and bad targets. When the bad target was brought to the surface, the detector would then be able to detect it better and give a null sound, whereas it …

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Metal Detector Tuning Tricks

Metal Detector Tuning Tricks

The tuning of a metal detector is very important. Once you get good at that (And you should practice a LOT) you will start finding more right away. There are variations among metal detectors and each has its own personality. Read the instruction manual as many times as it takes, and also get as much …

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Safety Metal Detecting Basic Rules for Beginners

Safety Metal Detecting: Basic Rules for Beginners

Safety is fun because it doesn’t hurt which means safety is fun when its done right. Always be aware of the many things that can mess up your day while out metal detecting, and like ALL trouble, do your best to avoid these things. Rest assured that no matter how hard you try though, there …

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The History of the Metal Detectors

The History of the Metal Detectors

The metal detector was first discovered by Dr. Gerhard Fisher, a German immigrant, during the late 1920’s and early 30’s. Dr. Fisher had invented and patented a working aircraft radio direction finder, which even Albert Einstein found intriguing. An adverse property of the patented aircraft direction finder was that it sometimes went awry when a …

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Collecting Civil War Relics

Collecting Civil War Relics

The Civil War still holds a great deal of fascination for many people in America. Some family members fought on opposite sides to uphold their beliefs.  Because of the continuing fascination with this war, collecting relics from this period has become a popular hobby. From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War was fought on more …

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Useful Tips For Choosing A Metal Detector

Useful Tips For Choosing A Metal Detector

When you first get into metal detecting the choice of metal detectors and the jargon that you’ll come across may seem very daunting, so I thought it might be helpful if I added a short introduction with some basic help and advice for beginners on choosing the right metal detector. Having been “out of the …

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