Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  1. The Legend Beast Mode Demonstration

    The Legend Beast Mode Demonstration Explore the capabilities of The Legend's Beast Mode in our new video. We demonstrate how to effectively use this feature to detect deeper targets that other modes might miss. Learn about setting adjustments and proper ground balancing to enhance your detecting experience. Check out the video to see Beast Mode in action!
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  2. Mastering Trashy Terrain with the Minelab Manticore: The Minelab M8 8"x 5.5" DD coil Superiority in Target-Rich Environments

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  3. Deus 2 Menu Trees: Controller plus WS6 Master Now Added

    Got this information from a treasure net member named ColonelDan. All credit goes to him for making this great XP DEUS II Menu. Deus 2 Menu Trees: Controller plus WS6 Master Now Added In my transition to Deus after decades of using Minelab detectors exclusively, one of the challenges I personally encountered as one of the newest Deus users, was learning where all the functions and sub-functions were located within the relatively expansive Deus menu! I often thought that a published menu tree would have been very helpful for the then 70 year old brain. Since there was no menu tree in the user manual, I decided to build one of my own but only after becoming very familiar with all the menu options. I then decided to do this somewhat differently than just the conventional menu tree format we've all seen in the past. I would build two. One would be the familiar conventional format while the other, the Function Index, would list all the functions and sub-functions in alphabetical order
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  4. Top 5 Metal Detectors for 2023

    Top 5 Metal Detectors for 2023!

    Rating metal detectors is very hard and will always stir up Great conversations, including some arguments! ha ha

    While most people are brand loyal and very biased to what they own personally, some machines are clearly better than others, price and availability should always be taken into consideration while ranking metal detectors, that's why for this year, our top 5 list will cover all bases in all price groups. If you are interested in any of the machines listed or want up-to-the-minute pricing and bundle/promotional offers, please don't ever hesitate to contact us or call us for the best deals! 405-206-9010 We are always happy to help! Now, Read on to see our top 5 Metal detectors for 2023!

    Please give us your feedback and review of your best metal detectors, we welcome any and all conversation!

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  5. In less than a month my Manticore found me enough to pay off my machine!

    We love getting stories and pictures like this from our customers with success on their detectors. I thought we would share this with you on how good the Minelab Manticore is on the beach!



    We had a 3-foot cut in the beach last night and got a 14k gold chain with a cross and a silver bracelet. Other junk jewelry and clad.  I thought I'd share with you my latest finds. In less than a month my Manticore found me enough to pay off my machine and buy another if I needed. Thanks again!!!


    N. Dave E.

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  6. Minelab Manticore Update




    Minelab is pleased to introduce a software upgrade for MANTICORE with major new features to enhance your detecting experience.

    Stabilizer Setting: A new Stabilizer feature has been added to All Terrain Search Modes, significantly enhancing useability in iron trash.

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  7. XP DEUS II V1.0 Software Update

    ATTENTION: Don't

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  8. Minelab Manticore Coin Chart

    Minelab Manticore Coin Chart

     If you are looking for the best deals on the Manticore be sure to call 405-206-9010 or email us at [email protected] You will be glad you did!

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  9. Minelab Manticore have more problems in iron than equinox 800? Read this

    The MANTICORE is a very different detector to the EQUINOX, despite some similarities. It was specifically designed with heavily hunted-out sites in mind, which are now much more common for most detectorists, and where finds are becoming increasingly sparse. It is intentionally much more aggressive than the EQUINOX 800, and is designed to stop users on iffy detections more often, but also to provide the user with more information on which to decide whether to dig. We would expect an experienced MANTICORE user to dig iron more often than with an EQUINOX 800, but over time should also find some targets that an EQUINOX 800 might overlook. The consequence is that the MANTICORE can be a more challenging user experience, and we find that most experienced EQUINOX 800 users need to go through a period of adaption to get the most out of a MANTICORE.

    Heavy iron sites like you describe are very common and a lot of users see this, even more so at European sites where habitation extends back

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  10. Minelab Manticore Target ID List 2023

    Here Is a list of compiled Minelab Manticore target ID's for 2023

    If you have a personal target ID #'s you would like to add to our list please use the comment section below.

    If you are looking for the best deals on the Manticore be sure to call 405-206-9010 or email us at [email protected] You will be glad you did!



    TID              ITEM

    12 16          Nickel 3 Cent Type
    20 23          1 Dollar Gold Piece
    21 23          Beaver Tail
    24 25          Buffalo
    25 27          1980 Nickel
    26 27          V Nickel
    28 29  

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