Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  1. Out Top 5 Best Metal Detectors Is Out Now!

    With 2020 slowly coming to an end, it's time for our annual Top 5 Best Metal Detectors for 2020 roundup, Let us know what you think of our list in the comments below and if you have any questions on these, or any metal detectors we sell, please don't ever hesitate to contact us! Happy hunting!

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  2. Bring the Kids Metal Detecting! All new Nokta Makro Kids Line of Metal Detectors Coming Soon to BBH!

    Ever wanted to bring the little ones detecting with you but didn't have enough equipment to go around and keep them interested? Well, Nokta Makro has you covered! The pre-order for our new Nokta Makro Midi Hoard - Kids Metal Detector Series is now live. We're accepting pre-orders at this time and there will be very limited availability for these machines. We do not have an exact ship date yet, or an idea of quantities available to us so be sure to get your order in to secure a place in the queue.

    Getting them started young is a great idea to build a great bond with kids and grown-ups hobbies, we think Nokta Makro hit it out of the park with the specs and styling of the new kids metal detectors. Sporting a bright green color scheme and vibrant display, these machines will be perfect for both younger boys and girls to join in on the fun of the hunt! recommended ages are 8yr - 12yr and up!

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  3. Incredible Gold Coin Found in the UK Using the Equinox 800!

    Check out this amazing Gold 1774 George III Guinea Coin found by reddit user: wayofthebush

     

    According to wayofthebush, the find of a lifetime was hidden approximatly 5" deep and found using his Minelab Equinox 800. Similar coins in not as good condition have been seen selling on ebay for over $1,000 USD! What an incredible find, congratulations!

    If you would like more information on the Equinox 800 or any of the detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to contact us! Happy hunting!

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  4. The Great Covid Coin Shortage! Some Banks Paying more for your spare change, Cash in that Clad!

    US Coin Shortage and Metal Detecting

    US banks have a big problem. Coins. As we begin to feel the early stages of the long term economic effects of Covid-19, banks are trying to new methods to gets coins into their drawers. Some banks are now offering an incentive to cash in those coin jars and piggy banks, we think this is the best time to get in and cash in your clad! The lack of coins currently in circulations is staggering. 4 Billion were estimated to being in circulation at the start of the year, with current estimates saying less than half are currently in circulation due to COVID 19's economic impact. Making matters worse, the US mint cut back operations to keep employees safe during the COVID peak so fewer coins being minted and fewer coins in circulation have caused what we're calling, the great COVID coin shortage! Metal detecting is a great way to get out and

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  5. MINELAB EQUINOX SOFTWARE UPDATE 3.0! 4khz added?

    Minelab Equinox 3.0 software update

    A new Single Frequency of 4 kHz has been added for the Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 to add to the existing 5, 10, 15, 20, and 40 kHz options. This new 4 kHz frequency enhances the detection of large deep targets, particularly those found in parts of Asia. As a result of optimizing for these conditions, this new frequency may respond differently to users compared to the other single frequencies. 

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  6. Do you eat your watermelon with or without salt? #FantasticFriday

    Do you eat your watermelon with or without salt after a long day of Metal Detecting? Leave a comment down below with your answer! #FantasticFriday #metaldetecting

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  7. Important Information from White's Electronics going out of business.

    June 18, 2020

     

    To our valued White's Dealers- This is a very difficult message to write, but the time has come for retirement from White's Electronics. We are suspending manufacturing operations at our Sweet Home facility while we re-evaluate the future of the company. It is never easy to make these decisions, however, we are faced with the reality of intense competition in the industry and ongoing counterfeit instruments coming from China. Lastly, there have been critical material shortages since the Covid 19 shutdown that we now find insurmountable. All of us here in Sweet Home are grateful for your service. We consider each you part of the White's extended family.

     

    Sincerely, Ken White

    Please leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite or first whites machine is!

    Thanks!

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  8. New Website Is Now Live

    Over the last several months we have been busy building the new website. Our previous platform was coming to its end of life and no longer being supported. We made the decision to upgrade to the latest version but we were unable to migrate customer accounts and orders. The new website is in complete PCI compliance and is more stable and secure moving forward.

    Customer service, security and privacy have always been important to us at bigboyshobbies, we hope you enjoy the new website along with its new features. If you had an account with us on the old platform you will need to create a new account on this platform for new orders moving forward, you can do so by clicking here

    For orders that were placed on the old platform that have yet to be processed (like back orders) rest assured, your orders are still safe and will ship as soon as we are able. We will be making the old

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  9. All New Garrett APEX Metal Detector is out!

    Garrett announced Today online the new APEX Metal detector. You can check them out on our website. Multifrequency with wireless Z-LYNK technology should be a hit. We are SUPER excited about this one!

    Click This link to see them on our website for pricing. Garrett APEX Metal Detector

    What do you think of them?  Will you be buying one?

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  10. Top 4 Metal Detecting Tips For Beginners

    We spend a lot of time giving out useful tips and info to our established metal detector community, today's post will be dedicated to the beginner detectorist, to the person with gold fever who's just bought his first metal detector and wants to strike it big or to the next generation of metal detectorists who are coming of age in our wonderful hobby!

    Tip 1: Permission! always make sure wherever you detect that it is allowed, legal and you have permission! the last thing you want to happen on your first outing is to get in trouble for detecting somewhere you shouldn't be. If your starting from scratch, local parks and sports fields are an ideal place to get a feel for your new metal detector. check your local and state park website for information on what is and isn't allowed. Most parks are fine with metal detecting, but always make sure before heading out. never try and metal detect on private property if you do not have permission from

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