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  1. Xp Releases New Gold Panning Kits! Field Test & Review of the XP Betea

    Kevin Hoagland recently did a full and comprehensive field test of XP's Batea gold pan. Here's his final thoughts and conclusion, you can read the full article over at the XP detector website. The XP Batea is not a novelty pan, it is a serious tool for the gear box and one that I think you will find yourself using more and more often than you think you will right now.

    It is a bit bulkier than what you are used to, but the design of the flattop grip area makes all the difference in the world. Think about it this way, take your favorite gold pan and put a shelf around it to make it even easier to hold onto and use. Now to the part about it being innovative. The Defragmenter is, as I said earlier, the key and the smartest thing I have seen done to a gold pan. Riffles are one thing, but this unit tears down challenging soils like I have never seen without the chance of blowing your gold past a riffle.

    Will it

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  2. RNB Introduces New Li-on Battery for Minelab Vanquish Series Metal Detectors

    RNB Innovations have just introduced a brand new Lithium battery designed for the Minelab Vanquish series of detectors. We're proud to stock these USA made batteries that can power your vanquish detectors for upto 30 hours on a single charge!

    The RNB-6000 Vanquish Battery pack is available on our store now and will work on all Minelab Vanquish Models including the 340, 440 and 540. It features USB-C charging, plus charging status indication lights, with high quality lithium ion cells providing 6,000mAh, or upto a possible 30 hours of metal detecting!

    If you have any questions on this, or any of the other products we sell, please don't hesitate to contact us, happy hunting!

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  3. Garrett Announces Acquisition of Whites Metal Detectors

    After over 50 years in the Industry, whites have decided to retire and sell all technology, branding and machines to Garrett. We are sad to see the whites family retire, but glad their name and products can live on under the garrett banner.

    Garrett CEO Steve Novakovich commented, “The White family and the Garrett family have had a high level of respect for one another as competitors in the sport market for decades. Now we at Garrett are proud to combine our respective legacies as Garrett continues on as the premier American metal detector company.”

    We hope Garrett can continue to bring the whites tradition to metal detecting and the name live on. What are your thoughts on the acquisition? Let us know in the comments below!

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  4. Garrett Ace Apex Frequently Asked Questions

    Just received your Garrett Ace Apex Metal Detector and have some questions? Check out the Faq below and if you have any others please free to contact us

    I JUST RECEIVED MY APEX AND IT WILL NOT TURN ON. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

    The Apex uses a lithium rechargeable battery. These batteries are shipped from the factory with a minimal amount of charge. Sometimes this charge is used up during production testing. We recommend charging the Apex for 4 to 5 hours prior to use to ensure a full charge. The battery icon on the LCD will blink to indicate that charging is in progress.

    APEX IS SAID TO FULLY CHARGE IN 4 TO 5 HOURS. MINE HAS BEEN PLUGGED IN FOR 6 HOURS AND IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE CHARGING VERY FAST. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

    The rapid charging system in Apex requires 500 ma. (1/2 ampere) to achieve the fastest charge. Most wall chargers can

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. Step-By-Step Guide To Nokta Makro Simplex Software Update Procedure

    We've heard from the community about the difficulties surrounding the Simplex software update process. Here's How to do it:

    1 - Visit https://www.noktadetectors.com/metal-detector/simplex-metal-detector/ - on the left hand menu, click the "Software Update" Tab to locate the download link, click the red link to get the latest software version and download it. (enc-simplex-system-2v76.zip as of the time of this post)
    2 - Once the file has been downloaded, extract the files from the zip onto your desktop
    3 - Run the DetectorUpdateSetup.exe file from your desktop, install the update tool software, a new desktop icon will be created
    4- Run the "Nokta Detector Update Tool" from your desktop "Select Simplex from the drop down menu and proceed with the following instructions on screen.

    You can bookmark the simplex webpage for future refrence, when new software updates

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