Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  1. FREE 17" CTX coil with any CTX 3030 purchase from BBH!

    FREE 17" CTX coil with any Minelab CTX 3030 purchase from BBH Until 1/31/2021! Click the link for more info or Email or call us with questions!

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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. Minelab SDC2300 new lower price!

    The very popular Minelab SDC2300 Metal Detector has a new lower price of $3299 now do to efficiency in Minelab's North American SDC supply chain strategy as of October 1st, 2020!

    Be sure to contact us concerning questions any other specials on the SDC2300 or to see if your eligible for the Military Discount!

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  5. 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


    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.


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

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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 dig up some coins, it's shockingly easy to dig up a few dollars in clad from any local park or field, who knows what else you may find? What do you think about

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    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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    All other single and multi-frequency settings are unchanged in their performance. 

    In addition to the 4 kHz upgrade feature, various stability enhancements have been included. 

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