Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  1. Nokta Makro Legend Software Update V1.07


    Posted by Big Boys Hobbies Metal Detectors on April 14

    V1.07 - SECOND UPDATE and best update! This fixes V1.06 issues. 

    Operating systems: Windows, macOS
    If you experience any issues opening the setup file, please disable all anti-virus programs on your PC.
    The latest update includes all previous updates.

    Software Update (2022.04.08): System Software V1.06

     Download: System Software V1.07 (Windows)
     Download: System Software V1.07 (MacOS)


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  2. The most popular XP Deus II Program Settings from The Community

    These XP Deus II program settings are making the waves in the community! give them a shot and see what you think! do you have a secret sauce XP Deus II program setting you want to share? feel free to leave it in the comments and we'll get it added to this list, happy hunting!

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  3. More XP DEUS II INFO!

    Great new video on the XP DEUS II!


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  4. New XP II Deus information!

    We have no availability or pricing information on the XP DEUS II yet. We will update the site as we have more info. To be put on a contact list for purchase only email us here and let us know. [email protected]

    Here is a link to the XP DEUS II on our website.

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  5. Should You Metal Detect in Snow?

    We are a few months away from winter and sadly this is kind of the low season for outdoor activities including metal detecting. Indeed, most detectorists find themselves in a situation where they put their beloved detector in their closet and just wait for spring to start hunting again …

    This is especially the case if snow falls in your area!

    In this article, I share with you some ideas to find opportunities to successfully metal detect in winter even if it is snowy.

    Should you metal detect in the snow?

    The only reason you shouldn’t consider metal detecting in the snow is when there is some sort of risk. For example, cold weather in some areas could be unbearable for normal human beings which might lead to some bad health repercussions.

    Also, if your area is full of ice that could cause slippery, I would definitely advise you to not take the risk. I was a victim of this myself and this has almost cau

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  6. Heartwarming story you just love to see, metal detectorists worldwide are saving marriages, one ring at a time!

    Last week a young couple strolling along the China beach in San Francisco was almost knocked over by a rogue wave, when the young woman regained her balance, she quickly realized the wave had knocked off her engagement ring into the ocean! while she frantically searched the sand to no avail, the ring, a family heirloom, had seemingly vanished.

    The young woman called Ring finders, a service that helps connect people to seasoned detectorists around the world, Marshal Smith got the call and was at the beach at 9 am the next day to meet up and begin the hunt for the lost ring.

    The initial chances of recovery after 24 hours seemed slim but shortly into the hunt, Smith got a strong signal and was able to find the missing ring! Obviously, this young lady was over the moon and this tale had a very happy ending. We are starting to hear about stories much like this one more

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  7. How deep do metal detectors go?

    Here's a question we get asked all the time and the usual response is "it all depends on the metal detector being used and the type of ground being detected."

    However, there is a good rule of thumb when it comes to most off the shelf metal detectors: a typical metal detector can usually detect an object in ideal conditions like the size of a small coin at the depth of the size of the search coil being used, ie: a detector with a 6" search coil would typically detect a small coin-sized object to around 6" in depth.

    There are a lot of variables when it comes to determining the possible depth capability of metal detectors. One of the biggest factors determining depth is the size of the object. while a small coin, nail or pull tab may not even register at deeper depths, things like buried pipes/sprinkler heads, soda cans, or old metal toys can often be detected at much deeper depths than the size of the coil being used as larger metal objects are much easier to detect than smaller

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  8. Why We're Very Excited for Nokta Makros Newest Multi Frequency Metal Detector!

    It's been a while since a new metal detector in the works has caught our eye, the latest from nokta makro may very well be the machine we have been waiting for. Here's everything we know so far, though some of these details may change, if it ends up with this spec it will be one of our most popular machines, especially given nokta makros aggressive pricing! NOTE: We do not currently have a release date or finalized pricing but will update this post when that information becomes available!
    Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Technology.
    Nokta Makro claims this new multi frequency technology is superior to its more expensive competitors. The detector will also offer many single frequencies. If done correctly, this could be huge for the machine's popularity and sales potential as multi frequency technology has usually been reserved for more expensive / full featured metal detectors.

    User replaceable & removable battery


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  9. Metal Detecting for Gold, tips and tricks, what to look for!

    We get asked about gold detecting often here at BBH. With the way the world economy is at the moment and gold prices set to soar we thought it would be a good time to talk about metal detecting for gold, learning what to look for and some of the characteristics that can be displayed on your metal detector.

    Gold can vary widely! For instance one could define gold as nuggets, gold flakes, placer gold, gold rings and the most common gold jewelry

    In a nutshell, all the metal detectors we sell will detect gold, however, like with most things, some machines are better than others. Some have higher frequency is more specific to hitting a lower conductor like gold. No machine will detect gold only and disregard everything else unfortunately though. If that Detector ever hits the market it would be a huge success to say the least.

    If you want to detect gold exclusively

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  10. Record Setting "Double Eagle" Gold Coin Sells for Almost $19M At Auction!

    Southeby's auctions sold it's most valuable coin ever recently, almost doubling the previous world record at $18.9 million us dollars. The staggering amount was paid for one of the rarest gold coins the US ever produced.

    The "Double Eagle" as it has been dubbed features lady liberty on one side and a flying eagle on the other, Only a handful of these super rare coins are believed to exist after the US government demanded their return back in 1944. The government wanted these coins back for gold smelting so badly, they ordered the secret service declared any unreturned coins be classified as stolen!

    The one recently sold is the only one that can be legally possessed after lengthy court battles between the US treasury and its previous owner. Given this coins rarity and scarcity, It begs the question, how many of them were buried for safe keeping?! Could you imagine digging up one of these?

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