Metal Detecting Blog from Big Boys Hobbies

  1. 3 brand new NEL coils for the Nokta Makro Kruzer and Anfibio Series!

    Check out the 3 brand new coils for your Nokta Makro Kruzer and Anfibio Series metal Detector! Click the links for more info or pricing. Or of course call 405-206-9010 or email us Bart@bigboyshobbies.net for other questions!

    NOKTA MAKRO KRUZER AND ANFIBIO SERIES NEL SHARPSHOOTER 9.5 X 5.5" DD SEARCH COIL

    NOKTA MAKRO KRUZER AND ANFIBIO SERIES NEL TORNADO 12 X 13" DD SEARCH COIL

    NEL STORM 13 X 14" DD SEARCH COIL FOR NOKTA MAKRO KRUZER AND ANFIBIO SERIES

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  2. MI-4 / MI-6 XP DEUS STEM SUPPORT

    All new XP Deus MI-4 / MI-6 Stem support for your XP Pin Pointer!

    Now quickly attach your XP Deus Mi-6 or any other pin pointer for that matter to the side of your XP or ORX detector. No more losing it in the field or reaching back to grab your pin pointer and cant find it.The XP stem support for your pointer attaches firmly to your XP Deus or XP ORX metal Detector.

    Works with all pin pointers!

    Click this link for more info! MI-4 / MI-6 XP DEUS STEM SUPPORT

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  3. Are Fisher about to release a New Pulse Metal Detector? Learn more about the upcoming Fisher Impulse AQ 2019!

    we've been seeing more news and testing demos of Fisher's latest  machine, the all new Pulse detector for 2019, the Impulse AQ.

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    While pulse metal detectors have been around for some time now, they have always have issues with discrimination. Fisher seem to have solved this issue with the Impulse AQ as early prototype tests seem to be getting great reviews over in Russia. The technology has been refined by the Bulgarians and we expect to see this metal detector materialize sometime before the end of 2019. it's currently in prototype and testing stage and all the signs are this new tech is very promising!

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  4. Silver Cache or Hoard Hunting tips for the Minelab Equinox 800.

    Then Minelab Equinox 800 and Equinox 600 can be VERY successful on silver caches or stacks of silver coins if setup up correctly. A few quick tips below from Minelab and a video will get you out in the field armed for success!

    Minelab Suggests Using Park 1 for your base. Do a factory reset by holding the power button down till you see FP on the screen to be sure you have everything on your Equinox set right.

    Next set the Frequency to Multi IQ
    Recovery speed set to 1
    Iron Bias 0
    Sensitivity set as high as possible without excessive chatter and feedback from the ground.

    These settings and watching the video below will ensure you best success

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  5. 30 WWII GERMAN PISTOLS FOUND AFTER STORM BY BEACHCOMBER

    Ever been walking along the beach and found a gun? This is what happened to a German man in the baltic sea. Alexander Ladwig was with his father and his dog walking along the beach near the town of Wabbs in Schleswig-Holstein and found a box containing 30 German handguns used in WW II. He gathered up all the 30 guns in the box and alerted authorities of the find. Sadly the government took them from him.

    In the pictures below you will see what looks to be several Browning high power 9 MM, Astra pistols and Walter P-38s. All of these were very common guns used by the Germans in WWII. The government that relieved him of his finds confirmed they came from Wehrmacht stocks.

    Have you ever found a gun while metal detecting? If so did you turn it in? If I were Mr Alexander Ludwig I would be going back to that area with my metal detector!

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  6. New firmware for Minelab Equinox 600 & 800 released, but is it any better finding silver?

    Recently, some Minelab equinox 600 and 800 owners have commented about their problems identifying silver accurately with their detectors over the last several months. Some owners even threatened to sue Minelab, forcing faster firmware releases than expected. With the new firmware, Equinox series detectors are hoping to have better silver identification along with some other small fixes and software tweaks. The user interface and depth gauge indicator have received updates as well as some other user profile functions some owners were claiming to be bugged.

    The new update is available to download now via the Minelab update utility on your PC or mac, after downloading the update utility, connect your machine to your computer via USB and turn on your unit. The update utility will detect your existing firmware and prompt for updated versions if available. if your device is ready for an update you will see a notice displayed to proceed.

    Time will tell if this update has fixed

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  7. Beach metal detecting has sure changed with the introduction of the Minelab Equinox series.

    You might remember an old blog we wrote about beach metal detecting and what metal detector you would need. You have read that here. What Metal Detector do I need to go salt water beach hunting?

    While still great info on that post there are two machines out now by Minelab that have changed dramatically how we look at beach detecting. Imagine a new metal detector that is wireless, multi frequency, light weight, waterproof to 10 feet under $900 and has a fast recovery..... Introducing the new Minelab Equinox 800 and 600 models.

    The Equinox 600 has wired phones and lacks the gold nugget hunting mode of the 800

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  8. What is the difference in the XP Deus and XP ORX Metal Detector?

    Are you looking to buy either the XP Deus or XP ORX metal detector but are confused with what features they lack? Here is a quick overview of what makes them different.

    Firstly, the XP ORX is lighter. 40 grams less to be exact. The weight loss comes from the lighter shaft. It is injected molded now and all out of plastic. Probably not all that noticeable to swing but it may not end up as sturdy of a machine as the XP Deus.

    Another big thing that the ORX lacks is all the frequencies in the new X35 coils for the XP Deus. The Deus can run 35 frequencies on the new X35 coils. The ORX can only handle 21. Xp can go as low as 3.7 Khz. ORX has a low of 13 Khz. Everyone knows he lower the frequency the more depth you can achieve. Will the ORX be as deep as the Deus?? Might need to do some DEUS vs ORX testing to find out!

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  9. Where are the good places to go Metal Detecting?

    The first step in going metal detecting is finding a good metal detector dealer with a shop. Amazon and ebay are poor choices to buy a metal detector for many reasons. First off you get zero help with questions before or after the sale on what might be the best model to fit what you might want to do with it. Second if you might be wasting your money on a model that won't do what your looking to do. You might be able to get away with a cheaper one that will do more. Third and most important they are TONS of fake / copied metal detectors from china on ebay and amazon. We have customers all the time call with issues with their machine and then they find out they have been tricked into buying a cheaper china fake metal detector. Fourth you can often save some $ buying from a real metal detector dealer. Always call us and ask what our best deal is, you might save some $ or get some good freebies thrown

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  10. XPs new Gold Prospecting Detector ORX is in stock at BBH!

    Big Boys Hobbies is pleased to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated XP ORX gold metal detectors. We now have limited availability in stock but don't expect these new machines to last long! head on over to the XP ORX Metal Detector page to grab yours!

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    If you'd like to learn more about the XP ORX features you can head here for an in depth roundup of all it's features and specifications. If you have any questions on this, or any other detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to contact

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