Equipment Reviews Archive
Somewhere in Jessamine County, Kentucky, there lies a Garrett Pinpointer. Lost in 2012, it is surely ruined now by snow, rain and ice. And perhaps was eaten or smashed by a cow. Or something. At $120 a pop, these things are not cheap – and losing something like this can disrupt our precious detecting time.
If you can’t hear the full range of tones for the Deus metal detector, you are tossing out a good portion of the machine’s capability. To me, metal detecting headphones are like the tires on the car where you don’t compromise or you put the whole system in jeopardy. With my E-trac, I use wired Gray
It wasn’t long after I bought my Deus that I realized I needed some full enclosure headphones. I was hunting an old Odd Fellows’ Home in KY that was next to a busy roadway. The WS4 headphones for Deus are lovely in a silent field (even with a big sun hat!) or in the
I have always meant to try a harness for hunts where I planned to swing my heavy E-trac (with probe) all day. I’m horrible about changing arms and so my right shoulder would get inflamed tendons and fatigue quickly. I’d feel great except for the shoulder, and skipped or ended some hunts over
When detecting, we tend to carry a lot of items on a belt, including a finds bag, pinpointer, digger and often other things. Most belts have cheap buckles that are a pain in the butt to remove, and are even harder to cinch down so they don’t sag. Well, here’s the solution and I’ve found
When metal detecting, I find that kneepads are a necessity. As you kneel to pinpoint and dig targets, your knees are exposed to all manner of rough surfaces, rocks, and other hazards. So, I go through 2-3 pair per year – and each time I’ve bought different types, trying to find a favorite. For
Wanted to make a quick post that might save some others some hassles. Detecting without gloves is foolish. Glass, nails and other very nasty stuff resides a few inches underground. I’ve pulled at least a dozen razor blades this year alone (another reason for parents should love metal detectorists.) I’ve tried 8-10 types of gloves
A week ago, I made a stupid mistake. I left my Lesche “Relic” metal detecting shovel at an old house. When I returned, it was gone. This review describes other relic-hunting shovels I’ve owned and why now, I’m in love with the Sampson. Here’s the story. I was pissed to see $60 walk away to
EDIT – 11/14/15 – The best configuration is the 14 pocket bag, a belt module and a cobra tactical belt (not his) – it has large and small pocket plus a loop that works perfectly for ProPointer. I’ve been using it for almost 4 years. For me, the main limiting factor for metal detecting is time.