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Carbon-fiber Rods and Shafts from Steve’s Detector Rods now available at BBH!
Big Boys Hobbies is pleased to announce that high-quality carbon-fiber rods and shafts from Steve’s Detector Rods are now available here, through BBH! “Steve’s” offers 100% carbon-fiber lower rods for Minelab’s CTX 3030 and Equinox series detectors, as well as complete carbon-fiber shaft systems for the Equinox 600/800.
Steve’s rods and shafts are constructed of top-quality, high-strength, lightweight 3K carbon-fiber tubes, and durable, engineering-grade plastic components, and are individually hand-assembled in the USA, using specially formulated, high-tech epoxies and adhesives.
The CTX 3030 and Equinox lower rods come in standard lengths of 32” and 26”, respectively, and are available in custom lengths, upon request. Both rods include rubber washers; the CTX 3030 rod includes a short length of protective cable wrap to eliminate any potential for wear on the coil cable sheath where the cable enters the lower rod, while the Equinox lower rod includes a stainless-steel spring button for compatibility with the stock Minelab shaft.
Steve’s upper shaft for the Equinox is 35 ½” long, is nearly 30% lighter than the stock shaft, and includes 4 cuff-adjustment holes and 1 control-box handle hole (with the holes in the same positions as on the stock shaft), along with a rubber end cap. With the elimination of the twist-lock joint which connects the upper and middle sections of the stock shaft, Steve’s one-pie e upper shaft yields a lightweight, durable, wobble-free alternative, which substantially upgrades the fit and feel of the unit.
The upper shaft also features a heavy-duty clamp-type cam lock, with clamping tension adjustable as necessary via a convenient thumb screw. The thumb screw, along with the clamping lever pivot axle and the cam lock’s attachment screw, are all made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel (with the attachment screw providing easy removal of the cam lock, should replacement ever be necessary).
As a result of its superior clamping strength, Steve’s cam lock also permits elimination of the spring button holes in the shaft. With lower rod adjustment lengths therefore not limited to specific button-hole locations, easy and unlimited lower-rod adjustment length can be made by simply flipping open the clamping lever on the cam lock, sliding the lower rod to your desired position, and the closing the clamp – yielding fast, easy, and rock-solid attachment of the lower rod to the upper shaft.
When the upper shaft is paired with one of Steve’s Equinox lower rods, the result is a complete replacement of the stock shaft -- that features the aesthetic appeal of carbon fiber, in a superior-strength, lightweight, wobble-free shaft system for your Minelab Equinox 600/800.
If you would like to learn more about Steve’s carbon-fiber rods and shafts, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Bart@bigboyshobbies.net or call at 405-206-9010
Check out the new Minelab Vanquish! https://www.minelab.com/Vanquish More details coming soon so watch our website!
The massive gold nugget was found by a hobbyist in then western Australia region known for its large gold fields and masses of unexplored outback and desert. Although the nugget was found almost a month ago now, only last week was it reported, with a value of close to $70,000 USD, we're not surprised the treasure hunter wanted to keep it a secret!
It's not unusual for detectorists to find small gold deposits all over this region, but finds like this are rare and only happen a few times a year.
the find was reported initially by finders keepers gold prospecting, the detectorist was using a Minelab GPX with the 17x11 Coiltek Elite. Ready to find your own massive gold nuggest and burried trasure? check out our selection of metal detectors and give us a call or Email if you have any questions! we're alyways happy to help!
News broke over the weekend of some school children in northern Israel finding an incredibly rare gold coin in a stream. The coin, a solidus minted by the Emperor Theodosius II in Constantinople (now Istanbul) around 420 CE. Similar coins are known from the byzantine empire but this is the first of its type ever found in Isreal.
There was a famous gold coin dug up in England by a redditor last month with his trusted Minelab CTX 3030, Europe is rich with history and still plenty of gold to be found, especially with your metal detectors!
If your interested in the most valuable gold treasure ever found, check out this list of the 10 most valuable treasures ever found, it's worth the read and should help keep the excitement to get get out there and dig dig dig!
If you would like to start metal detecting and see what treasure await you, please don't hesitate to give us a call and see how we can help you on your gold coin journey!
New lower price on the CRAZY Deep Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi Water Proof metal Detector! $764.15!
Call us at 405-206-9010 or email us at Bart@bigboyshobbies.net for info or to order! Or as always order with pay pal, credit card or amazon pay right from our website!
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!
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
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.
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!
Some key points coming out of Russia:
- Currently in the final testing stages before production begins
- Tonality: in the “all metals” mode - one tone, then there is the “2 tones” mode and the “mute” mode.
- The machine is built strong with durable cables and waterproof components
- Battery life is expected to be ~10 hours
- There is no screen, just 5 knobs for settings and selections.
- It won't be cheap, pricing estimates are currently between $2000 and $2500
- The test units weigh 1.8KG and are well balanced
First impressions so far are good but we'll have to wait and see how this new pulse metal detector from fisher pans out. we'll keep you updated with any more news on this machines when we receive it. If you have any questions on metal detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to contact us!
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 on finding a Stack of silver dollars hidden in your great Grandpas backyard!
As always call 405-206-9010 or email us at Bart@bigboyshobbies.net for any questions on a Metal Detector or for any unadvertised specials!
Minelab Silver Cache settings
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!