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  • Minelab E-Trac coil testing

    I just picked up Coiltek line of coils so I wanted to test the new Joey 5X10" DD coil against the Sunray X-5 coil and the stock Minelab E-Trac coil with some controlled environment air testing. We all know air testing doesn't give proper depth but it will give us an idea. What I found out was surprising.

    First up the Minelab E-Trac stock Pro coil,

    1. In auto +3 sensitivity 19, stock coins program it was able to hit a silver dime easily at 9". Audio response all the way to 11"
    2. Manual sensitivity at 30 it hit a silver dime at 11.5" easily. Audio response all the way to 13"

    With screen all the way open no change in either mode.

    Second 5X10" joey coil.

    1. In auto +3 sensitivity 19, stock coins program it was able to hit a silver dime easily at 8". Audio response all the way to 10".
    2. Manual sensitivity at 30 it hit a silver dime at 9" easily. Audio response all the way to 11".

    With screen all the way open no change in either mode.

    Third Sunray X-5 coil.

    1. In auto +3 sensitivity 19, stock coins program it was able to hit a silver dime easily at 7". Audio response all the way to 9"
    2. Manual sensitivity at 30 it hit a silver dime at 8" easily. Audio response all the way to 10".

    With screen all the way open no change in either mode.

    My conclusion is discrimination on the Minelab E-Trac doesn't really lose depth if any at all. Sensitivity however does lose depth. The Coiltek Joey coil may separate a bit better than stock Pro coil but not get the depth. If you want a trash coil use the Sunray X-5 coil. Much better separation than the Joey and close to same depth.

    Anyone with questions feel free to contact me! Love to help you or make you better deals! Thanks, Bart.

  • Relic Hunt with Steve Moore from Garrett Metal Detectors

    Here is the video from our 2 day hunt with Steve Moore from Garrett Metal Detectors and Evan "GoneHunting". We found several buttons, round balls and old Civil War relics. I am mainly a coin hunter but had a blast learning from Steve and Evan. They were using the Garrett AT Gold. I was using the Garrett AT Pro including when I found the cannon ball.

    Want to thank Steve Moore for coming down and Brian with Garrett for chasing us around the woods to film us goofballs. Thanks to the Man upstairs for allowing us to have such a good day and hunt.

    Hope you enjoy the video!

     

  • Found a cannon ball out Civil War relic hunting with a Garrett AT Pro!

    Went relic hunting at a Civil War site here in Oklahoma yesterday with Steve Moore from Garrett and GoneHunting a friend of mine. I am a coin shooter by heart but after yesterday with all the bullets and buttons we dug I might have a change of heart! This find might seal the deal for good. We all had a great day overall and enjoyed the 30 degree weather! Finding the cannon ball warmed me right up! It measure 3 1/2" across and from reference charts I have seen it is a 6 pounder. I was using a Garrett AT Pro with stock 8.5 X 11" DD coil. It rang in at 98 and 99 as you will see in video.

    I have to thank the man up stairs for such a great find and a good time with friends!

  • Eathquakes good for metal detecting??

    With the recent earthquakes we have been experiencing I just wonder if it might loosen up the ground and make it easier for the silver to pop out? Probably not but one can dream.

    The recent rains will sure help with the digging and machine getting deeper with better ID. That is a good thing!

  • Minelab E-Trac Success story!

    One of our customers got his post on Minelab's website. He made a great video of the first hunt as well. Check it out here. Minelab Success Story.

  • Minelab Epic Find app for iPhone

    Epic Find is the new iPhone app for Minelab.

    Find treasure anywhere with your pocket metal detector! Minelab Epic Find uses your iPhone camera to simulate real-life metal detection, with special audio cues to help you learn and distinguish among the varying tones and values of different treasures like Golden Nuggets, or mysterious relics like the Sheriff's Remains. Unlock five popular metal detectors from Minelab, the industry's world leader in metal detection technology, and hunt across four worldwide locations.

    Minelab Epic Find app for iPhone

     

     

  • Minelab GPX 5000 Sale!

    Want to find those Gold nuggets, deep relics and coins other metal detectors simply cant reach? Look into the Minelab GPX 5000.  With its 8 different timings its like having 8 metal detectors in. Call Big Boys Hobbies for any of your metal detector needs. We offer free support for any metal detector we sell.

  • Minelab Safari Sale!

    Lets build you a custom package for your Minelab Safari to fit your hunting style for those deep silver coins! Give me a call for best metal detector packages!

  • Minelab E-Trac Sale

    Contact us for your best Minelab E-Trac packages! We can make customs package deals to suit you. Check out the sale here, http://www.bigboyshobbies.net/minelab-e-trac-metal-detector

  • Garrett AT Gold

    In stock and ready to ship. Call us at 405-206-9010 for best price on your new Garrett AT Gold with free quality AT Gold accessories today. Can ship same day!

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