One Great Way to Spend Your Stimulus Check That Pays Off Big Time - The Best Metal Detectors for Under $600
Uncle Sam is at it again. Giving away tax dollars like it is free money....which it isn't. Either way, once you receive your stimulus check, you have to find out a way to spend it. After all, that is the purpose right? To put money back into the economy.
Wherever you decide to spend your money, make sure you spend it right here in the Good Ole U.S.of A! Oh, yeah, and let me make one suggestion on a good way to spend your stimulus check, in the US, and have it pay you back dividends in money, endless enjoyment, and health benefits.
Welcome to the hobby/sport of metal detecting! Metal detecting is an activity that you can easily get completely geared up for less than $600. When you purchase a metal detector you enter a hobby that will keep you physically active, immerses, you in history, and can actually pay you back monetarily.
How Metal Detecting Pays of FinanciallyThis may seem obvious. People who are metal detecting are looking for valuable stuff. Gold, coins, jewelry, relics are only a few things you will find metal detecting. If you do it long enough you will certainly pay for your metal detector many times over. Some people will also actually create recycle bins that are for holding the "junk" metal they find. Believe it or not, scrap metal does have value. Once per year (or when warranted) they will make a trip to the scrap metal buyer and unload it. If it is enough for a case of beer then that is a win in my book!
Here are some things you will find metal detecting and their values:
These are as of today and may vary any given time or depending on your location and quality of the material.
- Brass - up to $3.10 per pound
- Copper - up to $2.50 per pound
- Aluminum - up to $.55 per pound
- Lead - $ .58 per pound
- Iron and Steel - up to $ .10 per pound
How Metal Detecting Pays of Physically
When you are metal detecting you are walking. Walking burns between 120-178 calories every 30 minutes by itself (depending on how much you weigh). Combine this with swinging a metal detector, having to crouch down on the ground to recover the items you find, and you could be looking at upwards of 250 calories during the same period! Even better it is a low impact workout. So, even those that are up in age can do it. It is also an awesome activity for children. What better way to Get Your Kids Away From The Screen and Outside?
How Metal Detecting Pays Off Mentally
Most people that get into metal detecting are perfectly happy finding a piece of history. The entire United States has history dating back before it became a country. Consider that Spanish explorers had been trading with Native Americans since they set foot in the Americas. So, there is no telling what you might find. We hear stories every day of fabulous finds all over the country. When you find something from history it is hard not to research it to try to find out what it is and where it came from. This can take you down a rabbit hole and provide great fun as you explore the history of the areas you are metal detecting.
Now, the question remains: What type of good metal detector bundle can you buy with your stimulus check? I have compiled a list of several a few metal detector bundles that include everything you need to get started metal detecting for under $600.
Nokta Marko Simplex Plus Bundle - $480.17
THE NOKTA MAKRO SIMPLEX PLUS IS THE FIRST WATERPROOF DETECTOR ON THE MARKET OFFERING EXTREME DEPTH AND HIGH-END FEATURES AT AN ENTRY-LEVEL PRICE! THE SIMPLEX PLUS IS SIMPLE ENOUGH FOR BEGINNERS, YET IMPRESSIVE ENOUGH FOR EXPERTS!
Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector Bundle - $480.05
The treasure hunter's dream materializes with this stuffed bundle of metal detecting necessities. Manufactured with high end hardware, the Garrett ACE 400 metal detector features five search modes, eight depth/sensitivity adjustments, electronic pinpointing, new camlocks, iron audio output with adjustable extra high frequency (10 kHz) and much more.
Jewelry/coin/cache/relic hunting just got a lot more convenient! Be it rain or shine, the fortified waterproof coil is ideal for treasure hunting on all terrain types and in any (people safe) weather condition.
The king of ACEs, the ACE 400 includes advanced features like Iron Audio, Digital Target ID, and Frequency Adjust to help you dig more treasure and less trash.
Fisher F44 Metal Detector Bundle - $378
The F44 is a fully weatherproof, easy to use manual ground balance detector. It has superfast retune speed with excellent target separation and easy to use Discrimination, Sensitivity, Notch and Pinpoint features. Fe-Tone® adjustable iron audio allows you to set the volume of ferrous targets lower than the volume of non-ferrous targets for increased clarity on desirable targets. GROUND-GRAB® Computerized Ground Balancing and Manual Ground Balance make it easy to tune the F44 to the soil you are hunting in. Easily identify buried targets with the 9-Segment Target Categories and a 0-99 numeric Target-ID enhanced with 4-Tone Audo-ID System. Custom mode allows users to set their own tones. Includes 11” (28 cm) DD Elliptical Open Waterproof Search coil. Rain or shine the F44 excels when most detectors can’t! Add a serrated edge digger to this bundle for only $12.99 and you are well under that $600 stimulus check figure.
Minelab Vanquish 540 Metal Detector Bundle - $369
MINELAB VANQUISH 540: for the serious detectorist who demands ultimate performance. As if Multi-IQ technology, audio control, and pinpoint wasn’t enough, the Minelab Vanquish 540 also boasts iron-bias control, red LED backlight and rechargeable batteries. What’s more, it comes with a waterproof 12” coils as standard for greater depth. No matter where the hunt takes you, the 540 is the ultimate detector that lets you detect on your terms. Add a Pro-Find 20 for $99 pinpointer to this bundle and you are still well under $600.
So, if you find yourself asking, "What is the best way to spend my stimulus check?" We have a good answer for you: Metal detecting. What better way to get in better shape, invest your money wisely, and get some valuable history knowledge all while social distancing? And if you ask yourself, "What is the best metal detector for under $600?", we hope you found this article useful.
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- Joshua Turpin