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Competitive Metal Detector Hunts - Group Metal Detecting Hunts:  Are They Worth The Effort and Are They Fun?

Competitive Metal Detector Hunts - Group Metal Detecting Hunts: Are They Worth The Effort and Are They Fun?

For people that are new at metal detecting, a competitive hunt may have a shroud of mystery.  If you haven't been to one, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.  These hunts are usually conducted by metal detecting clubs and happen quite regularly across the world.  They are a fun way to meet new people interested in the sport, learn to use your detector by honing your skills in a fast paced and competitive environment, and to potentially score some valuables, cash, and/or prizes.

There are a few different types of group metal detector hunts....

What Has Been Found on Oak Island - With a Metal Detector

What Has Been Found on Oak Island - With a Metal Detector

We have been following the hit History Channel television show The Curse of Oak Island for about 7 years as of this writing.  Although many average viewers think the  treasure hunt has been a bust, those within the world of metal detecting know otherwise.  

Along with what some might consider junk - like leather book bindings, scraps of wood, and iron pieces. There have, in fact, been some valuable items found on Oak Island. 

One Great Way to Spend Your Stimulus Check That Pays Off Big Time - The Best Metal Detectors for Under $600

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.

Why Every Serious Metal Detectorist Needs Two or More Metal Detectors

Why Every Serious Metal Detectorist Needs Two or More Metal Detectors

I was speaking to a customer the other day and he brought up an interesting topic.  He was new at detecting and mentioned that he had seen several posts on forums where people who were avid metal detectorists had mentioned several different metal detectors in their arsenal.  He was confused why some people have multiple metal detectors.

 The Nokta Makro Simplex + metal detector is a good affordable backup metal detector.nokta makro plus metal detector

Whereas it is not necessary to have more than one detector (after all they all pretty much do they same thing,) it is not a bad idea to have an extra on hand.  More often than not having more than one detector is a result of a person upgrading from a lesser metal detector to a more advanced one.  Perhaps they outgrew their original detector or simply want to try out new technology.

Upgrading to a new metal detector, there are other very good reasons why it is a good idea to have another metal detector lying around.  Probably the best reason is the last one listed below and GREAT advice for every detectorist.