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What is the Best Beginner Metal Detector?

​Everything You Need to Know About Buying Your First Metal DetectorAre you looking to get into metal detecting as a hobby and struggling to figure out which is the best detector for a beginner? After extensive testing with over 10 years of metal detecting experience, our top pick is the Fisher F22. Whether you’re just starting […]

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Best Metal Detecting Digging Tools

Are you looking for a digging tool that will cut a plug like butter, easily tear through roots, and is built to last a lifetime? After extensive testing with over 10 years of metal detecting experience, our top pick is the Lesche Digging Tool. This digger is made in the USA from aircraft-quality, heat-treated steel for superior […]

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DD Coil vs Concentric Search Coils

The DD coil seems to be the subject of many conversations lately among beginner and advanced metal detectorists alike. I thought I’d take a few minutes and talk about what a DD coil is and how it differs from other traditional coils. Don’t Judge a Coil by Its Cover! There are 5 types of coil […]

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Best DNA Test for Ancestry

Summary and our verdict:Updated: April 2018FamilyTree DNA: best for serious genealogy, YDNA and mtDNA testsAncestry.com: best for cousin matching, most geographic regions for ethnicityMyHeritage: best autosomal test on a budget23andMe: best for genetic health screening, not genealogyLiving DNA: best for roots in British IslesIf you’ve read all the DNA test reviews, and are still confused, read […]

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Garrett ACE 350 Metal Detector Review

Powerful DD Coil, User-Friendly, Economical​Garrett ACE 350This affordable detector allows users to experience many of the features of higher-end detectors (like a powerful DD coil and customizable discrimination settings) without the costly investment. This unit is ideal for finding coins, jewelry, and relics. See Today’s Price With a user-friendly interface as well as multiple detection […]

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How to Clean Your Coins with Electrolysis

When That Soft-Bristled Toothbrush Just Won’t Do the Trick I thought I’d take a few moments today to write a post on how to clean your coins with electrolysis. Before I start, I would like to put forward a disclaimer that I do not recommend performing electrolysis unless youfully understand what you are doing. Initial […]

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Used Metal Detectors for Sale

Looking to get into the hobby of metal detecting but don’t have the funds to purchase a quality metal detector? Buying yourself a pre-owned detector might be a good option. Often times you can snag a quality used detector for the same amount as a new, lesser quality machine. Here are some great offers to […]

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