Some experienced detectorists are willing to share their best hunting grounds. Go to places where you’re more likely to find objects such as the beach or a park, and do your research online. Wipe the control box with a damp cloth to remove the static. Lots of debris lodges beneath the coil cover such as soil, stones, sand, and even a build-up of moisture.
Some didn’t have any volume control, which meant we dealt with a lot of beeping and other various screeching noises as we tested each one carefully. The screen is easy to read in all kinds of light and is also quite easy for even the newest of hobbyists to figure out. The Titanium Camo weighs 2.5 pounds and has notching and discrimination capabilities so you can look for specific kinds of metal.
While either PI or multi-frequency will work, there are some pros and cons to each. But you’re depth will be severely limited to the point where it’s not even worth it to detect. Most all round machines will do just fine for relic hunting.
It also has excellent discrimination capability, a depth indicator, and pre-set buttons to find your desired treasure e.g. This allows you to search one area on several frequencies at the same time, increasing your chance of a find but filtering out the trash.
Your metal detector will pick up tiny traces of mineralized iron and report it as a find. Although user manuals give a good indication of the best frequencies, and some models have a ‘coin’ or ‘gold’ setting, it’s no comparison to learning all the squeaks and blips of your own machine – ‘Hector the Detector’. Renting a metal detector also gives you the opportunity to try out different brands.
Ricomax is a fairly new brand that produces inexpensive metal detectors that rate highly in reviews. For the price, you’d expect the best and this machine comes with wireless headphones – a real bonus, and instructions embedded in the computer on top of everything other machines offer. Turn on the pre-set function and you can start hoovering up those coins straight away with its massive 10″ coil. It’s a pricey piece of kit, but you won’t find better for coin hunting.
There’s no need to buy the most expensive detector right away and have no idea what you’re doing. Finally, you might also want to consider any accessories that might come with your detector – what is it worth especially if you’re trying to stay on budget. Another example is when people try to use an entry level detector in areas like the pacific northwest where the soil is extremely mineralized.
It’s usually a button or dial on the control box that you need to settle on before venturing forth. The machine does the hard work, adjusting itself as you move around. Well, if you’re a pick-it-up-and-go type, knock yourself out with automatic ground balancing.