Monthly Archives: November 2021

XP, Minelab, Nokta Makro – Will There be a Winner?

The Battle For Your Dollar

Interesting that battle lines seem to have been drawn, but instead of two adversaries we have three – the Aussies, the Turks and the French. Missing entirely from the equation? We Americans… Continue reading


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The Nokta Makro LEGEND…

Well today was the launch date for the new Nokta SMF detector, the LEGEND. For those of you who missed it I’m attaching the video at the end of this post. The Legend looks like a real winner, especially given it’s price (Expect sale prices even lower than the MSRP). Here are the specs.  Continue reading


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He Who Has the Most Followers…

Sorry folks but my brain is fried and I’m hurting just a little…here’s a throwback from May 2015.


The fact that we tekkies are able to stay in touch online is really pretty cool, but sometimes it results in heavy drama and knock ‘em dead arguments. Look around, you’ll find them on most every metal detecting forum, website or FB page. In fact online I am the meanest, toughest, metal detecting SOB in the country.  In reality?  I can’t whip my dog’s butt and hardly get out detecting anymore!  But hey online…. Continue reading


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Middling Miscellanies…

The Deus II

Well XP was the first to show it’s new detector and now those interested sit back and wait for it to be available.  Apparently this is the new marketing ploy for the manufacturers – hint at a new machine, tease about it’s features, announce it with a “coming soon” byline and wait to see how many pre-orders they receive. I get it completely but would it not be better to have it ready to go, ready to ship, ready to please? Continue reading


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