Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What is The Best Metal Detector For the Beach

The truth is there are many different types of metal detectors and they range from $100 - $1000 dollars. You want to find the best detector that feels comfortable to you. Don't worry about spending a lot of money on one of the higher end metal detectors. Some of these aren't worth the money anyways. I would start off by spending no more than 300$ and seeing if metal detecting is something you are truly interested in. Another great thing to remember is before you go out and start waiving your metal detector on the sand, do some home tests to make sure that its detecting various types of metal. Try testing it by burying some coins, or a ring, and seeing what it looks like to get a signal. This is also good for adjusting your settings and making sure you understand the ins and outs of the metal detector that you have just purchased. There is nothing worse then going out to the beach and being ready to find some serious booty, and you don't even know what a real signal looks like. Be ready, and make sure you know what to look for. Another great tip before you hit the beach is to make sure that the metal detector you are using has a headphone jack. Some people get weak signals because some of the metal is further beneath the surface, and they simply can't hear the beeping of their metal detector because of the waves, music, or other noises that come with being on the beach. It is best to have headphones so not only can you hear the signal, but you can also, not bother other people that are around you. Another great tool to have is a "bailer" a bailer is a scoop that people with boats use, so that they can bail water out of a leaking boat to keep it afloat. I would recommend obtaining a bailer, and then drilling holes in it so that you can scoop sand up and waive it in front of the detector to see if you have scooped up your find. The holes help the sand filter through and leave the metal object in the bucket. Be careful not to drill your holes to large, but at the same time not drilling them too small, so that wet sand can get through easily. They sell scooping buckets with holes already in them, but they can cost as much as $50 dollars! If i were you I would get a bailer from a boating shop, and drill the holes yourself. This way it costs you only $5! This is a great tip that I wish I knew when I first started detecting. The last tip is to be patient. You don't want to do things in a hurry, because you will skip over many things that  you wish you would have picked up. Make fun out of it, bring some beers, or water, and stay out there a while. I guarantee your patience will pay off. I hope my tips have helped you! Happy Metal Detecting! Here is a video I would like to share with you of a guy detecting on the beach...

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