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TDsngumbo
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Metal Detecting



I'm thinking of purchasing the Whites MXT™ E-Series Metal Detector for a beach trip coming up in June. I've wanted to get a very good metal detector for years now and have just never gotten around to it. Now I'm doing it and I'm looking at this one. Does anyone here have any experience with it? Anybody have any insight into other detectors that I should look at? I'm looking to spend a maximum of $800-$850 total.

I have multiple family members who live on top of old Civil War battle fields so I intend on using it there also.

Also, does anyone know of places where I can actually take a road trip to specifically to use my metal detector? That is to say, are there businesses that actually specialize in "renting" their land for a day or hours for people to metal detect on?

After researching a little bit, I've learned that many states (including Louisiana) require permits to use a metal detector on public lands and are very, very strict about it. Is this true? Should I get a permit before using it on the beach in Florida??



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Jester
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Baton Rouge
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re: Metal Detecting


Make sure you get the special edition with the fanny pack.





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OldSouth
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quote:

Make sure you get the special edition with the fanny pack.






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canyon
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Not sure about a fanny pack, but a good ol knapsack comes in handy for all your gear. I have a Whites MXT, and have yet to really master it. I have tried it also down in Fla., picked at a couple of beaches in the Keys, was NOT good at it at all! Use headphones. Lotsa noice with tons of shite on the beach....bottle caps, pull tabs, etc....

Not an expert on detecting at various locales you talk about, I would suggest getting on detecting chat sites, they usually have FAQs that will cover what you are asking. I know some beaches and communities specifically prohibit detecting. If you do so, I would suggest early bird detecting, but you will have competition as that is when most of the detecting crowd shows up. But, you won't have to navigate around a huge crowd. Good luck.






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greasemonkey
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Whites is a good brand, look at mine lab also..

I don't believe you need a permit on the beaches in Florida but I would check not 100 percent sure on that..

I would get an underwater detector..
Old swimming holes are some of the best places






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OldSouth
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Old swimming holes are some of the best places


To find what? Toe rings?






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TexasTiger
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My nine year old son has dug up my back yard finding shite...


i wont lie I get a little jealous when I see him break it out and I am like man I wish I had one of those growing up...






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greasemonkey
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Found a couple gold coins, a Masons rring. and probably $1000 in change
I know a guy that found about a $5000 diamond Ring






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TheGreat318
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I've always wanted to get into this. I like watching the youtube videos people make while detecting. Check out the dudes that go to England and detect plowed up fields. They find like old Roman currency and the magna carta and shite. They make it look easy as hell...but then again so do the arrowhead hunters. There must have been a shite ton of arrows back in the day, because those guys can't throw a rock without finding the most pristine arrow heads ever. Whereas I find a triangular shaped stone and convince myself that its ancient. Got 8 of them on my mantle!





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Hammertime
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Jesus Christmas that is expensive. I thought those things were like $150.





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VanRIch
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Just curious, do you have anything specific you're hunting for?





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TDsngumbo
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Just curious, do you have anything specific you're hunting for?


coins, jewelry, relics






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Boudreaux35
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quote:

$800-$850 Metal Detector for a beach trip


Quite an investment just to get a closer look at the ladies







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TDsngumbo
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Quite an investment just to get a closer look at the ladies


I've made bigger investments for the ladies before. Dumber ones, too!
But this one's actually an investment for a hobby of mine. I've always been into treasure hunting with my old and much less powerful detector - I just want to upgrade big-time now






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aaronb023
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quote:

Whites MXT™ E-Series Metal Detector


you don't want that piece of junk






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TDsngumbo
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quote:

you don't want that piece of junk


Why not?






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aaronb023
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I would pony up a few more clams and get the Excalibur II.





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Jester
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Quite an investment just to get a closer look at the ladies


This just reminded me of Summer Rental.






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doublecutter
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I know a guy that was into metal detectors and he got permission to search a just plowed up field near Lafourche Crossing. He found dozens of miney balls, a bunch of buttons, and some other odds and ends that dated to the Civil War. During the war, there were skirmishes that took place in that area.





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