Common Mistakes of New Metal Detectorists

Common Mistakes of New Metal Detectorists

By avoiding these common mistakes, new detectorists can increase their odds of success in the field.

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Not learning how to dig a proper plug

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Veterans of the hobby always suggest that new detectorists first learn how to dig a plug in their own backyards. Digging a proper plug is an art, and it is one of the most important things that every detectorists learns how to do.

This is important because the fastest way to get the hobby banned in your town is to leave holes, or sloppy messes all over public places. Your goal is to learn how to leave little to no trace of your presence.

You do that by learning the proper way to dig a plug and retrieve a target. The technique is a simple one, and you can learn How To Dig a Proper Plug Here.

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Not learning how to dig a proper plug



There are 6 comments for this article
  1. Donnie Vaughn at 8:36 am

    I enjoyed this article (like the others) and wish that everybody that metal detects would also read it. You make some great points. Thanks for taking the time to do all of this.

  2. Bruce Grainger at 4:11 pm

    Could I suggest that mistake Number 1 is not reading the manual for your Machine. Lets face it most of the manuals are available on line.

  3. Mike Ray at 7:30 pm

    I think that a simpler inexpensive unit is good for the beginner to start on to find out if they really like this hobby. But once you are sure, a mid-level detector will keep you busy and happy for many seasons.

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