Basics of Metal Detecting
Properly Adjust the Detector Length
Properly adjusting the detector to fit your height is important. You want to detect standing upright and have your shaft long enough so the coil sweeps the grass. That way you get maximum detection depth.
Proper Coil Position
Don’t overtighten the coil bolt. You want it to be slightly flexible to keep it flush with the ground at all times.
Proper Sweep Speed
As you detect take short steps and try to cover all of the ground as you walk. Some detectors (many Minelabs for instance) require that you swing somewhat slowly, while others (XP Deus) let you swing faster. Try to keep the coil brushing the grass at all times. Don’t pick up the coil on the edge of your swings as this will affect detection depth.