The metal detector works great for your brass too!
Still an aluminum shooter. From XX75 2213’s, XX78 2314’s to XX75 2514’s. I haven’t bent an arrow in years.So when I see a thread like this where you miss the target and then find them and they are fine you have to make note of that for the people that don't know any better or fib a little about how easy any aluminum arrows bend.
One way to really decrease that area is to mark where you shot from and then stand back behind the target and line up the 2 points.....then work your way forward toward the target. If nothing then go the other way. If you have multiple people have someone stay at the spot you shot from and guide you in where you thought it went.It's surprisingly slow going when you have a arrow skitter off 50 + yards away, the area to grid search gets big quick, so I'd like to have 4 metal detectors hooked side by side by side.