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    Nov 2016
    Dunn NC
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    New hunter, going to Florida

    Hi folks I just got a Garrett AT Max and I知 headed to Florida for 2 weeks. I値l be in Weston fla. for a week starting Sunday. Then I値l be in Orlando for another week. Anyone have any places near those areas that they can recommend for a newbie to try out? Also any tips or tricks would be welcome. Thanks

    I have the stock coil plus a 5x8 DD coil.
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    Bob

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    Get on the beach with that small coil for practice, lots to do on the max, great machine but it will take some getting used to.
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    的 was a kid once, but I wasn稚 very good at it

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    Mar 2013
    Iowa
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    Get a sand scoop to take along. I now have a heavy duty plastic one, before I had a nice heavy duty stainless steel one but it was so heavy I soon got tired of hauling it around.
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    Retired and too many Hobbies. Central Iowa, Tesoro Compadre, Garrett ATMax & MD since 2009

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    Welcome from Northern Virginia I love my AT MAX but if you are thinking about hunting in the salt water you will find it very challenging, it performs a bit better in the wet sand and great on dry. Don't get discouraged the salt water environment is the toughest the MAX, be patients and learn your machine
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    Jun 2016
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    Welcome to T-net. . . . . . . . . . . .
    2 words: treasure coast
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    Cat-like reflexes with a sloth-like brain

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    Apr 2018
    Lanesville, IN
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    Welcome from Indiana
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    Hawks88

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    Niagara falls
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    Welcome to tnet from Niagara Falls.

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    Nov 2016
    Dunn NC
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    Thanks folks. It really Is a steep learning curve. The last dectector I had was a radio shack one that I took back 2 days later because it didn’t do well at all around the ocean. I’m really excited to get into this hobby and learn all I can about this machine. Anyone have any settings that they mind sharing while using it on the dry part of the beach?

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    CASPER

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    Bring a big bag with you to put all that treasure in while your hunting good luck
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    CASPER

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    John

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    While in Orlando I would make a serious effort to get to Sebastian Inlet and detect the beach from the Inlet south to and including Wabasso Beach.This is where most of the 1715 Fleet wrecks are. STAY OUT OF THE WATER AND THE DUNES! Just the beach. There are several posts on here under 1715 that give you all the info, beach access, wreck locations,and parking. The ride will take about 3 hrs from Orlando. Well worth the ride! Have fun.
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    Cat teaches man, not everything here serves him.

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    All right, all right, simmer down everyone,
    cain't everybody fight over him,
    I got Etars here....

    Ya'll don't know what your missing!
    Good food, good beach, good trip to the metal detector store,
    (Lorraine at Reillys is a gem, a GEM I tell ya....)
    Best part, is the good company....

    Hey, if ya'll lucky, we might, just MIGHT, get ya'll a pic tomorrow!
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    Good luck that max is a great machine. Dont forget to post your adventures with us Tommy
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    Nov 2016
    Dunn NC
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    Heres an update:
    My trip to Florida was awesome. I looked up some members from here and I did end up finding a nice woman to go hunting with. She was very friendly and helpful to this newbie. She was swinging a Excalibur 2 in the surf line while I was hunting dry sand. I found a few coins a couple beer cans and some corona caps plus a few pull tabs and foils.

    I really had a blast but was jealous of her in the water keeping much cooler then me lol. So today I received my new Excalibur 2 from the Fed-Ex truck. I’m really excited to get it wet but now I gotta wait up to 19hrs for the batteries to charge up.

    Also I wanted to say wow I’m outta shape. Those few hrs on the beach had me taking a looooong nap that day. Exercise was one of the reasons I picked up the hobby to begin with so I’m slowly building my stamina up and having a great time doing it.

    I’m planning on taking my new toy to Myrtle beach area this weekend and trying it out. The wife will be joining me so now we’ll both have a detector to play with and enjoy the great outdoors.

    Thanks for listening folks just thought I’d share my enthusiasm with you all.

 

 
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