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  1. #1
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    I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    Hi All,

    I'm getting some cash back from the refiner in the next couple of weeks. I've been wanting and planning on an AT Pro since they came out last October. I've read just about every post regarding how much people enjoy using them, as well as the quality control issues they had at the beginning.

    But, when I look right here on Treasurenet at "Today's Finds", over and over again you see Minelab and Whites at about 3 to 1, by a rough estimate. Where are the AT Pro finds, or even any Garrett finds? Am I being unfair? Is the "Today's Finds" forum rigged? I'm just putting my observation out there. If you dispute my observation, tell me what you see. If you have an explanation, share it.

    C'mon! Show me what I'm going to find with my AT Pro.

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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    batcap, it's a winter release, give it time, give it time. I sense good finds soon. I will post mine in the Garrett forum, or the today's if it's a banner find or something really good. For every pro out there, there are perhaps hundreds of killer classic machines out there, looking for a hit. It's war.
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  3. #3
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    Sep 2010
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    gleaner1 is right, being the AT came out late last fall and alot of people are just getting started due to weather conditions i'm sure the good stuff is on its way soon. i've seen several good posts from several members on the forums with some very nice deep finds from the AT, and alot of these real nice finds where found within the first few hunts with the AT. also there are alot more whites and minelab owners then just AT owners.
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  4. #4
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    For the $ the AT Pro is one of if not THE best machine out. Very good on gold!



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  5. #5
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by dogpound
    gleaner1 is right, being the AT came out late last fall and alot of people are just getting started due to weather conditions i'm sure the good stuff is on its way soon. i've seen several good posts from several members on the forums with some very nice deep finds from the AT, and alot of these real nice finds where found within the first few hunts with the AT. also there are alot more whites and minelab owners then just AT owners.
    dogpound, I see you think I'm right. I guess that's alright. But I must warn you, don't agree with me or I'll be forced to hunt you down with my ATPro and run you thru.

    Just kidding dogpound! I was possessed by the terrible knight warrior dude that I found last week, a spell was cast. But I cast him off into the garbage bin and I am over it now. I am going to post ATpro silver before the weekend is out.
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  7. #7

    Nov 2006
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    I've been hitting some old sites that I detected with my Ace 250. At some of them I had previously found a lot of coins. I thought that by back tracking some of these sites it would be a good way to get to know my new machine...AT Pro. The results were about what I expected. I missed a few coins (3) at about four different sites that I've been to, I also found a few flat buttons. The coins were at varying depths in trashy zones. What I have learned... The ATP has better coin sensing when objects are in trashy zones, it goes a little bit deeper, and has far fewer false signals. So far I love it... Oh, and also I like the frequency options when there's interference... combined that with ground balance and iron disc discrimination and it is really cool.... By the time the end of May rolls in I'm sure I'll be very happy! HH M.

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    Jun 2010
    Baltimore MD
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .


  9. #9
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    Thanks diggin!!!!
    Bat if you have any questions or need great pricing call or email me. Lover to help answer any of your questions!



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  10. #10
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    Jun 2007
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    (Trying not to highjack by staying on the AT Pro subject.....)

    Ya know the question I have is... Will a more expensive machine do a better job?

    I can't answer this as I have little experience with other detectors. I have an AT-Pro, and love it.... Beach, surf, old home sites etc..... It can do it all.... The super fast recovery speed is a big plus as well. I did a depth test with mine in my back yard... Put a modern nickel in the bottom of a hole approx. 12" deep...(give or take)... Granted the coin is flat providing a large target but it still picks it up, faintly, but loud enough to hear without headphones.... How about a dime on edge, at around 4-5"... Penny at 9"... no problems....

    NOW..... I really.. and I mean REALLY want an Etrac. My question is, will it make a difference? Will it go deeper? I now it's not as fast as the AT... But just wondering if it will go deeper.....


    Anyway, I love my AT-Pro, no problems yet, except for a random scrolling when it sits powered on but idle... I think it's due to EMI.. not sure though.
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  11. #11
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    Knew that was coming.....

  12. #12
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by bwirth1999
    (Trying not to highjack by staying on the AT Pro subject.....)

    Ya know the question I have is... Will a more expensive machine do a better job?

    I can't answer this as I have little experience with other detectors. I have an AT-Pro, and love it.... Beach, surf, old home sites etc..... It can do it all.... The super fast recovery speed is a big plus as well. I did a depth test with mine in my back yard... Put a modern nickel in the bottom of a hole approx. 12" deep...(give or take)... Granted the coin is flat providing a large target but it still picks it up, faintly, but loud enough to hear without headphones.... How about a dime on edge, at around 4-5"... Penny at 9"... no problems....

    NOW..... I really.. and I mean REALLY want an Etrac. My question is, will it make a difference? Will it go deeper? I now it's not as fast as the AT... But just wondering if it will go deeper.....


    Anyway, I love my AT-Pro, no problems yet, except for a random scrolling when it sits powered on but idle... I think it's due to EMI.. not sure though.
    I guess in a broader sense that was my question. "Just how good does a MD have to be to bring up the booty on a regular basis?" That is of course based on my skill.

    Being a habitual miser, I have not contributed to Tnet. For a small donation I could have unlocked TNet's search capability and found out for myself. I have other questions; for example, "Has an Ace 250 find ever made Banner?" Don't answer that! Maybe it will inspire someone to contribute. I think I'll look into it myself, after I make a contribution. Then if I can't find the answer I'll ask.

  13. #13
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    The others are posted 3 to 1 because there are about 3 to 1 users of the other machines . The AT Pro has just hit the market and in users hands , this summer you will see a lot more finds by them.
    A friend of mine has one and he really likes it. And he does and finds just as much as anyone else , even the few who have the high end machines .
    In my opinion it is an excellent detector . And for the money it is a really good buy for what you get .
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  14. #14
    us
    Jun 2007
    Belvidere, IL
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    I guess maybe I should have placed the question like this... How come no one has put the higher dollar detectors to a side by side comparison with the AT Pro... I have yet to find anything like this...

    I am willing to bet that the At will perform similar to a minelab or whites.. or whatever you would like to compare it to. I would love to see a E-trac AT Pro side by side hunt, or test bed... I am just curious..

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  15. #15
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    Apr 2007
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    Re: I like the things said about the AT Pro, but . . .

    There are a few who have had the DFX, V3i and Etrac,,,,,They sold the first two and kept the Etrac, and the AT PRO is their most go to detector...

 

 
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