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  1. #1

    Jul 2016
    North Carolina
    Garrett AT Pro, Tesero Bandidio, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
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    Looking at a AT Pro / maybe ACE 400

    AT Pro or ACE 400?

    Trying to decide between the two. Right now I have a Tereso Bandido that does have the manual ground balance. I know the ACE 400 that does not have ground balance. So I am leaning toward the ACE 400 thinking if I get into a situation that may require an area that needs that( ground balance) I can rely on my Tereso as a backup .

    I really do not how much issue i will have with needing a ground balance. It is hard to justify $600 ( I don't go detecting that much) but I guess you get what you pay for. This detector will mostly be use around old homes for relics and coins.

    Another issue is I have is disability issues with arms,shoulders ,wrists. If I decide to get the AT Pro, can I get the 5X8 coil instead of the coil that comes with the AT? Trying to make it lighter. Is there any dealers that would swap those 2 coils out?


    Anybody know how the ACE 400 does in the NC soli (Piedmont area )and if they are happy with it or wished they would have went up to the AT?



    thanks for any advice
    Tom
    North Carolina
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  2. #2
    us
    Member of Northwest Treasure Hunters

    Nov 2013
    Spokane Wa
    Garrett At Pro, 8 x11" and Nel Storm coils Garrett Propointer er, Pro Pointer AT White's V3i Standard, 10" DD, 13" Ultimate and 4 x6" sniper, 6 x10 coils, Drect 12 x 15 coil Whites MX Sport With Detec
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    Go with the Pro, it's waterproof. As for making t lighter look at the detector buddy sling. They're awesome
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    Here's a link to my finds

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/gr...-pictures.html

    Happy Hunting MackDog

  3. #3

    Jul 2016
    North Carolina
    Garrett AT Pro, Tesero Bandidio, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
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    Relic Hunting
    Thanks for the quick reply. MackDog will any dealer trade out that coil or will have to buy separate ?....if so will they discount it since i am buying machine from them?

  4. #4

    Nov 2012
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    I have both and the Ace 400 was the biggest disappointment of any detector I have bought. go with the ATP.
    thaigler likes this.

  5. #5
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    us
    Apr 2016
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    atp hands down blows the ace series away learn it in pro mode.
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    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    us
    Sep 2015
    Southeast Grundy, Illinois
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    The type of hunting that your going to do is perfect for the ATP. But, you have to use the 5x8 to complete the setup. You won't take it off.

    Try some of the vendors here. They might have something.
    "See your doctor if your detector has a detection for more then four hours!"

  7. #7

    Jun 2016
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    AT Pro for sure. Give Bart from BigBoysHobbies a call. I bet he can set you up with a great deal on what you want.
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  8. #8

    Jul 2016
    North Carolina
    Garrett AT Pro, Tesero Bandidio, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
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    Dumb question here: But what makes the 5X8 the complete setup? I have heard that several other forums? I know one reason I want it is because it is lighter.

    Thanks for helping me out and sharing your knowledge with me. I am going to the AT just need a 2 or 3 weeks to come up with the rest of the money

    Tom


    Quote Originally Posted by digger460 View Post
    The type of hunting that your going to do is perfect for the ATP. But, you have to use the 5x8 to complete the setup. You won't take it off.

    Try some of the vendors here. They might have something.

  9. #9
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    us
    Apr 2016
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    You can buy the AT pro for 500 shipped thats what I paid for my son in laws a few months ago .

    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

  10. #10

    Jul 2016
    North Carolina
    Garrett AT Pro, Tesero Bandidio, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
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    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by calabash digger View Post
    You can buy the AT pro for 500 shipped thats what I paid for my son in laws a few months ago .
    WOW

    You will be getting a PM from me :-)

    Thanks


    Im going to go ahead and sell my Tereso Bandido it has been completely been through the factory for a check. Going to put it on Craigs List. What a good price to list one on Craigs List? ....I am thinking around $125 so ask $150? I had to recently spend $18 to send it back to them. I wanted everything to check out before i use it again. Really wanting this to pay for a coil (5x8 or a Pinpointer) not for the AT
    Last edited by thaigler; Jul 28, 2016 at 06:31 AM.

  11. #11

    Mar 2005
    Canada
    Garrett- Master Hunter CX,Infinium, 1350, 2500, ACE 150-water converted 250, GTA 500,1500 Scorpion, AT Pro
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    Get the AT Pro..........a much better decision with your current detector.
    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  12. #12
    us
    Jul 2005
    Michigan
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    Quote Originally Posted by calabash digger View Post
    You can buy the AT pro for 500 shipped thats what I paid for my son in laws a few months ago .
    Where can you get the ATPro for $500 shipped at?

    Chuck

  13. #13
    us
    Author, Treasures of the Eastern Shore and Pirates of the Eastern Shore

    Nov 2015
    Maryland's Eastern Shore
    Garrett Ace 400 primarily
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    If you can swing it, go with the Pro. I have been hunting with the 400 for a few months now, and I love it. It's a big improvement over the 350....but it's not the Pro. I talked to Vaughan Garrett about the different (besides waterproof and ground balance), and he said, in Pro Zero mode, the Pro can get about two inches on the 400. I can tell you that I got a 50 cent sized screw cap at 8 inches with the 400, plus solid coin hits on all sizes at 6 inches, but the Pro can still kick my butt in skilled hands. Not everybody I know with a Pro, though, takes the time to learn it and so I am competitive with my peers (only one person with a Pro really "beats" me on finds most of the time). But then, I have been using only the ACE series for over 3 years, so I am pretty attuned to them. If you live in an area with bad soil, lots of mineralization, you will not want the ACE either. I am blessed to be in an area with sandy loam or dark topsoil in most locations, so the preset balance of the ACE works fine for me. Would I trade even for a Pro, absolutely. Stick a NEL storm on their and you can get even more depth. The love for the 5 x 8 is because it can get in trashy areas and better separate good targets. I don't do much playground hunting, so that doesn't matter to me. I'd rather have more area and greater depth. For the money, though, from my observations, in a skilled hand, the Pro can only be beat by better, more expensive machines like the Deus.

 

 

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