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    ph
    Apr 2018
    GARRETT AT PRO , WHITE 2 BOX DETECTOR and TITAN Dowsing Instrument
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    Needs advice how to upgrade a Garrett AT Pro Detector

    I am a treasure hunting enthusiast from the Philippines for the past several years already.We have used several kinds of instruments from dowsing to electronics from notable brands like Garrett,Whites, etc. Of all the brands tested, I am pleased with the performance of the Garrett Master Hunter CX 1 (Two - Box System ), as it can detect deep buried objects, which is the norm here. So when my sister took a vacation here from New York several months ago, I requested her to buy a CX 1 for me. Unfortunately, she sent me this Garrett AT Pro, that to my dismay, after months of use can only detect objects of few inches only. I am appealling for some advice from fellow enthusiast to some means,if ever there is any, to remedy this .Thanks for the help.
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    Dec 2007
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    Not sure what you are expecting. The AT Pro only goes down approx 12", maybe a little more, the type of soil mineralization will affect that too. With all other variables accounted for, you may need to contact Garrett. There are aftermarket coils that some say will improve depth but I've not tried one yet.

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    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
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    Bigger coils can equal deeper targets, but the AT Pro is not designed
    for the type of depth you're getting with the 2-box machines.

    You might contact one of the site sponsors and see if they can
    offer a larger coil. Suggest Bart at BigBoysHobbies: https://www.bigboyshobbies.net/
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  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2009
    Cumberland Va
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    buy the biggest coil you can buy for it . zero discriminate and dig .
    Or buy a better machine. you're driving a mini van but wanting a corvette..
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    Most people sadly dont know how to use an at pro if you want to dig more than a foot for a penny or clad dime than look at other machines a lot of the newer one are being returned for problems just make sure you get the right one for your ground and hunting conditions
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    Approved TreasureNet Stickers

    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

  6. #6

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    I found a lot of great stuff with an ATPro in S.C. dirt and dry beach.
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    May 2019
    Flawda
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    A few inches doesn't describe what my at pro is capable of either.
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    us
    Apr 2009
    Cumberland Va
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    I've found hundreds of civil war relics with an ace 250 and hear good things about the A.T . most of it's in the operator not the machine unless you put out the big bucks.is the machine the o.p is looking for even made anymore ? looks like something from the 1990s
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  9. #9
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Ive found lots of gold silver a little bit of everything with my AT over the years just look at todays finds.Too many people watch youtube mines better than yours its the best on the planet is ignorant . Ground conditions iron mineralization all play a part different tools in your tool box for different jobs Listen to the people who have detected for 10 years or more......

    Approved TreasureNet Stickers

    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

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    us
    Aug 2017
    Southern Oregon
    Whites MXT Pro, Garrett AT Pro, Fisher GB II, Etc, Etc.
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    Relic & Nugget hunting, but I do it all
    I know a couple of guys that use the AT Pro and together they find more coins and interesting things than most of us can think about. My wife uses the AT Pro and usually out hunts me even though I supposedly have the better detector. When the debris and trash is thick she puts on the smaller coil and always manages to find things. It's not so much the detector but the operator and the location. I have noticed some of the best finds have been found with the AT Pro. Is it the best detector? I don't think so but it works well enough to get the goods.

  11. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada Prospector View Post
    I know a couple of guys that use the AT Pro and together they find more coins and interesting things than most of us can think about. My wife uses the AT Pro and usually out hunts me even though I supposedly have the better detector. When the debris and trash is thick she puts on the smaller coil and always manages to find things. It's not so much the detector but the operator and the location. I have noticed some of the best finds have been found with the AT Pro. Is it the best detector? I don't think so but it works well enough to get the goods.
    Technology means a lot but generally an old [experienced] guy with an old detector will out hunt a new guy with a new detector...

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    Only boaring people get board

    Nov 2018
    The Thumb
    Mine Lab Equinox 800, Mine Lab Pro Find 35, Garrett ATpro, Garrett Pro Pointer 2, Whites ID5 Classic
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    Nothing you do to the ATpro will compare to your box detector...
    I'll sleep when I'm dead

 

 

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