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    Aug 2013
    Steel city
    Whites DFX, Notka Makro Simplex. Folks the price don’t mean everything, the question is are you willing to put in the time to learn the machine, experience will pay off I guarantee it.
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    At pro users, question on depth and separation

    At pro users what is your maximum depth, do you use stock coil or More expensive coil. Reason asking it performs ok, some question the separation from junk to good stuff. Would you recommend a newer coil for 200 bucks more or simply buy a better more expensive machine, loyalty put aside what would you do to gain a bit more and separation. Better machine or better coil.
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    Dec 2015
    Los Angeles CA/ Las Vegas NV
    White's GMT, White's M6, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab CTX 3030, Minelab SDC 2300, White's DFX, White's MXT, White's XLT, Garrett 2500 GTI, Fisher F75, Minelab GPX 4500, Minelab GPX 5000, Minelab GPZ 7000
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    I've been using my AT Pro for the past 4 days and I haven't found anything but junk with it so far. I'm not sure if I haven't learned the machine yet, or not, but it seems to give a lot of false signals. I have the stock coil. I'm planning on trying again tomorrow all day.
    The Finder and Keeper of treasures. Keep a look out for my upcoming metal detecting series The American Dirt Pirates. I just became the proud owner of a bunch of detectors and equipment so I will be making a lot of videos testing out each one of these detectors.

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    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    California
    AT GOLD/Garrett /Garrett pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger
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    I have an AT Gold and I bought the sniper coil because I hunt some trashy areas and I get about 8 inches with stock and sniper on a coin sized object if a larger object I get 12 inches and one park I go to I can track the water pipe, not sure of the depth on that because a park employee told me what it was I kept beeping on and he was surprised it picked it up, so it must be somewhat deep.
    back of the boat

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    Sep 2013
    Scituate, RI
    Garrett AT Pro
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    I've been using my AT Pro for the past 4 days and I haven't found anything but junk with it so far.
    After I bought the At Pro, it took me a month to start appreciating how good it was. Not a complicated machine, but it does take practice to figure out all the settings and sounds. You'll have to put in a good 100 hours to master it, in my opinion.

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    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Mountain Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Max
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    Absolutely Iíd recommend a better coil, but donít waste money on a ďbigger, deeperĒ coil.
    The stock coil is a solid tool for the Pro, but the 5x8 absolutely crushes it when it comes to target ID, and pinpointing.
    Depth is the same, IMO..... and makes the machine lighter= more hunting without the fatigue.
    Iíve found with ďdeeperĒ coils, the target is harder to read, as in not so consistent.
    No doubt Iíve walked over a Banner find or two, but that was before I got the Max as an insurance policy.
    Once Iíve cleaned out the permission with the Pro, the Max confirms that Iím pretty damn good at what I do.
    Also, trashy areas suck with the stock, 5x8 solves that problem.
    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

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    us
    Dec 2015
    Los Angeles CA/ Las Vegas NV
    White's GMT, White's M6, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab CTX 3030, Minelab SDC 2300, White's DFX, White's MXT, White's XLT, Garrett 2500 GTI, Fisher F75, Minelab GPX 4500, Minelab GPX 5000, Minelab GPZ 7000
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    Yeah, I've put in about 20 hours with it so far. I'm going to be trying it again today. I already figured out one reason that I was getting so much falsing and I got it fixed, or at least I hope it fixed it.
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    The Finder and Keeper of treasures. Keep a look out for my upcoming metal detecting series The American Dirt Pirates. I just became the proud owner of a bunch of detectors and equipment so I will be making a lot of videos testing out each one of these detectors.

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    Jul 2020
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Garrett ATPro
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    I was picking targets that were 12 inches plus today. I'm using the pro. Been using it every day with a minimum of 5 hours a day. To find good stuff you have to be somewhere good. Soft damp soil causes items to sink. Here in Michigan the freeze thaw cycles draw things down. If I get a loud fuzzy sound but the numbers on the machine say 40 or higher I can usually pick a good target out by waving the coil back and forth over the the trashy sound location. I am using the stock coil. Look at some of my posts on today's finds and see what I'm getting. It's been awesome.

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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
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    Good Luck with the AT Pro. The smaller coil as some have mentioned is great for trash areas (parks...etc). You need many more hours to understand that machine or any mid-range machine for that matter.

    Keep at it! We look forward to seeing your treasures!

  9. #9
    us
    Sales

    Aug 2013
    Steel city
    Whites DFX, Notka Makro Simplex. Folks the price don’t mean everything, the question is are you willing to put in the time to learn the machine, experience will pay off I guarantee it.
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    I completely understanding no your machine but , I’ve heard the at pro stock coil , doesn’t separate well, Or am I wrong what’s the average depth of the machine on coins, relics are different maybe brass, copper, iron. Bottom line are we getting the maximum out of the machine or would a new coil that cost 150.00 and up make sense or would equinox’s 800 be better results

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    Nov 2016
    Midwest
    GARRETT AT PRO
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    I purchased an AT Pro back in early March and it the only detector i have right now with the stock coil. I am still learning the machine and from my own experience while it has received high praise from a lot of folks it is not an easy machine to master. I set it to Standard mode coins, iron disc 00 and sensitivity turned way down. I went over a couple of properties and cleaned up on the clad. I was digging a couple of bucks in clad at these locations...all 4 inches or less. An occasional wheatie or other descent coin/relic will pop up but really I am grazing the surface. With the settings I mentioned above if you go over a coin it the beep will assault you. The problem is I must be missing all of the deeper targets because the number of clad coins and relics I am finding would seemingly support that there would be better stuff there. As an example I just worked an 1880 property today and while I found another small handful of clad after being there for the 4th time I have yet to find a wheatie or silver coin there. It has not all been modern as I did find a 1892 V nickel there on my 2nd visit. The issue there is nickels are not the easiest to pick out and it was near a tree so the root system prevented it from going deeper. As I recall the V nickel was at 3-4 inches. Today in an attempt to get deeper targets I did some research on-line and from that I changed my settings to "Pro Mode Zero" with iron discrimination set at 35 and the sensitivity at 3-4 bars. I would say the results were mixed. i pulled a few deeper targets but again not a single wheatie or old coin. What are you running your setting s at 49er12?

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    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    California
    AT GOLD/Garrett /Garrett pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dirt Pirate View Post
    Yeah, I've put in about 20 hours with it so far. I'm going to be trying it again today. I already figured out one reason that I was getting so much falsing and I got it fixed, or at least I hope it fixed it.
    Make sure you wrap the wire from your coil around from the front of your shaft not from the back the coil will pick up the wire if you go around the back that can cause some falsing.
    back of the boat

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    us
    Dec 2015
    Los Angeles CA/ Las Vegas NV
    White's GMT, White's M6, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab CTX 3030, Minelab SDC 2300, White's DFX, White's MXT, White's XLT, Garrett 2500 GTI, Fisher F75, Minelab GPX 4500, Minelab GPX 5000, Minelab GPZ 7000
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    I put in 9 more hours using the At Pro today. The reason that I get so much junk at the sites that I've been detecting at is because I am the first person to ever detect them. I have been finding antique beer cans and all sorts of random metal junk. I found a new location today near an abandoned gold mine that looks like it will provide me with weeks if not months of detecting because it's a huge site with old foundations and shacks that have fallen over. I walked around the site for probably half an hour today and it was obvious that no one has detected it because there are square nails and all sorts of metal laying right on top of the ground on one side of the road.
    The Finder and Keeper of treasures. Keep a look out for my upcoming metal detecting series The American Dirt Pirates. I just became the proud owner of a bunch of detectors and equipment so I will be making a lot of videos testing out each one of these detectors.

  13. #13
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    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro, EQ800
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    The stock coil seperates just fine, imo. GO SLOW. I have the at pro, gold and max. I have the standard soilc 5x8, 9.5 concentric and a 12x13 aftermarket. My favorit coil is the standard coil on the at pro. The 5x8 will lose a little depth but not much.
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  14. #14
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    Jul 2020
    Grand Rapids Michigan
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    Turn your sensitivity all the way up. I use pro coin mode all the time. You will still ping on big iron and you will see the numbers for all targets under the coil.

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    us
    Nov 2016
    Midwest
    GARRETT AT PRO
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    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Digger Doug View Post
    Turn your sensitivity all the way up. I use pro coin mode all the time. You will still ping on big iron and you will see the numbers for all targets under the coil.
    Doug, what number do you set your iron disc and what kind of depth are you getting with those settings? I have been digging at an 1880 property and have not dug a single wheatie oe silver so my depth must be pretty limited with the settings I am using.

 

 
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