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    May 2017
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    Help me decide between the Minelab Safari vs Garrett AT Pro/Max

    Hello all,
    I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on my first MD. I'm looking for some input on the two I have narrowed it down to.

    I live in California, San Diego to be exact. I'm interested in coin hunting and possibly some prospecting and beach combing tossed in.

    Thanks for the help!

  2. #2
    Jan 2007
    Gold Canyon AZ
    ML SDC-2300, Fisher F-75, XP Deus,
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    If you want to detect salt water - wet beach or in the water, no simgle frequency detector will be much good. The AT is a single frequency detector. Any of the FBS or BBS Minelabs will do. The Safari is an FBS detector.
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    May 2017
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    Thanks Rick! Any other reasons pro/con?

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    XP Deus Sovereign GT Omega 8500 Patriot
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    These AT Pro does ok in the dry sand and some wet. If going into freshwater no problem with the atp.
    The Minelab will do better in saltwater but not waterproof.
    "Today" is a great find!

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    clv is offline
    Dec 2012
    santee, ca
    White's MX5, TRX Pin Pointer, GMT, MXT Pro, fisher cz7a pro Minelab Safari, go fine 20, fisher 1235x, Minelab Eureka gold
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    Personally I like the minelab better than the AT, but with any detector you need to learn it. The only down side on the safari is the weight, but a simple sling relieves that shortcoming.

    As for water proof just don't dunk the housing. If you want to dive with the detector neither one of these machines would workout.

    Using my safari this morning on the beach. I came home with $4.19 in clad, a working Seiko in excellent condition watch, 2 hot wheels, a lighter, and a copper pin that was a foot down.
    Not a bad morning.

    See you on the sand!
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