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    us
    Jun 2017
    Oregon
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Propointer
    57
    42 times
    Metal Detecting

    Quick question about wet sand.

    Hey all! I'm going to take my AtPro to a beach near me for a while. I have heard that the Pro acts up to wet sand. What setting should I put it on in order to get clear signals? Does the AtPro pointer act up also? Thanks!

    -BuffaloHunter

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2017
    Auburn, WA
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    Metal Detecting
    Just be mindful to always ground balance as needed (not just auto, but manual as well) and to keep an on your sensitive depending on the environment and the feedback you encounter.


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    ZO6 Guy

    Jan 2014
    Los Angeles
    Minelab Excal II, Garrett AT Pro, CTX3030
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    1010 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Salt water and the ATP are not the ideal combination. You'll need to lower the sensitivity to quiet the machine down. I'd stay out of the water.

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2017
    Oregon
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Propointer
    57
    42 times
    Metal Detecting
    For sure, it went crazy and when I lowered the sensitivity it wouldn't pick up anything.

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    ZO6 Guy

    Jan 2014
    Los Angeles
    Minelab Excal II, Garrett AT Pro, CTX3030
    989
    1010 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloHunter View Post
    For sure, it went crazy and when I lowered the sensitivity it wouldn't pick up anything.
    Probably won't work on the beaches in your area. I use mine strictly for dry sand hunts.
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  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2017
    Northwest Arkansas
    Garrett AT Pro, Fisher F2
    411
    585 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Works great in fresh water and on dry sand, but not in the ocean. I've done ok on wet sand, but I hear others say otherwise. My experience is enough that I am in the market for a real beach machine and I'll use my AT Pro back home.

  7. #7

    Jun 2017
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    All beaches are not the same however I am successful with manual ground balance to 7-9 and sensitivity 1-2 notches below max. The beach I hunt is not very mineralized though, your results may not be the same. I see you are from Oregon and I know they are infamous for that mineralized sand so take my advice with a grain or salt and sand....see what I did there.
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  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2017
    Oregon
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Propointer
    57
    42 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks for the info! What are good settings for dry sand? There is a peninsula that had a small town on it that got washed out in 1918, and I wanted to hit it later on.

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2017
    Auburn, WA
    84
    40 times
    Metal Detecting

    Quick question about wet sand.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloHunter View Post
    Thanks for the info! What are good settings for dry sand? There is a peninsula that had a small town on it that got washed out in 1918, and I wanted to hit it later on.
    With dry sand, you could likely get away with just a quick auto-GB and adjusting the sens. as needed.


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  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2006
    Jefferson, Ga
    BH LRP 1265X, GoldBug II
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    Is it possible to Notch out Salt?
    Marvin
    We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.


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  11. #11
    us
    Jul 2017
    Treasure Coast, FL
    AT PRO, Fischer Aquanaut
    8
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Not quite sure what beach you are hunting but on the east cost of Florida I use an At Pro in wet sand. Zero Mode, iron disc 15-20, sensitivity down 2 notches. Also be sure to ground balance it over the wet sand. I regularly find coins in wet sand 5-6 inches deep.

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2017
    Oregon
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Propointer
    57
    42 times
    Metal Detecting
    Alright! Thanks Bohdi, ill have to try those settings out.

  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2017
    Treasure Coast, FL
    AT PRO, Fischer Aquanaut
    8
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Good Luck

 

 

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