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    Upgrade Garrett AT pro

    Iím looking to upgrade I have a AT pro which is fine and I plan on keeping for a backup. What would everyone suggest to go with Iím looking for something that is good on coins and something I can take out and look for gold nugget when I have the chance around the 1000 dollar and under range thanks for any feed back

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    us
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    Equinox 800

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    Just dig it

    Jan 2018
    California
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    Ace 350 is great for coins haha.
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    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Ft. Myers FL
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Max, the Bounty Hunter and Deteknix Quest Pro are collecting dust.
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    I upgraded to the AT max
    Very similar to the Pro, but deeper...
    No gold nuggets in my neighborhood, which I’m ok with.
    I invite you to visit my profile, look what I've found!

    I HOPE THE GUY WHO INVENTED SPELLCHECK BURNS IN HELLO

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    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
    AT MAX/AT PRO/Garrett Pro Pointer, Lesche diggers, and the custom made Freeloader Pack Mule Pouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWaveDave View Post
    I upgraded to the AT max
    Very similar to the Pro, but deeper...
    No gold nuggets in my neighborhood, which I’m ok with.
    BWD, how much deeper? Is the difference between the MAX and PRO that noticeable?
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    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Ft. Myers FL
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Max, the Bounty Hunter and Deteknix Quest Pro are collecting dust.
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    Yes.... for me quite noticeable.
    My pounded spots gave up some deep coins the Pro couldn’t see.
    Almost a foot deep, no kidding.
    But the deeper the target, the choppier the VDI.... the numbers fluctuate quite a bit, but you know something is there.
    Dig a plug, pinpointer silent.... dig deeper, and dang!.... walked over it dozens of times, and had no clue.

    So my MO these days on a new permission is to cherrypick the low hanging fruit with the Pro, then have the Max finish the job.
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    I invite you to visit my profile, look what I've found!

    I HOPE THE GUY WHO INVENTED SPELLCHECK BURNS IN HELLO

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    Rook

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    Depends on the coil. The NEL Storm is super deep if you can swing it all day. It's deep. But after 3 to 4 hrs. It gets heavy if you're not finding much. The Deus and others are some lighter. Good luck to all.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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    Yeah I’ve thought about the Equinox 800 just getting everyone’s thoughts tons of options

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    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
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    A few years back I upgraded from an AT PRO to an Etrac. It did find me a few pieces of gold jewelry but it is not known for being hot on gold. The Etrac is extremely good at Silver and my silver finds improved dramatically over the AT PRO.
    Don't know where you will be hunting for Gold Nuggets, but if you're hunting for gold jewelry in a park, you're going to dig a lot of Pulltabs, Foil, and/or Nickels first, regardless of which machine you decide on.
    Last edited by against the wind; Jul 10, 2018 at 10:20 PM.
    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

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    us
    May 2018
    CO, 4 corners
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    Equinox 800 is 8 machines all wrapped up in 1 neat lil package and is under 3 lbs.
    Mine can barely see a 0.03gram gold nugget on the surface of my red soil. It hit the meter at a 1.

    I also bought mine with similar intentions as I am a newb swinger. Lol

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    Mar 2014
    south central ohio
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    I too, upgraded from the Pro to the Max this year. If I had it to do over, I'd look REAL hard at those Equinoxes...it seems to be the really hot item, everybody raving about it and I've seen plenty of proof..(here). Good luck, Ddf.
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    I was looking at the max also but think I’m gonna give Minelab a try this time

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    Oct 2012
    Wisc
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    Fishers CZ3D hands down!
    Remember...You are unique. Just like everyone else!

 

 

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