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  1. #16

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    Bought A New Detector

    Get yourself the 5x8 coil, youíll never want to use the stock coil again. For parks I use pro zero 35 iron and that setting for me is $$$$$. I was actually just at the park yesterday and found a $7 coin spill. 3 toonies and a loonie. At the beach I sometimes run wide open with no discrimination until I get into an area with too much iron. Check out my best find at the beach with the 5x8 coil it was a honker of a 22k gold ring. It was quite deep too.
    Last edited by Irishgoldhound; Oct 06, 2020 at 06:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishgoldhound View Post
    Get yourself the 5x8 coil, you’ll never want use the stock coil again. For parks I use pro zero 35 iron and that setting for me is $$$$$. I was actually just at the park yesterday and found a $7 coin spill. 3 toonies and a loonie. At the beach I sometimes run wide open with no discrimination until I get into an area with too much iron. Check out my best find at the beach with the 5x8 coil it was a honker of a 22k gold ring. It was quite deep too.
    Couldn’t agree more. Since getting the 5X8, I haven’t used the stock coil. Cannot say that I’ve made finds as notable as these but IMHO the Pro is a dime magnet. If I could just get myself to trust the machine when it’s telling me that the signal is cr*p but I dig it anyway.
    dts
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  3. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by dts52 View Post
    Couldnít agree more. Since getting the 5X8, I havenít used the stock coil. Cannot say that Iíve made finds as notable as these but IMHO the Pro is a dime magnet. If I could just get myself to trust the machine when itís telling me that the signal is cr*p but I dig it anyway.
    dts
    Yeah I agree, itís a dime and penny magnet for sure. I could hit a park and dig pennies all day long. I do the same thing too, Iíve been using the AT pro for over ten yrs and I know most of the time when itís junk but I dig anyways cause Iíve been quite surprised by assuming itís junk and turned out a valuable find. That little voice in my head wonít let me walk away lol. Iíve dug an Altoids candy container that sounded not that good at all. When I opened it, it had some coins and paper money inside. So now I always think it could be a money clip or a container with valuable contents. Just never know till ya dig it.
    Last edited by Irishgoldhound; Oct 07, 2020 at 05:24 PM.
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    Congratulations on your new machine. My wife uses the ATP and loves it. The Target ID is dead on. The clad quarters are unmistakeable.

    Cheers
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  5. #20
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    Thanks everyone for all your advise and information. I truly appreciate it.
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  6. #21

    Sep 2020
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    Good Luck!
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  7. #22
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    Best of luck with your new best friend! I've hunted a bunch with 'smallfoot' from this forum, and he can find an Indian Head Cent next to a hunk of iron with his AT-Pro! Work with it, and you'll 'ace' it.

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  8. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArfieBoy View Post
    I took the AT Pro out in my back yard yesterday afternoon to test it out. Here in the Pacific Northwest area where I live we have very highly mineralized soil and this time of year it is hard and dry. I had no problem manually ground balancing it at about 88. I tested it on various practice targets, nails, bottle caps, pennies of both kinds, clad and silver coins and a 14K gold ring I wear. I somewhat familiarized myself with tones and signals the Pro gives, then searched parts of the yard I'm sure I have completely searched out with several other detectors I have had. Got a good signal. At about 6 inches I recovered a 1967 penny. I have never found a penny at 6 inches in this highly mineralized soil (and this dry) with any other detector I have owned or used here. I'm pretty impressed with the AT Pro at this point and am looking forward to getting out in the field once I get more familiar with it and learn what it is telling me. I think I made the right decision with this purchase.
    I told ya!!!
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  9. #24
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    Yep, SBD, you did! Thanks.

  10. #25
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    Ed

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    The AT Pro is a very good detector. I was a White's fan for 35 years until I won an AT Pro at a seeded hunt. After getting the Pro I liked it so much I sold my White's detector. The Pro is easy to learn and will definitely find the good stuff. Good luck with your new detector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArfieBoy View Post
    I just received a new detector, a Garrett AT Pro. It has most of the features I was looking for and several I don't need, but seems to fit what I have been looking for. It is only my second digital detector. The first one was not to my liking that I bought many years ago. Sold it several years ago. Hoping this experience with digital will go a lot better than the first one. My biggest problem is I am an analog guy in a digital world! I have had a lot of experience with many different detectors for many years in the hobby, so I'm not anticipating any real problems with the AT Pro.

    I've been reading the manual and playing with the detector to familiarize myself with its features and operational functions. I'm about ready to take it outside in my yard and try it out in our mineralized soil. Wish me luck!

    Congrats on the new machine! Nice choice!
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  12. #27
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    Thanks for the encouraging words Clad2Silver and Bart! Been in my back yard with the AT Pro and finding coins deeper there than I have ever found before with other detectors in our bad soil! Very pleased so far! I want to take it out more but it has been raining and cool the last 5 days... and I'm an old worn out th'er that likes warmth! Thanks again all you guys!

 

 
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