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  1. #1
    Apr 2015
    Somewhere in Central PA
    Garrett Ace 250 and Garrett AT Pro
    114 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    AT Pro issues? Or is it me?

    I have had my Garrett for about 2 years now and I really like it, but I'm still having trouble trusting my machine. Whenever I get a deep, high tone, I always pass it by because when I do dig them up, I NEVER find the item. I cut the plug, scan over the hole and nothing (which should be normal because of the halo being broken) I dig about 6 more inches and still nothing. I just dig almost a foot deep hole and....still nothing. I don't want to waste precious metal detecting time digging a huge hole and not finding a single thing. Perhaps I need to cut bigger diameter plugs. It's just kinda frustrating that I can't find those deep old coins or relics because I can't bring myself to dig those signals.

  2. #2

    Dec 2016
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett Pro Pinpointer
    174 times
    Relic Hunting
    reaper, I have found that if I get too close to my boots it will register on them. (The eyelets) I know it sounds weird, but I have done it. Also if I swing anywhere near the shovel as I am moving around it will register as well. Not saying that is what you are experiencing, just an observation from when I have had disappearing signals. Another thing I have noticed is foil wrappers just under the leaves or pine needles that will register. Typically if I get a signal I will kick away the leaves and try it again. I love my AT Pro. Hope you get it figured out.

  3. #3

    Nov 2012
    1614 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Very deep large objects will cause that effect.

  4. #4
    Charter Member

    Nov 2013
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
    83800 times
    Cache Hunting
    Also if you ground balance manually. After you pump the coil, lower the number by two numbers. Sounds like your machine is running a little hot. And try lowering the sensitivity one bar.
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